A member of the university community since 1982, Saunders made significant contributions to the profession of veterinary medicine through his scholarship in the field of anatomic pathology and his work at the Veterinary Teaching Hospital in Blacksburg.
A member of the university community since 1979, Janosik has made significant contributions to the field of higher education administration through his scholarship in higher education law, specifically on campus crime, the Clery Act, college administration, policy, liability and risk management, and professional standards and ethics.
Cobb taught courses across the management curriculum for more than 30 years and received numerous awards for teaching excellence, including the Alumni Association’s Certificate of Teaching Excellence and the Diggs Teaching Scholar Award.
A member of the university community since 1999, Avery made significant contributions to research and graduate programs in biomedical and veterinary sciences at the veterinary college, where he served as senior associate dean.
A member of the university community since 1982, Creamer was the principal investigator of more than $3 million in National Science Foundation grants focused on the recruitment of women to careers in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics.
Serving as the veterinary college’s dean from 2004 to 2013, Schurig is considered one of the world’s leading brucellosis researchers and is internationally renowned for his work in developing vaccines against bovine brucellosis.
Ervin, former professor of crop and soil environmental sciences in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences at Virginia Tech, contributed to the Virginia turfgrass industry through his work on turfgrass stress physiology and resource-efficient management of lawns, parks, golf courses, and sports fields.
Smoot, former vice president for administration and treasurer at Virginia Tech and former chief executive officer of the Virginia Tech Foundation, has been conferred the title of vice president for finance and treasurer emeritus by the Virginia Tech Board of Visitors.
His 27-year career at Virginia Tech was marked by major program growth and numerous individual successes as a nationally and internationally recognized expert on prices, price discovery, and price risk management.