Alumni making a difference

Alumni Johnny and Allison Davis with their daughter Ainsley.

Alumni Johnny and Allison Davis with their daughter Ainsley.

Johnny Davis jokes that helping others is part of his DNA.

It’s a trait that was shaped by Virginia Tech’s Ut Prosim (That I May Serve) motto when he was an agricultural and applied economics major at Virginia Tech, and something the owner of the Richmond Dragway has lived by since he graduated in 2002.

When Johnny isn’t running the business or helping his wife, Allison (agricultural and applied economics ’03), raise their two young children, he’s often lending a hand at Hands Up Ministries in Richmond, Va.

“My personal statement is, ‘Be a blessing,’ ” he said. “Hands Up is a program where you can see and feel the impact every time you serve.”

Johnny and Allison help Hands Up Ministries renovate old homes for the needy and lead the vacation Bible school program at their church.

“At Virginia Tech it is commonplace to serve,” he said. “It’s just part of who I am.”

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