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Alumnus speaking engagement: Abraham "Billy" Hardee

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Virginia Tech alumnus Abraham "Billy" Hardee will visit campus Nov. 14 for two speaking events and a reception.

Hardee will host a Fireside Chat entitled “From Virginia Tech to Now: A Hokie’s Path to Success in the Sciences” at the Black Cultural Center in Squires Student Center at 3:30 p.m. There will be light refreshments.

At 5:30 p.m., Hardee will present a professional development workshop called “Maintaining Your Authenticity in the Workplace as a Person of Color” in the South End Zone East and West Club Rooms in Lane Stadium.

Following the workshop there will be a reception at 6:30 p.m.

About Hardee

Hardee received his bachelor's degree in human nutrition, foods, and exercise with a minor in chemistry from Virginia Tech in 2002 and was a three-time academic all-American. He was a three-year varsity athlete with the Virginia Tech football team and a one-year letterman with the basketball team. He went on to receive his osteopathic medical degree from the Edward Via College of Osteopathic Medicine in 2007. He completed his Ph. D. in International Health Education from Virginia Tech in 2008.

Hardee completed his traditional rotating internship at Geisinger Medical Center in Danville, Pennsylvania and completed his Family Medicine Residency at LewisGale Hospital Montgomery in Blacksburg. Hardee is a board-certified family physician, who practices medicine and is the chief medical officer of the New River Valley Community Health Center. He works occasionally at Med Express Urgent Care.

Hardee is an associate professor at the Virginia College of Osteopathic Medicine, where he precepts students on international medical missions to Central America twice a year. He is active in multiple community activities, and has many speaking engagements covering topics from medicine, life, religion, and motivational speaking. Hardee is married and has two young children.

Event sponsors:

  • Virginia Tech Alumni Association
  • The Black Cultural Center
  • Career and Professional Development
  • College of Science
  • College of Agriculture and Life Sciences



For questions or more information, please contact Latanya Walker.