2014 Scholarship Winners

The NC Triad Chapter of the Virginia Tech Alumni Association is pleased to announce the winners of our 2014 scholarship award.  Each year, graduating seniors from the Triad who have applied and been accepted to Virginia Tech compete for the opportunity to earn this scholarship.  The students must exemplify a commitment to academic excellence as well as involvement in the local community.  In addition to the application requirements, the finalists are then interviewed by a panel of local alumni to determine the winner.  The students  receive a one-time, $2,000 scholarship for the upcoming 2014-2015 school year.

We are proud to award this year’s scholarships to Leah Renee Frost, daughter of James and Sandra Frost of Northern Guilford High School, and Jay Kirby, son of Jeff and Patricia Kirby of Bishop McGuinness High School.

Leah Frost

Leah Frost

Jay Kirby

Jay Kirby

These students, along with all new Hokies will be honored and welcomed at our annual “Freshman Send-off Picnic” at Triad Park on August 14th, 2014 at Triad Park.

2013 Scholarship Winners

The NC Triad Chapter of the Virginia Tech Alumni Association is pleased to announce our two recipients of the 2013 Chapter Scholarship.  The scholarship is a one-time award of $2,000 per recipient for the first year of studies at Virginia Tech.

The NC Triad Chapter region is sending twenty-seven new students to Blacksburg this year.  The applicants for this year’s scholarship are all highly accomplished students, both in the classroom and out of it.  Most students averaged well over 1750 SAT scores and GPA’s above 3.5 (on a weighted scale).

The recipients of this year’s scholarship are Ryan Furrow from High Point Central High School in High Point, NC and Allison Quinn of Forsyth Country Day School in Lewisville, NC.

Ryan Furrow

Ryan Furrow

 

Ryan is a graduate of High Point Central’s International Baccalaureate program.  The son of Roger and Rebecca Furrow, he lives in High Point.  During Ryan’s high school career, he was involved in the National Honor’s Society, Government School, Beta Boys State, and played Soccer.  He was ranked in the top 10% of his graduating class.  Ryan intends to major in Aerospace Engineering at Virginia Tech.

 

 

 

Allison Quinn

Allison Quinn

 

Allison is a graduate of Forsyth Country Day school.  The daughter of Peter and Carol Ann Quinn, she lives in Clemmons, NC.  During high school, Allison was involved in the National Honor Society, National Arts Honor Society, drama, and track.  She aspires to earn her private pilot’s license and is also intending to major in Aerospace Engineering at Virginia Tech.

 

 

 

 

 

The NC Triad Chapter would like to thank all students for their interest in the Chapter Scholarship program and wishes everyone the best in their academic careers.  The Scholarship Committee had a very difficult decision in narrowing down such a wonderfully talented and accomplished group of applicants.

We look forward to seeing as many of our incoming students and their families as possible at our annual Send-off Picnic on August 8th at Triad Park.

Window Stickers are Here!

We just received our shipment of NC Triad Chapter window stickers.  Show your Triad Hokie pride!Window StickerThese stickers measure 6″ x 4″ (at the widest points of the oval) and are “Virginia Tech Orange” (the official Pantone color) on a clear background.  They are made to attach to the outside of a window, not the inside.  Each sticker costs $5/each, with proceeds going to our scholarship fund.

We will have a small supply available at all our events, but if you would like to purchase one now, you can contact Mark Whitehouse.

March Update

Greetings Triad Hokies!  Spring is in the air! (can’t you just feel it?)

We’ve been busy over the last few weeks filling out the calendar with a lot of upcoming activities.  Any one or all of these events are your chance to get out and show your Hokie spirit!

The first item on the calendar is our monthly meeting on April 8th.  We’ll be meeting at the new JP Looney’s in Kernersville this time around.  Come out and help us finalize some of the details for the next few events.

That weekend we’ll be a hosting a special event for newly accepted students to Virginia Tech.  This is their chance to come talk with local alumni, other prospective students, and members of the admissions staff.  If you’d like to take part in this, please contact Jim Goff prior to April 12th.

hokieclubAfter that, we jump to the annual Orange & Maroon Dinner on April 30th at the Doubletree off High Point Road.  This year’s guests are expected to be new Wide Receiver’s coach Aaron Moorehead and Athletics Director Jim Weaver.

 

teams-logo-3color-pink-300x300Kate Lehmkuler is heading up this year’s Hokies for the Cure team benefiting the Susan G. Komen Foundation on May 4th.  We hope to keep growing our presence year over year at this great event dedicated to finding a cure for breast cancer.  In case you’re wondering, yes, pink is a great accent color with Chicago Maroon.

 

Divine Llama VineyardsImmediately following the Komen Race, Tom Hughes is hosting a “VT Alumni Day at Divine Llama Vineyards“.  We’ll be having an afternoon picnic starting at 12:30, with the option to visit the tasting room or go on a “Llama Trek”.  Reservations are required to attend, but you don’t need to eat our food – feel free to bring your own!
WS Dash LogoMay 31st will be our Hokies Night at the Dash event.  That’s a Friday night, so weather permitting, it’s a Fireworks Friday!  Tickets to the game are just $10 and include a program and Dash baseball cap.

 

There are several long-term events that we’re still in the planning stages for in late summer.  The first of which is our annual “New Student Picnic”, which is tentatively set for August 8th at Triad Park.  Once we’ve finalized the details, we’ll be sending out all the details.

vir_logoThe other event promises to be very exciting – “Virginia Tech Day at Virginia International Raceway“.  This is a partnership event with several of the other chapters surrounding the raceway.  The even that weekend will be the “Chump Car World Series 24-hours at VIR” – plenty of racing when we’re not having tailgate competitions with other chapters and schools, tours of the facility, etc.  Again, once details are finalized, we’ll get out the information to you.