Live the Aspirations

To fully Live means you have an in-depth understanding and appreciation of the Aspirations for Student Learning, and that you are fully embracing what they mean to you. This is a journey, one that will launch you into life post-graduation, as you’re discovering the true interweaving of learning beyond the classroom.

This phase asks the “why” as you ExperienceVT.

  • Why do you invest in the organizations and activities you do?
  • Why do the Aspirations matter to you personally?
  • Why are you the person you’ve become?
  • Why do you strive toward the dreams you dream?

Each year, we recognize remarkable students who serve in unique, amazing, and inspiring ways. Five times a year, we recognize students who embody our Aspirations via our Aspire! Awards breakfasts. Annually, we select a cohort of Aspirations Fellows who 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.



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

For Questions or More Information, email experience@vt.edu