Welcome from our Director
Our Alumni are our inspiration. You embody Virginia Tech’s Core Values and our motto, Ut Prosim (That I May Serve). As Hokies, we are called into action through service to others, educational excellence, applied research, and advocacy. Together, we are striving to make the world a better place.
As a graduate of the Virginia Tech School of Education, you are part of an esteemed group of more than 20,000 alumni. Individually and collectively, you are contributing to the fields of education, counseling and mental health, and higher education, serving in a range of public, private, and non-profit organizations.
The VT School of Education prides itself on its world-class faculty, innovative programs, and rigorous research that place equity and excellence at the fore of all we do. You advance and promote the work of our School through your ongoing commitment to the education and well-being of children and youth, families and communities, and individuals across the life-span.
We would love to learn more about your many contributions and hope you’ll update your Alumni Profile so we may stay in touch with you. Perhaps you’d like to recognize a fellow alum, an SOE faculty or staff member, or nominate yourself for an alumni award? Or maybe you would like to share a story for our alumni newsletter or social media outlets? Whatever the case may be, we hope you’ll stay in touch and follow us on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and LinkedIn where we share current events and the accomplishments of our faculty, students, staff, and alumni. If you’re not already receiving it, please subscribe to our SOE Alumni Newsletter.
We hope you’ll join us in reimaging the future and making a difference in the lives of people each and every day! #HokieEducators #ThisIsHome
Dr. Kristin M. Gehsmann,
Professor and Director, Virginia Tech School of Education
Article ItemFrom dean to volunteer activist , article
When Everlena Holmes retired in 2001 as a college dean, her calling to help others remained strong. The 87-year-old graduate of the Virginia Tech School of Education now spends her days championing those in her community in Chattanooga, Tennessee.
Article ItemReading specialist Karen Mumaw has created a storybook to teach children about the pandemic , article
A graduate of the Virginia Tech School of Education, Mumaw has written “Air Hugs, Not Bear Hugs,” featuring a young panda bear learning to cope with COVID-19 restrictions in school.
Article ItemVirginia Tech School of Education joins international partners in sharing best practices in virtual instruction , article
When alumnus Matthew Ames needed help teaching educators around the world how to transition to online learning, his Hokie colleagues stepped to the plate.
Article ItemThe coronavirus pandemic isn’t stopping Outstanding Recent Graduate Alumnus Scott Jefferies , article
The same skills and perseverance that led Scott Jefferies to be named the College of Liberal Arts and Human Sciences’ 2020 Outstanding Recent Graduate Alumnus of the Year Award are helping him lead the Wythe County, Virginia, school system during the pandemic.
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