Geology Alumni Reunion Sept 22-23, 2017

The reunion was wonderful. A truly fun, meaningful, enjoyable time was had by all. Check out the slideshow! And please know we love to see you whenever you can come back. Thanks to all who contributed photos! (Sorry about any duplicates; working on that.)


Scheduled Events

Thursday, September 21
Before 5:00pm Sign-in, Geology Department

Friday, September 22
8:15-9:00am           Sign-in and Breakfast, Great Hall, Science Center
9:00am-6:00pm      All-day Field Trip with lunch provided, ending at the Small's
6:00pm-9:00pm      BBQ, Jamie '81 and Alison Small's farm, Raphine

Saturday, September 23
8:45-9:30am          Breakfast, Great Hall
9:30-11:15am        Faculty Research Presentations I, Science Addition Room A214
11:30-12:15pm      Panel: A Day in the Life: a look at a variety of career paths
                             Scott Howard '79 South Carolina Geological Survey, Chief Geologist
                             Jimmy Bent '82 Chevron, Team Leader Exploration Research
                             Malinda Smith '06 Western Albemarle High School, Environmental Studies
                             Alex Burpee '08 VP Jefferies Inc., Energy Investments

12:15-2:15pm       Lunch in the Great Hall; book signing by Ed; posters by alums; time to visit IQ Center, the new and improved G22, and other spots

2:15-3:30pm         Faculty Research Presentations II, Science Addition Room A214
3:30-4:15pm         Panel: How the Spring Term evolved - and stayed the same, Science Addition Room A214
                             Jamie Small '81 Appalachians
                             Erin Kraal '99 Coastal Geology
                             Richard Kilby '03 Southwest and Pyrenees
                             Marshall Woodward '16 Southwest and Earth Lab: SAND

4:15-6:30pm         Break

6:30-7:15pm         Beer and wine reception, Evans Dining Hall
7:15-9:30pm         Dinner and Field Unit 8 stories, Evans Dining Hall


VMI's Parents Weekend has been re-scheduled for the same weekend as our reunion so accommodations will be harder to come by. We suggest you call and reserve a room as soon as you know you are coming.

A few rooms are reserved at these hotels. You need to call in instead of reserving online.

  • Quality Inn & Suites. Five rooms were reserved under Sarah Wilson; put your room under your name and credit card. Any rooms remaining on Sept 13 will be released.
  • Best Western. Five rooms were reserved under Sarah Wilson. These are reserved until Sept 20!

Here are some places to try

Additional accommodations

Also check out Airbnb

No availability last we checked

  • RE Lee hotel
  • Hampton Inn Col Alto

We are hoping that we can make childcare available Friday night, Saturday, and Saturday night at Woods Creek Montessori if there is need, so please be in touch with Sarah if you are interested in childcare.

Call me with any questions! Sarah:; 540-458-8800.