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Virginia Tech Union announces 2010-11 programming council


BLACKSBURG, Va., April 29, 2010 – The Virginia Tech Union programming council has announced its officers for 2010-11. The officers are responsible for planning concerts, films, speakers, and the Lively Arts Series performances that take place at Virginia Tech.

Each officer volunteers his or her time to bring special events to the entire Virginia Tech campus. Virginia Tech Union is the largest programming organization at Virginia Tech, hosting more than 60 events each academic year.

The 2010-11 Virginia Tech Union officers are:

  • President: Matthew Parker of Waterford, Va., is a junior majoring in mechanical engineering in the College of Engineering;
  • Vice President: Kelley McKew of Round Hill, Va., is a first-year student majoring in communications in the College of Liberal Arts and Human Sciences;
  • Director of Films: Claire Holman of Fairfax, Va.; is a junior majoring in English in the College of Liberal Arts and Human Sciences;
  • Director of Web Design: Jacob Sherry of Fulton, Md.; is a sophomore majoring in architecture in the College of Architecture and Urban Studies;
  • Director of House and Hospitality: Alexandra Ong of Centreville, Va.; is a junior majoring in hospitality and tourism management in Pamplin College of Business;
  • Director of Graphic Design: John Alexander McElmurray of Salem, Va.; is a first-year student majoring in computer science in the College of Engineering;
  • Director of Special Events: Brandon James Love of Lynchburg, Va.; is a senior majoring in economics in the Pamplin College of Business;
  • Director of Lively Arts: Samantha Holdren of Richmond, Va., is a sophomore majoring in psychology in the College of Science;
  • Director of Speakers: Michelle McGuire of Round Hill, Va., is a first-year student majoring in psychology in the College of Science; and
  • Director of Public Relations: Ashley Dalton of Richmond, Va., is a sophomore double majoring in psychology in the College of Science and human development in the College of Liberal Arts and Human Sciences.

Upcoming Virginia Tech Union events include Soundfest 2010 which is scheduled for Friday, April 30 in Squires Commonwealth Ballroom. Five bands will perform. The event is free and open to students and the public. Doors open at 6 p.m., with the show starting at 7 p.m. More information about Virginia Tech Union’s spring schedule is available at the Virginia Tech Union website.

Written by Katie Noland. Noland, a senior from Berryville, Va., is majoring in English in the College of Liberal Arts and Human Sciences.