Political Science Awards and Honors

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...
Her parents’ experiences as political refugees inspired Daniella Zelaya of Woodbridge, Virginia, to pursue international affairs. Zelaya grew up hearing stories about the Nicaraguan Revolution, whose violence led her parents — then teenagers — to immigrate to the United States. Her father a...
Sascha Engel, a political science instructor at Virginia Tech, has been named the 2016 Outstanding Doctoral Student for the College of Liberal Arts and Human Sciences. In addition to being honored at the upcoming Graduate Student Awards Banquet, he will receive a $500 honorarium. Originally from ...
Nneoma Nwankwo of Lagos, Nigeria, who will graduate in May with a degree in political science in the College of Liberal Arts and Human Sciences, has been named the Virginia Tech Undergraduate Student of the Year. Nwankwo is minoring in public and urban affairs and creative writing. She has mainta...
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