Alumni Commentary


by Matthew M. Winston Jr.
Matthew M. Winston Jr.

Matthew M. Winston Jr. ‘90, senior associate vice president for alumni relations

“There is power when the Hokie Nation gathers and gives back together. We can’t wait to see you!”

Since 2014, our university community has been asking: What is next? The Beyond Boundaries visioning process challenged us to think about what it looks like to be a leading institution confronting the most challenging problems of the commonwealth, the nation, and the world.

Our vision for the future is clear. Planning and implementation are under way.

In four years, we will commemorate the 150th anniversary of the founding of Virginia Tech.

Our goals position us to be a stronger university as we march toward our sesquicentennial in 2022. It is an extraordinary time to be a Hokie.

As alumni, you have an important role to play in supporting Virginia Tech and helping achieve our bold and ambitious objectives.

Spend time on campus. Learn about where we are headed—and why. Become inspired.

There are two opportunities to do just that coming up soon.

In April, we will hold our biennial Black Alumni Reunion. This year’s theme is Raising the BAR: Celebrating Black Excellence at Virginia Tech.

This reunion is a chance for alumni to honor past milestones, celebrate current successes, and engage with Virginia Tech as we move forward. More than 500 alumni returned to campus for our last Black Alumni Reunion, and we hope to see even more Hokies on campus this year. Join us April 13-15.

In June, we will launch our first-ever summer reunion weekend. Reunion 2018 welcomes Hokies back for four days of unique on-campus experiences, with new ways to connect with fellow alumni.

Attendees will enjoy dinners on the Drillfield, behind-the-scenes campus tours, seminars with top faculty, and more.

Please return to campus June 7-10. And when you do, we encourage you to give back, too.

Spend time with students to share your expertise. Volunteer on a board or committee. Make a gift.

There is power when the Hokie Nation gathers—and gives back—together. We look forward to welcoming you home!

Matthew M. Winston Jr. ’90 is senior associate vice president for alumni relations.


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