Virginia Tech gear up to celebrate 150 years of impact

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Roanoke, Va. (WFXR) — In 1872, a small Methodist school for boys in Montgomery County was purchased by the Virginia General Assembly. The school was converted into the Military Institute’s Virginia Agricultural and Mechanical College and today, 150 years later, is the home of Virginia Tech.

Since its establishment, the college has changed and adapted to meet modern standards, and the institute’s desire to educate remains the core value.

In recognizing 150 years of service to citizens of the commonwealth, the nation, and the world, Co-organizers of Virginia Tech’s Sesquicentennial celebration, Angela Hayes and Rosemary Blieszner detail how the university will commemorate the milestone.

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