BLACKSBURG, Va., April 9, 2004 – Sherry Bithell, of Blacksburg, editor of Virginia Tech Magazine and the electronic alumni newsletter VTNetLetter, has been named managing editor of Virginia Issues & Answers, a public policy magazine published by Virginia Tech primarily for state and local public policymakers.
A native of Ormond Beach, Fla., Bithell is a graduate of the University of Florida, where she majored in public relations. She worked in the publishing field before joining the staff at Virginia Tech in 1999.
Founded in 1872 as a land-grant college, Virginia Tech has grown to become the largest university in the Commonwealth of Virginia. Today, Virginia Tech's eight colleges are dedicated to putting knowledge to work through teaching, research, and outreach activities and to fulfilling its vision to be among the top 30 research universities in the nation. At its 2,600-acre main campus located in Blacksburg and other campus centers in Northern Virginia, Southwest Virginia, Hampton Roads, Richmond, and Roanoke, Virginia Tech enrolls more than 28,000 full- and part-time undergraduate and graduate students from all 50 states and more than 100 countries in 180 academic degree programs.