Awards and Honors

When Rosemary Goss helped create a new major, an advisory board, and a career fair, she knew they would all benefit students. What she did not know is that the same board and her department would continue the legacy in her name.
Charles Taylor, professor of political science in the College of Liberal Arts and Human Sciences at Virginia Tech, has been conferred the title of professor emeritus by the Virginia Tech Board of Visitors. The emeritus title may be conferred on retired professors, associate professors, and admini...
The Virginia Tech Center for Gerontology director received the prestigious Judge Isabella Horton Grant Guardianship Award for innovative work in protecting elders and vulnerable adults.
Paul Avey, an assistant professor of political science at Virginia Tech, has received an International Affairs Fellowship for the 2018–2019 academic year. For more than a half-century, the Council on Foreign Relations has awarded the fellowship every year to a select group of academics, polic...
Matthew Wisnioski, associate professor in the Department of Science, Technology, and Society, has received the Graduate School’s 2018 Faculty Outstanding Mentor Award for the College of Liberal Arts and Human Sciences. Sponsored by the Graduate School, the annual award recognizes excellence in me...
Maria Jernigan, a triple major from Virginia Beach, Virginia, thinks about how virtual reality could enhance high school learning. She absently taps an old-fashioned fountain pen against her notebook as she outlines a project that transports students to Washington, D.C., and Beijing to explore...
Brandy Faulkner, visiting assistant professor in the Department of Political Science in the College of Liberal Arts and Human Sciences, has received the university’s 2018 Diggs Teaching Scholar Award. Sponsored by the Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning, the Diggs Teaching Scholars Awa...
María del Carmen Caña Jiménez, a professor in the Department of Modern and Classical Languages and Literatures in the College of Liberal Arts and Human Sciences, has received the university’s 2018 Presidential Principles of Community Award. The award was established in 2013 by the Office of Diver...
Saul Halfon, associate professor in the Department of Science, Technology, and Society, has received the university’s 2018 Alumni Award for Excellence in Graduate Advising. Sponsored by the Virginia Tech Alumni Association, the Alumni Award for Excellence in Graduate Advising is presented a...
Paul Heilker, an associate professor in the Department of English in the College of Liberal Arts and Human Sciences, has received the university’s 2018 Alumni Award for Excellence in Teaching. Sponsored by the Virginia Tech Alumni Association, the Alumni Award for Excellence in Teaching i...