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Celebrating Women's Month at VTCSOM: Celebrating Women's Month at VTCSOM


Celebrate Women’s Month on the Roanoke Health Sciences and Technology campus throughout March with a series of events and initiatives dedicated to recognizing and empowering women. Join us in honoring the achievements and contributions of women across the Roanoke Campus through a range of activities.

Henrietta Lacks Excellence in Medicine Scholarship

Medical School Honors Henrietta Lacks’ Legacy Through Diversity Scholarship

In a significant move to champion diversity and pay homage to the legacy of Henrietta Lacks, the Virginia Tech Carilion School of Medicine (VTCSOM) renamed its VTC Dean's Council Diversity Excellence in Medicine Endowed Scholarship to the Henrietta Lacks Excellence in Medicine Scholarship.

Center For Inclusion

Women's Center at Virginia Tech

Founded in 1994, the Women’s Center serves as a resource for the university and surrounding community on gender-related and women’s issues; sponsors educational programs and events that raise awareness of women’s issues; and serves as an on-campus focal point for services for survivors, their friends, and families.

Events in March 2024

The Romantic Roots of Gender in the Anthropocene with Susan Stryker

When: March 4th, 2024

Time: 3:10-4:25 pm

Where: Via Zoom


Running the Country

A Transformational Journey through the Intersectional Experiences of a Black Woman Running, 13.1 Miles at a Time

When: March 11th, 2024

Time: 3:00 pm

Where: Goodall Room, Newman Library


Call My Name with Rhondda R. Thomas

When: March 12th, 2024

Time: 3:00-4:00 pm

Where: Room 5313, Gilbert Place

Sponsored by Outreach and International Affairs


Women Who Advocate: Mindful Strategies for Avoiding Burnout

When: March 14th, 2024

Time: 12:00 pm

Where: Virginia Tech Roanoke Center, 108 N. Jefferson Street, Room 709

ContactErin Doherty


Women and Gender in International Development Discussion Series featuring Dr. Neeti Aryal Khanal

When: March 14th, 2024

Time: 12:30 pm

Where: Hybrid - Newman Library Goodall Room (formerly called Multipurpose Room) or Via Zoom

ContactShriya Sathaye

Empowering Voices with the Embassy of Switzerland

When: March 16th, 2024

Time: 10:00 am-3:00 pm

Where: Newman Library

ContactClara Büchi


Film and Discussion - Reproductive Justice

When: March 16th, 2024

Time: 3:00 pm

Where: Blacksburg Public Library, 200 Miller Street, Blacksburg

ContactSuchitra Samanta



Embodied Study for Collective Liberation

When: March 18th, 2024

Time: 5:30 pm

Where: 1760 Litton Reeves

ContactCatalina Hernandez-Cabal


Beyond Survival: Learning to Thrive as BIPOC, LGBTQIA+, and First-Gen Students with Yvette DeChavez

When: March 19th, 2024

Time: 5:00 pm

Where: Classroom Building 207

ContactDominique E. Polanco


Feminist Disruptions in Music, Marriage and the Marketplace

When: March 20th, 2024

Time: 12:00 pm

Where: 109 Norris Hall and via Zoom

ContactBonnie Zare


EmpowerHERing Perspectives: Exploring Different Career Paths in Chemical Engineering

When: March 21st, 2024

Time: 11:30 pm

Where: 2nd floor of Goodwin (near the administrative offices and monitors)

ContactHannah Kandil


Health & Safety Abroad Lunch-and-Learn on Field Work, Research, and Studies Abroad

When: March 21st, 2024

Time: 12:30 pm

Where: Goodall Room, Newman Library

ContactAllie Oberoi


Diversifying Entomology and Natural History Museums

When: March 22nd, 2024

Time: 2:30-4:30 pm

Where: 1015 Life Science Circle and via Zoom

ContactMargaret Couvillon


Clothesline Project

When: March 25th, 2024

Time: 9:00 am-4:30 pm

Where: Women's Center Lower-Level, 206 Washington Street

ContactSusan Anderson


Ebony Women of Empowerment

When: March 27th, 2024

Time: 6:00-7:30 pm

Where: Black Cultural Center

ContactMuriel Vinson and Regina Ray