Rock Roszak: Unknown Decision Becomes Lifelong Commitment

When Virginia Tech Class of 1971 alum, Richard “Rock” Roszak, checked yes to the Reserve Officers’ Training Corps (ROTC) program on his Virginia Tech application, he had no idea how extensively this one decision would affect his life. Raised by European immigrants who endured the struggles of World War II, Rock was expected by his parents to donate a portion …

Daniel Swanson: A Well-Traveled Hokie

Daniel Swanson grew up on a farm in between the towns of Pound and Wise in Southwest Virginia. Although he didn’t travel much as a child, he knew from a young age that he wanted to be an engineer and attend Virginia Tech. He probably never imagined all the places he would travel and the accomplishments he would make as …