The Big Event at Virginia Tech
April 5, 2014
The Big Event at Virginia Tech is a student-run community service effort that has grown into the second largest event of its kind in the nation. Every spring, thousands of students, faculty, and staff come together to complete hundreds of community service projects throughout Blacksburg, Christiansburg and the New River Valley.
Projects are completed regardless of need or socioeconomic status; instead, it is The Big Event’s goal to simply say, “Thank you.” Seeded in our university’s motto of Ut Prosim (That I may serve) students and community members come together for a truly unparalleled experience.
Women's Networking Event
June 14, 2014
Women brought friends, met chapter alumnae and were inspired by local artists who guided them in a step-by-step through a beautiful rendition of the beautiful Houston Skyline with a Van Gogh twist!
High School College Fairs
October 24, 2014
More than 20 Houston area alumni volunteer at the school districts around the city. The chapter has successfully implemented this event for more than 10 years and love promoting our incredible university to potential new Hokies.
The Big Event Houston Style
April 9, 2016
Thanks to all the Hokies who participated in the Big Event Houston Style! We truly fulfilled the meaning of Ut Prosim while networking with other Hokies. By sorting food at the Houston Food Bank, we were able to contribute to making a difference in the lives of Houston families in need!
2016 Kickoff Event
March 12, 2016
Thanks to tall who were able to come out to the Virginia Tech Alumni Association kickoff event at Karbach brewery! We had a great turnout and we hope everyone enjoyed the beautiful day and some local brews!
Houston Relay For Life
May 7, 2016
The Houston VTAA Chapter contributed to making a world with less cancer and more birthdays at the Greater Houston Relay For Life in May. We contributed to raising over $47,000 for the American Cancer Society. Way to go Hokies!
2017 Houston Hokies Golf Tournament
What: 2017 Houston Hokies Golf Tournament - 4 Person Scramble
Why: To commemorate the anniversary of the April 16th Tragedy at Virginia Tech and support the Houston Hokies chapter of the Virginia Tech Alumni Association
When: Saturday, May 13th, 1:30 PM Shotgun Start (12:30-1:30 registration)
Where: Hearthstone Country Club, 7615 Ameswood Road, Houston, TX
Cost: $95/person (Includes 18 holes of golf, golf cart, a meal, and prizes)
Please email Charlie Jones (firstname.lastname@example.org) with any questions.
Happy Hour Networking
Various dates and locations
Come out and meet other Hokies at our monthly happy hour hosted at various locations around downtown Houston! Please join the Houston Hokies facebook group to see the latest events. We continue to grow our Hokie family through networking at local restaurants / bars like Cottonwood and Axelrad!
Houston Hokies Holiday Party
December 9, 2017
What: 2017 Houston Hokies Holiday Party
Why: To get together with other Hokies and support the Houston Hokies Alumni Chapter
When: Saturday, Dec. 9, 6-9 p.m.
Where: Eureka Heights Brew Co.
Cost: Donations to the Houston Hokies Alumni Chapter are encouraged! Attendees can purchase their own drinks through the brewery.
Please join us for our first Houston Hokies Holiday Party at Eureka Heights! After our bike build we'll be heading over to the brewery. You can attend on or both events!
We will be providing food in exchange for a small donation to the Houston Hokies Alumni Association. Donations help support our annual scholarship awarded to an area high school student who will be attending Virginia Tech. Drinks can be purchased directly from Eureka Heights Brew Co, including their award-winning Buckle Bunny beer!
Please contact Kelly Morrissett at email@example.com if you or anyone you know would like to sponsor food for this event.
2017 Football Watch Parties
Join your fellow Hokies as we cheer on our beloved football team! We typically have watch parties for every game at the below locations:
Porch Swing Pub Fox and Hound
69 Heights Blvd 11470 Westheimer Rd
Houston, TX 77007 Houston, TX 77077
Build a Bike
December 9, 2017
It's time for our annual bicycle build! We'll be building bikes to provide to under-privileged children, which allows them to get to after school events, tutors, mentors, and jobs. The children earn their bikes by improving in an area agreed upon with their teacher. They make the improvement, they earn the bike.
Registration is $45 per person. Anyone age 9 or up can participate in this event!
Sign up at http://cyclehouston.org/get-involved/bike-builds/. You will see the steps for registering for the build. Choose the bike assembly period for Saturday, Dec 9 from 2pm-5pm. Sessions typically fill up very quickly and several Houston Hokies were not able to register in the past, so don't wait, sign up now!
After the bike build we'll be having our first Hokie Holiday party at Eureka Heights!
The bike build takes place at NRG Center. Parking is free, just inform the lot attendant you are with Cycle Houston. Enter NRG Park on North Stadium Drive, and park on the west side of NRG Center. Please bring the confirmation email with you. Note that you will need to sign a release for the day you volunteer.
Please wear some Hokie apparel. We will get a set of tables toward the back of the hall and work together. We will have a Virginia Tech flag on display in our work area to assist you in finding the group.