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Virginia Polytechnic Institute

EDUCATIONAL INSTITUTION

Location:
Blacksburg, VA

Founding Date:
1872

Motto:
Ut Prosim

Team:
Hokies

Mascot:
Hokie Bird

Enrollment:
26,000

Official Website:
http://www.vt.edu/

STUDENTS

NameOccupationBirthDeathKnown for
C. E. Andrews
Business
c. 1953   CEO of Sallie Mae, 2007-08
Frank Beamer
Football
18-Oct-1946   Head Coach, Virginia Tech
James Bovard
Author
1956   Lost Rights
Jerry Boykin
Military
c. 1949   Pentagon's resident Jesus freak
Charlie Byrd
Jazz Musician
16-Sep-1925 30-Nov-1999 Brought the Bossa Nova to America
David L. Calhoun
Business
c. 1957   CEO of The Nielsen Company
Seung-Hui Cho
Criminal
18-Jan-1984 16-Apr-2007 Virginia Tech Massacre
E. Gary Cook
Business
c. 1944   CEO of Witco Corporation, 1996-99
Chet Culver
Politician
25-Jan-1966   Governor of Iowa, 2007-11
William E. Dodd
Diplomat
27-Oct-1869 9-Feb-1940 US Ambassador to Nazi Germany
Jonny Fairplay
TV Personality
11-Mar-1974   Survivor contestant
Eugene V. Fife
Business
c. 1940   Former Partner, Goldman Sachs
William H. Goodwin, Jr.
Business
21-Oct-1940   President of CCA Industries
Jack Guynn
Business
1942   CEO of FRB Atlanta, 1996-2006
Nidal Malik Hasan
Military
8-Sep-1970   Fort Hood shooting
Lawrence L. Koontz, Jr.
Judge
25-Jan-1940   Justice, Virginia Supreme Court
Hoda Kotb
Journalist
7-Aug-1964   Today
Chris Kraft
Engineer
28-Feb-1924   Long-time voice of NASA's Mission Control
George A. Lorch
Business
1941   CEO of Armstrong, 1993-2000
William J. Madia
Scientist
c. 1948   Stanford Linear Accelerator Center
Jayma Mays
Actor
16-Jul-1979   Emma Pillsbury on Glee
Roger H. Moore
Business
c. 1942   CEO of Illuminet Holdings, 1996-2001
Elsa A. Murano
Educator
14-Aug-1959   President of Texas A&M University, 2008-09
George Nolen
Business
c. 1956   CEO of Siemens
Johnny Oates
Baseball
21-Jan-1946 24-Dec-2004 Former Orioles and Rangers manager
Tim Phillips
Activist
c. 1963   President, Americans for Prosperity
Owen B. Pickett
Politician
31-Aug-1930 27-Oct-2010 Congressman from Virginia, 1987-2001
Charles W. Pryor, Jr.
Business
c. 1944   Former Westinghouse executive
Robert C. Richardson
Physicist
26-Jun-1937 19-Feb-2013 Superfluidity of helium-3
J. Clinton Rivers
Business
c. 1958   CEO of Pilgrim's Pride
Bruce Smith
Football
18-Jun-1963   200 career sacks
Marcus Vick
Football
20-Mar-1984   Former Miami Dolphins WR and QB
Michael Vick
Football
26-Jun-1980   Football quarterback and dog fighter
John H. Walker
Business
c. 1958   CEO of Global Brass and Copper
John A. White
Business
c. 1940   Chancellor, University of Arkansas
Rob Wittman
Politician
3-Feb-1959   Congressman, Virginia 1st

TEACHERS AND PROFESSORS

NameOccupationBirthDeathKnown for
James M. Buchanan
Economist
2-Oct-1919 9-Jan-2013 Public Choice Theory
G. Wayne Clough
Educator
c. 1942   Secretary of the Smithsonian
Brady J. Deaton
Educator
c. 1944   President, University of Missouri
Nikki Giovanni
Poet
7-Jun-1943   Black Feeling, Black Talk

ADMINISTRATORS AND TRUSTEES

NameOccupationBirthDeathKnown for
C. E. Andrews
Business
c. 1953   CEO of Sallie Mae, 2007-08
G. Wayne Clough
Educator
c. 1942   Secretary of the Smithsonian
Lester Crawford
Government
13-Mar-1938   FDA Commissioner, 2005
Westmoreland Davis
Politician
21-Aug-1859 7-Sep-1942 Governor of Virginia, 1918-22
George Nolen
Business
c. 1956   CEO of Siemens

COACHES

NameOccupationBirthDeathKnown for
Frank Beamer
Football
18-Oct-1946   Head Coach, Virginia Tech
Danny Ford
Football
2-Apr-1948   Clemson Head Coach, 1979-89
Charley Pell
Football
17-Feb-1941 29-May-2001 Florida Head Coach, 1979-84
Ron Zook
Football
28-Apr-1954   Ex-Coach, Fighting Illini


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