Needing a satellite student activities center, Virginia Tech constructed in 1990 the G. Burke Johnston Student Center, known on campus as GBJ.
G. Burke Johnston Student Center920 West Campus Drive
Johnston Student Center provides facilities and services for students. In addition to classroom space and an information desk on the first floor and Subway and Seattle’s Best Coffee on the second floor, Johnston offers space on the third floor for relaxing and studying and multiple meeting places that can be reserved for private functions.
George Burke Johnston
The building honors the memory of George Burke Johnston, an English faculty member who left in 1933 and returned in 1950 as dean of the School of Applied Science and Business Administration and then became dean of the School of Science and General Studies, the first dean of the College of Arts and Sciences, and the C. P. Miles Professor of English. A Renaissance man, Johnston had a zest for life that attracted the admiration of all who met him.