Hike to Pandapas Pond 9/21/2019

Enjoy your surroundings by visiting this USDA Forest Service recreational area just outside of Blacksburg.  We should see plenty of wildlife and plants while visiting Pandapas Pond.  Please sign up on the Google list here, so we’ll know how many people to expect and how we can best arrange transportation.  Carpoolers will meet in the parking lot along side of Litton-Reaves Hall. Even if you plan to meet us at the pond, we’ll wait for you in the lower parking lot if we know you’re coming!  Bring some friends, bring comfortable shoes, and let’s get outside this Saturday! Click on the image below to enlarge.  If you want to share the link to the google sign up with a friend, copy and paste the text below:


General Body Meeting with Pizza 18 Sept

Please join us this week for our first general body meeting of the year.  Getting involved in MANRRS is a great way to make new friends, build your network across disciplines, develop professional skills, add to your resume, and learn about awesome opportunities!  Come enjoy pizza with us! Our meeting is Wednesday 18 September 2019 in Room 32 Pamplin, from 7:30-8:30 pm.


Resume Review Meeting Sept. 9th

It was great to see everyone at our tabling events this week!  Please come to our collaborative event with NSBE on Monday Sept. 9th, 7:30 pm in Room 313 Seitz Hall.  Bring your resume if you have one (or several versions if you have more than one), or just stop in and get some general tips! Please spread the word.

Welcome Fall 2019 Students!

Welcome back to campus to all our returning students!   Hello and we look forward to working with new students!  This week we’ll be participating in a number of welcome back events.  Please stop by the MANRRS table to say hello, introduce yourself, get signed up on our mailing list or sign up for upcoming opportunities!  You can participate in some awesome professional development and networking opportunities on campus when we host the cluster meeting for MANRRS Region 1 (see post below)!  We will be involved with community service and fundraising activities as well as social and training events this fall. Today, Wednesday 4 September, 5-7 pm come by the Ag Quad between Smyth and Hutcheson (search for it on the interactive map if you’re lost) for the CALS Hokie Hello.  Thursday September 5, join us from 5-8 pm at the CNRE Welcome Back Bash at the Holtzman Alumni Center. And Friday 6 September, 4-6 pm we will be on the Drillfield for Gobblerfest!  Come check out student orgs and get involved this semester! And check out our “upcoming activities” tab to see what’s happening next.

VT Hosting Regional Cluster Nov 2019!

We’ve still got lots of planning to do, but we’re excited to announce that Virginia Tech will be the host for the MANRRS Region 1 cluster meeting in fall 2019.  We hope everyone will take the opportunity to interact with faculty and students from other universities in our region, participate in the professional development opportunities and career fair, and enter the competitions.  Stay tuned for more information!  If you’re not already on our mailing list, sign up with us at Gobblerfest and/or follow the instructions at the bottom of the the About this Site tab.  (Photo credit from http://www.manrrs.org/regional-clusters)

Incoming Executive Board

Congratulations to the incoming officers and board members of our MANRRS chapter!  We are providing an opportunity this spring for training and transition–tonight was a meeting of outgoing and incoming e-board members.

2019 – 2020 VT MANRRS Executive Board

President: Marquelle Benn

Undergraduate Vice President: Alexis Jackson

Graduate Vice President: Lindsay Hermanns

Graduate Student Advisor: Jasmine Scott

Secretary: Angel Bynum-Hardy

Treasurer: Kojo Akrong

Community Engagement Chair: Amanda Coleman

Fundraising Chair: Senija Davis

Membership Development Chair: Ebone Smith

Public Relations Chair:  Ciera Hall & Jakira Pettaway

Historian: Ciera Hall

Parliamentarian: Jakira Pettaway

Paint and Sip, 20 March 2019

Our next general body meeting will be a fun fundraiser!   Note the location in Surge Hall for this event.  Mark your calendars for MANRRS 2ND Annual Paint N’ Sip on March 20TH‼️ From 6pm -8pm in Surge 107
**no painting experience required**
Mocktails and good time provided!! Hope to see you all there 😊

Events with Nate Looney Feb 25 and 26

Thanks to our friends at Students for Cultivating Change, we are excited to be involved in welcoming Nate Looney to campus February 25-27, 2019.  He will be speaking Monday evening at 6:30 pm in the Holtzmann Auditorium, lower level of the Inn at Virginia Tech.  Reception afterwards, open to all.  Our MANRRS chapter and the College of Natural Resources and Environment will be hosting him for lunch on Tuesday Feb 26 at 11:30 am in the Cheatham first floor lounge–more details on that to follow.  If you would like to attend the Tuesday 2/26 lunch, please sign up on the Qualtrics survey here, so that we can plan ahead.  Sign up right away! We may have to limit attendance to the first 20-30 people who sign up, so don’t delay!  Please spread the word, bring a friend, and join us in welcoming this transgender veteran urban farmer to campus! Thank you!

Officer Nominations

Please nominate yourself or encourage a friend to run for office.  See email and side bar for info.  You will get to shadow current officers this spring, so it is a great professional development opportunity and we welcome first and second year students who are just getting involved with MANRRS.  Please fill out the info on the qualtrics survey here.