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2016 National Thanksgiving Turkeys at Virginia Tech
I beg your pardon: National Thanksgiving Turkeys living in style at Virginia Tech
Each year, the U.S. president pardons two turkeys who traditionally live out their days on an idyllic farm or historical site. But this year's pardoned turkeys, Tater and Tot, are making history as the first to live at a university — Virginia Tech, which has long guided the modern turkey industry.
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Video: Honoring Virginia Tech veterans on Veterans Day
Honoring our heroes
On Veterans Day, the Corps of Cadets' Echo Company held a 48-hour vigil from midnight Nov. 10 to midnight Nov. 12 at War Memorial Court. Each hour, two cadets stood guard at the cenotaph, which honors Virginia Tech veterans who earned the Medal of Honor.
Virginia Tech students
Beyond Boundaries Scholars program launched to match scholarship gifts

Virginia Tech will help reduce cost as a barrier to enrollment by underrepresented and high-achieving students by matching gifts made toward certain scholarships through at least the end of 2017.

Virginia Tech's University Distinguished Professor of Chemistry David KingstonProfessor David Kingston
Virginia Tech and CytImmune Sciences create cancer therapy that reduces chemo side effects

Tech scientists have developed a cancer drug that increases the effectiveness of a common chemotherapy treatment and dramatically reduces devastating side effects, such as nausea and nerve pain.

Virginia Tech Professor of History Peter Wallenstein
Tech professor discusses the fight for interracial marriage

Virginia Tech Professor of History Peter Wallenstein is an expert on the 1967 U.S. Supreme Court case Loving v. Virginia and plaintiffs Richard and Mildred Loving, depicted in the recently released movie "Loving."

Virginia Tech alumnus Kevin T. Crofton
Department of Aerospace and Ocean Engineering named in recognition of $15 million in support

Virginia Tech has named its Department of Aerospace and Ocean Engineering in honor of Kevin T. Crofton (aerospace and ocean engineering '82) in recognition of his extraordinary philanthropy.

In Memoriam
Video: Dr. Charles W. Schiffert
Schiffert Health Center namesake Charles W. Schiffert
Dr. Charles W. Schiffert, director of Virginia Tech's Student Health Services from 1971 to 1986, died Oct. 6 at age 95. Schiffert is credited with transforming Student Health Services from a small office with only two full-time physicians to a department with 10 full-time practitioners. In 1998, the Board of Visitors approved a resolution to name the Student Health Services Center in his honor. The Charles W. Schiffert Health Center is located in McComas Hall.
Virginia Tech athletics department hosted former football players
This really is home
More than 100 former Hokies representing some five decades of gridiron magic returned to campus for the athletics department's latest outreach effort, a pregame event before the matchup against Georgia Tech.

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Alumni Association
Virginia Tech Alumni Association tailgate
ACC championship tailgate!
Saturday, Dec. 3, 5:00 p.m.
Tinker Field (by Camping World Stadium), Orlando, Florida
Don't miss the official Virginia Tech ACC Championship Tailgate hosted by the Alumni Association and the Hokie Club. Enjoy barbecue chicken and pork ribs, potato salad, baked beans, cole slaw, brownies, cookies, soda, beer, and wine with President Tim Sands, Director of Athletics Whit Babcock, and Senior Associate Vice President for Alumni Relations Matthew M. Winston Jr. '90.
Video: Pamplin Women in Business, Atlanta
Women in Business – Atlanta
More than 70 women attended the inaugural Atlanta Pamplin Women in Business event sponsored by Coca-Cola on Nov. 3 at Coca-Cola Headquarters. Keynote speakers included Menah Pratt-Clarke, Tech's vice provost for inclusion and diversity and vice president for strategic affairs; and Nely Galán, a women's empowerment advocate, Emmy Award-winning producer, and former president of entertainment for Telemundo.

Hokie freebies, anyone?

Update your contact information with the Alumni Association
Update your contact information with the Alumni Association by Feb. 15 to be entered for a chance to win your choice of Tech merchandise pictured above. Career news and updates also may be emailed to Congratulations to our latest winners: Bob Armstrong '68, Ed Ward '78, Ann Hall '86, Kevin Nicholls '89, and Danh Nguyen '16.
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