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Postcards from Peru

During a 10-day period in 2018, 14 Virginia Tech and University of Piura undergraduates learned the impact applied behavioral economics can have on people in developing countries. The students studied techniques aimed at resolving a host of Peruvian issues, ranging from deforestation and accumulating waste to child mortality and struggling schools.

Read more about their experiences >>

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Hokie Highlights

Floyd Merryman (left) with Robert Sumichrast, dean of the Pamplin College of Business.

Merryman family continues legacy of giving to Virginia Tech

Half of the family’s $2 million gift will be designated to the renovation and expansion of the Hokies’ football strength and conditioning center. The other half will go toward the Pamplin College of Business and its future Global Business and Analytics Complex.

Read more about their generosity >>

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Iconic advocates speak in Blacksburg

World record-setting runner and educator Thomas “Tommie” Smith and journalist and former ESPN host Jemele Hill spoke on civil rights and social justice in Moss Arts Center as part of Virginia Tech’s 2019 Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration.

Read more about their visit >>

Molly and James Wilson

Love bugs

Molly Wilson, the director of student recruitment in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, and her husband, James Wilson, Extension apiculturist in the Department of Entomology, met on campus and fell in love.

Watch their #HokieLove story >>


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Around the Drillfield

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History made as Indigenous Peoples Day officially embraced

As part of Virginia Tech’s ongoing commitment to InclusiveVT, the university will observe Indigenous Peoples Day on the second Monday of October each year.

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Ellen Garcia (left) reviews green lab recycling practices with Hannah Valentino (right)

Green labs draw support

During the past three years, Ph.D. student Ellen Garcia has been implementing green practices in labs at the Biocomplexity Institute and created the Green Lab Program. In August, she shared her work during a seminar at the Fralin Life Science Institute.

Read more about green labs >>

Dean Paul Knox talks with honors students at the Honors College Spring Convocation

New Hokies starting strong

Forty-nine students in Virginia Tech’s Honors College were recently recognized with the Norrine Bailey Spencer Strong Start Award. The award goes to students who achieved a 4.0 in their first semester of study at Virginia Tech.

See the full list of award winners >>

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Hokies In The Headlines

Getting to know: Dave Cuttino, co-founder and general manager of Reservoir Distillery

More from the Richmond Times-Dispatch >>

Arogeanae Brown is helping change the narrative on farming for Black Youth in Fresno, California

More from Civil Eats >>

Mar Brade named Wytheville’s first paid fire chief

More from swva today >>

Alumni Happenings

Food Fight poster

Help the Richmond Hokies beat the ’Hoos

The Richmond Chapter of the Virginia Tech Alumni Association is in the midst of its 15th annual Hokies versus ’Hoos Food Fight. The friendly competition pits the chapter against the University of Virginia Club of Richmond to encourage donations to FeedMore, a hunger-relief organization located in central Virginia. Online donations will be accepted through March 3.

More about the cause and how to help >>

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Save the date: Black Alumni Summit

The fourth biennial Black Alumni Summit will be held in Northern Virginia Aug. 9-11. Registration will open next month.

Learn more about the summit >>

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Old Guard Society of Golden Alumni Reunion registration is open

Catch up with friends, reminisce about the good times at Virginia Tech, and celebrate the 52nd anniversary of the Old Guard May 22-24.

Learn more about the reunion >>

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Don’t miss early bird registration for Reunion Weekend 2019

Make plans by March 1 and save up to $45. The cost of registration includes: all tours and seminars, lunch and dinner on Friday and Saturday, brunch Sunday, and beer and wine all weekend.

Learn more about Reunion Weekend >>

Upcoming Events

Hokies in Atlanta (Feb. 25)

Women in STEM Richmond (Feb. 26)

Women in STEM Arlington (Feb. 27)

Latino and Hispanic Alumni Networking Reception (March 2)

Hokies in LA (March 19)

Graduate School Alumni Reception (March 13)

Native and Indigenous Reception (April 6)

Denim Day 40th Commemoration (April 2-7)

50th Anniversary Celebration of Graduate Education in the National Capitol Region (April 23)

Hokies in London (June 29)

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