Reunion Planning Time!

Planning is underway for the 2018 Black Alumni Reunion. This reunion will mark several Virginia Tech milestones, including:

  • The 50th Anniversary of Groove Phi Groove, the first Black organization on campus;
  • The 50th Anniversary of the Human relations Council (predecessor to BSA);
  • The 25th Anniversary of the National Pan-Hellenic Council (NPHC) at Virginia Tech;
  • The 40th Anniversary of the Black Student Alliance.

We need your help to create a reunion that celebrates these exciting milestones. This year, the following opportunities are available:

·       Volunteering on a Committee

·       Exhibiting artwork during the alumni art show

·       Participating in the vendor fair

·       Creating the theme for the reunion

If you are interested in any of the above options, please register here (click link below):

BAR 2018 Planning Survey


Committee chairs will schedule committee meetings to ensure the completion of necessary steps for events and report to the reunion Chair(s) during executive committee meetings. Committee members will work in coordination with Virginia Tech Alumni Association (VTAA) staff, to participate in monthly conference calls as needed and to help determine a plan of action and next steps. Members may also need to plan time to meet in-person, during and prior to the reunion, in order to rehearse or adequately prepare for reunion events. We hope to engage several alumni in this effort to build a diverse committee and engage a wide audience.

Will work with VTAA staff to plan the awards ceremony, including menu selection, program creation, awards ceremony schedule and script development and selection of speaker and master of ceremonies. Awards committee members will attend rehearsals and a technical run-through during the reunion.

Awards Ceremony Committee – Chair: Lisa Thaxton

Will work with VTAA staff to develop a coordinated marketing and communications plan to promote the reunion and engage alumni. The plan will include flyers, blog posts, official announcements, tweets and other mediums. 

Communications Committee – Chair: Juanisha Brooks 

Will work with VTAA staff and the communications committee to assist with marketing the reunion to alumni, based on the decade of graduation. 

Decade Captains Committee – Chair: Lonnie Johns

The committee will monitor the hospitality suite(s) during the reunion and help with hosting special guests.    

Hospitality Committee – Chair: Vacant

Will work VTAA staff to plan the music and events for the final celebration of the reunion. 

Saturday Dance Committee – Chair: Duston Scarborough 

Will work with VTAA staff to plan the National Pan-Hellenic Council’s 45th Anniversary Step Show.    

Step Show Committee – Chair: Vacant

Will work with VTAA staff and students to plan the student/alumni networking event. The committee will determine the structure for the event and develop instructions for both volunteers and attendees.    

Student/Alumni Networking Committee – Chair: Deseria Creighton-Barney

Will work with VTAA staff to plan the Sunday ceremony. Responsibilities will include developing the program, recruiting student and alumni singers, organizing the rehearsal and executing the event.

Sunday Celebration Committee – Chair: Dennis Scott   

Will work with VTAA staff to plan the vendor portion of the reunion. Responsibilities will include recruiting and communicating with vendors, greeting vendors on Friday and monitoring the exhibit hall.

Vendor Committee – Chair: Vacant