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 …