Colleen Thom, of Yorktown, Va., has received Virginia Tech’s 2014 Pamplin College of Business 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.

Thom will receive her Bachelor of Science in Business degree in business information technology with a minor in leadership and social change during the University Commencement ceremony to be held May 16 in Lane Stadium.

An NCAA scholar-athlete, Thom is a member of the University Honors program and has been inducted into Phi Beta Kappa, Beta Gamma Sigma, Golden Key, and Omicron Delta Kappa honor societies. She was also selected for Who’s Who Among College and Universities in 2013. 

Outside the classroom, she serves as a resident advisor and is the Class of 2014 female member-at-large. Thom is a member of Alpha Delta Pi sorority, the Residence Hall Federation, and Student Alumni Associates. 

In addition, Thom has served as a Hokie Camp counselor, peer leader for the Residential Leadership Community, and a student teaching assistant with University Honors. 

Her community service activities include participation in the Coach for College program in Vietnam, creation of an April 16 presentation shared with campus organizations, nursing home visits, and volunteering as a cook for the Ronald McDonald House charity.

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.