Honors & Awards

Virginia Tech Graduate Academy for Teaching Excellence
Associate Member
Inducted 2016

Academy members have a commitment to the importance of teaching, creating inclusive learning environments, and improving education experiences of students in their classrooms and learning environments. Members are selected through an application process requiring letters of recommendation and application letter.

Virginia Tech Graduate School Diversity Scholars Program
Diversity Scholar
2016-2017

Diversity scholars are graduate students who specialize in and advocate for the awareness, knowledge, and skills associated with diversity and inclusion in the Graduate School and greater community.
Diversity scholars exhibit the following strengths and knowledge in their work:

— Multicultural Competencies
— Advocacy Competencies
— Identity Development Models
— Communication Competencies
— Conflict Resolution Skills

Dwight David Eisenhower Transportation Fellowship Program
Graduate Fellow
2015 – 2016

The Eisenhower Graduate Fellowship (GRAD) provides funding for the pursuit of Master’s Degrees or Doctorates in transportation related fields. The program objectives are: 1) to attract the nation’s brightest minds to the field of transportation, 2) to enhance the careers of transportation professionals by encouraging them to seek advanced degrees, and 3) to retain top talent in the transportation industry of the United States. The program is intended to bring innovation and enhance the breadth and scope of knowledge of the entire transportation community in the United States. The Eisenhower Graduate Fellowship Program encompasses all modes of transportation.

University Transportation Center Student of the Year
2014

Each year at the annual winter meeting of the Transportation Research Board, the department honors the most outstanding student from each participating UTC for his/her achievements and promise for future contributions to the transportation field. The Students of the Year are selected based on their accomplishments in such areas as technical merit and research, academic performance, professionalism, and leadership.

Virginia Tech Alliance of Transportation Engineering Students
President
2013-2014

The Alliance of Transportation Engineering Students (ATES) is the umbrella under which two student chapters (ITE & ARTBA) perform. The major goal of the alliance is to promote the dissemination of knowledge and information related to transportation infrastructure and systems issues, problems and solutions. To achieve this goal, ATES will schedule a program of annual activities including technical meetings, field trips, and social functions.
As president of this student organization several panels on graduate school and industry were held specifically for undergraduate audiences. The organization also hosted potlucks and social gatherings to boost comradery and fellowship within the department.

Virginia Dean’s List: WVU College of Engineering and Mineral Resources
Spring 2012

Outstanding undergraduate academic achievement is recognized by awarding Dean’s List status to students who obtain a 3.5 GPA. Students must be enrolled in 12 credit hours or more of graded courses to be eligible for such recognition with no grades of I (incomplete), NR (not reported), or W (withdrawal).

All-Maryland Community College Academic Team
May 2009

The All-Maryland Community College Recognition event is held each year to recognize exemplary academic achievement by community college students from across the state of Maryland. Each year, students are nominated by their college presidents and Phi Theta Kappa (PTK) advisors. Students must meet a variety of criteria, including having a GPA of 3.5 or above and taking an active part in community service work through their school.

All-USA Community College Academic Team Nominee
May 2009

The All-USA Community College Academic Team recognizes high achieving two-year college students who demonstrate academic excellence and intellectual rigor combined with leadership and service that extends their education beyond the classroom to benefit society.

Who’s Who Among Students, Colleges and Universities
May 2009

Students are nominated to the Who’s Who program directly by college faculty. Criteria for selection include GPA, participation and leadership within school organizations and extracurricular activities, community involvement, and future leadership ability and/or potential.

International Distinguished Member
Phi Theta Kappa International Honor Society
May 2009
Distinguished Chapter Members must be nominated by their chapters through the Hallmark Awards application process, and are chosen based on a student’s embodiment of the Hallmarks of the Society (Scholarship, Leadership, Service and Fellowship) through Honors in Action and other chapter activities. Recipients are selected by a panel of international judges.

Middle States Region Distinguished Member
Phi Theta Kappa International Honor Society
February 2009

Distinguished Chapter Members must be nominated by their chapters through the Hallmark Awards application process, and are chosen based on a student’s embodiment of the Hallmarks of the Society (Scholarship, Leadership, Service and Fellowship) through Honors in Action and other chapter activities.

Phi Theta Kappa International Honor Society (Alpha Alpha Theta Chapter)
Vice President of Scholarship
2008 – 2009

The Vice President of Scholarship is responsible for promoting academic excellence. They are responsible for organizing events pertaining to the Honors Study Topic, participate in service activities, and attend all general and board meetings.

Cecil College Women’s Softball
Coach’s Award for Leadership
May 2008

The Coach’s Award for Leadership was presented to Alex Noble by the Cecil Softball Coaching staff; Ed Durham and Dr. Paul Bauer for her leadership both on and off the field during the 2007-2008 season.

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