Years of service award winners recognized

A number of our outstanding faculty and staff members were recently recognized for their many years at Virginia Tech at the 2016 Annual Service Recognition Program.

Ann Hutchens is one of those on the list, and she has been in the college for 45 years. Hutchens’ first job here was with Virginia Cooperative Extension in the Chemical, Drug, and Pesticide Unit, in what was then called the Extension Division. She has held different titles over the years and is currently a program support technician.

Hutchens has worked in each of the three mission areas – Extension, academics, and research. She has seen office technology evolve from the earliest version of an electronic typewriter, mimeograph machines, and dictation machines bigger than iPads, to how things are today where everyone has their own phone line and there are photocopy machines instead of the mimeographs.

While she has been involved in many aspects of the college, she really enjoys her current work in Latham Hall and working so closely with the research area. Hutchens enjoys being able to see what students and researchers are working on in the lab and how it will be used in the future. 

More than 780 employees were recognized earlier this year with over 13,890 years of service to Virginia Tech. We thank everyone who was recognized at the program for their hard work and dedication over all these years. 

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