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Virginia Tech Union announces 2012-13 student directors


BLACKSBURG, Va., April 13, 2012 – The Virginia Tech Union programming council has announced its officers for 2012-13. The officers are responsible for planning concerts, films, speakers, the Lively Arts series, and many other performances and activities that take place at Virginia Tech.

The following students have been selected as the 2012-13 Virginia Tech Union officers:

  • President Matt Haugen of Chesapeake, Va., a junior double majoring in international studies and Spanish in the College of Liberal Arts and Human Sciences;
  • Vice President Shelby Davis of Luray, Va., a junior majoring in environmental policy and planning in the College of Architecture and Urban Studies;
  • Director of Concerts Eroica Williams of Boyce, Va., a junior majoring in communications in the College of Liberal Arts and Human Sciences;
  • Director of Alternative Sounds Eli Edwards of Salem, Va., a sophomore majoring in communications in the College of Liberal Arts and Human Sciences;
  • Director of Lively Arts DezaRae Beers of Luray, Va., a sophomore majoring in university studies, a part of the University Academic Advising Center;
  • Director of Films Christina Del Casale of Wayne, Pa., a first-year student majoring in biology in the College of Science;
  • Director of Special Events Matthew Moliterno of Richmond, Va., a first-year student majoring in mechanical engineering in the College of Engineering;
  • Director of Speakers Claire Reynolds of Salem, Va., a sophomore majoring in communications in the College of Liberal Arts and Human Sciences; 
  • Director of Public Relations Latha Pillai of Falls Church, Va., a junior majoring in communications in the College of Liberal Arts and Human Sciences;
  • Director of Graphic Design Anisha Thadani of Herndon, Va., a first-year student majoring in communications in the College of Liberal Arts and Human Sciences; and
  • Director of Web Design James Sullivan of Tenafly, N.J., a junior majoring in visual communication design in the College of Architecture and Urban Studies.

Virginia Tech Union is a student-run organization advised by Student Centers and Activities, a department in the Division of Student Affairs. The purpose of the organization is to provide quality educational and social entertainment that represents the diverse culture of Virginia Tech’s students and its community, as well as to offer student leadership experience and volunteer opportunities.

Past performances brought to the university by Virginia Tech Union include musicians Dave Matthews, James Taylor, and The Avett Brothers; speaking engagements with actor James Earl Jones, author Kurt Vonnegut, and director Oliver Stone; comedians Bill Cosby, Lewis Black, and Ralphie May; and productions of “Annie,” “The Producers,” and “The Nutcracker.”

Membership in Virginia Tech Union is free and open to all students. Upcoming events can be found on the organization’s website.

The Division of Student Affairs at Virginia Tech encompasses departments dedicated to providing a rich co-curricular experience and essential student services. Virtually every aspect of a student's life outside the classroom is represented through the division's departments.

Written by Jennifer Gibson.