Poised to receive a Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree from the Virginia-Maryland College of Veterinary Medicine at Virginia Tech, Pouliot is the Class of 2020 valedictorian, an achievement that has earned her the Richard B. Talbot Award, named for the college's founding dean.
“People at work want to help others, and employers love and reward it,” explained Phil Thompson, assistant professor in the Department of Management. “But, it works only if people are willing to accept that help.”
The Moss Arts Center celebrates student creativity with its Student Arts Spotlight. From collages, sketches, and paintings to music performances, digital works, and sculpture, explore work created by students from various disciplines.
Colleen Pramenko will commission into the U.S. Air Force and put her meteorology degree and her experience with the Corps of Cadets to use as an environmental science officer with the 28th Operational Weather Squadron at Shaw Air Force Base, South Carolina.
Mike and Kathy Melo are working to ensure that Virginia Tech and the College of Natural Resources and Environment will be ready to take on what may be the next great challenge in the sustainable management of natural resources: environmental security.
Perhaps the greatest legacy of an alumnus, said Kevin Lane, a principal at Deloitte who received bachelor’s and master’s degrees in accounting, is in the other Hokies they inspire and whose lives they touch or make a difference, not just in building successful careers but in developing a deeper and richer relationship with Virginia Tech.
Brittany Steffens knows some people might not see the immediate connection between her work with the Office of Academic Integrity and her future career as a physician, but her experiences have been foundational for her future.
Virginia Tech is participating in Global Advising Week to recognize academic advisors and staff who guide and mentor students and provide them with the critical services and support they need to be successful.
A doctor of veterinary medicine candidate in the dual D.V.M/Master of Public Health program, April Gardner is this year’s recipient of the veterinary college’s Outstanding Graduating Student Award. She completed her M.P.H. in December 2019.
Luo credits his roles at Virginia Tech as a resident advisor and an officer in a student organization for helping to prepare him for the work world by giving him lots of opportunities to develop and hone his leadership skills.
Leaders from the university, Blacksburg, and Montgomery County discussed the joint effort to handle the impacts of the COVID-19 outbreak during an hour-long community conversation held over Zoom on Friday, May 1.
On the second story above Joe’s Diner in downtown Blacksburg, the XYZ Art Gallery serves as a bridge between Virginia Tech and the surrounding area. As an entirely student-run venue, XYZ has been showcasing art, music, architecture, and design by and for the community for more than 25 years.
Astrid Meenan has advice for new Virginia Tech students: “Keep an open mind to opportunities. Don’t automatically think it’s not for you or that just ‘other people do that.' Virginia Tech opened so many opportunities for me.”
As a sustainable biomaterials major, Daniel Grizzard has been able to merge his passion for helping others with a field of study that strives to develop solutions that will lessen environmental impacts.