U.S. Air Force 1st Lt. Amanda Schultz, a Virginia Tech Corps of Cadets alumnus who earned a degree in industrial and systems engineering in the College of Engineering and a minor in leadership studies from the Rice Center for Leader Development in 2012, was selected as the Hokie Hero for Friday’s football game against the University of Virginia.

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.

Schultz is deployed for one year to Qatar as a member of the 379th Communications Squadron in the Air Expeditionary Wing.  She is serving as the plans and resources flight commander. Her team develops and manages communication projects across Al Udeid Air Base, works to protect assets, and maintains the largest deployed postal operation.