Alumni

We invite you to explore ways to get involved. There are multiple opportunities to make a difference in the lives of students.

Thanks to a generous legacy gift, we will hire a professor of Catholic Studies in the future. Read more about that gift and the vision here

These include the Malcolm and Diane Rosenberg Program in Judaic StudiesAppalachian Studies and the historic Solitude building, and the Commonwealth Humanities Endowment.

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Share Your Expertise

We welcome alumni to speak with students and faculty about their work. We want to encourage them to take action in the world around them. If you wish to volunteer to speak to a class or provide a lecture, please contact Department Head, Matthew Gabriele.

Each of you has tremendous knowledge and experience to share with our students. We're always looking for new internships and externships and opportunities for our students.

If you are willing to sponsor an internship, please send specifics to Matthew Gabriele. who will post the information for our students.

We also are looking for externship sponsors. An externship is a "shadow" program. A student would observe you at work for a few days during a break between semesters. You can sign up through Career Services.

You can also sign up to be a Career Link mentor at http://www.career.vt.edu/. Click on Career Link and sign up to network with current Hokies.

If your organization would be interested in participating in career fairs, please contact our Director of Recruitment and Career Development Monica Kimbrell.

Other ideas? Email Matthew Gabriele.

The Hammond Lectureship in Religious Ethics and Society was endowed by an anonymous donor in 1995 to honor Guy B. Hammond, who retired in that year, after 38 years of service at Virginia Tech, having served as head of two academic units in the College of Arts and Sciences (the Department of Philosophy and Religion and the Department of Religion) and transition leader of a third (the Center for Interdisciplinary Studies). Dr. Hammond's scholarly interests and accomplishments are represented in his three books: two on the Protestant theologian Paul Tillich (Man in Estrangement and The Power of Self-Transcendence: An Introduction to the Systematic Theology of Paul Tillich) and a third more broadly in the field of religious ethics and society (Conscience and its Recovery: From The Frankfurt School to Feminism). The Hammond Lecturer gives a public address and meets with faculty and students in classes and workshops during a two-day campus visit.

Share Your Wealth

Our students benefit from gifts and support from alumni and friends who invest in expanding opportunities. These include endowed scholarships, a program excellence endowed fund, and an endowed lecture. Gifts are made in two categories: annual or major. 

Annual gifts of any size demonstrate your recognition of the value of your degree and your desire to see the program thrive. Please designate your annual gifts to the Department of Relgion and Culture.

If you wish to make a major gift, please contact Dan Cleveland, our assistant dean of advancement, by emailing him or calling him at 540-231-5380.