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President’s Award for Excellence

Initiated in 1990 by President James McComas, the President’s Award for Excellence was established to recognize the outstanding contributions and consistently excellent performance of salaried classified and university staff employees, as well as certain administrative and professional faculty personnel. A committee of classified staff members and administrative and professional faculty members appointed by the president makes the selections from university-wide nominations. The committee also recommends to the president any nominees who should be forwarded to the Governor’s office for consideration for a Governor’s Award. All Virginia Tech salaried staff at any pay band level, as well as some administrative or professional faculty, are eligible for consideration. Each recipient will receive a letter of commendation from the president, a framed certificate, and a $2,000 award.

2022 LaTawnya Burleson, Julie Carlson, Lynn Heffron, Max Ofsa
2021 Jarrod Alls, Mariam “Juliet” Dadras, Amy Epperley, Brenda Husser, Robin Hypes, Nancy Nolen, Keith Nunn
2020 Margie Murray, Gladys Sartin, Sherry Schoolfield, Robert Sebek, Anthony Watson
2019 Carolyn A. Sink, Diane L. Walker-Green, Sharon M. Tickle, Tamarah J. Smith, Vickie C. Martin
2018 Marcie Bishop, James Bock Jr., Robert Dellinger, Tabitha Hartman, Austin Sumners
2017 Allison Craft, Theodore Faulkner, Steven Johnston, Kelly McCann, Sue Teel
2016 Brian James, John A. Peterson, Doris L. Shelor, John Tanner Upthegrove
2015 Carlene Arthur, Lynn Darnell, Becky Moore, Cathy Lally, Kendrah Cline
2014 Tom McAvoy, Rebecca Pauley, Tonya Pruitt
2013 Dianne Bourne, Diane Walker-Green, Leisa Osborne, Alex Parrish, Kelly Woodward
2012 Bonnie Alberts, Susan Haymore, Ellen Krupar, Jim Stroup, Charles S. "Stanley" Williams
2011 Scotty Bolling, Daniela Doninelli, James Dustin, Lisa Saul, Tamarah Smith
2010 Michelle Raines, Rocky Price, Ann Turpin, Jacob Waller, Lynn Young
2009 Geoffrey L. Allen Jr., Billy G. Dudding, Deborah L. Francis, Leketa Miller, Christa C. Thomas
2008 Vickie Akers, Kim Briele, George Jackson, Jerry Stump, Sandra Ward
2007 Lawrence Bechtel, Johnny Cox, Cynthia Koziol, Orie Quesenberry Jr., Carol Slusser
2006 Linda Burcham, Paul Lancaster, Joyce Shelton, Frank Sheppard, Elizabeth Waterman
2005 Suzie VanKrey Karlin, Deborah A. Lawrence, Nancy R. Linkous, Rhonda M. Rogers, Bobby Vaught
2004 Charlotte Breeding, Jane Harrison, Bryon D.Nichols, Teresa Phipps, Brooks Saville Jr.
2003 Linda B. Fountaine, Brenda J. Husser, Ana Moran, Roberta Snelling, Vicki T. Walker
2002 Catherine L. Barker, Billie R. Cline, Eric R. Day, Carolyn L. Furrow, Terry T. Rakestraw
2001 Jessie Eaves, Tom Head, Christopher Peters, Sally Stafford
2000 Steve A. Hypes, Gover Lee Johnson III, Tammy V. Kast, Susan E. Sink, Connie V. Sowers
1999 Peggy Arnold, John C. Chandler, Stephen W. Hiner, Diane Patty, Linda Smith
1998 Sandra Blevins, Walter Hartman Jr., Joyce Longrie, Joyce Morgan, Christine Saunders
1997 Sandra S. Crigger, Debra A. Falls, Sybil B. Phoenix, John F. Moore, Charles P. Shorter
1996 M. Jason Glover, Brenda E. Holden, Norma W. Lawson, J. Douglas Sheppard, Mary Jane Thompson
1995 Cindy D. Baker, John E. Beach, Elizabeth Eichelberger, Aldora G. Green, Betsy M. McCoy
1994 Patricia B. Hall, Lyle L. Harlow, Michael L. Jones, T. Steve Mills, Peggy P. Quesenberry
1993 Harry C. Dudley, Ernestine S. Gillispie, Peggy A. Porterfield, Elizabeth A. Turpin, Robet R. Wilmouth
1992 Gloria J. Henneke, Connie T. Smith, Barbara S. Spence, Charles A. Stott, Gene F. Wilson
1991 Lynn Nystrom, Nora S. Barker, Joseph M. Gray, Betty Y. Greene, Allen M. Price
1990 Mary Bradley, Betty Jean Gray, Sherilyn McConnell, Douglas Smiley, Doris Smith