Bob Quisenberry: A Valued Hokie

Community,” Bob Quisenberry, Class of 1962, says of Virginia Tech. “It’s the best community I’ve ever seen.” As the son of a Class of 1920 alumnus and a lifelong supporter of his alma mater, Quisenberry has decades of experience with the university to support his claim. In the years since his graduation, he has shown himself to be a proud …

David Lowe: A Leader with Blacksburg Roots

A life fully lived accurately sums up the the life of David Lowe. Lowe, class president of 1963 details his humble beginnings of growing up in a small working-class family in West Virginia. Lowe’s parents were both teachers, and in his story he highlights the importance of education, including his decision to come to college at Virginia Tech. Upon arriving …

John Bates: A Hokie to His Core

On the weekend of his 50th college reunion, John Bates finds himself pausing as he crosses the Drillfield on a quiet Sunday morning. It was as if he entered a “timewarp,” John states. As if the past 50 years had just rewound, and he was, once again, a student heading to class with an armful of books. John Bates, Class …