Virginia Tech's fourth biennial Black Alumni Summit featured a three-day itinerary packed with networking, workshops, and fun.

The event focused on building community among students and alumni. Current students and alumni were invited to work together to build networks on and off campus.

During the summit, attendees developed plans to strengthen the black alumni network, and develop alumni programs to enhance student support and retention. University administrators also provided updates on current student needs, new initiatives from Student Support Services and Student Affairs, and information on a new mentoring program through Career and Professional Development.

Theo Jolley '17 talks with an alumnus at the Black Alumni Summit in Arlington, Virginia.
Theo Jolley '17 talks with an alumnus.
Jennifer Tardy '04 presents at the Black Alumni Summit in Arlington, Virginia.
Jennifer Tardy '04 presents tips for career success.
An alumna listens to a presentation at the Black Alumni Summit.
An alumna listens intently to a presentation.
Alumni discuss ideas during a workshop at the Black Alumni Summit.
Alumni raise their hands during an interactive presentation.
Alumni discuss ideas during a workshop at the Black Alumni Summit.
Alumni discuss ideas during a workshop at the Black Alumni Summit.
Alumni discuss ideas during a workshop at the Black Alumni Summit.
Alumni discuss ideas during a workshop at the Black Alumni Summit.
A student raises a point during a workshop discussion at the Black Alumni Summit.
A student raises a point during a workshop discussion at the Black Alumni Summit.
Alumni dance on the dance floor to close out the Black Alumni Summit.
Alumni hit the dance floor to close out the Black Alumni Summit.
Alumni dance on the dance floor to close out the Black Alumni Summit.
"Sliiiiiiiiide to the left! Sliiiiiiiiide to the right!"
Hokie staff and alumni pose for a photo at the Black Alumni Summit.
Hokie staff and alumni pose for a photo.