Notable Virginia Tech alumni

    Items from the 1970s, on display in the Alumni Museum in the Holtzman Alumni Center on campus.

Since opening its doors in 1872 as Virginia Agricultural and Mechanical College, Virginia Tech has produced scores of alumni whose contributions have bolstered the university’s reputation as a first-class institution across the nation and around the world. These noteworthy alumni are individuals who have

  • Risen to senior positions in government, including military service
  • Achieved distinction for personal or professional accomplishments in any field or for contributions of enduring significance or value to society
  • Committed heroic acts
  • Achieved celebrity for personal acts, performances, artistic endeavors, or ongoing professional status

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Alphabetical Index

An alphabetical index of all notable alumni also is available.


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