Lisa M. Moore of Christiansburg, Va., a junior majoring in crop and soil environmental sciences in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences at Virginia Tech, was awarded the university’s Lt. Timothy Price Memorial Scholarship for her academic accomplishments and leadership in her Soil Survey and Taxonomy class.

John Galbraith, professor of crop and soil environmental sciences, established the scholarship to honor the memory of Lt. Timothy Price, a former student in his Soil Survey and Taxonomy class from Midlothian, Va. Price was killed in action in Iraq after voluntarily returning for a second tour of duty.

“Tim demonstrated strong leadership during class field trips and was a cheerful, responsible, and an enthusiastic student.” said Galbraith. “Lisa exemplifies these traits. She leads by example and uses her positive ‘get it done’ attitude with less experienced students. Tim tried to make the world a better place, believing strongly in the Virginia Tech motto ‘Ut Prosim’ (That I May Serve). I know that Lisa will do the same, and I know Tim would appreciate her attitude and self-motivation.”

Ranked 11th in agricultural research expenditures by the National Science Foundation, Virginia Tech’s College of Agriculture and Life Sciences offers students the opportunity to learn from some of the world’s leading agricultural scientists. The college’s comprehensive curriculum gives students a balanced education that ranges from food and fiber production to economics to human health. The college is a national leader in incorporating technology, biotechnology, computer applications, and other recent scientific advances into its teaching program.