Slowinski named Outstanding Young Alumna
Rector recognized as Outstanding Young Alumnus
Old Guard Reunion May 15-16
Summer Around the Drillfield June 24-29
Nominate alumni association board of directors for 1998-2000
Short features about alumni
Alumni Profile: The Hokie force at Heilig-Meyers
Dr. Annette Slowinski (DVM '86), a veterinarian with Peace Corps experience, has been named Virginia Tech Outstanding Young Alumna for 1996. Slowinski has a mixed-animal practice in Buckeystown, Md.
After graduation from Virginia Tech, Slowinski spent three and one-half years serving in Nepal with the Peace Corps, treating rural animals and teaching.
While at the university, Slowinski was class president during three of her four years in vet school. She helped organize an unofficial class reunion in 1991 and a 10-year reunion in 1996. After returning from Nepal, she was president of the Western Maryland Veterinary Medicine Association for two years.
Slowinski consults with Virginia Tech faculty on unusual cases and keeps veterinarian colleagues informed of continuing education opportunities at Tech. When an animal she has treated dies, she often sends a contribution in the animal's honor to Tech's Veterinary Memorial Fund. Back to Contents
Coleman Rector (building construction '86) has been named Virginia Tech's Outstanding Young Alumnus for 1996. Rector is vice president of Rector Construction Co. of Manassas, Va., and is a partner in the firm with his brother. The firm, which was begun by Rector's father in 1961, specializes in construction and renovations of office buildings, banks, warehouses, and other commercial buildings.
Rector has remained active in Virginia Tech activities since his student days, when he was a member of the Student Alumni Associates. He is serving as a regional campaign chairman for the Campaign for Virginia Tech and is a member of the Hokie Club.
Rector also takes a leadership role in alumni events at his local level and is serving a second term as president of the Greater Prince William alumni chapter. Back to Contents
All Virginia Tech alumni who graduated 51 years ago or more (Class of '46 or earlier) are invited to the Old Guard Reunion May 15-16. Last year nearly 200 alumni and guests attended. The traditional banquet will be held Thursday, the annual meeting luncheon Friday, and university updates and tours on both days. Registration and lodging information has been mailed from Alumni Hall. Back to Contents
It's not too late to sign up for lectures by favorite Virginia Tech professors, hikes through the Cascades, and picnics at Mountain Lake--all through Virginia Tech's eighth annual Summer Around the Drillfield. Many families and friends return year after year for this economical 'family vacation on campus.' Plan to spend Wednesday through Sunday, June 25-29, on campus. Those who arrive on June 24 may participate in an optional whitewater rafting adventure.
The June 25-29 registration fee is $230 per adult and $215 for each child accompanying an adult. Those arriving early for the raft trip pay an extra $30 per person. Fees include meals, lodging, and many activities; excursions are additional. Back to Contents
Nominations are invited for the next three-year term, which begins in 1998. Nominations to the 30-member board of directors are requested by June 1. Please give your nominees's class year and address and list reasons for your nomination and the nominee's qualifications. Be sure to include your name, class year, and address.
Send your nominations to the Virginia Tech Alumni Association, Alumni Hall,0102, Blacksburg, VA 24061. Back to Contents
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