Howdy! I’m John Waters (Like you drink with an S), and I am honored to be serving the G.E.R.M.A.N. Club of Virginia Tech as our homecoming candidate this year. I am beyond excited to represent our organization on the court in order to continue the strong tradition that is Virginia Tech Homecoming!
I am a redshirt senior majoring in Industrial & Systems Engineering from Chapin, SC. I came to Virginia Tech as a complete stranger, not ever having visited campus once. What drew me here? The NROTC and Corps of Cadets was my main reason for attending Virginia Tech, along with the highly ranked engineering program.
While Virginia Tech was not my first choice in school, looking back upon my experiences these past years here have proven to me that I was never meant to be anywhere else. Whether it be time spent with New Student Programs at Orientation, the G.E.R.M.A.N. Club, or serving in various leadership positions in the Corps of Cadets, everything has shaped me into the Techman I am today!
One of the most critical parts of my Virginia Tech experience is the G.E.R.M.A.N. Club of Virginia Tech. Founded in 1892, G.E.R.M.A.N. Club is our school's oldest non-Greek fraternal organization. It was originally founded and named after the German waltz, a popular dance at the time, and aimed to provide a social outlet for the student body. With members of all of the major leadership and service positions around campus, the G.E.R.M.A.N. Club is as tied into the history and tradition of our school as homecoming itself, and is a group of men that I identify with through the pillars the organization is founded upon: Gentleman, Earnestness, Reputation and Responsibility, Manhood, Aim, and Name.
Homecoming is one of our school’s oldest traditions, and one of the most visible. Help us make a splash this year by supporting the G.E.R.M.A.N. Club’s Make A Splash campaign, and vote John Waters King!