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Virginia Tech staff members recognized for professional achievement

March 3, 2004

Virginia Tech recently recognized nine staff members who participated in the Certified Administrative Professional (CAP) and Certified Professional Secretary (CPS) certification programs.

The CPS program at Virginia Tech provides knowledge and skills to enable office professional to attain the CPS certification through a comprehensive exam administered at Virginia Tech. After obtaining the CPS certification, members can enhance their professional and career goals by obtaining Certified Administrative Professional certification.

Those who were recognized with Certified Professional Secretary Achievement Certificates are:
* Sandy Graham of Blacksburg, Va., program support technician, Department of Hospitality and Tourism Management, Pamplin College of Business;
* Mary Preston-Alley of Dublin, Va., office manager, Virginia Tech Motor Pool
* Doris Shelor of Christiansburg, Va., budget manager, Center for Interdisciplinary Studies
* Lynn Robinson of Blacksburg, Va., human resources assistant, Department of English, College of Liberal Arts and Human Sciences
* Belinda Pauley of McCoy, Va., assistant to the director, Cranwell International Center
* Sybil Phoenix of Shawsville, Va., enrollment services specialist, Department of Crop and Soil Environmental Science, College of Agriculture and Life Sciences.

Those who were recognized with Certified Administrative Professional Achievement Certificates are:
* Kellie Morris of Pearisburg, Va., program support technician, Office of Alumni Affairs;
* Brenda Husser of Blacksburg, Va., office manager, Department of Sociology, College of Liberal Arts and Human Sciences;
* Mary Whitlock of Blacksburg, Va., recently retired from the former College of Human Resources and Education

For more information about the CPS or CAP programs at Virginia Tech, please contact Kellie Morris 540-231-6287 or

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Photo Caption: Several Virginia Tech staff members where recently recognized for their participation in the Certified Administrative Professional (CAP) and Certified Professional Secretary (CPS) certification programs. From left to right, Denise Jones of Blacksburg, CPS, administrative staff assistant, Office of the Dean, Pamplin College of Business; Kellie Morris; Mary Whitlock; Joyce Longrie, CPS, retired from Virginia Tech and president of the IAAP New River Valley Chapter; Sandy Graham; Mary Preston-Alley, Arleta Boyd of Radford, Va., CPS, executive secretary, Department of Plant Pathology, Physiology and Weed Science, College of Agriculture and Life Sciences; and Lynn Robinson.