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Virginia Tech 2023 Family of the Year: Ashton, Tracey and Mark Ingle.

Tracey, Mark, and Ashton Ingle are Virginia Tech's 2023 Family of the Year! Ashton (‘25) nominated her mother, Tracey, and father, Mark. The Ingles have shown dedicated support for Ashton during her time at Virginia Tech and are filled with Hokie Spirit!

"Even when I feel like no one is in my corner, my parents are and have always been there, being the biggest cheerleaders for me," Ashton wrote in her Family of the Year nomination. "Our bond as a family has always been special, as we have been through so much […] but the encouragement for my education was like no other support I have ever had in my entire life. Thank you, mom and dad, for making me realize how much I matter and just how good I really can be."

Tracey and Mark Ingle were recognized on the field at the Spring Game during Spring Family Weekend, on April 15, 2023.

Student Affairs presents the Family of the Year award annually to acknowledge the people who are so important to students—as mentors, collaborators, friends, advocates, and guides. For Ashton, her parents filled all of those roles and more. “During those tough times, it was my family that pulled me through and allowed me to completely understand my worth and value in this world.” Thank you, Ashton, for nominating your amazing family!