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Virginia Tech Athletics Department
Jamerson Athletic Center
25 Beamer Way
Blacksburg, VA 24061

Natalie Forbes
Senior Director, Student-Athlete Development
Student-Athlete Development
(540) 231-7661 :: Send Email

Responsibilities: As director of student-athlete development, Forbes is responsible for coordinating community outreach initiatives for all Hokie student-athletes, including individual and team community partnerships, which will focus on enhancing the personal growth of Virginia Tech student-athletes. She also will oversee the nomination of student-athletes for conference and national awards, coordinate the Hokies for Hokies sportsmanship initiative, oversee diversity and inclusion efforts and be responsible for evaluation and assessment of Student-Athlete Development programming and services.

Joined VT Athletics Staff: 2014

At Virginia Tech: Forbes began her career at Tech as the coordinator for student-athlete development. In that role, she coordinated programming to enhance student-athletes’ personal development, career awareness and a commitment to community service, while meeting the university motto of Ut Prosim (that I may serve). She also served as co-advisor for the Student-Athlete Advisory Committee and assisted in planning the All-Sports Banquet, Athletics Director’s Honors Breakfast, Reading Day luncheons and New Student-Athlete Orientation.

Prior to Virginia Tech: Before being hired as coordinator of student-athlete development, Forbes served as an intern in the office, formerly known as the Office of Student Life, from September of 2013 to May of 2014. She also held internships with Coastal Plain League Baseball Teams in Hampton, Virginia, and Morehead City, North Carolina during the summers from 2012 to 2014. While at Virginia Tech, she was involved in the Sports Business Club and on an executive committee for Relay For Life 2014.

Education: Virginia Tech, 2014 (B.S. in apparel, housing and resource management); currently pursuing a Master’s of Sports Management from Old Dominion University.

Personal: Forbes grew up in Hampton, Virginia, and attended Kecoughtan High School. She currently lives in Blacksburg, Virginia, and enjoys watching baseball and attending Hokie football games with her family.