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About Johnston Student Center

225 Squires Student Center
Blacksburg VA 24061
Office: 540-231-5266
Fax: 540-231-9441
JSCInfo@vt.edu

History of G. Burke Johnston

Johnston Student Center (opened in 1990) is named in honor of George Burke Johnston (1907-1995) a former English faculty member and Dean. A True Renaissance man, George Burke Johnston was a scholar, educator, actor, artist, author, poet, administrator, woodcarver, soldier, and puppeteer. He was instrumental in establishing the college of arts and sciences, had numerous works published on a wide variety of topics, and operated his own printing press. His dedication, superb teaching, and zest for life attracted the love and admiration of students and colleagues alike.

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Johnston Student Center (0138)
225 Squires Student Center
290 College Avenue
Blacksburg, VA 24061
Phone: 540-231-5266
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