VT Stories Oral History with David Lowe, September 27, 2015 (Ms2016-015)

Title

VT Stories Oral History with David Lowe, September 27, 2015 (Ms2016-015)

Description

A life fully lived accurately sums up the the life of David Lowe. Lowe, class president of 1963 details his humble beginnings of growing up in a small working-class family in West Virginia. Lowe’s parents were both teachers, and in his story he highlights the importance of education, including his decision to come to college at Virginia Tech.

Upon arriving on campus, Lowe became involved, and took on leadership roles, in a number of organizations, including in the German Club. He was selected as the aforementioned class President. At the conclusion of his Junior year, Lowe was named the Regimental Commander of the Corps of Cadets, holding the highest possible rank a cadet can hold. Lowe claims that during his tenure as Regimental Commander he was given remarkable opportunities to teach and to learn leadership and to build lifelong friendships with his fellow cadets.

The school motto of Ut Prosim, meaning That I May Serve, followed Lowe throughout his life and into his career where he worked in executive positions in the telecommunications industry before retiring to Blacksburg with his wife in 2000. Lowe is also a past President and lifetime honorary board member of the Alumni Association. Virginia Tech holds a special place in the heart of its alumni, and David Lowe is no exception.

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Ms2016-015_DavidLowe

Interviewer

Ren Harman

Narrator

David Lowe

Location

David Lowe's Residence

Duration

00:58:49

Citation

“VT Stories Oral History with David Lowe, September 27, 2015 (Ms2016-015),” VT Special Collections and University Archives Online, accessed May 29, 2020, http://digitalsc.lib.vt.edu/Ms2016-015/Ms2016-015_DavidLowe.