Jerry Hulick: “Ut Prosim” in Action

Virginia Tech alumnus Jerry Hulick completed his degree in 1973, but his steadfast bond with Virginia Tech has yet to end. The Spotsylvania, Virginia resident has become one of the university’s most generous and influential donors, helping to shape his alma mater into a school that continues to make impressive strides into the future. Hulick was born March 12, 1951 …

Kevin Crofton: Hokie Across The Pond

Wanderlust. Perseverance. Risk-taking. Alongside an education from Virginia Tech, these qualities have helped Kevin Crofton achieve big things. Crofton is the CEO of The Comet Group and the former CEO of SPTS Technologies. A rural Virginia native, Crofton ventured “across the pond” to England, where he now resides with his family. He has many prestigious awards and achievements to his name, …

Douglas Martin: A Beacon of Service

Douglas Martin has spent the better part of a century in service of his fellow Americans. As a 2010 Virginia Tech Daily press release puts it, he has “provided guidance and support to thousands”. That’s no small feat, but it’s all in a lifetime’s work for the director emeritus. Every employee, retiree, student, faculty member and administrator to come through …

James “Jim” Hatch: Gratitude and Giving Back

Jim Hatch never expected to end up at Virginia Tech. As he says himself, apart from attending a few Hokie football games during his time as a member of his high school marching band, Tech just “wasn’t on [his] radar.” As a young man, it’s hard to imagine that he would’ve foreseen the major impact Virginia Tech would eventually have …

Rosemary Blieszner: Helping Virginia Tech Grow

Rosemary Blieszner was born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania as one of five children. After high school Rosemary attended Mercyhurst College (now Mercyhurst University) and majored in home economics with the goal of being a high school teacher. During her senior year in college she taught a high school child development class and loved it. After hearing from a mentor that she …