Virginia Tech Magazine
Alumni Association News -|- Summer 2007

Media satellite trucks
Media satellite trucks and other vehicles surrounded the Holtzman Alumni Center as representatives reported Virginia Tech news developments to the world throughout the week of April 16.

Alumni board met on April 28-29

The Alumni Association Board of Directors held its spring meeting on campus the last weekend of April, just two weeks after the April 16 tragedy. The board discussed plans for on- and off-campus programs for the coming year that would help engage alumni in supporting the university and all alumni in the healing process. Scores of events to honor the victims of April 16 already had been held around the world and others were planned. The board passed several resolutions honoring the victims and their families; the university administration, faculty/staff, and students; police and rescue personnel; and the Alumni Association staff, which had accommodated some 350 representatives of the media at the alumni center during the week of the tragedy.

Outstanding Recent Alumni Award nominations

The Alumni Association invites nominations for the 2007-08 Outstanding Recent Alumni Awards, which recognize professional achievement and leadership by alumni from each academic college who have graduated during the past 10 years (1997-2006). Nominations are due by Aug. 30 and should be mailed to Outstanding Recent Alumni Awards, Virginia Tech Alumni Association (0102), Blacksburg, VA 24601. Please include each candidate's biographical information and qualifications.

Alumni board nominations for 2008-11

The Alumni Association is seeking nominations for its board of directors for the next three-year term, which begins July 2008. Nominations are due by Aug. 30, 2007, and should be mailed to Alumni Board Nominations, Virginia Tech Alumni Association (0102), Blacksburg, VA 24061. Please include each nominee's full name, class year, address, and specific qualifications for service on the board.

New pictorial released

Virginia Tech: Cut in Stone, the first Virginia Tech pictorial published in more than a decade, is now available for purchase at the University Bookstore. Supplies of this collector's item are limited so don't miss the opportunity to own this handsome publication, which highlights the beauty of the Tech campus and features photographs by alumnus Ivan Morozov and forewords by authors Sharyn McCrumb '85 and Homer Hickam '64. To contact the bookstore, visit or call 800/392-2756.


Fall alumni events
For weekend schedules and registration
information, visit
or call 540.231.6285.

Sept. 1 - East Carolina
Class of '77 Reunion | College of Agriculture
and Life Sciences Homecoming | Pamplin
College of Business Homecoming

Sept. 15 - Ohio
Class of '72 Reunion | '97, '98, and '99 Joint
Class Reunion | College of Natural Resources
Homecoming | Virginia-Maryland Regional
College of Veterinary Medicine Homecoming |
Marching Virginians Homecoming

Sept. 22 - William & Mary
Corps of Cadets Homecoming

Sept. 29 - North Carolina
Traditional student parade | Class of '57
Homecoming | Highty-Tighties Homecoming

Oct. 25 (Thursday night) - Boston College
Class of '62 Reunion | College of Architecture
and Urban Studies Homecoming | College of
Engineering Homecoming

Nov. 10 - Florida State
Class of '67 Reunion | College of Science
Homecoming | Graduate School Homecoming

Nov. 17 - Miami
Class of '82 Reunion | Classes of '88, '89, and
'90 Joint Reunion | College of Liberal Arts
and Human Sciences Homecoming

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