U.S. Air Force Col. Stephen Hughes, a 1989 Virginia Tech Corps of Cadets alumnus who earned a degree in finance from the Pamplin College of Business, was selected as the Hokie Hero for Saturday’s football game against the University of Virginia.

The Hokie Hero program honors corps alumni who are deployed. Recipients are highlighted by Jon Laaser and Mike Burnop during their radio broadcast of Hokie football games, on the Corps of Cadets website, and in the Corps Review magazine.

Hughes is deployed for seven months to Afghanistan as a member of the NATO and Coalition Resolute Support Mission.

He is the director of the Human Resource Management Advisors team that works with Afghan counterparts to establish and execute processes to enable a sustainable Afghan human resource management system.

To nominate a deployed alumnus as a Hokie Hero, email Patsy Hosner.

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