There are a variety of opportunities for students to participate in the Black Alumni Reunion. Alumni look forward to connecting with students when they return to campus. Students can get involved by attending events, networking with alumni, volunteering at the reunion, and displaying their art work.

Volunteer

We are currently seeking students and alumni committee volunteers to help plan and promote the weekend. Student volunteers gain free access to events. Volunteers can help plan events or volunteer during the weekend. Those interested in planning will participate in monthly conference calls with alumni and alumni relations staff to develop ideas and finalize logistics before the reunion. Planners are also expected to help with their dedicated committee event, and to act as ambassadors to promote events to fellow students. 

Students who volunteer to help at events will be assigned a volunteer time, based on availability. Volunteers must commit to their scheduled time and attend mandatory training and event orientation, prior to the event. Duties may include registration assistance, event set-up or breakdown, hospitality greeter, and other duties. For questions, contact Latanya Walker at latanya@vt.edu.

Student Entrepreneurs

Don’t miss the chance to show off your business to hundreds of returning alumni during the Black Alumni Reunion. Students will have the opportunity to host booths and introduce their businesses and business ideas to alumni and other visitors. Students must be present to host their booths immediately before and after the Student/Alumni Networking Workshop. Participants may also have the chance to host a booth at other times during the reunion, if so desired. 

Artists

The Virginia Tech Alumni Association seeks student and alumni artists to display their work as part of the reunion. Artists may choose to display their work as part of the quarterly Holtzman Alumni Center Gallery showcase, or to present their work only during reunion events.

Gallery pieces will show from January through April. All mediums are eligible, but work should be framed or professionally mounted and able to hang on the wall. Artists may also offer items for sale.

Those who choose to display solely during the reunion weekend must coordinate with the building manager by Feb. 1 to arrange details. Work will be placed on easels and highlighted in multiple venues during the weekend.

All Interested artists should contact Jay Whitlow at jowhitl4@vt.edu.