Emily E. Huyler, of McLean, Va., a marketing senior at Virginia Tech’s Pamplin College of Business, has been elected president of the Virginia Tech chapter of Mortar Board. This national honor society recognizes college seniors for distinguished ability and achievement in scholarship, leadership, and community service. Huyler attended the society’s national convention last summer in Columbus, Ohio.

Virginia Tech currently has 16 Mortar Board members. Students need a grade point average of 3.4 or higher and are selected based on their leadership and service to their university or community.

Virginia Tech's nationally ranked Pamplin College of Business offers undergraduate and graduate programs in accounting and information systems, business information technology, economics, finance, hospitality and tourism management, management, and marketing. The college emphasizes the development of leadership skills and ethical values and the integration of technology in the academic curriculum, and prepares students for global business challenges through faculty-led study abroad programs. The college has research centers that focus on business leadership, electronic commerce, energy modeling, and wireless telecommunications. The college is committed to serving business and society through the expertise of its faculty, alumni, and students.

Founded in 1872 as a land-grant college, Virginia Tech has grown to become among the largest universities in the Commonwealth of Virginia. Today, Virginia Tech’s eight colleges are dedicated to putting knowledge to work through teaching, research, and outreach activities and to fulfilling its vision to be among the top research universities in the nation. At its 2,600-acre main campus located in Blacksburg and other campus centers in Northern Virginia, Southwest Virginia, Hampton Roads, Richmond, and Roanoke, Virginia Tech enrolls more than 28,000 full- and part-time undergraduate and graduate students from all 50 states and more than 100 countries in 180 academic degree programs.