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To the Editor

Spectrum Volume 18 Issue 10 - October 26, 1995

Leadership.

From our motto of Ut Prosim, to President Torgersen's challenge that we serve as the model land-grant university for the 21st century, leadership is woven deeply into the fabric of Virginia Tech.

As we reach the halfway point of the Combined Virginia Campaign, I invite my friends and colleagues at Virginia Tech to join with me and other Tech employees in a leadership role. The Wings of Leadership Society was established by the United Way of Montgomery, Radford, and Floyd to better serve the health and human-service needs of the New River Valley. Last year, 162 couples and individuals, more than half of whom were affiliated with Virginia Tech, offered their leadership through contributions of $500 or more to the United Way or the Combined Virginia Campaign. These few people accounted for more than 15 percent of all the money raised in last year's campaign.

Those of us in a state university setting are well aware of the call for government to do less, and for private citizens to do more. The Wings of Leadership Society offers those who echo that call to put their money where their mouths are. From health care at the Free Clinic of the New River Valley, to providing comfort to a child through Big Brothers/Big Sisters of the New River Valley, your CVC dollar can bring big returns here at home. A designation of $500 or more on your CVC pledge card will bring you into The Wings of Leadership Society.

Anyone wishing more information can contact me at 1-6997, or via e-mail at dinosaur@vt.edu.

Paul Lancaster

Virginia Tech Co-Chair

Wings of Leadership Society