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The WLP Endowed Lecture Fund

The WLP Endowed Lecture Fund was started as a way for the WLP to partner with groups on campus to bring recognized speakers to Virginia Tech. The fund provides resources necessary to help attract some of the nation's most prominent figures, both male and female, to the university, exposing our students, faculty, staff, alumni and friends to the most influential and inspirational individuals of our time.

Women's Wealth and Philanthropy

Did you know that women own more than a third of the country's businesses and are launching new business ventures at three times the rate of men? Learn more about this topic and the impact women have on our economy.

Women's History at Virginia Tech

Virginia Tech President Julian Ashby Burruss convinced the board of visitors to accept women as full-time students way back in 1921. And Virginia Tech's female students have never looked back. Discover the history of Women at Virginia Tech.

Outstanding Virginia Tech Women

This list includes trailblazers like Dean Laura Jane Harper and Ella Graham Agnew, both of whom have campus buildings named after them. Learn more about the outstanding Virginia Tech women who have made their mark on the world.


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A Tribute to Toni Morrison

    Sheer Good Fortune: A Special Tribute to Toni Morrison, Oct. 16, 7 p.m., Burruss Hall Auditorium, Blacksburg, Va. Event hosts are Maya Angelou, Nikki Giovanni, and Joanne Gabbin.

Toni Morrison, American novelist, editor, and professor, was celebrated by guests spanning the fields of literature, music, government, and more at the "Sheer Good Fortune" event presented by the Center for the Arts at Virginia Tech. The event was hosted by Maya Angelou, Nikki Giovanni, and Joanne Gabbin. Click here to see photos from the event.


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