For many international students visiting Cranwell International Center over the past four years, their first interaction would have been a friendly greeting from Savannah Nelson, a senior in criminology who has worked as an administrative and programming assistant at the center since her first week at Virginia Tech.
When the senior from Mount Vernon, Virginia, found himself unable to pursue his dream of being a Navy pilot, he rallied by switching to a national security and foreign affairs major at Virginia Tech and resetting his goal to become an intelligence officer in the Navy.
When the collaborative effort of two theatre professors from two universities found themselves unable to present a live performance, they enlisted colleagues to help their students create a whole new paradigm of social justice theatre.
What do politics, power, and Playboy magazine have in common? They were all prominent in the American mindset during the 1960s. They were also core themes in a history research seminar at Virginia Tech, “America in the 1960s.”
Sophomore DeRay Manning, a management major in the Pamplin College of Business and a minor in music technology, uses the Media Design Studio in Newman Library as he explores his passion in music and continues to perfect his craft.