The Virginia Tech College of Science has named Kristy Morrill as its director of alumni relations.

Morrill, who earned a degree in communication in 1991 from what is now the College of Liberal Arts and Human Sciences, was most recently the director of undergraduate recruiting for the College of Science. Prior to that post she worked as an assistant to the director of the Virginia Tech Center for Enhancement of Engineering Diversity in the College of Engineering and as its undergraduate recruiter.

During her time in the College of Science, Morrill helped the college turn its recruiting efforts into a virtual space with new and innovative ways to interact with prospective students, a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Morrill has been part of Hokie Nation since the 1980s. She is the mother of two Hokies who graduated in 2019. Her son, Grant, received a degree in building construction, and currently lives north of Williamsburg, Virginia, and her daughter, Courtney, earned a degree in marketing, and now lives in Arlington, Virginia. She also has several nieces and nephews who attend Virginia Tech or recently graduated from Virginia Tech.

Morrill and her extended family were named 2019 Virginia Tech Family of the Year.

“We’re a family of Hokies,” Morrill said of the honor. “Virginia Tech has always been part of the glue that bonds all of us together. It’s home. Even when life is tough, we can gather together and cheer for our school.”

She also worked in K-12 private schools a technology coordinator before joining Virginia Tech in 2017. She lives in Christiansburg, Virginia, with her dog, Lacey, and her cat, Moo.

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