Virginia Tech Magazine
Alumni Association News
Winter 2008

New Alumni Association staff
Upcoming Events

Feb. 15-16
Hokie Sweethearts Weekend

March 7-9
Civil War Weekend

March 27-29
Latino-American Alumni Reunion

May 14-16
Old Guard Reunion

May 23-25
Vintners Table at Virginia Tech

June 26-28
Summer Around the Drillfield
featuring the College of Science

June 27-28
A Day in the Life of College Admissions

July 10-12
Summer Around the Drillfield featuring the Pamplin College of Business

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Lynnette Redd

Newly named Director of Multicultural Alumni Programs Lynnette Redd will work to increase involvement and participation of multicultural constituencies, collaborate with the Multicultural Alumni Advisory Board, coordinate and plan reunions and other events for multicultural constituency alumni, and assist the Office of Undergraduate Admissions with recruitment of prospective under-represented students. Redd, who received a bachelor's degree from Mercy College and a master's degree from Marshall University, previously served as director of alumni affairs at West Virginia State University.

Gwen Harrington

Formerly the office manager and the communications coordinator for Multicultural Programs and Services, Gwen Harrington (psychology '07) has been named student programs and alumni travel assistant. Harrington will help advise the Class System and Student Alumni Associates programs; manage a variety of alumni programs, including a program to transition seniors to young alumni; coordinate the alumni tours program; and implement and evaluate projects in support of the student program area.
Class of '57 celebrates 50th

Outstanding Recent Alumni awards

The Alumni Association congratulates the following Outstanding Recent Alumni for 2007-08. The awards acknowledge career achievements and service to the community and Virginia Tech. These alumni represent the university's eight academic colleges:

Lara A. Pappas '02, Norfolk, Va., agriculture and life sciences

David Eichelberger '00, Lincoln, Neb., architecture and urban studies

Brian Slingerland '00, Redwood City, Calif., business

Celine A. Mahieux, '96, '99, Birmenstorf, Switzerland, engineering

Rebecca P. Brittain '97, Alexandria, Va., liberal arts and human sciences

Scott Barrett '98, '01, Christiansburg, Va., natural resources

Kerri Cahill '03, Denver, Colo., natural resources (graduate level)

Adrienne M. Hoffman '98, Leesburg, Va., science

David Janicke '01, Gainesville, Fla., science (graduate level)

Jennifer H. McQuiston '97, Stone Mountain, Ga., veterinary medicine

Class of 1957

Some 310 members and guests of the Class of 1957 returned to campus Oct. 27-29 to celebrate their 50th anniversary reunion. The class reunion gift of $757,000 will support Tech's planned fine arts center, Newman Library, corps of cadets scholarships, the Holtzman Alumni Center, and grants for the Highty-Tighties. Class members enjoyed tours of the alumni and conference center; a presentation on the College of Engineering by Dean Richard Benson; an overview of the fine arts center by Tony Distler; a presentation by Maj. Gen. Jerry Allen on today's corps of cadets, followed by a regimental parade; and a memorial service honoring deceased classmates. President Charles Steger joined the class for its reunion banquet when classmates were officially inducted into the Old Guard. Festivities continued on Saturday with a pre-game "spirit brunch," a football victory over the University of North Carolina, and a post-game celebration reception.
Alumni Association board election ballot

The Alumni Association Board of Directors Nominating Committee has proposed the following nominees for election to three-year terms from 2008 through 2011. Please vote for up to 12 nominees and return the ballot by April 15. Results will be announced at the Alumni Association board meeting in May.

_____ William A. Aden '67, '72, Blacksburg, Va., civil engineering and sanitary engineering
_____ Jeanne C. DaDamio '75, '76, Vienna, Va., French and education
_____ Douglas R. Fahl '65, Leesburg, Va., civil engineering
_____ Todd F. Hearp '89, Salem, Va., finance
_____ Mark S. Lawrence '80, Roanoke, Va., management
_____ Pamela A. McConnell '72, Hixson, Tenn., horticulture
_____ Kylene Barker McNeill '78, Naples, Fla., clothing and textiles
_____ Gregory D. Merritt '93, Sterling, Va., marketing management
_____ Jeanette I. Poole '64, Miami, Fla., general home economics
_____ Glenn P. Reynolds '76, Blacksburg, Va., architecture
_____ Curry A. Roberts '80, Richmond, Va., political science
_____ Ralph H. (Randy) Thurman '71, Malvern, Pa., economics

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