After graduation, some Virginia Tech students are left with four years worth of memories, while others have memories surrounding the university that were created before enrolling or even after graduating. Greg Fansler, Class of 2002, is one example of the way Virginia Tech can influence someone throughout their lifetime. He has gone from hearing stories from his father to visiting campus to watch sports and participate in basketball camps, from attending as a student, and to finally working for his beloved alma mater as the Director of Reunion Programs for Alumni Relations. Growing up, Greg quickly became familiar with Virginia Tech sports as a result of his family’s love for the school, and he got to experience the influence of many notable figures in the school’s athletic history before and during his time as a student.

VT Stories Shorts

A Challenging Year

"I was the first staff member to serve as a constituent on the Board of Visitors, and that happened to be 2006–2007..."

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Read more of Jean Brickey's story on our Hokie Tales page.

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A Good Shirt Tuck

"He took out a pair of suspenders, and, with great care, attached two of the snaps to the tops of his socks..."

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Read more of Russ Neal, Jr.'s story on our Hokie Tales page.

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Every Hokie has a story, and VT Stories is committed to preserving and sharing as many of these stories as we can.

The VT Stories Oral History Project began in early 2015 as the result of some informal discussions among a small group of faculty, staff, and administrators across disciplines about utilizing the power of story in a number of different ways in a signature pilot project.

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