During the exhibit, Special Collections’ reading room will become a gallery. Researchers will be accommodated in another room of Special Collections during the set-up for the exhibition on April 11-12 and on April 15-16. We regret that we will be unable to accommodate researchers on Saturday or Sunday, April 13-14. On those two days the reading room will function as a gallery only. Special Collections is located on the first floor of Newman Library, behind the study cafe area. The exhibition and reception are free and open to the public. For more information, please contact Tamara Kennelly at 540-231-9214.
During the exhibit, Special Collections’ reading room will become a gallery. Researchers will be accommodated in another room of Special Collections during the set-up for the exhibition on April 15-16. Special Collections is located on the first floor of Newman Library, behind the study cafe area. The exhibition and reception are free and open to the public. For more information, please contact Tamara Kennelly at 540-231-9214.
The Denver Hokies will be hosting our Annual 3.2 for 32 Remembrance Walk/Run at 11 a.m. Sunday, April 14. Please join us to remember the 32 Hokies who lost their lives on 4-16, as well as those who survived this tragic event. The event strives to bring fellow Hokies together, to feel the support of the community, and to celebrate the lives of our friends and family members.
This is a family friendly event, so bring your kids, family, friends and dogs (must be on a leash) as we walk/run in Wash Park, located directly across from Denver South High School. The chapter will provide a BBQ lunch, soda’s and water immediately following the walk/run. Please bring your lawn chairs and/or blankets.
We have had a sizable turnout for this event in the past, and look forward to another great event.
Join fellow Philadelphia Hokies on April 13 at the Lower Perkiomen Valley Park in Oaks, PA for the 3.2 Walk in Remembrance.
The Virginia Tech Philadelphia Alumni Chapter is hosting a walk/run in memory of the victims of the April 16, 2007 tragedy at Virginia Tech. The event will include 2 distances – a 3.2 mile (just over a 5k) and a 3.2k. The walk will take place on the flat paved trail leading along the Perkiomen Creek and the Schuykill River. Light refreshments will be provided. This is a family and friend –friendly event (including your 4-legged friends). We hope you can join us in remembering.
National Capital Region
The National Capital Region chapter is hosting a blood drive with the Red Cross on Friday, April 19th from 12:00 pm - 6:00 pm in Room 100 of the VT/UVa Graduate Center in Falls Church. There are up to 87 slots available over these six hours and our goal is to collect 66 units. Parking is available at the Graduate Center. The center is also accessible by the West Falls Church metro on the Orange line. To sign up, click here.
For the third year in a row, Hokies in Portland will be joining Friends of Trees for a tree planting for the 2013 annual “We Rememeber” Volunteer event. This year we will be in the St. Johns neighborhood of Portland. We’ll meet for coffee and doughnuts around 8 AM, then get a little dirty making Portland more beautiful.
RSVP by April 4 to Chris Luttkus at email@example.com. Driving and parking directions for the staging area (where the coffee will be) will be emailed to those who RSVP. Let us know in your RSVP how many will be attending and if anyone under the age of 18 will be attending.
For more information, visit our chapter website at www.chapters.alumni.vt.edu/PDX or our Facebook page under "Virginia Tech Alumni Portland, Oregon Chapter."
The Richmond, Va., Chapter of the Virginia Tech Alumni Association will honor the victims and survivors of the April 16th tragedy with its annual blood drive. Please join us at the Virginia Tech Richmond Center to donate blood, support our local community, and help show the resiliency of the Virginia Tech community. Sign up and use the sponsor code: Richmond Hokies. If you cannot make it to the Virginia Tech Richmond Center on Tuesday, April 16, you can donate at any area Virginia Blood Services location the entire month of April. Tell them your donation goes towards the “Richmond Hokies” efforts. Locations can be found at www.vablood.org. For questions and volunteer information, email us at firstname.lastname@example.org. We are looking for 4-6 volunteers to help us on April 16.
Join Seattle Hokies from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, April 20th for a remembrance walk and picnic at Greenlake. Bring a packed lunch and wear Hokie gear and confortable shoes for walking or running 3.2 miles around Greenlake.
If you plan to attend please RSVP at email@example.com. You can also join the Facebook event.
Hokies in Tidewater, Va., will have the April 16th Sunset Memorial from 7:30 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, April 16, at the Hampton Roads Gradu ate Center, 1444 Diamond Springs Road, Virginia Beach. This is a sunset memorial to gather and remember those lost in the 2007 campus shooting.
Grand Strand/Myrtle Beach
Debbie Conner, vice president for Student Affairs at Coastal Carolina University, invites all alumni and friends of Virginia Tech to the annual Day of Remembrance on Tuesday, April 16 at noon in Blanton Park on the CCU campus. This event is held annually on or near the anniversary of the Virginia Tech incident. The victims of that tragedy will be remembered as well as the members of the CCU family who lost their lives during the past year.
Remembrance Blood Drive from noon to 7 p.m. on April 16, 2013, at the Southwest Virginia Higher Education Center in Abingdon. The first 125 donors will receive a free T-shirt. The event is sponsored by Virginia Tech Southwest Center, Virginia Tech Southwest Virginia Alumni Association, Virginia Tech Cooperative Extension Office in Abingdon, Southwest Virginia Higher Education Center, Johnston Memorial Blood Bank, Alpha Natural Resources, and Food City.