Marlena McGlothlin-Lester and Natasha Smith were nominated for the 2013 Governor's Award for Teamwork. They have streamlined the process of advising, creating a more effective and efficient process for both students and their colleagues.
Caroline Velasquez was nominated for the 2013 Governor's Award for Customer Service. She has taken the HR Service Promise to heart and demonstrates her exceptional commitment to customers with her talent, energy, and constant courtesy.
Since he began working at the Virginia Tech Central Steam Plant 18 years ago, David "Pepper" Sciarretta has worked his way up from an assistant operator, to turbine operator, to lead plant operator. In addition to serving as relief shift supervisor, one of his primary responsibilities is to coordinate the entering of preventative maintenance and work order data into the Facilities Services Computerized Maintenance System.
Leisa Osborne was nominated for the 2013 Governor's Award for Community Service & Volunteerism for her tremendous efforts to better the community. She demonstrates her devotion to Virginia Tech and community outreach every day.
In a ceremony at the Executive Mansion in Richmond, Va. on June 28, longtime employee Lawrence Sewell was honored for his work in designing and constructing the core service systems at the Math Emporium.