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    Taking 'Ut Prosim' to Africa , article

    In 2016, a safari adventure among family and friends led to a group of Virginia Tech faculty, students, and alumni starting a nonprofit organization to build a school in Tanzania. Today, the Maasai Education Foundation is teaming with Virginia Tech’s student-led Service Without Borders to construct the school and make a difference in many children’s lives

    Date: Sep 07, 2023
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    Virginia Tech group investing in Tanzania’s future , video

    In 2016, a safari adventure among family and friends led to a group of Virginia Tech faculty, students, and alumni starting a nonprofit organization to build a school in Tanzania. Today, the Maasai Education Foundation is teaming with Virginia Tech’s student-led Service Without Borders to construct the school and make a difference in many children’s lives.

    Date: Aug 28, 2023
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    Speaking the language of hope , article

    Dozens of immigrant and refugee children in Roanoke are given free school physicals and their parents are given peace of mind through a collaboration between the Virginia Tech Carilion School of Medicine, Bradley Free Clinic, Roanoke City Public Schools, Carilion Clinic, and the Roanoke City Health Department.

    Date: Jun 27, 2023
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    Nikki Giovanni reflects on service at Virginia Tech , video

    University Distinguished Professor Emerita Nikki Giovanni became only the fifth recipient of Virginia Tech's Ut Prosim Scholar Award. Giovanni, a world-renowned author, retired from the university in 2022 after 35 years in the Department of English. She reflects on how she's followed the university's motto of Ut Prosim (That I May Serve).

    Date: Jun 07, 2023
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    Virginia Tech Carilion School of Medicine alumni show worldwide reach of 'Ut Prosim' , article

    Joanna Kam and Robert Summey, married physicians from the Virginia Tech Carilion School of Medicine Class of 2015, recently volunteered on a trip of a lifetime to treat medically underserved patients in rural Kenya.

    Date: May 18, 2023
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    Class of 2023: Matthew Schrage finds solutions and purpose in architecture , article

    Named the College of Architecture, Arts, and Design outstanding graduate for 2023, Schrage has demonstrated his capabilities as a leader and collaborator, through his involvement in community-based and campus organizations, and by his advocacy for and critical research about inclusion in design practice and education.

    Date: May 09, 2023
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    Class of 2023: Yasmin Farzan named Outstanding Senior for the College of Engineering , article

    In Farzan’s undergraduate career, diversity has been her watchword. From courses of study, undergraduate research, and student organizations to community service and plans for future degrees, she has packed in as many experiences and classes as possible.

    Date: May 05, 2023
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    The Big Event 2023 , video

    The Big Event at Virginia Tech is a student-run day of service that has grown into the second largest event of its kind in the nation. Every spring, thousands of students, faculty, and staff come together to complete nearly 1,200 community service projects throughout Blacksburg, Christiansburg and the New River Valley.

    Date: Apr 03, 2023
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    A career built on science and service , article

    In April, Bill Hopkins will lead a roundtable discussion sponsored by the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation, where he will present a 30-year conservation plan for the species in Virginia that he authored in 2022.

    Date: Mar 06, 2023
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    School of Communication welcomes high schooler from Toby’s Dream Foundation , article

    Caleb Henegar visited Virginia Tech’s campus as a part of Toby’s Dream Foundation. He met up with Bill Roth and sports media and analytics students in the School of Communication as well as the men’s basketball team.

    Date: Feb 20, 2023
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    Students provide solace to incarcerated people through book donations , video

    The Prison Book Project has sent over 900 books to incarcerated people throughout the region since its first meeting in November 2021. Student volunteers begin each session by reading aloud letters from the book recipients as a glimpse into the lives of the people they're helping.

    Date: Feb 10, 2023
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    Students enrich the lives of incarcerated people with the gift of books , article

    The Virginia Tech Prison Book Project, which provides books to incarcerated people throughout Virginia, has seen “overwhelming” interest from students since hosting its first event in November 2021.

    Date: Feb 02, 2023
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    Virginia Tech women’s basketball player out for blood , article

    Virginia Tech women's basketball player Ashley Owusu needed blood transfusions to overcome a serious illness last spring, and now the Woodbridge, Virginia, native is using her platform as a college athlete to encourage others to donate blood to the American Red Cross.

    Date: Jan 25, 2023
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    Former police dog Thor swallows hard for holidays, receives compassionate, life-saving care at Veterinary Teaching Hospital , article

    It’s much easier to get a cloth elf and a plush teddy bear chew toy into a dog than to get them out. But out they came, thanks to the combined efforts of more than 20 personnel at the Veterinary Teaching Hospital.

    Date: Jan 20, 2023
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    Bringing blessings in a shoebox , article

    Virginia Tech alumna Elizabeth Henry Groff has received widespread praise for her work with Operation Christmas Child and is now a national spokesperson for the initiative. In mid-January, she is scheduled to hand out the initiative’s 200 millionth shoebox in her native Ukraine, where she spent much of her childhood in an orphanage.

    Date: Dec 21, 2022
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    Industrial Design students manufacture backpacks for Connection to Care program , video

    Working with Virginia Tech's Institute of Policy and Governance, students majoring in Industrial Design over several years have developed a backpack for the Connection to Care opioid crisis response program. The students traveled to Fairfield, Virginia to produce 50 prototype backpacks in collaboration with UTS Systems, a manufacturer of military grade shelters. The bags are intended to address the needs of individuals who are housing insecure or struggling with substance misuse, and will be given to the Drop-In Center in Roanoke, Virginia to be field tested so students can learn if improvements need to be made.

    Date: Dec 06, 2022
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    Students take a creative approach to fighting food insecurity , video

    Students in Martha Sullivan's service-learning ceramics course are crafting soup bowls to be donated for a fall event hosted by the Plenty! foodbank and farm. Their bowls will be sold to benefit local organizations that fight food insecurity. "I think it's really great for the students to see that there's an entry level into community service," said Sullivan.

    Date: Oct 07, 2022
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    Service learning at The Market of Virginia Tech , video

    Student volunteers at The Market of Virginia Tech participated in a service learning event in which bulk ingredients were broken down to be given to program participants. If you are a Virginia Tech undergraduate or graduate student interested in food assistance through the Market of Virginia Tech or other options, visit for more information.

    Date: Oct 06, 2022
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    VT Engage hosts Reducing Food Waste workshop , video

    VT Engage hosted their second annual workshop designed to educate the Virginia Tech community about the environmental, economic, and social benefits of reducing food waste. Local Programs Director Anisha Kohli, who facilitated the event, emphasized that food doesn't need to be perfect to get to our plates.

    Date: Apr 25, 2022
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    Four Virginia Tech faculty receive recognition for outstanding leadership, service , article

    Faculty academies honor the exemplary contributions of faculty members in formal service roles or in areas of leadership.

    Date: Apr 19, 2022

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