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Nicole Tuckman

Nicole Tuckman

For Nicole Tuckman, serving others is not confined to when she can carve out time in her busy schedule. It’s something she does each day.

As she put it, “Ut Prosim means service is a part of your everyday life. You don’t have to think about making time for it because it’s natural.”

Nicole decided to weave service into her schedule not long after she arrived at Virginia Tech. She joined organizations she thought would allow her to serve her fellow Hokies and play to her Strengths.

Her service has included working with the College Mentors for Children in Poverty Chapter at Virginia Tech, as a Hokie Ambassador, as the director of membership for Student Alumni Associates, with Kappa Alpha Theta sorority as chief recruiting officer, and as the senior class gift videographer.

She approaches each role and task with an attitude of service. It speaks volumes about Nicole’s commitment that she received multiple nominations for an Aspire! Award.  

One nominator said she “lives out the Aspirations for Student Learning in her day-to-day life. Nicole has proven her ability to serve as a servant leader and steward of Ut Prosim throughout her work in Student Alumni Associates. She knows she is able to make a difference to the community and has done everything she can to make that passion a reality.”

Her other nominator said, “I was able to see the positive impact she has on her peers and the lasting legacy she will leave behind at Kappa Alpha Theta and Virginia Tech. She is the type of person who will put her all into each task she is given without hesitation.”

Nicole plans to graduate next December and eventually serve as a public school teacher in Virginia.

Nicole, every day, you make Virginia Tech and our community a better place through your service. I am proud to present you with the Aspire! Award for EMBRACE UT PROSIM AS A WAY OF LIFE.