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  • Henry C. Groseclose (1892 - 1950)
    Henry C. Groseclose was the Co-Founder of the Future Farmers of Virginia and Future Farmers of America Henry C. Groseclose was born on May 17, 1892. He lived in Ceres, Virginia for most of his life...
  • (CSA) Spy, Thomas Nelson Conrad (1837 - 1905)
    Thomas Nelson Conrad was a Confederate spy during the American Civil War (1861–1865) and president of Virginia Agricultural and Mechanical College (later Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State Univ...
  • James McGill Buchanan, Jr., Nobel Prize in Economic Sciences, 1986 (1919 - 2013)
    James McGill Buchanan, Jr. (/bjuːˈkænɨn/; October 3, 1919 – January 9, 2013) was an American economist known for his work on public choice theory, for which in 1986 he received the Nobel Memorial Pri...
  • Paul Brandon Barringer (1857 - 1941)
    Paul Brandon Barringer (February 13, 1857 – January 9, 1941) was the sixth president of Virginia Tech, serving from September 1, 1907 through July 1, 1913. He was also chairman of the faculty at the ...
  • Captain Yates Stirling III (1904 - 1997)
    OBITUARY NOTICE The San Diego Union-Tribune 16 September 1997 Page: B-5:16,7,8; B-7:2,3,4,5 STIRLING -- Capt. Yates Stirling III, U.S.N. (Ret.) of Franklin, VA, died September 14, 1997 in East Pavil...

Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, popularly known as Virginia Tech, is a public land-grant university with a main campus in Blacksburg, Virginia, educational facilities in six regions statewide, and a study-abroad site in Switzerland. The commonwealth's third-largest university and a leading research institution, Virginia Tech offers 225 undergraduate and graduate degree programs to some 31,000 students and manages a research portfolio of $454 million. The university fulfills its land-grant mission of transforming knowledge to practice through technological leadership and by fueling economic growth and job creation locally, regionally, and across Virginia.

The Virginia Tech Board of Visitors serves as the university's governing body. The board comprises 13 members who are appointed by the governor of Virginia. Serving as ex-officio, non-voting representatives are the president of the state Board of Agriculture and Consumer Services; the presidents of the university's faculty senate and staff senate; and an undergraduate student and a graduate student selected through a competitive review process.