U.S. Navy Lt. Cmdr. Ebony Wilson Rankin, a 2001 Virginia Tech Corps of Cadets alumna who earned a degree in interdisciplinary studies from the College of Liberal Arts and Human Sciences and minors in leadership studies and sociology, was selected as the Hokie Hero for Friday’s football game against North Carolina.

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.

Rankin is stationed at Camp Arifjan, Kuwait, as a member of Combined Joint Task Force-Operation Inherent Resolve. This is her first deployment.

Written by Shay Barnhart