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Hokie scientist breaks new ground for TED Fellows

Claire Simeone has become the first ever veterinarian to be named a TED Fellow — a dream come true she credits in part to attending the Virginia-Maryland College of Veterinary Medicine at Virginia Tech


“Virginia Tech is basically where everything started,” she said. “I’m so grateful for the education I received there and the training … It’s such a versatile degree,” Simeone said.

Your first glance at her story >>>

 
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Will you be among the Hokies helping Virginia Tech ‘Spring Forward’ on Giving Day?
 

On March 20 starting at noon, Virginia Tech will host its first 24-hour period of giving, beginning what will become an annual tradition.

Learn how to help >>>

 
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Have you read the latest edition of Virginia Tech Magazine?
 

Armed with the traditional lunch-pail mentality, Hokies are building Virginia Tech’s future as a leading 21st-century land-grant university. We’ve highlighted a handful of the individuals who have picked up the lunch pail and are hard at work.

Check out the cover story and more >>>

 
Richard Blythe, seventh dean of the College of Architecture and Urban Studies at Virginia Tech, inside Burchard Hall.
How well do you know Virginia Tech’s College of Architecture and Urban Studies dean?
 

An award-winning Australian architect and educator, Richard Blythe, has a passion for triathlons and multi-sport endurance racing, not to mention advancing the “Beyond Boundaries” vision.

Learn more about Blythe, his work, and his plans for the future >>>

 
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Hokie Highlights


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Snow day shenanigans

Students returned from spring break to a rare March snow day in Blacksburg.

Check out the late winter fun >>>


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GOBBLE BACK: What’s your favorite snow day memory from your time at Tech?
Tweet us @VT_Mag or email us VTMag@VT.edu.
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Around the Drillfield


Reusable To-Go container
Did you know each of Dining Services’ Reusable To-Go containers is durable enough to be used more than 300 times?

The containers are just one of the sustainable practices that span from the farm to the table and beyond.

Learn more >>>


DEEP-X members Stephen Krauss, a graduate student studying electrical engineering; Jack Webster, a graduate student studying ocean engineering; and Dan Stilwell, professor of electrical and computer engineering and director of the Virginia Tech Center for Marine Autonomy and Robotics.
Hokies make the finals of a $7 million autonomous underwater vehicle contest

Tech’s DEEP-X team has earned a spot as one of nine finalists in a global ocean-floor-mapping contest.

More on their feat >>>


Julie Snyder (left) and Sarah Koenig
Virginia Tech hosts creators of hit podcasts ‘Serial’ and ‘S-town’

Sarah Koenig and Julie Snyder, co-creators of the most listened-to podcast in history, will take the audience backstage to explore a new form of storytelling at Moss Arts Center on March 24 at 7:30 p.m.

More about the event >>>




Participants in the 2017 3.2-Mile Run in Remembrance visit the April 16 Memorial after completing the run.
Schedule set for the 2018 Day of Remembrance

For more information >>>

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Hokies In The Headlines

Steven Lawrence’s marathon cross-country crusade for facts played a major role in a landmark lawsuit.

His story from D-Magazine, Dallas, Texas. >>>

Trailblazing judge Angela Roberts was honored as a ‘Strong Woman in Virginia History.’

She was featured in The Roanoke Times, Roanoke Virginia. >>>

What started as a thesis project for Alec Yuzhbabenko has become an idea for a surf park in Virginia Beach.

Learn more from The Virginian-Pilot, Norfolk, Virginia. >>>

Alumni Happenings

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Hokies are taking over Kings Dominion

Join us for Virginia Tech Day at Kings Dominion on May 19. Discounted admission is available for Hokie alums, students, families, and friends. Admission is $30.99 and includes parking.


Wear your orange and maroon and join us for fun, giveaways, and a special guest appearance.

Get details >>>

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Hokie Networking

Our networking events connect you with other Hokies and are a chance to learn what's happening on campus — plus have fun.


Upcoming networking opportunities:

Hokies in Finance and Technology (March 22)

Young Alumni Social (March 28)

Hokies on Wall Street (April 19)

Graduate Alumni Networking (May 1)

Reunion activities
Reunion 2018 registration is open

Make your plans now. You don’t want to miss our new summertime reunion June 7-10. The weekend will kick off with a welcome from President Tim Sands. From there you can choose from tours of campus facilities and seminars from top faculty.


After exploring campus, dine with friends on the Drillfield and catch up during happy hours with others celebrating their anniversary years.

Learn more  >>>

Upcoming Events

Black Alumni Reunion (April 13-15)

Old Guard — Society of Golden Alumni (May 16-18)

Beer Festival at Virginia Tech (June 23)

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