2012 Employee of the Year

Dean Alan Grant and Dianne Bourne.

Dianne Bourne, a lab and research specialist who has worked at Virginia Tech for more than 40 years, was named the 2012 Employee of the Year for the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences.

Bourne, of Christiansburg, Va., supervises laboratory research in the Department of Food Science and Technology.

“Dianne employs unusual care and commitment in designing and conducting research studies,” said her anonymous nominator, who described her work as meticulous, scientific, and timely.

Every year, the college honors a staff member who demonstrates enthusiasm, commitment, and professionalism and takes the initiative to perform beyond the expectations of regular work assignments.