Basil I Gooden named new
outreach coordinator. Taking another step in its
efforts to become more diversified, Virginia Tech has
created and filled a position of coordinator of
outreach and community relations. Basil I. Gooden, a
former Extension specialists with the university,
began working in the new job October 1. Gooden's
duties include helping the Office of Multicultural
Affairs, Office of Alumni Relations and Virginia
Cooperative Extension (VCE) to create and sustain a
more diverse and inclusive university community
through outreach and community-development
Marilyn Kershaw, a
higher education administrator with more than ten
years of experience in student and academic affairs
was named director of graduate student
Cadet Lieutenant Vaughn Dickenson is the first
African American Regimental Band Drum Major.
Marquea D. King (Ph.D., 2002), first black chair, Commission on Student Affairs, 2000-2001
Basil I Gooden coordinator
of outreach and community relations at Virginia Tech,
named President of the Montgomery county chapter of
Valerie Giddings was named Interim Associate Dean
for Outreach and External Relations in the College of
Human Resources and Education. Her duties include
outreach, continuing education, alumni relations, and
providing leadership to the dean's ambassadors.
Giddings worked previously in the college as an
associate professor of clothing and textiles in the
Department of Near Environments.
Virginia Tech's quarterback for the 2000 and 2001
seasons, Michael Vick, was selected number one
overall by the Atlanta Falcons in the 2001 NFL Draft.
With the selection, Vick became the youngest player
ever (at 20) to be taken number one, the first
college sophomore to be drafted first, and the first
black quarterback selected with the top choice in the
James Watkins (class of 1971), D.D.S., of Hampton, dentist and former
president of Virginia State Dental Board, appointed by
Governor Gilmore to the Virginia Board of Dentistry for
2001 - 2005.
Marquea D. King (Ph.D., 2002), president, Graduate Student Assembly, 2001-2002.
Bevlee Watford, Associate Dean for Academic Affairs and Director of the Office of Minority
Engineering Programs is awarded the national 2002 Black
Engineer of the Year Award/College Level Educator in February. Dr. Watford is also a Virginia
Robyn Daniel (class of 2005) is the first black female class president.