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Congratulations to the Class of 2020’s Veteran Graduates!

Ceremonies may be cancelled but the celebration continues!

Jessi Campbell

Branch: United States Army
Rank: Sergeant E-5
Major: Master of Natural Resources
What are some of your favorite memories of being a student at Virginia Tech?
Some of my favorite memories with the people in my program at VT were made during our evenings after class. We all got to relax with a drink and laugh a LOT after some long days. This helped us build solid working relationships and lifelong friendships throughout our program, culminating in a trip to Egypt, an amazing experience we will always share.

Jeffrey Estienne

Branch: United States Marine Corps
Rank: Corporal E-4
Major: Agricultural Management
What are some of your favorite memories of being a student at Virginia Tech?
Tailgating with friends and family before watching the Hokies play at Lane stadium!

Jerry Headley Jr.

Director, Office of Veteran Services
Branch:
United States Army
Rank: Sergeant E-5
Major: Master of Natural Resources
What are some of your favorite memories of being a student at Virginia Tech?
One of my favorite memories while attending Virginia Tech was made at the Commonwealth Cup game in 2018. Having my family in the stands and watching my dad jump to “Enter Sandman” was priceless, still makes me smile. Of course, there are countless other memories that make the completion of this degree so meaningful for me. I’m proud to be a Hokie.

Cheryl Pavic Henner

Branch: United States Air Force
Rank: Lieutenant Colonel O-5
Major: Master of Natural Resources
What are some of your favorite memories of being a student at Virginia Tech?
Some of my favorite memories during my time in the Virginia Tech graduate program were made while working with my classmates on remote teams. We had a lot of laughs and were able to accomplish great things using virtual platforms. Who knew this would be the way many of us are working today?!

Joe Josias

Branch: United States Army
Rank: Corporal E-4, 11C
Major: Master of Information Technology
What are some of your favorite memories of being a student at Virginia Tech?
I really appreciated how much the professors cared and worked with me as I went through the MIT program.

Zachariah Maynard

Branch: Active Duty, United States Air Force
Rank: First Sergeant of the 5th Intelligence Squadron
Major: Master of Information Technology
What are some of your favorite memories of being a student at Virginia Tech?
I fell in love with Virginia Tech when I was nine years old, and Blacksburg has felt like home since then. The individual memories in this 22-year adventure are innumerable, but finally finishing this journey ties a bow on all of them. I took the scenic route, over tough terrain, but I wouldn't change any of it for the world.

Connor Radtke

Branch: United States Marine Corps
Rank: Corporal E-4
Major: Bachelor of Science in Environmental Resources Management
Honors: Magna Cum Laude
What are some of your favorite memories of being a student at Virginia Tech?
My favorite memories were made during the extensive resource management field education provided by Dr. Aust!

Lauren Scarry

President, Student Veterans Of America
Branch: United States Navy (dependent)
Major: National Security and Foreign Affairs
What are some of your favorite memories of being a student at Virginia Tech?
I have loved my time here at Virginia Tech, especially within the office of Veteran Services as a work study and as a leader in the Veterans@VT club! I have met many memorable people who have pushed and shaped me into a better person and leader. I have loved going downtown and hanging out with all the veterans and finding my people amongst them. Finally, one of my favorite memories at VT was being able to go down on the football field during a game, that is something I will likely never forget! I will dearly miss everyone in the office, Jerry, Juan, and Amber and I will also miss Adam who never failed to make fun of my basicness! Go Hokies!!

Spencer Stater

Branch: United States Marine Corps
Rank: Corporal E-4
Major: Master of Natural Resources
What are some of your favorite memories of being a student at Virginia Tech?
I really enjoyed the structure of the XMNR program along with the valuable lessons learned.