Hilda Getz honored with emeritus status
August 29, 2006
Hilda M. Getz of Roanoke, Va., associate professor of counselor education in the College of Liberal Arts and Human Sciences at Virginia Tech, was conferred with the title, “associate professor emeritus” by the Virginia Tech Board of Visitors during the board’s quarterly meeting August 28.
The title of emeritus may be conferred on retired professors and associate professors, administrative officers, librarians, and exceptional staff members who have given exemplary service to the university and who are specially recommended to the board of visitors by Virginia Tech President Charles W. Steger. Nominated individuals who are approved by the board of visitors receive an emeritus certificate from the university.
A member of the Virginia Tech community since 1996, Getz’s research has been widely published in the leading journals in the field of counselor education. She has served as president and board member of the Virginia Association of Counselor Educators and Supervisors. Getz received her bachelor’s degree from the University of Kansas, a master’s degree from Rutgers University, and an Ed.D. from Virginia Tech.
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