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.
To date, the group Debie McDonald created, Sewing for Life, has completed more than 1,000 cloth masks, which have been donated to churches, a community outreach program for low-income families, essential workforce members, and medical professionals.
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.
As college students return home to finish spring semester classes online due to COVID-19, families are forced to adapt on the fly. After all, this isn’t just a week of spring break or a summerlong stay.
“People do not need more toilet paper than before,” explained Barbara Fraticelli, assistant professor of practice for the Department of Business Information Technology in the Pamplin College of Business.
As Congress hustles to wrap up work on a massive $2 trillion relief bill – the largest stimulus package in U.S. history – Virginia Tech financial expert Derek Klock evaluates whether it will be enough.
Leigh-Kathryn Bonner, a fourth-generation beekeeper and founder and CEO of Bee Downtown, is featured as part of the public Distinguished Lecture Series, which brings some of the world’s leading scholars to Blacksburg to discuss critical environmental and societal issues in an open forum.
Many travelers are concerned about the impact of the coronavirus, staying safe and protecting their vacation investment. Virginia Tech travel and tourism expert Nancy McGehee is available for media interviews discussing dos and don’ts when it comes to planning summer vacations
As the spread of the coronavirus continues to grab headlines, the uncertainty of financial markets leaves investors looking for answers. Virginia Tech’s Derek Klock encourages people not to make rash decisions in the middle of a panicky market.
The U.S. travel industry is already feeling the impact of the spread of coronavirus, both by the large and lucrative Chinese market, and by tourists and travelers overall who are becoming more skittish regarding travel, according to Virginia Tech expert Nancy McGehee.