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With over 8,000 graduates in all 50 states and more than 60 countries, our department is committed to building a strong network of Hokies all over the globe.

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WELCOME HOME, ISE ALUMNI!

We know how important it is to maintain connections to your alma mater, and in the Grado Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering at Virignia Tech, we pride ourselves on enriching opportunities to give back, get involved, and get connected. Between volunteer opportunities within the department, attending networking events with other departmental alumni, or mentoring the next generation of problem solvers, there is no shortage of ways to engage!

Now Accepting Nominations for 2024 ISE Honors & Awards Ceremony

Nominations are open for the Academy of Distinguished Alumni, Emerging Leaders Award, and Early Career Impact Award!

2023 inductee Kelly Marchese with Advisory Board Chair Walter Barnes.

We have a variety of activities in which alums can get involved at the Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering. 

  • Help students see career possibilities by guest lecturing in a class.
  • Inspire future leaders speaking at the Torgerson Leadership Summit.
  • Provide real-world opportunity by sponsoring a Senior Design project or recruiting for your company.
  • Give back by mentoring or serving on one of our department’s boards.  

In the spirit of Ut Prosim, many fulfilling opportunities await for any commitment level!

The Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering (ISE) invites alumni to reunite and reconnect in vibrant cities nationwide. Join us for our alumni events in the Washington D.C. area, Richmond, the New River Valley, and other major cities, where you can forge lasting connections with fellow,alums strengthen your ties with the department, and celebrate the spirit of Virginia Tech.

We take immense pride in the sustained excellence of our program, which is currently ranked #3 in nation for undergraduate programs, and #6 for graduate. Our remarkable success is significantly attributed to our dedicated alumni community, and we invite you to discover more about our shared journey of growth and achievement!

Each semester, we share an e-newsletter with our alumni highlighting student, faculty, staff and alumni accomplishments. Broswse prior newsletters and download for more information! 

It wouldn't be possible to produce the outstanding engineers we do without the financial support of our alumni network. Any gift, no matter the size, makes a profound impact on our students and their ability to learn and thrive. 

There are many ways for alumni like you to stay involved and connected to the department, your former classmates, and your favorite professors. Stay up-to-date on ISE news and announcements by following us on LinkedInFacebookX, and Instagram. You can also join the ISE LinkedIn Alumni Group!

Tom Winters ’86 fosters a sense of unity through endowed scholarship

Tom Winters, scholarship recipient Marah Ghanem, and Shauna Winters stand for a photo at the Grado Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering's Academy of Distinguished Alumni induction ceremony.