The Corps Museum is 1 of many notable inside parts to be named for donors. The Board of Website visitors permitted the place becoming named for Raymond Reed ’57 and his wife, Peggy Reed, who are both of those deceased, as the Peggy C. and Raymond E. Reed ’57 Corps Museum.
“The Corps of Cadets was this kind of a important part of Mr. Raymond’s everyday living,” Vickie Whitehurst, daughter of Peggy Reed, said of Raymond Reed, whose help for the corps around the a long time included funding scholarships and an once-a-year vacation for new cadets to the D-Working day Memorial, as properly as the Corps Management and Military Science Making task.
“He was incredibly passionate about preserving the corps’ proud traditions and supporting today’s cadets to have powerful, existence-altering experiences at Virginia Tech, just like he did. Recognizing how considerably this task intended to Mr. Raymond, I am fired up to see it coming to fruition. This landmark setting up highlights the central part of the corps at Virginia Tech and of the lives of generation following generation of cadets.”
Likewise, the Archer Family members Library, displays the deep, multigenerational bond that its namesake family members has with the corps and Virginia Tech.
Bob Archer ’69 has claimed he “didn’t even utilize to a second school” right after inheriting this kind of a deep affinity for Virginia Tech and its Corps of Cadets from his father, James M. Archer Jr. ’42.
“The corps tradition runs deep in our spouse and children,” explained Bob Archer, who was acknowledged as a Distinguished Alumnus of the Corps in 2020. His brother Jim Archer ’72 is an alumnus as nicely and serves on the corps alumni board and the Commandant’s Advisory Team. “Supporting this task was all-natural for us. It is a way to aid move on our adore of the corps. We’re thrilled to see this new house for the corps emerge on the Upper Quad.”
The library will be named the Major James M. and Regine N. Archer Jr. Library.
“It was important to the relatives to incorporate Regine N. Archer, our mother, in the naming of the library due to her activities during World War II as a Holocaust survivor,” Bob Archer explained. “She fulfilled our father although doing the job as an interpreter for the U.S. Military in Liege, Belgium, late in the war. Regine has generally felt it significant to assist Virginia Tech and the corps over these a lot of years thanks to their favourable effect on our lives.”
Naming alternatives keep on being accessible in the Corps Management and Navy Science Developing. Please get hold of the Virginia Tech Corps of Cadets improvement group now at 540-231-2892 or [email protected] for a lot more facts.