Frank Beamer: Making Virginia Tech Home

For Frank Beamer, who grew up around Virginia Tech graduates and remembers coming to Hokie football games as a kid, being a Hokie is in his blood. Frank was born in Mount Airy, North Carolina in 1946, the baby in a family with four children. Eventually, his family moved to Fancy Gap, Virginia where he helped on the family farm. …

Natalie Strawn Kelly: A Lifelong Hokie

Natalie Kelly lived on Turner street when Virginia Tech was still called Virginia Polytechnic Institute. She lived on Turner street when she was in 6th grade and Blacksburg built a new elementary school, creating a new school district. Natalie Kelly still lived on Turner street when she attended Virginia Tech from 1970 to 1973. Kelly comes from a long line …