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Monday, April 21, 2014



  • Apr 18, 2014

    Catherine Goggins wins Udall Scholarship

    Catherine Goggins, a junior majoring in agricultural and applied economics, has won a 2014 Udall Scholarship. She is one of 50 students, and the only one from Virginia, to receive the award.

  • Apr 18, 2014

    Pamplin dean charts a new course for the college

    Since taking the helm in July 2013, Sumichrast has embarked on a torrid pace of change. He likes a fast pace, he says. But his moves also reflect his desire to make the most of the momentum he currently has, including the keen interest and enthusiastic response he has received from Pamplin faculty and staff, students, and alumni.

  • Apr 18, 2014

    2014 Virginia Tech Relay For Life sets highest goals to date

    Last year's Relay For Life included more than 6,000 participants and sponsors who raised more than $550,000 for the American Cancer Society. This year, the goal is to increase the number of participants to 6,500 and money raised to $650,000.

  • Apr 18, 2014

    Artist Kehinde Wiley to speak at Moss Arts Center April 21

    In his first-ever talk in Virginia, internationally known artist Kehinde Wiley will speak about the scope and meaning of his work in what has been one of the most remarkable artistic careers of recent times. He approaches individuals in the street and places them into the role of aristocracy through his art.
  • Apr 18, 2014

    Lavender Ceremony celebrates graduates and allies

    LGBT graduates encouraged to register for the 6th Annual Lavender Commencement Ceremony by May 1.

  • Apr 18, 2014

    Andrea Ledesma receives 2014 College of Liberal Arts and Human Sciences Outstanding Senior Award

    A member of the University Honors program, Andrea Ledesma received the 2013 Department of History prize for the best undergraduate historical research.

University Honors and Awards

The many personal and collaborative achievements listed illustrate commitment to scholarship, outreach, and research among members of the university community, placing Virginia Tech among the top research universities in the world.

Browse the lists of awards and recipients.


Faculty Scholar of the Week

    Rebecca Wattam

Rebecca Wattam, a senior bioscientist and computational biologist at the Virginia Bioinformatics Institute, uses comparative genomics to help scientists find ways to fight bad bacteria.

Staff Employee of the Week

    Fred Ficarra

Fred Ficarra, member of the Facilities Services housekeeping team, plays an important role in maintaining a clean environment for students and employees in Derring Hall.

Teacher of the Week

    Nicolin Girmes-Grieco

Nicolin Girmes-Grieco, instructor of human nutrition, foods, and exercise in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, is an effective educator who focuses on engaging, innovative, versatile, challenging, and multi-directional instruction in large classroom settings.