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?