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Fall 2020

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Erica Stacy

Art Director

Shanin Glenn

Section Editors/Writers

Jenny Kincaid Boone, Richard Lovegrove, Travis Williams, Rosie Hutchison (student intern)


Dominique Benjamin, James Mason, Annie McCallum, Albert Raboteau, Brian Snell, Summer Woodard

Digital Design

Bruce B. Harper (Webmaster)

Visual Assets

Dawn Jefferies, Megan Zalecki


Lee Friesland, Ray Meese, Erin Williams, Ryan Young

Director of Design and Digital Strategy

Brad Soucy

Executive Editor

Jesse Tuel


Tracy Vosburgh


The Hokie Story

I enjoyed reading the fall 2020 issue of Virginia Tech Magazine.

From the very start with President Sands' message, to the last page, this particular issue made me very proud to be a graduate (and supporter) of Virginia Tech.

I was impressed by the school's response to the pandemic and have been pleased with how Virginia Tech is involved not only in inventing the future, but also in dealing with today's issues in a pragmatic and intelligent way.

Thank you for telling the Hokie story in this issue.

Very respectfully,

J. Scott Burhoe ’76
Purcellville, Virginia

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HOKIE SANTA: Bill Eubank ’65, Matthews, North Carolina, gave each of his grandchildren Virginia Tech swag for Christmas. “Even though some of them attend other universities, they all love their sweatshirts,” he said.

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