Virginia Tech™home

Cornerstone Moments

Cornerstone Alumni are sharing their memories from their time as students at Virginia Tech. Hear from them about special moments that will inspire Hokies of all generations.  There will be more Cornerstone Moments coming soon!  

Loading player for

Frank Beamer as a Hokies player

Legendary football coach Frank Beamer '69 recalls his time as a player for the Hokies.  

Loading player for

Homer Hickam on the origins of Skipper

Author and former NASA engineer Homer Hickam ’64 shares how a football rivalry led to the creation of Skipper, the world’s biggest game cannon and a university tradition.

Loading player for

Susan Ryan on growing up in college town

Susan Ryan '68 reflects on the magic of growing up in Blacksburg.