It’s no secret that I’m a Hokie fan through and through, and I’m very proud of my alma mater. So much in fact, that this spring I wrote What It’s Really Like To Be A Hokie. So on the eve of the Hokie Half Marathon, I’ll shared my lessons learned at Virginia Tech.
Lessons I learned as a young Hokie…
There are a lot of very smart people in this world, and I have to work very hard to make A’s and B’s
There’s no place that seems colder on earth, than walking across the Drill Field in January
The War Memorial Gym isn’t such a bad home-away-from-home
Popcorn makes a great late night snack
The world is a much larger place than the tiny community where I grew up
To live my life with the motto Ut Prosim – that I may serve
Even if we lose the game, start looking forward to next week’s game immediately
Lesson I learned as an older Hokie…
There’s nothing like the feeling of pulling onto campus on game day
Hokie Nation rocks!
It is absolutely impossible to listen to Metallica’s Enter Sandman without jumping
There’s nothing like being married to your college sweetheart, and having that whole Hokie thing in common
Some of my best friends for life were made while I was a student
You are a member of the Virginia Tech Alumni Association for life
If you don’t answer the phone when the Virginia Tech Alumni Association makes their annual campaign call, they will continue to call you until you make a donation
You will continue dreaming about a national championship for a very long time
The education I received looks good on my resume, but the lessons I learned while a student have lasted a lifetime
- Do you have a place where you don’t live, but love to visit?
- What lessons did you learn in college?
- When was the last time you were able to visit your alma mater?
I went back to my college last summer- which was the first time I was back there since graduating. 10 years! It looks so different now. All the old dorms were turned down and huge suites were built. It definitely doesn’t feel like my campus anymore. Some parts do, but a lot doesn’t.
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I know what you mean. The main part of our campus around the Drill Field hasn’t changed, but the campus keeps growing outward and getting bigger and bigger. They continue to use Hokie Stone, so that helps keep the same feel. There was a place called The Prairie when I was there. It was a big open field between dorms, and now full of buildings.
I love how you are so passionate about your alma mater! I probably shouldn’t say publicly all the things I learned in college-LOL!
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YES! You know I love this post and I have to agree with some many of your “lessons” learned, especially the whole being married to your Hokie college sweetheart 🙂 Our Hokie friends are friend for life. It’s just something that is hard to replicate anywhere else!
I love that you have so much passion still for your alma mater! I graduated from JMU and haven’t been back in a few years, but get excited seeing posts from the university on Facebook and Instagram.
I loved college, but I don’t have quite the same feelings for my alma mater that many Hokies do. We took our kids to campus two summers ago. My daughter has no interest in going there, which is fine with me. At $50k and climbing a year, I’m not making her apply!
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When our son decided to go to Virginia Tech, we were happy it was an instate, state-school!
The Drill Field in January!! Especially when you have to walk across it for an 8 AM class in McBride, and the wind is relentless. It is also absolutely impossible to hear Enter, Sandman and not get goosebumps while you picture the team running onto the field – at least for me!
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Play Enter Sandman in a packed bar and you’ll know who the Hokies are. If they’re not jumping, they’ll at least be bobbing their heads up and down, and wishing they could jump! 🙂
It’s your VT roommate Ann. FInally typed in your name, can’t believe I really found you. I’m not social media savvy, so any response may be slow
Oh my goodness, I’ve looked for you on Facebook many times! No worries about not being social media savvy, I’ll email you!
I check my email about twice a month, so you will just have to have patience.