Colleen Pramenko will commission into the U.S. Air Force and put her meteorology degree and her experience with the Corps of Cadets to use as an environmental science officer with the 28th Operational Weather Squadron at Shaw Air Force Base, South Carolina.
Virginia Tech will celebrate the Class of 2020 during online commencement exercises Friday, May 15, at 6:30 p.m. ET. The first-of-its-kind event will feature inspirational messages from notable Hokies, including Miss America 2020 Camille Schrier, legendary defensive coordinator Bud Foster, and world-renowned poet and University Distinguished Professor Nikki Giovanni.
“Our mission is a do-or-die situation,” Capt. Aaron Barragan says of his career as an Army medevac pilot. “When you are able to take part in bringing home a father, mother, son, or daughter, nothing in the world replaces that feeling."
Preiss serves as the assistant director of maintenance in the 366th Fighter Wing. His team maintains the F-15E Strike Eagle that provides precision strike capabilities and close air support to coalition forces in the Middle East.
“Listening to Medal of Honor recipients allows us to understand the breadth of the sacrifices men and women before us have made,” said cadet Mame Ngom. “Behind every story we are able to take principles and lessons valuable to our leadership development.”