Announcements Alumni Mentor Program on LinkedIn Thanks to alumni and cadets alike for your support over the last few months to help us get this program off the ground. Our mentor group on LinkedIn has grown from just an idea to a group of 162 alumni and cadets who share information. Over the summer, the activity will likely slow because the cadets will be busy with summer trainings and internships. The program will pick back up in
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the fall, and we encourage you all to continue conversations that may have already started. If you are a VTCC alumnus who has not joined yet, find the VTCC Alumni Mentor Group at linkedin.com/ groups/8576000 and write up a small bio on yourself. You may be able to help a cadet out there looking for career or internship guidance! Thank you!
Upcoming Events • Ongoing: Home game football tickets for the VTCC alumni row are on sale now. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org. • Sept. 21: Gunfighter Panel, 3 p.m. in Burruss Hall • Sept. 22: VTCC Alumni Board meeting in the Holtzman Alumni Center • Sept. 22-23: Corps Reunion, registration starts at 3 p.m. at The Inn at Virginia Tech • Oct. 7: Fall Caldwell March • Oct. 20-21: Highty-Tighty Reunion
To the Class of 1967: Homecoming Weekend is Our 50th Reunion By the ’67 Reunion Planning Committee The 50th anniversary of our graduation from VPI is here, and it will be our best reunion ever! There will be time to share with friends, rekindle past friendships, and learn about the internationally recognized research university that is our alma mater. The dates for our reunion weekend could not be better: Oct. 19-22. Not only will the weekend celebrate our 50th anniversary, but it will be homecoming at Virginia Tech that will include a great football game against the University of North Carolina. The VPI of over 5,000 students that we left has grown into Virginia Tech and a student population of over 31,000
enrolled in programs that are among the best in the world. While much has changed, the qualities that define our alma mater have endured — a commitment of service embodied in Ut Prosim (That I May Serve) and a strong sense of family that the world has come to know as the Hokie Nation. The alumni association predicts that this will be the “highest attended” reunion for the Class of ’67 ever. Please attend this very special celebration. A large turnout is the key ingredient to our 50th anniversary! Register today and encourage other classmates to register, too. We look forward to seeing you in October!
Corps ambassador, Growley II (call sign “Tank”), celebrated his fourth birthday on April 24 with presents from Commandant of Cadets Maj. Gen. Randal D. Fullhart. As the third roommate in a triple room, Growley lives with his cadet handlers in Pearson Hall during the academic year. When the residence halls are closed, Growley goes home with one of the handlers, and he is now on summer break with Cadet Eleanor Franc ’18. This arrangement allows cadets to maintain Growley’s rigorous training and care schedule and allows him to explore new environments and preserve his canine confidence.
Social Media Growley is on Instagram as @vtgrowley. Stay up-to-date with the Corps of Cadets by following @vtcorpsofcadets.
www.vtcc.vt.edu | CORPS REVIEW 3
The Summer 2017 edition of the Corps Review, the alumni magazine for the Virginia Tech Corps of Cadets.