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Governor's Honor Awards nominees and winner

Virginia Tech had nine employees and two teams nominated for this year’s Governor's Honor Awards. One Virginia Tech employee was selected as a winner in the category of Creative Customer Service Category. Congratulations to Joe Griffitts, director of Hokie Passport Services, part of the Division of Finance.

Date: 12/16/2020
Health district stresses holiday caution as first COVID-19 vaccine arrives

“There will not be a significant dent in this pandemic anytime soon,” said Noelle Bissell, medical director of the New River Health District.

Date: 12/16/2020
From President Tim Sands: Thank you for your outstanding work this year

2020 will be remembered for challenges the likes of which have not been seen for generations. The year will also be remembered for the way we met those challenges. We developed thoughtful and pragmatic plans, adapted to changing circumstances, and safely served the needs of the community while maintaining a focus on our mission.

Date: 12/15/2020
Team of Hokie alumni, fans creates mobile tool to help boost Blacksburg's economy

No spectators and no tailgating at football games this season drove 12 Virginia Tech alumni and fans to create Localyte, an app through which people can purchase gift cards at participating Blacksburg businesses.

Date: 12/14/2020
COVID-19 tips from Coach Mike Young

Virginia Tech Men's Basketball Coach Mike Young reminds Hokies to #BeCommittedBeWell and not let their guard down in the fight against COVID-19.

Date: 12/11/2020

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A message from Dean of University Libraries Tyler Walters

Classes are online and so is the University Libraries. University Libraries Dean Tyler Walters explained many library resources and expertise have already been online, even before we imagined that our lives would change, and our work would become mostly virtual.

Date: 03/20/2020
May commencement ceremonies to move online; senior celebration in Lane Stadium planned for September

Virginia Tech President Tim Sands acknowledged the mixed emotions he has heard from graduating seniors as the spring semester has been upended — but knowing that graduates and families needed time to plan for commencement activities, and knowing the fluidity of the ongoing pandemic and the responsive measures that the nation is taking, Sands and other university leaders set in motion a plan for a truly memorable celebration in September.

Date: 03/19/2020
Social distancing: Off-campus gatherings prohibited and enforced

Date: 03/18/2020
Dining Services hours and operations in response to COVID-19

Date: 03/18/2020
From President Tim Sands: An update on university response to the COVID-19 virus

Hokie Nation knows the value of assembling in large numbers to support our community. While the power of convening is extraordinary, today we can embrace our fellow Hokies and the members of our communities by respecting social distancing. This is a selfless act.

Date: 03/17/2020

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