U.S. Army 1st Lt. Joanna Danielson, a 2010 Virginia Tech Corps of Cadets alumnus who earned a degree in biology from the College of Science, was selected as the Hokie Hero for the Dec. 29 Belk Bowl against Arkansas.

The Hokie Hero program honors corps alumni who are deployed. Recipients are highlighted by Jon Laaser and Mike Burnop during their radio broadcast of Hokie football games, on the Corps of Cadets website, and in the Corps Review magazine.

Danielson is a chemical officer assigned to the 196th Maneuver Enhancement Brigade with the South Dakota Army National Guard. She is currently deployed to Area Support Group Kuwait in support of Operation Enduring Freedom. 

She was a member of the corps’ Band Company for three years before she commanded Alpha Company her senior year.

To nominate a Hokie Hero, email Patsy Hosner.