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Virginia Tech Corps of Cadets alumnus Jeff Woods named Boise State game Hokie Hero


   

Cmdr. Jeff Woods, U.S. Navy Reserve, Virginia Tech Corps of Cadets Class of 1989 was selected as the Hokie Hero for Boise State Cmdr. Jeff Woods, U.S. Navy Reserve, Virginia Tech Corps of Cadets Class of 1989


BLACKSBURG, Va., Sept. 7, 2010 – Virginia Tech Corps of Cadets alumnus Cmdr. Jeff Woods, U.S. Navy Reserve, who earned a degree in marketing management from the Pamplin College of Business in 1989, has been selected as the Hokie Hero for the Virginia Tech versus Boise State game. 

His selection kicks off another great year of the Hokie Hero program which honors the service of so many Virginia Tech Corps of Cadets graduates who are serving our nation so far from home and their families. They truly epitomize the University's motto, Ut Prosim (That I May Serve).

The corps Hokie Hero program started in 2006 by ISP Sports and sponsored by the University Bookstore, honors Virginia Tech Corps of Cadets alumni who are currently deployed. Recipients of this honor are highlighted by Bill Roth and Mike Burnop during the radio broadcast of Virginia Tech football games, on the corps website, on the corps alumni website and in the Corps Review magazine.

Woods, of New Freedom, Pa., is currently stationed at Bagram Air Base, Afghanistan, as a member of Electronic Attack Squadron-209, the Starwarriors, a naval reserve unit out of Andrews Air Force Base, Md. This is his 10th combat deployment and third to Afghanistan. Woods is a Class of 1989 graduate of the Virginia Tech Corps of Cadets and was a member of the Regimental Band, the Highty-Tighties. Woods will be home soon and sends his love to his wife Cherie, son Connor, daughters Keira and Kendall, and to his mom and dad, and says "Go Hokies!"

The Virginia Tech Corps of Cadets has produced military, public, and corporate leaders since the university was founded in 1872. It is one of just two military corps within a large public university. The corps holds its members to the highest standards of loyalty, honor, integrity, and self-discipline. In return, cadets achieve high academic success and a long-lasting camaraderie with fellow members. Virginia Tech, the most comprehensive university in Virginia, is dedicated to quality, innovation, and results to the commonwealth, the nation, and the world.

Below are all the Hokie Heroes from the 2009-10 season.

  • Virginia Tech Corps of Cadets alumnus Lt. Cmdr. Todd Mills, U.S. Navy, who received a degree in political science from the College of Liberal Arts and Human Sciences in 1996, 
  • Virginia Tech Corps of Cadets alumnus 1st Lt. Christopher Horsfall, U.S.Air Force, who received a degree in mathematics from the College of Science in 2006,
  • Virginia Tech Corps of Cadets alumnus 1st Lt. Adam Keene, U.S. Air Force, who received a degree in geography from the College of Natural Resources in 2006,
  • Virginia Tech Corps of Cadets alumnus Maj. Mark Sherkey, U.S. Army, who received a degree in finance from the Pamplin College of Business in 1995,
  • Virginia Tech Corps of Cadets alumni Capt. Tim Fong, U.S. Army, who received a degree in economics from the College of Science in 2005 and Capt. Mike Martinez, U.S. Army, who received a degree in chemistry from the College of Science in 2004,
  • Virginia Tech Corps of Cadets alumnus Capt. Timothy Dillera, U.S. Air Force, who received a degree in chemistry from the College of Science in 2003,
  • Virginia Tech Corps of Cadets alumnus Maj. Patrick Hogeboom, U.S. Army, who received a degree in civil engineering from the College of Engineering in 1994,
  • Virginia Tech Corps of Cadets alumnus Maj. Tom Strassberger, U.S. Air Force, who received a degree in political science from the College of Liberal Arts and Human Sciences in 1995,
  • Virginia Tech Corps of Cadets alumnus 2nd Lt. Brian Alberts, U.S. Army, who earned a degree in history from the College of Liberal Arts and Human Sciences in 2008,
  • Virginia Tech Corps of Cadets alumnus 1st Lt. Jordan Martinelli, U.S. Army, who earned a degree in history from the College of Liberal Arts and Human Sciences in 2007,
  • Virginia Tech Corps of Cadets alumnus 2nd Lt. Thomas Lenz, U.S. Army, who earned a degree in history from the College of Liberal Arts and Human Sciences in 2008,
  • Virginia Tech Corps of Cadets alumni Lt. Deanna Fisher, U.S. Navy, who earned degrees in history from the College of Liberal Arts and Human Sciences and psychology from the College of Science in 2005 and Capt. George Mallory, U.S. Army who earned a degree in interdisciplinary studies from the College of Liberal Arts and Human Sciences in 2005, and
  • Virginia Tech Corps of Cadets alumni Capt. Gary Grassi, U.S. Army, who earned a degree in biology from the College of Science and the Virginia Tech Corps of Cadets’ minor in leadership studies in 2004 and Capt. Andrew Shadley, U.S. Army who earned degrees in history and classical studies from the College of Liberal Arts and Human Sciences and the Virginia Tech Corps of Cadets’ minor in leadership studies in 2006.