Homer Hickam's Presentation Open to the Public
Huddle With the Hokies To Be Held Nov. 5
October 31, 2005

Huddle with the Hokies welcomes Homer Hickam back to campus on Saturday, Nov. 5, at 10 a.m., as part of the academic colloquium series sponsored by the Athletics Department and the University Athletics Committee. Hickam will be speaking about his most recent travels and experiences. The event will take place in the Solitude Room located at the Inn at Virginia Tech and the Skelton Conference Center.

Hickam is a 1964 Virginia Tech graduate from Coalwood, W.Va. He earned his degree in industrial engineering and was a member of the Corps of Cadets. Hickam served six years in the Army, rising to the rank of captain upon his retirement. From 1967-1968 he served in Vietnam where he earned the Army Commendation and Bronze Star medals.

Hickam has been a writer since 1969. His most acclaimed work "Rocket Boys," a memoir, became an instant classic. Paramount made it into a movie and named it "October Sky." The second release of the book, named "October Sky," reached No. 1 on The New York Times bestseller list.

This event is free and open to the public. Please join us as we huddle with one of Tech's own in preparation for the Miami game that night.