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100 Years of Women at Virginia Tech

100 Years of Women at Virginia Tech

July 2021 through December 2022 marks two major milestones in Virginia Tech history: the 150th anniversary of the university’s founding and the 100th anniversary of women students at Virginia Tech.

Women were first admitted to the university for full-time studies in 1921.

Five women—Mary Ella Carr Brumfield, Ruth Terrett, Lucy Lee Lancaster, Louise Jacobs, and Carrie Taylor Sibold—enrolled full-time and an additional seven women enrolled part-time. In 1925 those five women were the first full-time female students to graduate from the university.

During our Sesquicentennial Celebration the university will recognize 100 years of women at Virginia Tech. Groups across campus will mark the occasion. Learn more from our partners.