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Racing into the record book

During his 60th year of life, Will Turner set a Guinness Book World Record by completing 61 Ironman events. And for the 1980 graduate, it was very important to incorporate Virginia Tech into the milestone.

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Hokie Highlights

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Cyril Clarke named Virginia Tech executive vice president and provost

Clarke has served in an interim role since November 2017. Prior to that, he was the dean for the Virginia-Maryland College of Veterinary Medicine.

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Immersive tech brings WWI tunnels of France to Blacksburg

The physical and virtual worlds come together in this unique immersive environment exhibit at the University Libraries at Virginia Tech.

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The future of farming

Spurred by a graying workforce, Virginia Tech researchers are laying the groundwork for an accessible future in agriculture.

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Around the Drillfield

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New year, new goals

Several Virginia Tech experts offer tips for getting started on some common resolutions—and ways to help you stick with them throughout the year.

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A voice for women in agriculture

Two Virginia Tech alumnae represent a new generation of millennials who are integrating technology, passion, and purpose to reimagine the agricultural landscape.

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Virginia Tech enrolls largest winter session to date

Over 2,700 students—up more than 500 from last year—enrolled in 167 courses this year, the largest number of participants since winter session first launched in 2014.

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Hokies In The Headlines

Gladys West, of ‘Hidden Figures’ fame, inducted into Air Force Hall of Fame

Read more about her in Atlanta Black Star >>

Brian Goulet is a ‘rock star in the world of pens.’

Read more him in The New York Times >>

Travis Kane learned a lot of his poster-a-day Instagram project

Read his insights in Eye on Design >>

Alumni Happenings


Continuing the fight against cancer

After fighting cancer for 10 years, Virginia Tech alumna Mitzi Frank died at the age of 41. Her husband, Ponch Frank, now strengthens his wife's fight with a donation from the Mitzi L. Frank Memorial Fund.

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Join university hosts on alumni travel tours

The Virginia Tech Alumni Association offers trips handpicked by travel experts, and many are hosted by university leaders. Check out some of our upcoming travel destinations and find complete details online.

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Early bird registration is open 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.

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Upcoming Events

Hokies in Sustainability (Feb. 7)

Hokies in Atlanta (Feb. 25)

Women in STEM Richmond (Feb. 26)

Women in STEM Arlington (Feb. 27)

Old Guard Society of Golden Alumni Reunion (May 22-24)

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