Spring Events

Skipper appeared in a ballet, Growley turned 5, and alumni speakers and special guests gave cadets a lot to think about during the spring semester.

Skipper the cannon and its crew are on stage during a play.
Skipper Crew participated in performances of “The Nutcracker,” put on by Little Leapers, a children’s dance studio in Blacksburg, in December 2017. (Photo by Kate Clark Photography)
From left, Kristen Meister ’07, Maj. Susan Frank ’07, and Rachelle Oribio ’04 stand and clap.
From left, Kristen Meister ’07, Maj. Susan Frank ’07, and Rachelle Oribio ’04 spoke during the spring Gunfighter Panel on Feb. 22.
From left, Cheryl J. Rawls ’84, Ericke Cage ’02, and Maj Tyson Griffith ’06 sit at a table and talk
From left, Cheryl J. Rawls ’84, Ericke Cage ’02, and Maj Tyson Griffith ’06 shared stories during a Black Corps Alumni Panel on March 14. (Photo by Cadet Jaelen de la Fuente ’18)
A group of people look down into display cases.
Volunteers with the National D-Day Memorial tour the Corps Museum space in Newman Library on Feb. 26.
Cadets and their director, MUCS Jim Beam, show off their class rings.
The Highty-Tighties surprised their director, MUCS Jim Beam, with a 2019 Virginia Tech class ring at this year’s Ring Dance on March 23. (Photo by Cadet Natalie Rosas ’18)
Cadets listen as Easley Smith ’45 talks at a round table.
Easley Smith ’45 talks with cadets at his table during the Future Alumni Dinner for the junior class on April 4.
Gen. Mark A. Welsh III on stage.
Gen. Mark A. Welsh III spoke April 5 as the final guest of this year’s Cutchins Leadership Lecture Series.
From left, Josh Miller ’17 and David Gardner ’17 , stand in front of a classroom of cadets.
From left, Josh Miller ’17 and David Gardner ’17 of the Roanoke (Virginia) Police Department were among the alumni to help with career panels with the VPI Battalion/Citizen-Leader Track cadets on April 17.
Growley II poses for the camera
Cadets threw Growley II (call sign “Tank”) a luau-themed party to celebrate his fifth birthday on April 25.