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Alumni Newsletter - February 2023

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Message from the Director

The School of Communication is off to a great start in 2023! It’s uplifting to see our students, faculty, and staff in action and filling Shanks Hall with activity.


We’re looking forward to a number of exciting events in the months to come: Giving Day, Comm Week, commencement ceremonies, and many more.


In the meantime, please enjoy some sights and sounds from our students, faculty, staff, and alumni family.


John Tedesco

Director, School of Communication



Priscilla Alvarez

Alvarez '14 discusses her experiences in journalism. Read more

Salem Red Sox

Sports media and analytics students Giovanni Heater and Tyler Katz will be the voices of the Salem Red Sox ahead of Opening Day set for Thursday, April 6. Read more

Jonathan Carlin

Jonathan Carlin ’10, and his brother have garnered more than two million subscribers for their popular YouTube channel. Read more


Watch the mini-documentary on Steven White '92. White is the artist behind Virginia Tech's Daily Doodles. Watch now

Steven White


Juneteenth Scholars Program

Save the Date: Giving Day 2023

Mark your calendar for noon EST on Feb. 15 through noon on Feb. 16. Get ready to support the School of Communication for this annual giving extravaganza!

Last year 164 donors joined us on this special day of giving. Can you help us beat that mark this year?




Become a School of Communication ambassador!

Being a Giving Day ambassador is as easy as You+2. Make your gift using your unique ambassador link and encourage two other Hokies to make a gift through your ambassador link on Giving Day and score your Giving Day merch! Sign up today


Elyse Ricigliano

Looking for a team to cheer for in the Super Bowl? We might have a reason to support the Kansas City Chiefs. Elyse Ricigliano '20 is the team's sales & marketing producer!


"My favorite part about my current job is having the chance to learn from and create content with the best team of people, plus being a part of so many incredible moments on game days!" — Ricigliano



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