From the Dean – May 2015

Alan Grant, dean

Alan Grant, dean

Dear Colleagues,

A number of our outstanding faculty and staff members were recently recognized for their many years at Virginia Tech at the 2014 Annual Service Recognition Program. Among those were Brenda Caldwell, who has been with the Department of Animal and Poultry Sciences for 50 years; Patsy Neice in the Department of Plant Pathology, Physiology, and Weed Science, who has been with the university for 40 years; and Wendy Wark in the Department of Dairy Science, who has been with the university for 40 years. We thank everyone who was recognized at the program for their hard work and dedication over all these years.

We are also proud of our many faculty and staff members who were recognized in this year’s university Awards for Excellence.

  • Frenda Wall Haynie, undergraduate student advisor and program coordinator for the Department of Agricultural and Applied Economics, received the university’s Provost’s Award for Excellence in Advising.
  • Ruth H. Lytton, professor of agricultural and applied economics and director of the financial planning program at Virginia Tech, was presented with the university’s Alumni Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Academic Advising.
  • Martha A. Walker of Ringgold, Virginia, community viability specialist for the Central District Virginia Cooperative Extension Office, has received Virginia Tech’s Alumni Award for Excellence in Extension.
  • Jennifer Bowen of Farmville, Virginia, senior Extension agent in 4-H youth development and unit coordinator for Prince Edward County, Virginia, received Virginia Tech’s Alumni Award for Excellence in Extension.

A number of our students also received some well-deserved accolades recently:

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