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Sesquicentennial HokieTalk: Expanding Knowledge

Hokie Talks

Saturday, Oct. 16 from 9 to 10 a.m. ET
Holtzman Alumni Center Assembly Hall
901 Prices Fork Road, Blacksburg, Virginia 24061 (or virtual)

The Virginia Tech Sesquicentennial will advance our vision for the future through three themes: solving problems, expanding knowledge, and creating and engaging communities. Join us for this HokieTalk, which will focus on expanding knowledge.

Both teaching and learning – as well as community engagement – are integrated in this theme. We will be joined by Virginia Tech experts who will discuss leadership education for the Virginia Tech Corps of Cadets, social justice and service learning in South India, and food insecurity and hunger in the Commonwealth of Virginia.

Panelists are:

  • Captain Jamie McGrath, Director for the Major General W. Thomas Rice Center for Leader Development, Virginia Tech Corps of Cadets
  • Elena Serrano, Professor of Human Nutrition, Foods, and Exercise, College of Agriculture and Life Sciences/Virginia Cooperative Extension
  • Bonnie Zare, Professor of Sociology, College of Liberal Arts and Human Sciences


Dean Alan Grant smiling in headshot

Dean Alan Grant of the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences will be the moderator for the panel.




For questions, contact Debbie Day at

Sesquicentennial HokieTalks

Join us for the 2021-22 season of HokieTalks and help us celebrate 150 years of impact and engagement. We will be exploring Sesquicentennial themes and celebrating university milestones, including 100 years of women attending Virginia Tech.