U.S. Navy Lt. Cmdr. Lauren Lawson, a Virginia Tech Corps of Cadets alumnus who earned a degree in communication from the College of Liberal Arts and Human Sciences and a minor in leadership studies from the Rice Center for Leader Development in 2003, was selected as the Hokie Hero for Saturday’s football game against Duke.

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.

Lawson is deployed for to Al Udeid, Qatar, as a member of the Combined Air Operations Center. She is the chief of special instructions with the Combat Plans Division and provides the commander's guidance to all air assets flying from more than 10 countries.

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