The Drillfield Series continues in 2013 with weekends devoted to photography, fine dining, student legacies, and special programs for corps and women alumni. Make plans now to attend these events designed for alumni and their families, and take advantage of the specially discounted accommodations available at The Inn at Virginia Tech.
Looking for an elegant getaway over Valentine’s Day weekend? Return home to your alma mater and enjoy a stay at The Inn at Virginia Tech for a palate-pleasing weekend. Program highlights include a dessert and sparkling wine reception, chef demonstrations, a Mediterranean food and wine pairing, and an aperitif reception and five-course dinner with wine pairing. $300 per couple/$165 individual.
Whether you're a point-and-shoot photographer or a seasoned one with the latest DSLR camera, year three of this popular program can take your photography to the next level. Instructors will cover processing and editing, shooting and editing video, and topics geared toward individual interests and skills. A reception and most meals are included. $175 per person.
Calling all cadet alumni! Come enjoy Tech's campus in summer and reunite with former cadets. Program highlights include a barbecue at the alumni center, a shooting-range contest and paintball, a Civil War presentation, reflections from veterans, and a briefing from the commandant. Meet student cadets, and possibly learn how to help the corps in your hometowns. $150 per person.
Our annual "Day in the Life of College Admissions" is designed especially to assist 2014 and 2015 high school graduates and their parents in navigating the college application process. Program highlights include pointers for conducting a college search, a behind-the-scenes look at college admissions, application preparation tips, and information on scholarships and financial aid. $120 per adult/$95 per student.
Bring friends or former classmates for a fun-filled weekend in Blacksburg! Relax, revive, and reminisce. Take some time for yourself and indulge in a weekend especially designed for women. Program highlights include a tapas and wine reception, massages, recreational activities, a champagne brunch, insightful sessions for today's woman, and a dinner with special guests. $150 per person.
*Lodging for all these events at The Inn at Virginia Tech is $105 per room, per night.
Many campuses have a columbarium where alumni and others from an extended university family may choose to be interred. Virginia Tech's columbarium is located on the grounds adjacent to the Holtzman Alumni Center, on a grassy knoll in view of the Duck Pond.
The Hokie Stone structure contains 60 niches that may be purchased and reserved for individual or dual interments. Each niche is covered with a maroon granite face, on which names will be engraved and gold-filled. Behind the columbarium, there is a terrace and recently added benches, and a walkway leads to the alumni center's Alumni Terrace. The area is designed to accommodate expansion of additional niche walls bordering the terrace.
Niches are being reserved now, and many are still available. Internments began in 2010. For more information on the Virginia Tech columbarium, contact Josh Burnheimer at 540-231-6285 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Alumni Board of Directors nominating committee has proposed the following nominees for election to three-year terms from 2013 through 2016. Please vote for up to 12 nominees and return the ballot by April 1. Results will be announced at the board meeting in late April.
___ Lisa C. Ellison (finance '86), Inverness, Ill.
___ A. Jerome Fowlkes (finance '88), South Riding, Va.
___ Kathleen K. Frazier (agricultural and applied economics, political science '04), Midlothian, Va.
___ William M. Furrer (English '91), Georgetown, Texas
___ Travis E. Hardy (geography '01), Leesburg, Va.
___ Mark S. Lawrence (management '80), Roanoke, Va.
___ W. Park Lemmond (business administration '54), Petersburg, Va.
___ Brian C. Montgomery (industrial systems engineering '03), Djursholm, Sweden
___ Melissa B. Nelson (finance '92), Richmond, Va.
___ James P. O’Connell (biochemistry '97), Downington, Pa.
___ Judy M. Springer (international studies '95), Woolwich Township, N.J.
___Kai M. Zuehlke (engineering science and mechanics '05), Atlanta, Ga.
Write-in Nomination ______________________________________________________
Signature _______________________________________________________________Return to: Virginia Tech Alumni Association, Holtzman Alumni Center (0102), 901 Prices Fork Road, Blacksburg, VA 24061