Peter Beegle of Hudson, Ohio, has received Virginia Tech’s 2014 College of Architecture and Urban Studies Outstanding Senior Award.

Sponsored by the Virginia Tech Alumni Association and the senior class, the Outstanding Senior Award recognizes exceptional academic achievement and leadership by a graduating senior from each of the university’s eight colleges. Recipients have a minimum grade point average of 3.75 on a 4.0 scale and are selected by faculty and students within the respective colleges.

Beegle will receive his Bachelor of Science degree in industrial design during the University Commencement ceremony to be held May 16 in Lane Stadium.

A consistent dean’s list student, Beegle was as the recipient of the Eastman Chemical Merit Scholarship. He was a team leader for the Immune interdisciplinary project, which placed first in the International Design for All Foundation Awards in 2012. That same year, he also received a bronze International Design Excellence Award in the student category. He was a finalist for the World Design Impact Prize in 2013. 

Beegle serves as the student chair of the college’s Honorifics Committee and is a member of the snowboarding and wakeboarding clubs.

Dedicated to its motto, Ut Prosim (That I May Serve), Virginia Tech takes a hands-on, engaging approach to education, preparing scholars to be leaders in their fields and communities. As the commonwealth’s most comprehensive university and its leading research institution, Virginia Tech offers 240 undergraduate and graduate degree programs to more than 31,000 students and manages a research portfolio of $513 million. The university fulfills its land-grant mission of transforming knowledge to practice through technological leadership and by fueling economic growth and job creation locally, regionally, and across Virginia.