A member of the Virginia Tech faculty since 1994, Tegarden made significant contributions to academia through her work on technology innovation, focusing on technology decisions linked to firm survival and performance in emerging technology contexts.
A leading hospitality and event management professional for more than 30 years, Fitch is a practicing attorney specializing in hospitality law. Her scholarship also focuses on risk management, contract negotiations, and meeting and event planning.
The Phase One reopening of Virginia – minus Northern Virginia – will require a cautionary approach by all, especially in Virginia’s urban crescent, according to Virginia Tech’s finance expert Derek Klock.
Born in Saudi Arabia and raised in Northern Virginia, Mussa Seid said he's not the type to be tied down to one thing, be it a place, an interest, or a career. “I wanted a major that was flexible,” he explained. “I didn’t want to limit myself.”
“People at work want to help others, and employers love and reward it,” explained Phil Thompson, assistant professor in the Department of Management. “But, it works only if people are willing to accept that help.”
Perhaps the greatest legacy of an alumnus, said Kevin Lane, a principal at Deloitte who received bachelor’s and master’s degrees in accounting, is in the other Hokies they inspire and whose lives they touch or make a difference, not just in building successful careers but in developing a deeper and richer relationship with Virginia Tech.
Luo credits his roles at Virginia Tech as a resident advisor and an officer in a student organization for helping to prepare him for the work world by giving him lots of opportunities to develop and hone his leadership skills.
Many Hokie athletes are hopeful. Some will return for an added season of eligibility, granted by the NCAA for athletes competing in spring season sports. Others are moving forward with the next steps in their journey.
Student leaders from various Virginia Tech clubs and organizations have switched to online operations in an effort to ensure that the feeling of community so essential to the university experience lives on.