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Corps Review: Fall 2019

Alumni Spotlight

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    Making History
    Making History

    Participating as one of only 220 jumpers from across the globe on June 5, 2019, to celebrate the 75th anniversary of D-Day in Normandy, France, Lt. Col. Drew Hodges ‘75 experienced the ultimate satisfaction of celebrating one of America’s greatest wartime moments.

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    6 alumni added to the Pylons
    6 alumni added to the Pylons

    On Nov. 15, Virginia Tech dedicated the engraving six new names to the War Memorial Pylons. Five were killed during the Vietnam War era, and the sixth died in an October training exercise.

Features

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    Virginia Tech Corps of Cadets members on campus
    Corps' resurgence includes new buildings and plans to reach 1,400 cadets , article

    Corps of Cadets enrollment has surged above 1,100, and Virginia Tech's Board of Visitors has approved adding a new residence hall and main building for the program.

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    Boundless Impact
    Boundless Impact

    The campaign is expected to fuel major initiatives all across the university, including $50 million for the Corps of Cadets to ensure cadets graduate ready for the world that awaits them.

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    Fall Events
    Fall Events

    As the regiment continues to grow — 1,154 cadets this fall — so does the excitement surrounding our events.

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    Focus on Philanthropy: Why I Give
    Focus on Philanthropy: Why I Give

    When asked about my brother Richard Chin ’59, I tell of a life that fascinates — truly an American story — and Virginia Tech is a crucial chapter.

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    Corps Reunion
    Corps Reunion

    Highlights from the 2019 Corps Reunion included the Gunfighter Panel, formal retreat, dinner speakers, and, of course, the march into Lane Stadium to start the football game.

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    Highty-Tighty Reunion
    Highty-Tighty Reunion

    It’s always a good time when we get the band back together.

Departments

Our Columnists

Commandant's Column: Ready. Set. Go.

Chairman's Column: A Successful Corps Reunion

Leader Development: Cadets Hear from Diverse Speakers

Recruiting Update: Never Pass Up the Opportunity to Say Something

Museum Curator: What Was a Rooter?

Giving: What Impact Will You Have on the Corps?

Corps Staff Update

 

Honor Guard

In Memory | Lest We Forget

The Back Cover

The fall regimental staff is made up of (from left) Cyrus Unvala ‘20, Mason Fitzsimmons ‘20, Charlie Young ‘20, Executive Officer Meredith Oakes ‘20, Regimental Commander Justin Clipson ‘20, Lauren Zuchowski ‘20, Joseph LaBianca ‘20, and Mame Ngom ‘21.
The fall regimental staff is made up of (from left) Cyrus Unvala ‘20, Mason Fitzsimmons ‘20, Charlie Young ‘20, Executive Officer Meredith Oakes ‘20, Regimental Commander Justin Clipson ‘20, Lauren Zuchowski ‘20, Joseph LaBianca ‘20, and Mame Ngom ‘21. Photo by H. Pat Artis VT’71.