Staff Award recipients
McComas Staff Leadership Award
The McComas Staff Leadership Award honors the significant leadership contributions of a classified or university staff member who has been employed at Virginia Tech for at least one year.
Staff Career Achievement Award
Created in 2011 to recognize retiring staff members, the Staff Career Achievement Award is presented annually to individuals who retired the previous year and who distinguished themselves through exemplary performance and service during their university career. Nominees must have worked a minimum of 10 years at Virginia Tech.
Alfred Smith, retired trades and utilities senior worker for the Hampton Roads Agricultural Research and Extension Center. Smith retired after 32 years of service to the university. During his time at Virginia Tech, Smith was instrumental in maintaining major projects at the center that are viewed by thousands of individuals each year and used to teach horticultural practices to industry personnel, Extension agents, students, and homeowners.