Four years ago, a casual hallway conversation between Virginia Tech "work buddies" Brian Huddleston and Heather Parrish led them to embark on a life-transforming journey: a kidney donation to resolve Huddleston’s genetic kidney disorder.
During the virtual town hall, President Tim Sands was joined by Dwayne Pinkney, senior vice president and chief business officer, and Bryan Garey, vice president for human resources, to discuss employee issues and answer questions.
The President’s Award for Excellence, established in 1990 by President James D. McComas, is an annual recognition of full-time staff and administrative and professional faculty for their outstanding contributions and consistently excellent performance. Twenty-seven employees with a collective 450 years of service were nominated for this year's award.
Servant leadership was the recurring theme in the nominations for 2018 award winners Stephanie Hart, director of The Advising Center of the College of Natural Resources and Environment, and Linzy Martinelli, assistant director for residence life, Ambler Johnston (West).
Each day, more than 500 Virginia Tech employees commute more than 30 minutes to get to work on the Blacksburg campus. To help employees commute, Virginia Tech provides a variety of travel options that can help employees save time and money while reducing their carbon footprint.
Thanks to the generosity of more than 1,400 of our employees, we not only met our $325,000 goal, we surpassed it, and in record-breaking fashion no less. This year’s total is $24,349 more than we raised last year and the most we have ever raised for the Commonwealth of Virginia Campaign.
President Tim Sands and Menah Pratt-Clarke, vice president for strategic affairs and vice provost for inclusion and diversity, spoke on several initiatives to boost enrollment among minority and underrepresented populations at the roundtable event in Washington, D.C.
The Commonwealth of Virginia Campaign is the perfect opportunity for us to serve others this holiday season. With only a few weeks left in this year’s campaign, we have raised more than $216,000, thanks to the generosity of our employees.
Remember, every gift, no matter how small, can have a huge impact on our community. With more than 1,000 charities to choose from, including dozens located right here in the New River Valley, you can truly make a difference.
This year’s topics range from the impact the upcoming presidential election may have on the global financial and economic landscape to how to be emotionally prepared for retirement. Overview sessions about each of the university’s retirement plans will also be offered.
Thanks to the generosity of Virginia Tech employees, 15 members of the class of 2020 have received scholarships from the Employees’ Spouse and Dependent Scholarship Fund. Since 2000, the fund has awarded more than $127,000 in scholarships to 191 incoming students.
An annual seasonal flu vaccine is the best way for individuals to reduce the chances of getting the flu and spreading it to others. The university offers flu vaccination clinics throughout October and November.