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2023-24 Department of Computer Science Advisory Board members. Board Chairwoman Karla Gill (from left), Barbara Ryder, Bo Begole, Lisa Finneran, Department Head Cal Ribbens, Mark Shapiro, Antaun Byalik, Meg Dickey-Kurdziolek, and Edgardo Vega. Photo by Patricia-Marie Harley for Virginia Tech.

Our alumni help build and secure the technologies and the companies that change the world. And their gifts of mentorship, expertise, and resources help us educate the next generation of computer scientists and entrepreneurs. 

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Diversity Scholarships:

  • The Anne & George Gorsline Endowed Scholarship was established to recognize and promote the continuation of Gorsline's achievement of having females represent 30 to 40 percent of the department's student population during his tenure. Specify the "Anne & George Gorsline Endowed Scholarship in Computer Science" - Fund Number 885589.
  • The Barbara Ryder Excellence Fund, which is focused on supporting diversity and inclusion in computer science. Give to the Barbara G. Ryder Fund for Excellence in Computer Science.
  • The George Gorsline Memorial Scholarship is given each year to a rising senior who has made the most significant rebound from his/her freshman year. Specify the "George Gorsline Memorial Scholarship Award" - Fund Number 883979.

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