Dear Virginia Tech community,

It is my distinct honor to introduce Virginia Tech’s new global newsletter showcasing the breadth of international engagement by our students, faculty, and staff. This newsletter illuminates the myriad ways we are fulfilling the university’s tripartite land-grant mission of teaching and learning, research and discovery, and outreach and engagement across the world.

At the core of Virginia Tech’s mission is Ut Prosim (That I May Serve) — a motto that compels Hokies to apply their knowledge and talents to advance the greater good without regard for borders. Our global programs empower students to gain crucial international perspectives. Our worldwide research partnerships lead to life-changing discoveries. Our engagement initiatives in communities abroad manifest Virginia Tech’s exceptional capacity for service.

Through this newsletter, our broader university community has a platform to share and celebrate these stories of global impact. The newsletter is meant to be a springboard for cross-departmental collaboration and intercultural connectivity. Together through international partnership, we live out Ut Prosim and impact our world.

Guru Ghosh  
Vice President for Outreach and International Affairs

Thank you to all the members of UCIA, the Newsletter Content Advisors, and all who have helped contribute. While it would be impossible to name all who played a part in this developing this newsletter, we want to specifically thank:

Jessica Agnew, Tom Archibald, Kelsey Bartlett, Jenny Boone, Sandra Broughton, Lexi Clatterbuck, Jennifer Clevenger, Spencer Coppage, Alexander Dickow, Diane Deffenbaugh, Andrew Durfee, Avery Eliades, Max Esterhuizen, Raz Fage Mahmood, Ginny Ford, David Guerin, Ralph Hall, Lindsey Haugh, Jonas Hauptman, Alex Hood, Janise Jacques, Farida Jalalzai, Samantha Jameson, Cecilia Leonard, Steven Mackay, Ekaterina Martchouk, Emily Meade, Josh Meyer, Barbara Micale, Suzanne Miller, Elise Monsour, Joseph Mukuni, Jennifer Nardine, Billy Parvatam, Susan Piedmont-Palladino, Courtney Powell, Kim Rhodes, Will Rizzo, Nicole Sanderlin, Chelsea Seeber, Cammie Sgarrella, Felicia Spencer, Sara Steinert-Borella, Debra Stoudt, Lauren Surface, Josh Sweeney, Krista Timney, Jesse Tuel, Cory Van Dyke, Melody Warnick, Ashley Williamson, and Janell Watson.