Luo credits his roles at Virginia Tech as a resident advisor and an officer in a student organization for helping to prepare him for the work world by giving him lots of opportunities to develop and hone his leadership skills.
Five years ago, Haacke suffered a traumatic head injury. Now, she is graduating from the Virginia Tech School of Neuroscience as the winner of a Fulbright Scholarship and with the honor of being named the 2020 Virginia Tech Undergraduate of the Year.
Astrid Meenan has advice for new Virginia Tech students: “Keep an open mind to opportunities. Don’t automatically think it’s not for you or that just ‘other people do that.' Virginia Tech opened so many opportunities for me.”
As a sustainable biomaterials major, Daniel Grizzard has been able to merge his passion for helping others with a field of study that strives to develop solutions that will lessen environmental impacts.
When the COVID-19 pandemic prompted the American Statistical Association to cancel this year’s annual DataFest, it seemed like another hands-on opportunity that some Virginia Tech students would miss out on this spring. Then, Socially Determined, a data company founded by Virginia Tech alumni, stepped in to help.
In the U.S., we are evidently near the peak of the first wave of the COVID-19 pandemic. We may have seen the worst that this disease can bring, but we are not yet confident that every day from here on will be better than the last.
Virginia Tech will immediately allocate $9.7 million to emergency financial aid grants for eligible students. These funds will support the university’s ongoing efforts to assist students who are experiencing financial hardships as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Six Virginia Tech students were granted unprecedented access to cover all 14 games of the ACC tournament as a part of the university’s Topics in Sports Communications course and its student-led, multimedia journalism platform, 3304 Sports.
Virginia Tech will celebrate the Class of 2020 during online commencement exercises Friday, May 15, at 6:30 p.m. ET. The first-of-its-kind event will feature inspirational messages from notable Hokies, including Miss America 2020 Camille Schrier, legendary defensive coordinator Bud Foster, and world-renowned poet and University Distinguished Professor Nikki Giovanni.
As college students return home to finish spring semester classes online due to COVID-19, families are forced to adapt on the fly. After all, this isn’t just a week of spring break or a summerlong stay.