Join us for the 3rd Biennial Black Alumni Summit

This year’s summit will be July 7-8 and will have a focus on Project 2022, which seeks engage Black alumni in the recruitment, yield, and retention of Black and African-American students.

Items for discussion at the summit, include:

  • Building regional networks to support Project 2022.
  • Committee planning for the 2018 Black Alumni Reunion, which will be held April 13-15, 2018, the same weekend as the Virginia Tech Spring Game.
  • Friday and Saturday socials.

Menah Pratt-Clarke, vice president for strategic affairs and vice provost for inclusion and diversity, and Crystal Crockett, director of development for inclusion and diversity, will give an update on diversity initiatives, and alumni will work together to develop plans for regional support.

Schedule

Friday, July 7

7:30-9 p.m.
Black Alumni Reunion executive committee planning meeting     

8:30-10:30 p.m.
Alumni Social in bar at Hilton Richmond Downtown

Saturday, July 8

7:30-8:30 a.m.
Registration in the second floor lobby
Breakfast (biscuits, sausage gravy, pastries, muffins, juice/coffee/tea, soft drinks) in the Miller and Rhoads rooms

8:30-9:00 a.m.
Welcome by Matt Winston in the Miller and Rhoads rooms

8:30-9 a.m.   
Agenda overview and multicultural programming updates: Latanya Walker, director of alumni relations for diversity and inclusion in the Miller and Rhoads rooms

9-9:30 a.m.   
Admissions updates: Juan Espinoza in the Miller and Rhoads rooms

9:30-10 a.m.
Project 2022 and diversity updates: Menah Pratt-Clarke, vice provost for inclusion and diversity and vice president for strategic affairs in the Miller and Rhoads rooms

10-10:15 a.m.
Break    

10:15-11:15 a.m.
Diversity development updates: alumni panel and Crystal Crockett, director of development, institutional diversity in the Miller and Rhoads rooms

11:15 a.m.-12:15 p.m.
Project 2022 black alumni networks – regional network breakouts in the Miller and Rhoads rooms and delegate rooms

12:15 -1:15 p.m.
Lunch    

1:15-2 p.m.
Regional network report out in the Miller and Rhoads rooms

2:00 pm – 2:15 pm
Break in atrium

2:15 pm - 3:00 pm
Reunion Updates: Latanya Walker, Traci DeShazor, Dwight Vick, Tommy Amal    

3- 4:15 p.m.
Committee breakout sessions    

4:15-5 p.m.
Committee reports and next ateps     

7 p.m.
Alumni social in bar at Hilton Richmond Downtown

Registration

Register now. The cost is $50 and includes breakfast, breaks, and lunch.

Lodging

Special rates have been reserved at the  Hilton Richmond Downtown. Please call 804-344-4300 and ask for the Virginia Tech Black Alumni Summit Block or make reservations online.

Questions

Please contact Latanya Walker at 540-231-8970 or latanya@vt.edu.