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National magazine highlights Virginia Tech’s emergency management program

May 1, 2017

The Office of Emergency Managements plays an active role in new student orientation each summer  by educating incoming students and their families about emergency preparedness and encourages them to "Be Hokie Ready."
The Office of Emergency Managements plays an active role in new student orientation each summer by educating incoming students and their families about emergency preparedness and encourages them to "Be Hokie Ready."
Mike Mulhare
Mike Mulhare

Virginia Tech’s Office of Emergency Management has been recognized as an example of how institutions can prepare for emergencies and help their regions recover from them.

Assistant Vice President for Emergency Management Mike Mulhare was the keynote speaker at the Association of Community College Trustees' (ACCT) Summit on Safeguarding College Campuses in October 2016

The event was the first of its kind and was held during the ACCT Leadership Congress in New Orleans. His presentation was featured in the recently released Winter 2017 edition of the organization's magazine, Trustee Quarterly.

The article, “Response and Resilience,” features photos and information from Mulhare's presentation which focused on how colleges can develop a culture of preparedness and a crisis emergency plan.

Participants learned about how to structure and organize an emergency management plan, create safety training exercises and drills, conduct campus and community outreach and engagements, and implement emergency notifications and communications systems.

The ACCT is a nonprofit educational organization of governing boards, representing more than 6,500 elected and appointed trustees who govern more than 1,200 community colleges in the United States.

Read the article, which begins on page 25.

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