Harvey Creasey takes a selfie with Kayla, one of his Korean translators, in front of the famed Olympics logo.

Intern Watched the Olympics from Up Close

As skiers raced downward and skaters soared upward at the Winter Olympics in PyeongChang, Harvey Creasey III helped U.S. viewers keep up with the most important moments. The senior, a multimedia jo...
Bill Roth at Virginia Tech’s Lane Stadium

Bringing Virginia Tech’s New Sports Media and Analytics Concentration into Play

During a classroom presentation last spring, a Virginia Tech student described his favorite team — the Philadelphia Eagles — as the greatest in the National Football League. He then paused, almost...
A 1615 painting of Barbary pirates confronting a French ship

From Piracy to Poetry

Buccaneers in search of Spanish doubloons had home lives, too. That’s the conclusion of a Virginia Tech College of Liberal Arts and Human Sciences alumna who spent years studying the private lives of ...
Justin Bibbs

Sketchpoint: Artistry On and Off the Court

While many Hokies may already know that shooting guard Justin Bibbs is a force on Virginia Tech’s basketball team, the rising senior’s skills extend well beyond the three-point line. “When I was a ki...
Jacqueline Nelson

Jacqueline Nelson Builds Bridges Between People and Wildlife

Jacqueline Nelson, of Holmdel, New Jersey, believes in building bridges between people and wildlife and that increasing understanding between the two worlds can lead to positive change. Nelso...
Marlene Preston

Marlene M. Preston Honored with Emerita Status

Marlene M. Preston, associate professor of communication in the College of Liberal Arts and Human Sciences at Virginia Tech, has been conferred the title of associate professor emerita by the ...
Danielle Jeffers

Students Take Roles as Campus Innovators Through Global Design Program

A chance meeting changed Sunny Murthy’s idea of his perfect career. In the summer of 2015, the Virginia Tech senior spent six weeks at the Yale School of Medicine, where he shadowed physician...
Kristi Hedges

How to Be an Inspiration

Kristi Hedges (Communication ’92) is a leadership coach to senior executives and C-level leaders at companies around the world. Recognized for her expertise in leadership communication, sh...
U.S. Navy Lieutenant Commander Lauren Lawson

Navy Lieutenant Commander Lauren Lawson Named Duke Game Hokie Hero

U.S. Navy Lieutenant Commander Lauren Lawson, a Virginia Tech Corps of Cadets alumnus who earned a degree in communication from the College of Liberal Arts and Human Sciences and a minor in le...
Mallory Noe-Payne

Mallory Noe-Payne Joins WVTF

Mallory Noe-Payne was one of three highly experienced journalists to join the staff of the WVTF Radio IQ News Department this spring. Noe-Payne, who graduated from Virginia Tech in 2013 with degree...
Andrey Esakia, a doctoral candidate in the Department of Computer Science in Virginia Tech's College of Engineering, developed a Fitbit-like smartwatch to help motivate would-be exercisers to get, and stay, more active.

Smartwatch App Could Inspire More Frequent Physical Activity

An interdisciplinary study conducted by researchers at Virginia Tech suggests the secret to obtaining your summertime fitness goals might not be the amount of weight you’re bench pressing or how many ...
Sarah Obenauer

Hokies ‘Make a Mark’ in Design-a-Thon for Nonprofits

A one-day design marathon led and executed largely by Hokies delivered critically needed free marketing materials to 18 area nonprofits. Over 12 hours, designers and developers at Make a Mark...
Danielle Jeffers offers a nutshell talk at the Ut Prosim Society celebration in April 2017

Sophomore Creates Scholarship-Coaching Business

At the beginning of Danielle Jeffers’ senior year of high school, her parents sat her down and said, “You need to go to college, but we can’t pay for it.” This conversation launched J...
Front row, from left: President Tim Sands, Laura Sands, Vice President for Student Affairs Patricia Perillo, and Executive Vice President and Provost Thanassis Rikakis honored the inaugural cohort of Keystone Fellows at the Moss Arts Center.

Inaugural Cohort of Keystone Fellows Announced

A student’s busy academic schedule and rigorous field of study are often what come to mind when thinking about a collegiate education. But Virginia Tech students spend the vast majority of th...
Ashley Burris, a first-year student, welcomes her mother, Lisa, a 1991 communication graduate, back to Blacksburg after Ashley's first semester at Virginia Tech.

Generations of Virginia Tech Alumni Pass on the Hokie Spirit

In many Hokie families, the Hokie Spirit is passed down from one generation to another. And when those new generations embrace that spirit and become Hokies themselves, it evokes an almost overwhel...

The Giving Spirit

It began with a drive through the nation’s capital one frigid winter evening. Minutes after passing the White House and the Treasury Building, Tom Bagamane could see homeless men and women, their shap...

Storytelling in Motion

For event producer Liz Hart, no challenge is too daunting and no detail too insignificant. Help erect a temporary theme park to entertain 14,000? No problem. Cue an Olympian to light a torch in a pack...
Scott Tate

Scott Tate Named Associate Director of the Office of Economic Development

Scott Tate, a senior economic development specialist since 2014, has been promoted to associate director of Virginia Tech’s Office of Economic Development. The office promotes economic engagement betw...

A Legend Returns

Bill Roth, longtime and legendary Voice of the Hokies, is returning to Virginia Tech, this time as a professor of practice in the Department of Communication in the College of Liberal Arts and H...
Alison Matthiessen

Alison Matthiessen to Lead Communications for the Virginia Tech Carilion School of Medicin...

Alison Matthiessen has been named director of communications for the Virginia Tech Carilion School of Medicine. In her new position, Matthiessen will lead a comprehensive communications program for...

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