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Great jobs, great lives
Hokies outpace national average
Great careers? Check. Thriving at work? Check. Leading lives that matter? Check.
Results from a research collaboration with Gallup indicate that Virginia Tech alumni not only thrive in great careers and lead lives that matter, but also flourish in the five elements of well-being—purpose, social, financial, community, and physical—defined by the Gallup-Healthways Well-Being 5 View.

Around the Drillfield
Video: New student move-in
The Class of 2019 moves in
New student move-in began on Aug. 19, all hustle, all bustle, and President Timothy D. Sands and his wife, Professor Laura P. Sands, were among the volunteers who lent a hand.
Learn more about Virginia Tech's newest Hokies, the largest undergraduate class in the university's history.
Virginia Tech students at Gobblerfest on the Drillfield
Tech's Gobblerfest
Virginia Tech continues to shine in national rankings, racking up accolades in Money, Forbes, and Princeton Review.
Tracy Vosburgh
Tracy Vosburgh
Cornell University's Tracy Vosburgh will assume duties on Sept. 15 as Tech's senior associate vice president for university relations.
Brad Paisley to perform at Virginia Tech
Brad Paisley to perform free at Virginia Tech
Country music superstar Brad Paisley's "Country Nation College Tour presented by Zaxby's" kicks off Sept. 6 at Virginia Tech's Cassell Coliseum lot. The free show's opening act is breakout artist Eric Paslay, who'll take the stage at 8 p.m., followed by Paisley at 9 p.m. Learn more ...
At the Nexus entrepreneurship conference
Entrepreneurship conference
Mark your calendars for At the Nexus, an entrepreneurship conference scheduled for Nov. 12-14 at The Inn at Virginia Tech and Skelton Conference Center. Network, exchange ideas, and discover what it takes to conceive, launch, and grow an entrepreneurial venture. Register online through Nov. 5 ...
* Learn more about the university's entrepreneurial culture in Virginia Tech Magazine's story about NuSpark, which offers rent-free space for faculty, staff, students, and community members to turn early-stage ideas into new ventures.

Our Evolving Campus
Video: Marching Virginians' practice facility
After 41 years of performances and parades, the Marching Virginians, Tech's acclaimed marching band, began the fall semester with a place to call home on campus.
Virginia Tech's Drillfield
Virginia Tech has installed two temporary pedestrian paths on the Drillfield to test 13 different materials under consideration for permanent installation.

Pssssst … you know the Hokies open their football season on Sept. 7 against Ohio State, right?
Other Hokies in action
Junior Murielle Tiernan
Murielle Tiernan; photo by Dave Knachel
Virginia Tech HokiesThe 13th-ranked women's soccer team kicked off its regular season Aug. 21-23 by taking the title in the Hoosier Classic, defeating host-team Indiana University, 2-1, and then upsetting 12th-ranked West Virginia University, 2-1.
Murielle Tiernan, who scored three goals and earned a spot on the all-tournament team, was tagged the national player of the week and named to the national team of the week by The junior forward was also recognized as the Atlantic Coast Conference offensive player of the week and as the espnW national player of the week.

Spring Road renamed 'Beamer Way'
Video: Beamer Way
In appreciation for the years of service and extraordinary contributions both on and off the field by head football coach Frank Beamer and his wife, Cheryl, the Virginia Tech Board of Visitors has renamed Spring Road—which runs alongside Lane Stadium's west stands and press box—Beamer Way. The athletic department's official street address will be 25 Beamer Way, in recognition of Beamer's jersey number when he played Virginia Tech football from 1966 to 1968.

Cassell Coliseum floor named Virginia Tech Carilion Court
Cassell Coliseum floor
In recognition of Carilion Clinic's generous sponsorship of Virginia Tech athletics, the floor at Cassell Coliseum has been renamed the Virginia Tech Carilion Court. The sponsorship, which will provide $500,000 annually for 10 years, will support student-athletes pursuing health careers, promote health awareness and the Carilion Clinic Children's Hospital, and honor the importance of the partnership between Virginia Tech and Carilion, said Carilion President and CEO Nancy Howell Agee.
Virginia Tech and Carilion have a history of collaboration focused on the well-being of the greater New River Valley and Roanoke regions, highlighted by the public-private partnership that led to the creation of the Virginia Tech Carilion School of Medicine and Research Institute in Roanoke.
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Congratulations to the third round of winners: Michael Holbrook '72, Jennifer Davis Min '93, William Thomas '13, Edson Wiley Jr. '55, and Yang Zhang '14. Let's go, Hokies!

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Alumni Association News and Events
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2015 reunions and homecomings
Virginia Tech football in Lane Stadium
During the fall football season, the Alumni Association will present a full schedule of class reunions ('65, '70, '75, '80, '85, '90, and young alumni) and college/constituency homecomings. Don't miss the chance to celebrate with classmates and fellow alumni. Enjoy sitting together at Lane Stadium, and make it a true Hokie weekend by staying at The Inn at Virginia Tech. Learn more and register online ...
Cheer on the team with your local Hokies
Visit the Alumni Association football page for information on away-game tailgates and Hokie Club gatherings, Martin Travel packages, and chapter game-watching gatherings.
2016 travel tours announced
Virginia Tech travel
Join us to explore new regions, rediscover favorite destinations, and take advantage of great values on land tours and cruises. New for 2016, experience the breathtaking scenery and sample world-class Canadian resorts on an adventure to the Canadian Rockies. Also available is a 10-day journey to the Southwest to visit a spectacular series of natural wonders, including the Grand Canyon. Learn more on the Alumni Association travel page ...
Trash or treasure? Advice from "Antiques Roadshow" experts
Antiques Roadshow
All of us have that spot in our home—whether the attic, a closet, or the garage—where old items have piled up, gathering dust. We asked the expert appraisers of "Antiques Roadshow" to help identify those items that are worth keeping and those that can be discarded.