Members of the Class of 2007,
Virginia Tech has maintained a Class Ring tradition for 95 years, and a Ring Dance tradition for 72 of those years. Our Class Ring program is one of the most unique in the nation and Virginia Tech alumni around the world wear their Class Rings with pride and distinction.
I vividly remember my junior year at Virginia Tech, eagerly awaiting the opportunity to receive my class ring. As a member of the Class of 1969 Ring Design Committee, I enjoyed the experience of designing a ring that both symbolized the lasting traditions of our university and reflected the unique spirit of our class. I hold fond memories of that experience and, to this day, my Virginia Tech Ring reminds me of lasting friendships from those years and the pride we share for our alma mater.
Congratulations as you share in this meaningful tradition.
I look forward to being with you in March when you officially receive your rings and celebrate your Class of 2007 Ring Dance.
Charles W. Steger
Class of 1969
Dear Class of 2007,
Since orientation, our time here at Virginia Tech has been the most meaningful of our lives. We have come to challenge ourselves and test our abilities, both personally and intellectually. It is a time like no other during which we have built friendships, community, and embraced our Hokie spirit.
Over the past few years, we have seen change to our campus aesthetics such as additions to the stadium and new academic buildings. As our surroundings have changed, so have we as a class. We have become more unified in our approach to our learning and our contributions to the Virginia Tech community. We have also embraced a new way of communicating our Hokie pride as members of the ACC. Through all these changes and experiences we have grown closer to our classmates and this great institution we call home.
At Virginia Tech, we have not only become a part of, but have created our own Virginia Tech traditions. I would like to encourage everyone to help continue our longstanding ring tradition. The 2007 class ring will be a reminder of your great memories at Virginia Tech. How ever far you may roam or how high you may climb, your class ring will always keep you a Hokie at heart.
Class of 2007 President