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Virginia Tech Corps of Cadets alumnus named University of Pittsburgh game Hokie Hero


   

1st Lt. Mark Angelo, U.S. Army, Virginia Tech Corps of Cadets Class of 2010 shown while deployed to Afghanistan. 1st Lt. Mark Angelo, U.S. Army, Virginia Tech Corps of Cadets Class of 2010

BLACKSBURG, Va., Sept. 17, 2012 – Virginia Tech Corps of Cadets alumnus 1st Lt. Mark Angelo, U.S. Army, who earned a degree in history 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 has been selected as the Hokie Hero for the University of Pittsburgh 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.

Angelo is currently stationed at Forward Operating Base Warrior in the Ghazni Province of eastern Afghanistan as a member of the 1st Brigade Combat team, 82nd Airborne Division. He is currently a signal platoon leader, and this is his first combat deployment.  He is from Greensburg, Pa.  

Angelo is a Class of 2010 graduate of the Virginia Tech Corps of Cadets and was part of the “Flaming VT’s” Hotel Company. He says he would like to send his love to his parents Peter and Barbara, his sister Diana, and all those in the Hokie Nation.

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 2012-13 season.

• Virginia Tech Corps of Cadets alumnus 1st Lt. Randy Coggin, U.S. Army, who earned a degree in economics from the College of Science, and a minor in leadership studies from the Virginia Tech Corps of Cadets Rice Center for Leader Development in 2009 and
• Virginia Tech Corps of Cadets alumna Capt. Kim French, U.S. Air Force, who earned a degree in interdisciplinary studies 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 2005