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John Rosemond to address Virginia Tech Corps of Cadets on March 31


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BLACKSBURG, Va., March 17, 2011 – John Rosemond will address the Virginia Tech Corps of Cadets on March 31.

His presentation is part of the Leaders in Action lecture series hosted each term by the Virginia Tech Corps of Cadets and the Maj. Gen. W. Thomas Rice Center for Leader Development. It will start at 3:30 p.m. in the Graduate Life Center at Donaldson Brown Auditorium on the Blacksburg campus and is open to the public. No tickets are required.

Rosemond is a family psychologist, licensed in North Carolina; a nationally syndicated columnist; author; husband; parent; and grandparent. Currently, he is syndicated in approximately 225 newspapers nationwide, including The Roanoke Times. He has written 11 best-selling parenting books.

Deputy Commandant of Cadets for 2nd Battalion Capt. Jim Snyder, U.S. Navy retired, explains why Rosemond was invited to speak to the corps, “Several members of the commandant's staff monitor his weekly column in The Roanoke Times and repeatedly comment on the applicability of his insights on parenting and what we do in our structured, military-styled leader development program for college men and women. I firmly believe a presentation of his tenets of discipline, upholding standards, accountability and personal achievement would make a significant contribution to the cadets' leader development.”    

With a visitor’s pass, parking is available in the Squires Lot, located at the corner of College Avenue and Otey Street, or the Architecture Annex Lot also on Otey Street. Parking meters within the Squires Lot will need to be paid. A visitor's pass may be obtained Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Visitor Information Center, located on Southgate Drive. Find more parking information online or call (540) 231-3200.

The Virginia Tech Corps of Cadets has produced military, public, and corporate leaders since the university was founded in 1872. It is one of just two military corps within a large public university. The corps holds its members to the highest standards of loyalty, honor, integrity, and self-discipline. In return, cadets achieve high academic success and a long-lasting camaraderie with fellow members. Virginia Tech, the most comprehensive university in Virginia, is dedicated to quality, innovation, and results to the commonwealth, the nation, and the world.