• The Hotel Roanoke & Conference Center, owned by Virginia Tech Real Estate Foundation, will join a new brand of Hilton Worldwide hotels that features properties boasting individuality and boutique-style atmosphere. The hotel is currently under the Double Tree Hilton brand and will move to the Curio collection which consists of about 30 hotels across the country. The "Grand Old Lady" is the first Virginia hotel to become part of the brand.

    “As a landmark with deep roots in the Roanoke community, this magnificent hotel perfectly embodies the Curio spirit of individuality and authenticity,” said Dianna Vaughan, global head, Curio – A Collection by Hilton. “With its adjoining conference center, easy downtown access and ideal location within the surrounding Blue Ridge Mountains region, The Hotel Roanoke & Conference Center is an ideal choice for business and leisure guests.”

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  • Kaley Burlingame, the co-CEO of SEED (Student-managed Endowment for Educational Development), a student-run investor group that manages a stock portfolio for the Virginia Tech Foundation, has made multiple appearances on CNBC’s “Closing Bell." Read More...

  • Moving up one spot from last year 'The River' now sits atop all courses in the ACC at #8 in the country. A total of seven courses in the ACC were named to the list of the nation's best 30 campus courses, the most of any conference in the country.

    The Course at Yale, which has long been the top-ranked collegiate course in America, held onto it's #1 ranking.

    The top seven courses from 2014 remained unchanged with only the Pete Dye River Course making a move to supplant the Ohio State University-Scarlet Course, which dropped to 12th. Representing the ACC are the Walker Course (Clemson) - #10; Warren G.C. at Notre Dame - #14; Duke University G.C. - #15; Finley G.C. (UNC) - #21; Lonnie Poole G.C. (N.C. State) - #24; Birdwood G.C. (UVA) - #27. This marks the sixth consecutive year that the Pete Dye River Course has been selected since it's debut in 2010.

    Click here for the complete listing of Golfweek's Best Campus Course for 2015.

  • The Virginia Tech Foundation Executive Committee will consider the annual budget for WVTF Public Radio and RADIO IQ at its meeting Friday, June 9, in the Buck Mountain Room at The Hotel Roanoke & Conference Center in Roanoke, VA.

    The portion of the meeting dealing with WVTF will begin at 11 a.m. and end at 11:30 a.m.. This portion of the meeting is open to the public.

  • For more than 20 years, students and faculty traveled to Virginia Tech’s historic Villa Maderni in the Italian-speaking canton of Ticino, Switzerland, to study at the Center for European Studies and Architecture.

    In 2014, following a renovation and expansion to improve the facilities and increase residential and academic space, the facility was renamed the Steger Center for International Scholarship. Now, the center’s library will bear the names of two people who were instrumental in its founding and early leadership.

    The Virginia Tech Board of Visitors approved the naming in a resolution stating, “that in acknowledgement of the service and generosity of Olivio and Lucy Ferrari and in recognition of past and future benefits to the university, the library of the Steger Center for International Scholarship will be known as the Olivio and Lucy Ferrari Library.”

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