BLACKSBURG, Va., Nov. 29, 2010 — Josh Kestner a senior from Salem, Va. (24153), majoring in hospitality and tourism management in the Pamplin College of Business is being recognized for their dedication to their school, serving as a Vice President of Membership to the Hokie Ambassadors for Virginia Tech.
Hokie Ambassadors dedicate themselves to helping others. Primarily, they provide the tours for prospective undergraduate students. The Hokie Ambassadors exemplify what it means to be a Hokie through their strong sense of dedication, service, and community. They are committed to highlighting the best qualities of Virginia Tech and exciting future university hopefuls. Most tours last an hour, so each ambassador has a short amount of time to open the eyes of every prospect about how spectacular Virginia Tech is. They show them around the university grounds, tell them about the top campus food in the nation and describe the feeling of when “Enter Sandman” plays at a home football game.
This student was chosen to represent Virginia Tech because their interest in the community and their love of their school and campus. The job of the Hokie Ambassadors is to learn more about Virginia Tech than the average student and be the face of the university.
Founded in 1872 as a land-grant college, Virginia Tech<http://www.vt.edu/> (http://www.vt.edu/) is the most comprehensive university in the Commonwealth of Virginia and is among the top research universities in the nation. Today, Virginia Tech’s eight colleges are dedicated to quality, innovation, and results through teaching, research, and outreach activities. At its 2,600-acre main campus located in Blacksburg and other campus centers in Northern Virginia, Southwest Virginia, Hampton Roads, Richmond, Southside, and Roanoke, Virginia Tech enrolls more than 28,000 undergraduate and graduate students from all 50 states and more than 100 countries in 180 academic degree programs.