Virginia Tech Corps of Cadets alumna Capt. Elizabeth Gentine named Virginia game Hokie Hero

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U.S. Air Force Capt. Elizabeth Gentine

U.S. Air Force Capt. Elizabeth Gentine, a 2014 Virginia Tech Corps of Cadets alumna who earned a degree in psychology from the College of Science and a minor in leadership studies from the corps’ Rice Center for Leader Development, 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 alumni magazine.

Gentine is on a six-month deployment to Afghanistan in support of NATO Special Operations Component Command Afghanistan and Special Operations Joint Task Force Afghanistan. She is currently serving as the joint visitors bureau chief.

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