Stephanie Myrick of Woodbridge, Va., has received Virginia Tech’s 2014 College of Agriculture and Life Sciences Outstanding Senior Award.

Sponsored by the Virginia Tech Alumni Association and the senior class, the Outstanding Senior Award recognizes exceptional academic achievement and leadership by a graduating senior from each of the university’s eight colleges. Recipients have a minimum grade point average of 3.75 on a 4.0 scale and are selected by faculty and students within the respective colleges.

Myrick will receive a Bachelor of Science degree in applied economic management with minors in civic agriculture and food systems and leadership and social change during the University Commencement ceremony to be held Friday, May 16, in Lane Stadium.

A member of the University Honors program, Myrick is a dean’s list student and has received numerous scholarships including the Austin Michelle Cloyd Honors Scholarship, William L. Gibson Jr. Scholarship, Janis and Leon Geyer Endowed Scholarship, and the Robert A. Belz Scholarship. 

Demonstrating a talent for research, Myrick has served as a research assistant and completed a six-week summer research internship on conservation agriculture in Ecuador last year. 

A member of the SERVE living and learning community and Chi Delta Alpha service sorority, Myrick has a strong commitment to community service. She has mentored at-risk elementary school children, visited the elderly, coached at local youth soccer programs, and participated in a service trip to Honduras.

She is also an active member of the Student Alumni Associates, serving on its executive board as university outreach chair.

Dedicated to its motto, Ut Prosim (That I May Serve), Virginia Tech takes a hands-on, engaging approach to education, preparing scholars to be leaders in their fields and communities. As the commonwealth’s most comprehensive university and its leading research institution, Virginia Tech offers 240 undergraduate and graduate degree programs to more than 31,000 students and manages a research portfolio of $513 million. The university fulfills its land-grant mission of transforming knowledge to practice through technological leadership and by fueling economic growth and job creation locally, regionally, and across Virginia.

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