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Virginia Tech 2022 Family of the Year

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Virginia Tech 2022 Family of the Year: Marybeth Appleyard, Beth Appleyard, and Brooke Appleyard.

Beth, Brooke, and Marybeth Appleyard are Virginia Tech's 2022 Family of the Year! Marybeth (VT Class of '25) nominated her mother, Beth, and sister, Brooke. The Appleyards have shown dedicated support for Marybeth during her time at Virginia Tech and are filled with Hokie Spirit!

"Through every turmoil and rocky road in my life, both my mom and sister have put everything aside to be there for me no matter what," Marybeth wrote in her Family of the Year nomination. "They are the reason I am here right now excelling in every opportunity thrown at me. They gave everything to make my dream school a possibility -- and I am so thankful for that."

Beth, Brooke, and Marybeth Appleyard were recognized on the field at the Spring Game during Spring Family Weekend, on April 16, 2022.

The 2022 Family of the Year shows what Hokies really are: people who are there for one another and who know — both at games and in life — when to shout, "Let's go!" Thank you, Marybeth, for nominating your amazing family!


The Virginia Tech Family of the Year award is presented by Student Affairs to acknowledge the people who are so important to our students -- as mentors, collaborators, friends, advocates, and guides. The Family of the Year award honors a parent, family member, or family of a current Virginia Tech student who has made a significant impact on the student's college success.