By Dr. Audrey Zink-Sharp

We are very pleased to announce that our department was chosen to receive a University Exemplary Department Award from Virginia Tech’s Office of the Provost for the 2017-2018 academic year. The award honors efforts and achievement in maintaining exemplary teaching and learning environments for students and faculty. This year’s award was to recognize departments that effectively engage students and faculty in a hands-on, minds-on instructional environment. Our department was 1 of 3 chosen from 20 nominations across our campus. Bob Smith received the award for the department at a ceremony honoring the departments on February 8 2018.