Ring Design Chair
To my Classmates of 2005,
From our first semester at Virginia Tech we have experienced not only the academic and social challenges
of college, but we have also incurred the pain of a national tragedy. We have hurdled obstacles that very few
have faced to triumph as individuals, as a university, as a community, and as a nation. For that,we should all be commended.
The unique heritage of our university includes an abundance of time-honored traditions that very few can claim. From
the eight Pylons of character to the motto of Ut Prosim “That I May Serve”, we have a rare perspective that is understood
best by fellow Hokies. That in itself is an honor and a privilege. I trust that when you go into the world and think of
Virginia Tech, that special “Hokie Perspective” will serve as an ever-present reminder of who you are and where you are going.
When you look down at your Class Ring, I hope that it elicits pride in Virginia Tech. This has been more than a
university to us; it has been our home. Your Class Ring is not just a simple piece of jewelry; it is an intricate
piece of your past, present, and future. Wear this ring with honor and admiration. Remember at all times what it represents
so you always have the strength to press on. May your affinity to this university never waver and may you always exhibit
the qualities of this ring and Virginia Tech: Spirit, Pride, and Class!
Brian J. Mastaler
RING DESIGN CHAIRMAN, CLASS OF 2005