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Article ItemLearning on the front lines of Virginia government , article
The 2021 cohort of the Governor’s Fellows Program includes a graduate student and two alumni from Virginia Tech. Daniel Rico and Alli Pillion both recently graduated with a degree in political science, and Jordan Frijas is working on her master’s degree in public administration. Although they work in different governmental offices, they’re all gaining valuable experience that will help them on their career paths.
Article ItemAcclaimed political science professor earns legacy award from alma mater , article
“In my international studies courses, I’ve focused on vulnerable populations and especially cultural groups worldwide who are most susceptible to hurt, harm, and loss, given the wide range of maleficent forces at work throughout the world today,” said Edward Weisband, the Edward S. Diggs Endowed Chair in the Social Sciences at Virginia Tech.
Article ItemOlympics the latest stop on Irena Gillarova’s life journey , article
Gillarova, former Virginia Tech track and field standout, won two national championships in the javelin throw as a Hokie and has competed all over the world. Now, the native of the Czech Republic is looking to add an Olympic medal to an already impressive athletics resumé.
Article ItemCelebrating the unsung heroes of academia , article
When students enter Virginia Tech, they are not alone in navigating their academic journeys. A large cadre of advisors work to help College of Liberal Arts and Human Sciences students succeed. During Global Advising Week, the college takes a moment to reflect on how this community serves learners.
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Article ItemClass of 2021: Dedication defines Cadet Jillian Skahill as she prepares to commission into the U.S. Army , article
“Besides her love of learning, she maintains a positive mental attitude that is omnipresent,” says Lt. Col. Curtis Armstrong, executive officer of Virginia Tech and Radford Army ROTC. “She is also a fearless worker. As she continues to hone her knowledge and combine it with her work ethic, she will continue to be the type of officer that makes Virginia Tech proud.”
Article ItemVirginia Tech Kellogg Center launches first global undergraduate journal of its kind , article
“For undergraduates like myself, the journal is an excellent opportunity to get published early in our academic careers,” said co-editor Nik Filip. “By being published, students join a group with whom they can network and further discuss important topics. It’s an awesome responsibility to help in these efforts.”
Article ItemFormer Hokie Olympians share their past experiences , article
The five Olympians — Bimbo Coles, Kristi Castlin, Queen Harrison, Marcel Lomnicky, and Darrell Wesh — competed at Virginia Tech and took part in the summer Olympics, beginning with Coles in 1988.
Article ItemClass of 2021: National security and foreign affairs major prepared to serve after ‘transformational’ undergraduate experience , article
Schultz feels prepared for a career of service not only because of the skills he gained in the classroom, but also because of his extracurriculars. “Being involved across the university allowed me to build relationships that have positioned me where I am today,” he said.
Article ItemOutstanding Senior Award winner Emily Warwick discovers her passion through resilience , article
“I know the frustration of not being able to do everything my peers were able to do physically and mentally, from experiences like being able to jump to ‘Enter Sandman’ to struggling with memory issues that affected my coursework,” said Warwick. “These experiences were humbling, and I’ve had to learn the hard way not to take things for granted. I’ve also learned to fall back on my values, support system, and what fundamentally grounds me in who I am.”
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