The Virginia Tech Alumni Association will host a special women’s weekend July 17 – 19 on the Virginia Tech campus. Part of the Drillfield Series, the event is designed for women to connect and celebrate with others who love Virginia Tech.

Guest speakers and world renowned faculty include University Distinguished Professor Nikki Giovanni presenting “Poetry is a window to discovery,” and Michael Friedlander, executive director of Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute, presenting “What exactly is neuroplasticity and how do we know if we have it?”

The weekend kicks off Friday with optional afternoon events including an arts walk and golf lesson on the Virginia Tech Golf Course with Carol Green Robertson, women’s golf head coach. Saturday’s schedule includes a session on influential women from Virginia Tech; breakout sessions on the university’s impact on wine production and tourism, and trends in kitchen and bath design; lunch at Virginia Tech’s award winning D2 Dining Hall; athletics facilities tours; reception and dinner at the Moss Arts Center; and a strengths discovery exercise. The weekend concludes Sunday with optional Pilates and a brunch at The Grove hosted by Laura Sands.

Registration, more information, and a schedule of events are available at the event website. As part of the Career Outfitters program, attendees are encouraged to donate new and gently used business attire for students for career events.

The Virginia Tech Alumni Association keeps Hokie Nation connected through networking, services, and involvement. The alumni association has no membership dues and all alumni are members for life. Alumni chapters, reunions, homecomings, communication, advocacy, student engagement, and recognizing excellence among faculty, students, and alumni are hallmarks of our service to the university. The cornerstone of our core values is embodied by the university motto, Ut Prosim (That I May Serve).