Will Stewart in the stands at Lane Stadium

Tech Sideline Boosts Virginia Tech’s Sports Media Program

Will Stewart, who converted his own love of Hokie sports into a profitable website, has donated an endowed scholarship to support future Virginia Tech sports journalists.
Matt Arden (left) enjoys a lighthearted moment with Bill Roth, a sports broadcaster who was a longtime and legendary Voice of the Hokies. Roth, who now serves as a professor of practice in multimedia journalism in the Department of Communication, asked Arden back to campus to talk with his students.

Alumnus Shares Expertise and Creativity with Virginia Tech Students

Matt Arden, a three-time Emmy Award winner, offers Virginia Tech students real-world insights and inspiration.

Mallory Noe-Payne

Mallory Noe-Payne Honored with Public Radio Award

Mallory Noe-Payne, who graduated from Virginia Tech in 2013 with degrees in communication and political science, was honored with an award from Public Radio News Directors Inc (PRNDI). The ...
In 1983, Kathryn Thompson Leckie (left) enjoyed a day at Lane Stadium with her sister, Elaine Thompson (right), and Pam Meade, then the Collegiate Times editor-in-chief.

Alumna’s Devotion to Journalism Remembered

After pursuing her passion for heralding truth in journalism at Virginia Tech, Kathryn Thompson Leckie forged a lifelong career as an investigative journalist. Her family and friends are honoring her devotion—and hoping to inspire future generations of journalists—through a memorial scholarship.
Ashley Vollrath portrait

Miss Virginia USA Uses National Spotlight to Follow Virginia Tech Motto of Service

While other Virginia Tech graduating seniors prepare for commencement, Ashley Vollrath, a multimedia journalism major, is boarding a plane. Her destination is Shreveport, Louisiana, where she ...
As they wait for the National Cherry Blossom Parade to start, Margaret O’Meara, right, and Risako Takenaka, the 2018 Japan Cherry Blossom Queen, strike a playful pose on their float.

Margaret O’Meara to Serve as Goodwill Ambassador to Japan

With just a spin of a roulette-style wheel, Margaret O’Meara has been selected to represent the United States on a goodwill trip to Japan. The junior, a communication studies major from Alexandria,...
Robin Reed on the set of WDBJ

Television Anchor Robin Reed to Join Communication Department

Robin Reed, an anchor at WDBJ in Roanoke, will join Virginia Tech’s Department of Communication as a professor of practice. Beginning in the Fall 2018 semester, he will teach several courses — inc...
Deseria Creighton-Barney

Deseria Creighton-Barney Named Co-Recipient of Ut Prosim Award

Public service is a theme in Deseria Creighton-Barney’s life, so it’s no surprise that Virginia Tech has chosen to recognize her as co-recipient of the Ut Prosim Award during the Influential Black Alu...
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

Bill Roth Brings 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...


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