Virginia Tech Magazine

Volume 15, Number 3
Spring 1993


Outstanding Young Alumni chosen

Annette C. (Arnold) Willis has been selected as Virginia Tech's Outstanding Young Alumna for 1992-93 and Gregory D. Brainerd as the Outstanding Young Alumnus.

Willis '84 is an accounting graduate of the R.B. Pamplin College of Business. Upon graduation, she joined Peat, Marwick, & Mitchell in Roanoke and since has achieved the position of senior manager in the firm's audit department.

While attending Virginia Tech, Willis served as president of Beta Alpha Psi, the national accounting honorary, and was a member of Phi Kappa Phi and the Accounting Society. She is currently active in the Roanoke Jaycees, the Roanoke Regional Chamber of Commerce, the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, and the Roanoke Chapter of the Institute of Management Accountants, serving on their board of directors. She and her husband, Jay Willis, live on Smith Mountain Lake.

Brainerd '83, also a business graduate, earned his degree in management. Currently, he serves as president of Classic Datacom, Inc., a company he formed in 1988 in Glastonbury, Conn. The company provides products and services through corporations such as Motorola Codex and UDS and has offices in Boston and Milford, Conn.

As an undergraduate, Brainerd served as president of his class, a member of Phi Kappa Sigma fraternity, and as a student alumni associate. An active Rotarian, he lives with is wife, Lisa, and daughter, Lisa, in Marlborough, Conn.

Summer Around the Drillfield
June 23 - 27, 1993

Discover a side of Virginia Tech you may have missed while getting an education. For one week in June, the Virginia Tech Alumni Association offers you and your family the chance to enjoy canoeing, tubing on the New River, university theater, faculty speakers, local side trips, and low-pressure education in the facilities of your alma mater.

The fourth Annual Summer Around the Drillfield program will be held June 23-27. Lodging is reserved in Cochrane Hall, where families, singles, or couples can occupy suites with private baths.

Meals, including buffets, theme meals, and catered functions, will be served in campus dining halls. The inclusive cost is $190 for adults and $170 for young Hokies, ages 3-18. For more information, call Tom Brown at the Virginia Tech Alumni Association, (703) 231-6285. Registration and deposit details will be mailed upon request.

Moseley receives CASE volunteer award

Alumni Association President William W. Moseley recently received the Council for the Advancement and Support of Education District III's 1993 Volunteer Award, which recognizes outstanding leadership and service in support of higher education.

A native of Lawrenceville, Va., Moseley has been president of the Virginia Tech Alumni Association for the past two years, a member of the association's board of directors for the past 10 years, and has served as Richmond chapter president.

Moseley provided leadership during the association's transition from an independent private association to an integral university department. During this transition, he worked to ensure the association's high visibility within the university community and to maintain and improve the quality of association programs and services to alumni, students, parents and friends of Virginia Tech. He initiated two-day planning conferences with alumni leaders and university administrators to help better define the association's role in the university's future.

During his term as president of the Richmond chapter, active membership increased from 300 to 800, and annual scholarship awards increased from $3,000 to $6,000 in just one year. The chapter's annual Spring Fling became the largest off-campus gathering of Virginia Tech alumni and friends, with 800 people in attendance. Moseley also worked to publish a Richmond area alumni directory, the only chapter directory compiled. The chapter also established the "Richmond Chapter Virginia Tech Alumni Hall of Fame" to recognize outstanding achievements and service to the university from area alumni.

Other programs Moseley has initiated include a more active legislative affairs committee to help the university communicate its needs to state and federal legislators and a "Tech Connect" network to assist graduates and provide career opportunities for them. His architectural firm has done its part as well, hiring numerous Tech graduates and interns.

'78, '83, and '88 spring reunions planned

Special springtime reunions for the Classes of 1978, 1983, and 1988 will include campus tours, special alumni programs, and many opportunities for fellowship on May 14-15.

Also special entertainment will be offered for the children. Details will be mailed to class members from Alumni Hall, or you may contact Dean Farmer with the Alumni Association, (703) 231-6285.

Old Guard Reunion 1993

The Virginia Tech Alumni Association Old Guard Reunion will be held on the Virginia Tech campus at the Donaldson Brown Center on May 13-14. The Old Guard, consisting of all those alumni who have been graduated 50 years or more, provides the opportunity for continuing contact with classmates and friends from many classes. While high adventure, such as the unexpected flood that drove alumni from the Donaldson Brown Center last year, is not anticipated for 1993, reunion activities should prove to be stimulating. For more information, contact T.O. Williams at the alumni association, (703) 231-6285.

Baseball, 1993
Apr. 1      at Richmond                  3     p.m.
Apr. 3      GEORGE MASON                 2     p.m.
Apr. 4      at George Mason              1     p.m.
Apr. 6      at West Virginia (DH)        1     p.m.
Apr. 7      VIRGINIA                     3     p.m.
Apr. 9      WESTERN CAROLINA             12:30 p.m.
Apr. 10     at Tulane (DH)               3     p.m.
Apr. 11     at Tulane                    1     p.m.
Apr. 13     at Appalachian State         3     p.m.
Apr. 14     at Virginia                  3     p.m.
Apr. 15     MARSHALL                     3     p.m.
Apr. 16     UNC CHARLOTTE                3     p.m.
Apr. 17     UNC CHARLOTTE                2     p.m.
Apr. 18     UNC CHARLOTTE                2     p.m.
Apr. 20     N.C. State at Martinsville   7:30  p.m.
Apr. 21     UVA at Salem                 7     p.m.
Apr. 22     at VMI                       4     p.m.
Apr. 24     at Louisville (DH)           1     p.m.
Apr. 25     at Louisville                2     p.m.
Apr. 26     at Marshall                  5     p.m.
Apr. 27     LIBERTY                      3     p.m.
Apr. 28     at Liberty                   3     p.m.
May  5      RICHMOND                     3     p.m.
May  7      SOUTH FLORIDA                3     p.m.
May  8      SOUTH FLORIDA                2     p.m.
May  9      SOUTH FLORIDA                noon
May  14     SOUTHERN MISS                3     p.m.
May  15     SOUTHERN MISS                2     p.m.
May  16     SOUTHERN MISS                2     p.m.
May  19-23  METRO TOURNAMENT at Richmond
May  27-30  NCAA Regionals
Virginia Tech Magazine Volume 15, Number 3 Spring 1993