Again this year, the Virginia Tech Retiree's Association has demonstrated their commitment to the faculty, staff, and students at Virginia Tech by donating to the Employees' Spouse and Dependent Scholarship fund.

The fund provides financial support to employees' spouses and dependent children who enroll in the university.

In their continued spirit of the university's motto Ut Prosim (That I May Serve), the association's latest donation doubled previous year's donations to $2,000, bringing their total contribution to the scholarship to $4,000. The $2,000 donation accounts for 10 percent of the association's annual budget.

"We are pleased to be able to support this scholarship fund," said Sam Camden, chair of the association. "This is our way of continuing to give back to the university we have served for many many years and to the folks we served alongside." Camden worked in the Division of Student Affairs for 15 years before he retired in 2012.

Established in 1981, the Virginia Tech Retiree's Association provides retired employees with the opportunity remain engaged with each other and the Virginia Tech community. The voluntary organization is open to all retired faculty, staff, their spouses, and the spouses of deceased retirees. The association currently has 221 enrolled members. 

Membership benefits include the opportunity to attend exclusive seminars and discussions, tours of various facilities across campus, and association sponsored luncheons that take place twice a year in the fall and spring. 

This year's fall luncheon will take place tomorrow, Oct. 23, from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. President Timothy D. Sands will be the guest speaker.

For more information about the Virginia Tech Retiree's Association, contact Ashley Mauchley at 540-231-4420. 

Dedicated to its motto, Ut Prosim (That I May Serve), Virginia Tech takes a hands-on, engaging approach to education, preparing scholars to be leaders in their fields and communities. As the commonwealth’s most comprehensive university and its leading research institution, Virginia Tech offers 240 undergraduate and graduate degree programs to more than 31,000 students and manages a research portfolio of $513 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.

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