Virginia Tech Magazine
Alumni Association News
Winter 2009

Holtzman Alumni Center

Hokie Nation
The Hokie Nation serves

The Alumni Association Board of Directors encourages all members of the Hokie Nation to continue the tradition of community service inspired by the VT-ENGAGE initiative started last year in memory of the victims of April 16, 2007.

In April 2009, the Alumni Association will focus on its Hokie Nation Serves program to help demonstrate to the world the power of Hokie pride, Hokie Spirit, and Hokie tradition. Alumni chapters will organize service projects, or individuals may select their own form of community service, donating time and/or money to their favorite cause or charity. Regardless of the project or organization you serve, you will be honoring the Hokie Nation.

Growing emphasis on Multicultural Alumni Programs

As director of Multicultural Alumni Programs since August 2008, Laurie Brogdon (communication '04) is committed to cultivating relationships by engaging multicultural alumni and students through outreach, events, reunions, and recruitment.

The third Virginia Tech graduate in her family, Brogdon was active during her four years at Tech, serving as a resident advisor, president of several student organizations, public relations manager for the Collegiate Times, and an event planner for UUSA. Previously, Brogdon worked as a community relations manager for Barnes and Noble in Washington, D.C.

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Outstanding recent alumni awards, 2008-09
also in this issue ...

. A culture of service

. 2008-09 Alumni Board of Directors

. Class of '58 celebrates 50th reunion

. Alumni and students work together in international service

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