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February 2015 Aspire! Award recipients

On February 20, 2015 the Division of Student Affairs Aspirations for Student Learning Committees announced the newest recipients of the Aspire! Awards. Congratulations go to the following:
      Catherine Goggins – Courageous Leadership
      Allison Laclede – Curiosity
      Samuel Aguilar Chavez – Self-Understanding and Integrity
      Larissa PeraraUt Prosim
      Lauren Cashman – Civility
     Jay Read – Civility

The Aspire! Awards recognize students and faculty/staff who exemplify the division’s Aspirations for Student Learning. Five students, one representing each aspiration, and one faculty/staff member representing the featured Aspiration will be honored at each breakfast in the months of October, November, February, March, and April.

Thu, 26 Feb 2015

More than 80 percent of graduates either have a job or will continue their education, the highest level since 2007-08. Of those with jobs, graduates reported a median salary of $53,000.

Thu, 26 Feb 2015

As the university's new framework for inclusion and diversity efforts develops, the six employees appointed as inclusion coordinators will inform, support, and promote the efforts around InclusiveVT.

Wed, 25 Feb 2015

Registration for the March 9-11 Culinary Camp for Adults ends today. Youth camps are available this summer to improve on cooking skills with Virginia Tech chefs.

Scholarships and Financial Aid Webinar: Starting a New Year

Originally aired on Tuesday, January 27, 2015 at Noon, EST

If you missed the webinar or you want to watch it again, we’ve got great news for you. Starting a New Year is now available in our webinar archive.

This webinar is brought to you by Virginia Tech University Scholarships and Financial Aid and Division of Student Affairs New Student and Family Programs.

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Call for Family of the Year Nominations

The Family of the Year award is presented by the Division of Student Affairs to acknowledge the people who are so important to our students—as mentors, collaborators, friends, advocates, and guides. This award honors a parent, family member, or family of a current Virginia Tech student who has made a significant impact on the student’s college success. The Family of the Year Award winner will receive the following honors:

  • An introduction during the Virginia Tech Spring Football Game during Family Weekend (April 25, 2015).
  • Special guests of Dr. Patty Perillo, Vice President for Student Affairs, at the Family Weekend Tailgate prior to the game.
  • Two nights at The Inn at Virginia Tech (April 24 & 25, 2015).

Nomination Deadline is March 15, 2015 by 11:59 p.m.


Call for Favorite Faculty Nominations

Housing and Residence Life is seeking “Favorite Faculty” nominations from students who live on campus. A reception honoring faculty who are nominated and the students who submitted nominations will be held on Wednesday, April 1 at 5:30 p.m. in Owens Banquet Room. Teaching/Research and Administrative/Professional Faculty are eligible to be nominated as “Favorite Faculty.”

The “Favorite Faculty” program is an effort to encourage students to recognize the positive impact that faculty have had on them and their college experiences. This reception for the nominators and nominees provides a forum for students and faculty to spend time together outside of the classroom and celebrate their positive interactions.

All on campus residents are eligible to nominate up to two faculty members for their outstanding contributions, dedication to students, or personal influence. Students can submit their nominations online.

Faculty will receive a letter informing them of the nomination along with an invitation to the reception. Nominating students will be notified when their faculty member has submitted an RSVP for the event.

Nominations will be accepted until March 6, 2015. For questions regarding this event please contact James Penven at 540-231-6205,


Nominate inspirational students for Aspire! Award

Do you know a student who exemplifies curiosity, integrity and self-understanding, civility, courageous leadership, or the values of Ut Prosim (That I May Serve)? Then nominate him or her for an Aspire! Award. Students will be honored in November, February, March, and April. See the award website for information on nomination deadlines.


Our Mission:

To promote students learning, life skills, and personal growth through a strong focus on holistic student development and collaborative partnerships that deliver superior service to, and care for, students in the spirit of Ut Prosim.

To learn more about our Aspirations for Student Learning and Guiding Principles for Service, visit the About Student Affairs section.

Planning to live off campus next year?

Moving Off Campus Play by Play Video

Virginia Tech's "Moving Off Campus" video (17 min) provides an entertaining look at the rewards and challenges student renters face.

For more off-campus housing information visit the information desk located on the lower level in Squires Student Center

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