BLACKSBURG, Va., Oct. 10, 2011 – Virginia Tech Corps of Cadets alumnus 1st Lt. Nate Kane, U.S. Air Force, who earned a degree in marketing management from the Pamplin College of Business and a minor in leadership studies from the Virginia Tech Corps of Cadets Rice Center for Leader Development in 2008 has been selected as the Hokie Hero for the Virginia Tech versus University of Miami game.
The Virginia Tech Corps of Cadets Hokie Hero program started in 2006 by IMG College 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 of Cadets website, on the Corps of Cadets alumni website, and in the Corps Review magazine.
Kane is currently stationed at Joint Base Balad, Iraq, as a member of 332nd Expeditionary Communication Squadron, U.S. Air Force. He is from Rock Hill, S.C., and this is his first combat deployment.
Kane is a Class of 2008 graduate of the Virginia Tech Corps of Cadets and serves as a class officer for his class, helping to raise money for the Class of 2008 cadet scholarship. He says he would like to say hello to members of Charlie Corps and the rest of his Hokie family.
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 the previous Hokie Heroes from the 2011-12 season.