In November, the Hokies Helping Hoopies Jersey Chapter was established. Volunteers from Hoboken (New Jersey) came to help the community after Hurricane Sandy devastated it. Several feet of water swam through the community for days. The Path Train, which connects Hoboken with the rest of New Jersey, was flooded as well, and it took seven weeks to get the service running again.
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Heads Up Hokies campaign
The Virginia Tech campus is home to more drivers than the average college campus. Distracted driving is one of the leading causes of car crashes, and 9 people die and over 1,000 are injured every day. Distracted driving can also result in additional interactions with pedestrians and other motorists. In 2021, holding cell phones while driving will become illegal in Virginia. Other distracting behaviors include texting, web browsing, and changing music. The Heads Up Hokies campaign aims to promote responsible driving habits.
The Hokies Respect campaign aims to instill in fans the values of first-class fan conduct at sporting events. The campaign’s slogan, “I’m A Hokie”, is in orange and maroon. Moreover, the program promotes sportsmanship and respect toward teammates and opponents. To be successful, the Heads Up Hokies campaign requires the cooperation and personal commitment of all Hokies fans.
Reach for Excellence is the largest Hokie athletics campaign in history. The initiative aims to raise $400 million and place the Hokies in the top third of both the ACC’s and Power Five conferences. The campaign is moderated by the university’s associate athletic director for strategic communications. This campaign aims to provide scholarships and academic services for student athletes, including the athletic department’s nutrition and health and wellness programs.
The Virginia Tech Hokies are on a three-game winning streak. They beat the Miami Hurricanes in BCA Classic, and were invited to the Sugar Bowl, their first major league bowl game. They then went on to beat the 9th-ranked Texas Longhorns in the Sugar Bowl, where they fell to the eventual ACC champion Florida State. The other undefeated team in the Sugar Bowl was the Oklahoma Sooners.
THRIVE student-athlete mental health program
A team of Virginia Tech student-athletes is doing its part to combat athlete mental illness by creating the THRIVE student-athlete mental health wellness program. The program helps athletes address mental health issues in small groups. The program was created in collaboration with the athletics department staff. It includes ambassadors from each varsity sports. They coordinate with counselor Lauren Naldo and senior director of student-athlete personal development Natalie Forbes.
Although the COVID-19 pandemic had a significant impact on Virginia Tech student-athletes, it has not affected their efforts to improve mental health. On Oct. 5, more than 85 Virginia Tech female student-athletes came together for a virtual event geared toward coping with the transition to college life. While the event was virtual, the impact was the same.
To support these students, the University has created a state-of-the-art wellness center. It has also created new positions in Counseling and Psychological Services, Wellness Education, and Health and Disability Services to provide support to students. A Chinese-speaking staff psychologist has been added to the team. To assist students from all backgrounds, the university also added a Mandarin-speaking psychologist.
To help students cope with mental health issues, universities should develop a strategic plan for improving mental health services. To achieve this, they must prioritize mental health alongside physical health. They must prioritize health and wellbeing as strategic priorities, integrate campus-built environment health services, and make the program available to all students. This way, everyone can benefit. And by incorporating mental health resources into the university’s strategic plan, they’ll be able to create a better, more successful campus.
The University’s Hokies are responsible for the success of the program. The school has been recognized by the Active Minds Healthy Campus Award for being one of the healthiest colleges in the nation. They have since created wellness workshops to help students manage their stress and find solutions to their problems. They also did a campus environmental scan to assist students with their mental and physical health.
The Hokies Exchange, a non-profit athletic organization, is the Hokies Exchange. Through this site, businesses can connect with student athletes and filter their selections based on certain criteria. Virginia Tech does not participate in negotiations of the contracts. Companies interested in the contracts can submit their applications. They will then be provided with all necessary information to start negotiations. Each position can be filled by up to three student athletes. Upon approval, the student athletes will become part of the Hokies Exchange.
The Hokies Exchange, a service created in partnership with INFLCR, will be available to fans at no cost. The program is intended to help student-athletes develop personal brands and to promote the college and the Hokies as a brand. It will be offered through the Virginia Tech Athletics website, the Hokies Exchange, as well as through the Hokies Exchange app. Allied Sports is the exclusive sales agency of the Panthers.
Jersey Shore Hokies group
When Hurricane Sandy hit the Jersey Shore with unprecedented force, the Jersey Shore Hokies group stepped in to help. Many of the Hokies were displaced and many still had their homes flooded or were without power. One group offered to clear mud from a property. Another group moved tons dirt to backfill the property. The entire process took seven weeks, but the Hokies responded right away. Here are some of the stories from Sandy cleanup.
As part of the Virginia Tech tradition of helping the community, the team helped out a fellow Hokie and a local resident. The Hokies’ “family” spirit is well known. Bruce L. Ciccone is the founder of the group and is also a member on the Paterson Habitat for Humanity Board of Directors. Jonathan L. Ciccone is a Virginia Tech computer science major. Other members include his wife, Liz L. Ciccone, a graduate of the school’s physics department.
The hard work of the coaches is evident in the team’s success. After losing to No. The Hokies took the team’s woes very seriously after losing to No. But they won four games in Brooklyn to reach the NCAA Tournament. Greenberg’s team will enjoy the postseason, even though they may not have made it to the final four. The Hokies’ season is not yet over. They have been to the tournament seven times and made three trips to the NCAA Tournament.
Since the early 1970s, Virginia Tech has only won the NCAA championship once. But the Yellow Jackets have won 18 national championships in wrestling, baseball, football, and lacrosse. They also won the national championship in bass fishing. And their basketball teams went to the NIT twice – in the 1970s and the 1999 season. The football team finished the 1999 season with the #2 ranking in the BCS poll. They also won the ACC Women’s Tournament in 2004.
The team is coming off a tough loss last season. They lost to Colts Neck and Freehold Township in state tournaments, but that was a close game. Despite the loss, the Hokies still managed to come up with some impressive defensive play. That is why the team has a great chance of winning the NJSIAA Championship. It is no secret that the Jersey Shore makes an impact. They are an example the “New Jersey Way” in sport.