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April 12, 2010

Hokie Club News

By: Brian Thornburg


Marshall Bailey

Because of you...


“I am so proud to be a part of the Hokie Nation. If it weren’t for you, I wouldn’t be where I am today! Thank you so much for all your support and contributions!”

-Kenzie Roark, Junior, Softball

“Being a Hokie has taught me the meaning of community, perseverance and the ability to give back to those around me. Go Tech go!”

-Austin Wates, Junior, Baseball

“It’s a privilege to represent Virginia Tech as a studentathlete. The Hokie Club supports us all as athletes and we couldn’t do it without you. Thank you for everything you do!”

-Matt Blow, r-Junior, Baseball

Donor file

Name: Grant Duncan

Hokie Club Level: Hokie Club

Currently Resides: Blacksburg, Va.

What year did you graduate from Virginia Tech?

I will be graduating in May of 2010.

Grant Duncan

Family: Dennis and Susan (parents), and Leslie (sister)

Why did you decide to join the Hokie Club while still an undergraduate student at Virginia Tech?

I was looking for another way to show my support for Virginia Tech athletics, and also, I felt it was important to get a head start and begin giving back to my school, even if it was in small amounts.

A Hokie is …

anyone who is a strong and proud supporter of Virginia Tech.

How did you get involved with the Hokie Club?

My parents have been longtime members and have always had me around Hokie Club events, as well as Tech athletics events.

What caused you to become a fan of Virginia Tech?

Growing up in Blacksburg and going to Tech games for as long as I can remember, it was just natural.

Do you have any game day superstitions? If so, what are they?

I normally try and wear the same thing for each game, and then also try and keep the same pregame routine throughout the season, from when I wake up to when I enter the stadium.

What is your best memory of Virginia Tech athletics?

Jim Druckenmiller’s pass to Jermaine Holmes to beat UVa in ’95 and then going on to beat Texas in the Sugar Bowl.

What motivates you to give back to help Virginia Tech athletics?

I’m just very passionate about Tech athletics and want to see us do well across the board. Giving back provides me with the feeling that I am making a difference in helping our student-athletes to succeed.

My all-time favorite Virginia Tech athletes are …

Football: Keion Carpenter, Basketball: Zabian Dowdell

Hokie Club’s annual “Breakfast with Seth”

On the morning of Friday, March 12, approximately 200 Hokie Club members showed up for the Hokie Club’s annual “Breakfast with Seth” to show support for the Virginia Tech men’s basketball team at the 57th annual ACC Tournament. Along with the Virginia Tech cheerleaders, the Marching Virginians and the Hokie Bird, all in attendance enjoyed a complementary deluxe breakfast and helped get Coach Greenberg and the team fired up for the tournament.

2010 Orange and Maroon Tour

Here is a list of events, dates, locations and speakers for regional and local tours in your area.

For more information on the Orange and Maroon Tour visit

1. April 20 – Roanoke Valley
Jim Weaver & Seth Greenberg

2. April 20 – Pulaski/Radford
Frank Beamer & Beth Dunkenberger

3. April 22 – Blacksburg
Jim Weaver & Seth Greenberg

4. April 22 – Staunton/Waynesboro/Harrisonburg
Frank Beamer & Beth Dunkenberger

5. April 27 – Tri Cities
Jim Weaver & Seth Greenberg

6. April 27 – Southwest Virginia
Frank Beamer & Beth Dunkenberger

7. April 27 – Bluefield

Billy Hite & Ryan Odom

8. April 28 – Franklin/Southampton
Jim Weaver & Seth Greenberg

9. April 28 – Southside
Frank Beamer & Beth Dunkenberger

10. April 29 – Clifton Forge
Bryan Stinespring & Ryan Odom

11. April 29 – Amherst/Nelson
Kevin Sherman & Bill Courtney

12. April 30 – Winchester
Kevin Sherman & Ryan Odom

13. May 3 – Peninsula
Curt Newsome & James Johnson

14. May 3 – Appomattox
Billy Hite & Shellie Greenman

15. May 6 – Martinsville
Charley Wiles & James Johnson

16. May 10 – Franklin County
Mike O’Cain & Shellie Greenman

17. May 10 – Tidewater
Curt Newsome

18. May 10 – Danville
Torrian Gray & James Johnson

19. May 11 – Charlottesville
Torrian Gray & Angela Corsby

20. May 13 – Lynchburg
Jim Weaver & Seth Greenberg

21. May 13 – Battlefield
Zac Lowe & Angela Crosby

22. May 18- Western Tidewater
Curt Newsome & Stacy Cantley

23. May 18 – Richmond
Jim Cavanaugh

24. May 20 – Fredericksburg
Bud Foster & Stacy Cantley

25. May 24 – Northern Virginia
Frank Beamer & Beth Dunkenberger

26. May 25 – Fauquier
Jim Weaver & Seth Greenberg

Out of State Events

May 5 – Charlotte, NC
Charley Wiles & Bill Courtney

May 6 – Maryland
Seth Greenberg

May 17 – Triad (Greensboro, NC)
Frank Beamer & Beth Dunkenberger

May 19 – Raleigh-Durham, NC
Frank Beamer

July 22 – Outer Banks, NC
Jim Weaver & Kevin Dresser