There are about 7,451 living African American and Black Virginia Tech alumni.
Our alumni served and continue to serve in many important roles. They are committed to providing leadership and helping current students excel. African American and Black alumni are a valuable constituency group to the university. The Alumni Association welcomes the opportunity to engage and learn from African American and Black Alumni.
Planning is underway for the 2018 Black Alumni Reunion. This reunion will mark several Virginia Tech milestones, including:....Learn More
Beginning in the fall of 2017, Virginia Tech began a pilot project of the InclusiveVT Project 2022 initiative, a bold university-wide effort to make a difference. The goal, for Project 2022, is to increase the number of underrepresented students at Virginia Tech. The good news is that there is a significant increase in the number of minority student applications!
Now, we need your help even more by participating in our spring yield events with those students who are offered admission. There are several opportunities for alumni involvement. Alumni may:
Call prospective students once they are admitted in late February. Register here.
Meet prospective students at Project 2022 Yield Events in the following areas:
- National Capital Region Registration
March 5, 2017 | 4 pm - 6 pm
Virginia Tech Research Center
900 N. Glebe Rd. Arlington, VA;
- Norfolk/Virginia Beach Registration
March 6, 2017 | 7 pm - 9 pm
Norfolk Slover Public Library
235 E Plume St, Norfolk, VA
- Newport News Registration
March 7, 2016 | 7 pm - 9 pm
Hampton Inn and Suites
12251 Jefferson Avenue, Newport News, VA
- Richmond Registration
March 8, 2017 | 7 pm - 9 pm
Hampton Inn & Suites-Virginia Center
1101 Technology Park Drive, Glen Allen VA
If you are willing to help host events with alumni to share this opportunity, please let us know.
Donate. The biggest challenge for minority student enrollment is scholarships, but there is a new opportunity for giving – the Beyond Boundaries Campaign. To give, use the link above and select “Enter your own”. Then enter Beyond Boundaries Diversity. If you can give $3,000 ($250 month), $5,000 ($416 month), or $6,000 ($500 month), it will be matched through Beyond Boundaries Scholars Program.
If you prefer to give less, you can give to the InclusiveVT Student Excellence Fund, There's no minimum and you can schedule monthly deductions as low as $10 a month. Using the same link, select “InclusiveVT Student Excellence Fund” to give any size gift.
Check out the Office for Inclusion and Diversity Fall Review to see all the changes at VT.
Share this opportunity and email with fellow Alumni! Let's make this happen!
Virginia Tech is getting national publicity for our diversity efforts. President Sands has demonstrated a strong leadership commitment to making a difference and has set aggressive goals for minority student enrollment. We hope you will join us in the effort.
"Now is the time… To dream big. To act boldly. To give generously. To make dreams come true.”
If you have questions, please reach out to:
Crystal L. Crockett '03, Director of Development for Institutional Diversity,
Office: (540)231-5664 Cell: (540) 750-1493
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Latanya Walker, ’91, Director of Alumni Relations for Diversity and Inclusion,
Office: (540) 231-8970 Cell: (540) 553-2701
You are invited to join more than 100 African American Virginia Tech students on Saturday, February 18, 2017, from 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., for a unique networking reception and tour of the Freedom House Museum in Old Town Alexandria, Virginia. There will be a short program with several area alumni and university administrator followed by a reception with light refreshments and hors d'oeuvres. This event is FREE and the attire is Business Professional/Casual
Learn more about the Freedom House Museum, owned by the Northern Virginia Urban League. Here, visitors stand witness to the powerful stories of the enslaved in the same space where they were once held. First-person slave narratives told through video and exhibits include the story of Solomon Northup.
Point of Contact: Traci DeShazor, Director, Diversity and Inclusion, National Capital Region, Virginia Tech Alumni Association: email@example.com
Sponsored by the Black Organizations Council, Black Cultural Center, Virginia Tech Alumni Association, Office for Inclusion and Diversity, Moss Arts Center, the National Capital Region Chapter of the Virginia Tech Alumni Association and the Division of Student Affairs Presents
The Virginia Tech Multicultural Alumni Advisory Board (MAAB) is accepting nominations for new board members for the 2015-2018 term. Learn more about the MAAB or how to make a nomination.
All nominations and applications must be submitted via the survey.
Bruce Carver Giving Challenge
At Virginia Tech, we eagerly incorporate additional points of view. This ensures a stronger university, both for the students we have today and the promising young people we hope to attract in the years to come.
You have the opportunity to help us build upon our established strengths through the Bruce Carver Giving Challenge. Your gift to the Black Cultural Center Alumni Scholarship will provide support to students who enhance the lives of those associated with the BCC and the university community.
View the Black Alumni Research Committee's presentation on 'Reconsidering a Black Alumni Society.' This presentation offers the Committee's recommendations regarding the organization of a Black Alumni Society. These recommendations were presented at the 2014 Black Alumni Reunion.