The College of Liberal Arts and Human Sciences raised $101,134 from 805 donations made on Virginia Tech’s inaugural Giving Day. As the unit at Virginia Tech with the highest number of donations and thus the winner of the Vice President Participation Leaderboard Challenge, the College received a donation of $1,000 from Virginia Tech Vice President of Advancement Charles Phlegar.

Within the College, the Marching Virginians won both challenges from Dean Rosemary Blieszner for the largest number of donors and the most dollars raised.

The Communications Team’s Social Media Awards went to Heather Gumbert, the associate chair of the Department of History, for Overall Excellence; Blake Smith in the Department of Religion and Culture for Most Creative; Josette Torres in the Department of Political Science for Most Spirited; and the Marching Virginians for Best Use of Gift.

The College would also like to thank alumnus Jerry Hulick (Political Science, 1973) for his challenge grants totaling $10,000.