For Kimberly Williams, Virginia Tech has filled many roles. From 2002 to 2008 it was her university, and recently her place of employment – but it is, and has been, much more. A graduate of the class of 2008, she majored in psychology with sociology and creative writing minors.

She went on to do home-based counseling, worked with the Radford Women’s Resource Center, and earned her M.F.A. degree at Cornell University where she taught courses on African-American Science Fiction and Feminist Memoir. Now, she serves as Assistant Director for the VT Black Cultural Center, focusing on its restoration.

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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Do you have a Virginia Tech memory you want to share with the VT Stories project? We're all ears!

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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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