Virginia Tech is proud of the academic and professional accomplishments of its students, faculty, staff, and alumni. The many personal and collaborative achievements noted here illustrate the commitment to scholarship, outreach, and research among members of the university community, placing Virginia Tech among the top research universities in the world.
University Award Winners
2013 Award Winners
Alumni Distinguished Service
Ben J. Davenport Jr. is chairman of First Piedmont Corporation as well as Davenport Energy.
David E. Lowe is past president and an honorary lifetime board member of the Virginia Tech Alumni Association.
Faculty Scholar of the Week
Aarnes Gudmestad, associate professor of Spanish in the College of Liberal Arts and Human Sciences, studies how people acquire second languages and how culture affects language.
2013 Undergraduate Man and Woman of the Year
Nicholas Onopa is majoring in public and urban affairs in the College of Architecture and Urban Studies. Darya "Dasha" Nesterova is majoring in biological sciences in the College of Science.
2013 Graduate Man and Woman of the Year
Ryan C. Smith is a doctoral candidate in psychology in the College of Science. Shernita Lee is a doctoral candidate with an interdisciplinary major in genetics, bioinformatics, and computational biology.