Russell Amos Hitt, who helped transform his family’s business into one of the nation's largest and most successful general contracting firms and whose family has been extraordinarily generous to Virginia Tech, died peacefully at his Falls Church, Virginia, home on Sept. 14, 2020. He was 85.
Maintaining strong physical distancing, donning face coverings, and bringing with them an enduring Ut Prosim spirit, cadets helped locate, carry, process, and hand out packages to students at the War Memorial Gym package operation.
During a virtual update and Q&A session on Sept. 9, Dean Richard Blythe spearheaded a discussion that highlighted the college's progress in several key focus areas, as well as priorities for the year ahead in light of COVID-19.
Three research teams at Virginia Tech were awarded RAPID grants from the the Social, Behavioral and Economic Sciences directorate of the National Science Foundation to spur the development of social science–oriented research related to COVID-19.
Research expenditures are up and sponsored awards have increased by 15 percent, building upon the prior year’s expenditure total of $542 million, despite the impact of COVID-19 felt nationally by higher education institutes, according to preliminary fiscal year-end reports.
Four years ago, a casual hallway conversation between Virginia Tech "work buddies" Brian Huddleston and Heather Parrish led them to embark on a life-transforming journey: a kidney donation to resolve Huddleston’s genetic kidney disorder.
With a history of volunteerism and philanthropy that spans decades, Bob Wells has been a cornerstone of the building construction and Myers-Lawson School of Construction industry advisory boards and service learning trips.
After the TECH Together Campaign launched in July, a whopping 76 applications from 20 different colleges and departments were submitted. Of those, 10 finalists and 5 winners have been chosen to implement their creative, innovative, and integrated solutions for the reopening of Virginia Tech campuses this fall.
To facilitate student interest and education in human-centric construction, the Myers-Lawson School of Construction collaborates with Community Housing Partners, a local organization that welcomes and provides classes for Virginia Tech students to learn about sustainable and affordable housing.
Since 2002, the midwestern metropolis with a storied history in American design has housed a Virginia Tech architecture program where students experience the real challenges of professional practice in a complex urban setting.
Students have been key contributors in the ongoing Virginia Tech Climate Action Commitment revision process and have had the unique opportunity to gain hands-on experience in sustainability and invaluable professional development opportunities.
When the new department leader started his career in real estate, he worked with distressed properties, but knew he wanted to work with a different type of asset. Little did he know, his educational experiences would change the scope of his interests.
Kirschke, an acclaimed art historian specializing in African American art, joins Virginia Tech from the University of North Carolina Wilmington, where she has been a faculty member in the Department of Art and Art History since 2005.