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Alumni Newsletter - June 2023

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It's always a blast to celebrate our graduates at the College of Liberal Arts and Human Sciences graduation ceremony!


Message from the Director

With the academic year completed, we reflect on the exciting energy that filled Blacksburg in the spring. Summer is now in full swing and our students and faculty have embarked on a well-deserved break, leaving behind a quieter campus. We celebrate the recent commencement ceremony, a momentous occasion that added close to 200 students to our alumni family. Their achievements fill us with immense pride, and we eagerly anticipate the impact they will make in their careers.

I look forward to your continued connection and engagement with our school’s community. Your involvement and support shape the experiences of our current and future students. Whether through mentoring, alumni events, or continued excellence in your respective fields, our alumni’s contributions make a tangible difference. Wishing you a rejuvenating summer, and we look forward to hearing about your endeavors.


John Tedesco

Director, School of Communication




Carter Brown



Carter Brown ‘17 puts his public relations degree to use as the director of creative communications (women’s basketball) in Virginia Tech’s Athletic Department. He was alongside the Hokies every step of the way in their recent Final Four run. Read More



Kyle Marchak and Giovanni Heater


School of Communication students Kyle Marchak and Giovanni Heater were named All-Americans by the Sportscasters Talent Agency of America for their work as two of the nation’s top collegiate sports broadcasters. Read More




Cayce Myers, professor in the School of Communication, has dedicated his research to studying this evolving technology and shares insights into the future of deep fakes and methods to detect them. Read More





Hoda Kotb ‘86 of the TODAY Show shared some valuable advice with our graduates that we could all heed. Watch now

Hoda Kotb


Grad Students
Our second-year graduate students presented their final project reports and theses to conclude the semester.
Title IX event
Assistant Professor Megan Duncan's special topics course hosted (from left) Kenny Brooks, Georgia Amoore, Liz Kitley, Reyna Gilbert-Lowry, and Lily Espino for a roundtable discussion on 50 years of Title IX history at Virginia Tech.
Burton Visit

Mass communication high school students from Burton Center for Arts & Technology in Roanoke County Public Schools visited our multimedia center.


Emily Hannah

We recognized a number of students for their academic achievements at our annual end of the year awards ceremony.



Laurie Brogdon


We love our double alumna Hokies! Laurie Brogdon was recently recognized with the Icon Award for her meaningful impact on the Virginia Tech Black and African American student and alumni community. She puts her skills to use as the director of alumni relations and annual giving at American University.

“Communications is at the center of all that we do to build and maintain relationships with university supporters.” - Brogdon



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