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Virginia Tech announces the Virginia-Maryland Regional College of Veterinary Medicine Outstanding Doctor of Veterinary Medicine Student Award


BLACKSBURG, Va., April 13, 2007 – Daniel Binder, of Barboursville, Va., a senior in the veterinary medicine professional program was recently named the recipient of Virginia Tech’s Outstanding Doctor of Veterinary Medicine Student Award in the Virginia-Maryland Regional College of Veterinary Medicine for the 2006-2007 academic year.

The Virginia Tech Alumni Association annually sponsor the Outstanding Student Awards, which recognize exceptional performance by a graduating student from each college within the university. Students and faculty of each of the eight colleges select the recipients. GPA’s of the awardees range between 3.75 and 4.0.

The Virginia-Maryland Regional College of Veterinary Medicine (VMRCVM) is a two-state, three-campus professional school operated by the land-grant universities of Virginia Tech in Blacksburg and the University of Maryland at College Park. Its flagship facilities, based at Virginia Tech, include the Veterinary Teaching Hospital, which treats more than 40,000 animals annually. Other campuses include the Marion duPont Scott Equine Medical Center in Leesburg, Va., and the Avrum Gudelsky Veterinary Center at College Park, home of the Center for Government and Corporate Veterinary Medicine. The VMRCVM annually enrolls approximately 500 Doctor of Veterinary Medicine and graduate students, is a leading biomedical and clinical research center, and provides professional continuing education services for veterinarians practicing throughout the two states. Virginia Tech, the most comprehensive university in Virginia, is dedicated to quality, innovation, and results to the commonwealth, the nation, and the world.

Founded in 1872 as a land-grant college, Virginia Tech has grown to become the largest university in the Commonwealth of Virginia. Today, Virginia Tech’s eight colleges are dedicated to putting knowledge to work through teaching, research, and outreach activities and to fulfilling its vision to be among the top 30 research universities in the nation. At its 2,600-acre main campus located in Blacksburg and other campus centers in Northern Virginia, Southwest Virginia, Hampton Roads, Richmond, and Roanoke, Virginia Tech enrolls more than 28,000 full- and part-time undergraduate and graduate students from all 50 states and more than 100 countries in 170 academic degree programs.