Our History

In 1974, SHPE National was officially incorporated in Los Angeles by its Founder Rod Garcia. SHPE at Virginia Tech began in early spring of 1996 by our first chapter President, Monique Williams. We have been proudly serving the latinos and hispanics of Virginia Tech for the past 26 years. Since then we have grown as a chapter from a proud two in 1996 to a strong 45 in 2022. This past fall for the National Convention we broke our personal records and were able to send 42 outstanding hokies to represent our chapter.

Our Timeline:

August 24th, 2015: We launched our official instagram with a picture from the CEED O-Show event

November 12th, 2015: We took 11 hokies to the National Convention in Baltimore

October 26- November , 2020: In the face of the pandemic we attended the SHPE National Convention virtually

September 7-9th, 2021: We held our first Pre-Expo Professional Development Week where 15 of our sponsors attended virtually to help prepare our members for the SEC Expo.

October 25th, 2022 : We started our first SHPEtinas event in the fall of 2022 with a DIY terrarium making event

November 2nd-6th : We set a new personal record by sending 42 outstanding hokies to represent our chapter