Aspirations Fellows

Each year, we recognize remarkable students who serve in unique, amazing, and inspiring ways. Our Aspirations Fellows represent the pinnacle of achievement in the spirit of Ut Prosim (That I May Serve) through their service and compassion to Virginia Tech and the extended university community.

Aspirations Fellows are students who embody the Aspirations for Student Learning. Being named an Aspirations Fellow is a unique honor and coveted distinction. Selected Fellows have the opportunity to impact the student experience, mentor students in the early stages of discovering the aspirations, receive a distinction cord for graduation, and be celebrated at an annual spring induction ceremony.

2018 Cohort



Ben Batman

John Benjamin Batman

Sophomore | COS, Clinical Neuroscience

Strengths:
Achiever, Developer, Belief, Includer, Learner



Julia Billingsley

Julia Billingsley

Senior | CAUS, Public and Urban Affairs (concentration in Public Policy), Political Science

Strengths:
Input, Woo, Communication, Adaptability, Empathy



Haley Burnell

Haley Macallan Burnell

Sophomore | CLAHS, Public Relations, Political Science

Strengths:
WOO, Communication, Positivity, Adaptability, Discipline



Hadley Carter

Hadley Carter

Senior | PCOB, Marketing Management, Leadership and Social Change

Strengths:
Woo, Communication, Positivity, Activator, Maximizer



Annalicia DaSilva

Annalicia DaSilva

Junior | CALS, Human Nutrition, Foods, and Exercise Science, Psychology

Strengths:
Relator, Developer, Responsiblity, Empathy, Harmony



Katarzyna Goebel

Katarzyna Goebel

Senior | CLAHS, English Literature and Language

Strengths:
Individualization, Positivity, Developer, Harmony, Consistency



Kaley Holloway

Kaley Dawn Holloway

Senior | CALS, Science of Human Nutrition, Foods, and Exercise

Strengths:
Learner, Achiever, Futuristic, Developer, Includer



Muhannah Hossain

Muhannah Hossain

Junior | COS, Clinical Neuroscience, Leadership and Social Change, Applied Business Computing

Strengths:
Positivity, Woo, Includer, Activator, Adaptability



Lauren Hughes

Lauren Victoria Hughes

Junior | CLAHS, Human Development

Strengths:
Achiever, Learner, Ideation, Input, Analytical



Brian Kehs

Brian Kehs

Senior | COS, Microbiology, Leadership

Strengths:
Analytical, Restorative, Learner, Futuristic, Achiever



Alison Mayer

Ali Mayer

Graduate Student | CLAHS, Higher Education and Student Affairs, Cognate is in Counseling

Strengths:
Empathy, Developer, Positivity, Restorative, Includer



Joelle Pond

Joelle Pond

Senior | CALS, Applied Economic Management, Leadership

Strengths:
Learner, Empathy, Deliberative, Relator, Harmony



Jordi Shelton

Jordi Shelton

Junior | CLAHS, Public Relations, Public and Urban Affairs, Diversity and Community Engagement

Strengths:
Strategic, Individualization, Restorative, Communication, Input



Jeremy Smith

Jeremy Beausoleil Smith

Junior | CAUS and CLAHS, Building Construction, Arabic, Middle Eastern Studies

Strengths:
Futuristic, Input, Woo, Strategic, Communication



Jacob Steblein

Jacob P Steblein

Sophomore | PCOB, Business Undecided, Leadership Studies

Strengths:
Sophomore | Command, Signifiance, Woo, Includer, Communication



Mykenzie Webb

Mykenzie Webb

Junior | COS, Computational Modeling and Data Analytics, Leadership, Mathematics, Statistics

Strengths:
Includer, Arranger, Responsibility, Focus, Positivity



Rex Willis

Rex Avery Willis

Senior | PCOB, Management Consulting Analysis, Leadership and Social Change

Strengths:
Positivity, Includer, Woo, Adaptability, Communication


Brendan Cafferky
Senior | Pamplin College of Business

Sam Chanesman
Sophomore | College of Architecture and Urban Studies, College of Liberal Arts and Human Sciences

Nala Chehade
Junior | College of Liberal Arts and Human Sciences

Samantha DiBiaso
Senior | College of Liberal Arts and Human Science

Brandon Griffin
Sophomore | College of Engineering

Ashleigh Grubb
Junior | College of Liberal Arts and Human Sciences

Jack Holland
Sophomore | Pamplin College of Business

Danielle Jeffers
Sophomore | College of Liberal Arts and Human Sciences

Jennifer Loh
Senior | College of Liberal Arts and Human Sciences

Mairead Novak
Junior | College of Liberal Arts and Human Sciences

Alexa Parsley
Senior | College of Liberal Arts and Human Sciences

Anna Pope
Senior | College of Liberal Arts and Human Sciences

Patrick Acker
Senior | Industrial and Systems Engineering

Samuel Aguilar-Chavez
Senior | Political Science

Nivedha Balan
First Year | University Studies

Kelly Berry
December ’15 Graduate | Agricultural Sciences

Kevin Carney
Senior | Food Science and Technology & Biological Systems Engineering

Veronica Demarest
Junior | Human Nutrition, Foods, and Exercise

Ryan Hopkins
Senior | Psychology

Claire Kelling
Senior | Statistics & Economics

Meghan McLoughlin
Sophomore | Applied Economic Management

Maddie Mitcham
Sophomore | International Studies & Geography

Ariana Mollers
Senior | Public Relations

Seyi Olusina
Sophomore | Human Nutrition, Foods, and Exercise

Tanushri Shankar
Senior | Public Relations

Patricia Shorter
Junior | Biology

Hannah Thomas
Senior | Political Science

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