International students Angie Estrada and Daniel Medina, fellows in the Interfaces of Global Change IGEP, attended the recent installation ceremonies for Virginia Tech’s new president, Dr. Timothy Sands. Burruss Hall was awash in color for this special occasion. The Cranwell International Center displayed their entire international flag collection, which honors the 3,000+ international students at Virginia Tech and represents the 128 nations from which they hail.

Virginia Tech international students will be honored during presidential installation ceremonies Oct 17 and 18 as flags representing all 128 countries of origin will be flown outside Burruss Hall.

From VTx News:

The formal installation of Timothy D. Sands as Virginia Tech’s 16th president on Oct. 17 was part of a three-day celebration that engaged students, faculty, staff, and members of the community. 

Several college faculty and students participated in “Experience Virginia Tech,” an academic showcase highlighting innovative teaching and research through activities, displays, and lectures. Presentations included “The Water We Drink” by Stephen Schoenholtz and Kevin McGuire, “Contagion” by Kathleen Alexander and Korine Kolivras, and “Endangered Cats” by Marcella Kelly.

Welcome President Sands!