Awards and Honors

Gary Downey, a scholar internationally recognized for his pioneering approach to the study and education of engineers, has been named the Alumni Distinguished Professor of Science and Technology in Society at Virginia Tech for a second decade-long term. The rank of Alumni Distinguished Pr...
Carol Mullen, a professor of educational leadership in Virginia Tech’s School of Education, has been honored with the 2017 Living Legend Award from the country’s premier national organization for educational leaders. Presented by the National Council of Professors of Educational Administration, t...
Joan Hirt, professor of educational leadership and policy studies in the College of Liberal Arts and Human Sciences at Virginia Tech, has been conferred the title of professor emerita by the Virginia Tech Board of Visitors. The emeritus title may be conferred on retired professors, associ...
April Few-Demo, associate professor of human development in the College of Liberal Arts and Human Sciences, has received the Graduate School’s 2017 Faculty Outstanding Mentor Award. Sponsored by the Graduate School, the new award, to be presented annually, recognizes excellence in mentori...
Virginia Tech has named Nancy Moga, of Covington, Virginia, a recipient of its 2017 Alumni Distinguished Service Award. The award, which recognize alumni for contributions to Virginia Tech, is presented at University Commencement each year. Moga has identified improving the quality of educatio...
Kelly Cooper’s first glimpse of the Great East Window of York Minster was otherworldly. The moment she approached the historic stained-glass window, sunlight broke through the clouds. The angelic voices of a nearby choir soared as she stood in the nave of the grand cathedral, watching the li...
In a demonstration of the creative confluence of art and science, a microbiology major has won the 2017 Steger Poetry Prize. Leilani Kassandra Padilla, of Los Angeles, a sophomore in the College of Science, was honored for her poem, “To My City of Lost Angels.” Now in its 12th year, the annual...
Mark Barrow, professor and chair of the Department of History in the College of Liberal Arts and Human Sciences, has received the university’s 2017 Diggs Teaching Scholars Award. Sponsored by the Center for Instructional Development and Educational Research, the Diggs Teaching Scholars Aw...
Nyusya Milman-Miller, associate professor of Russian in the Department of Foreign Languages and Literatures in the College of Liberal Arts and Human Sciences, has received the university’s 2017 Alumni Award for Excellence in International Education. Sponsored by the Virginia Tech Alumni A...
Edward Gitre, visiting assistant professor in the Department of History in the College of Liberal Arts and Human Sciences, has received the university’s 2017 XCaliber Award. Established in 1996 by the Office of the Provost, the XCaliber Award is presented annually by Technology-enhanced L...