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Virginia Tech Corps of Cadets alumnus named Miami game Hokie Hero

October 10, 2011

1st Lt. Nate Kane, U.S. Air Force, Virginia Tech Corps of Cadets Class of 2008 shown in Iraq
1st Lt. Nate Kane, U.S. Air Force, Virginia Tech Corps of Cadets Class of 2008

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.

Below are the previous Hokie Heroes from the 2011-12 season.

  • Virginia Tech Corps of Cadets alumnus 2nd Lt. Mark Walczyk, U.S. Army, who earned a degree in political science and a minor in English from the College of Liberal Arts and Human Sciences and a minor in leadership studies from the Virginia Tech Corps of Cadets Rice Center for Leader Development in 2010,
  • Virginia Tech Corps of Cadets alumna 2nd Lt. Tavia (Cawley) Carlson, U.S. Air Force, who earned a degree in civil engineering from the College of Engineering and a minor in leadership studies from the Virginia Tech Corps of Cadets Rice Center for Leader Development in 2009,
  • Virginia Tech Corps of Cadets alumnus Lt.Col. Tom Whitlock, U.S. Air Force, who earned a degree in geography from the College of Natural Resources and Environment and a degree in history from the College of Liberal Arts and Human Sciences in 1995,
  • Capt. Dan Forney, U.S. Navy, Professor of Naval Science and Commander of the Naval ROTC unit at Virginia Tech and
  • Virginia Tech Corps of Cadets alumnus Maj. Ed Skelly, U.S. Army, who earned a degree in industrial and systems engineering from the College of Engineering and a minor in economics from the College of Science in 1995

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