Linda Plaut: Paving the Way for Equality

You don’t have to graduate from Virginia Tech to be a Hokie. After moving to Blacksburg as a faculty spouse, Linda Plaut joined the university’s staff as a part-time teacher. What started as a temporary position blossomed into a permanent career of building lifelong friendships and igniting the torch of gender equality on Virginia Tech’s campus. During her years at …

Nikki Giovanni: Poet, Dreamer, and Hokie

Renowned poet, eight time NAACP award winner, University Distinguished Professor, and the list of achievements goes on, but much to Virginia Tech’s credit–Nikki Giovanni is a Hokie. Although she didn’t attend Virginia Tech for her degree, she is part of the VT Stories featured faculty selection. Nikki is a vital member of the Virginia Tech family and an inspiration for …