Virginia Tech Professor Michael Weaver is being recognized for his commitment to work life harmony.

Weaver is the 2016 recipient of the Hokie Wellness Supervisor Spotlight Award.

According to his colleagues, Weaver, a professor or Entomology in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences and the director of Virginia Tech Pesticide Programs, recognizes the importance and unpredictability of family and the need for flexibility in the workplace.

“Dr. Weaver embodies an esprit de corps that motivates us all,” said Holly Gatton, project manager for the Department of Entomology.

Weaver is credited with mentoring employees as they pursue advanced degrees and supporting their work-life balance needs.

“I don't think I do much more than anyone else to deserve recognition for my supervision. It is always a learning experience,” he said. “I just happen to be blessed with some super co-workers. They are supportive and quite easy to manage.”

The annual Supervisor Spotlight Award is given to a supervisor at Virginia Tech who epitomizes and promotes work-life balance through consistent recognition of and responsiveness to their employees' professional and personal lives.

Kay P. Hunnings, associate dean for administration in the Pamplin College of Business and Matthew Hulver, head of the Department of Human Nutrition, Foods, and Exercise in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, were both awarded honorable mentions.


Written by Ana Agud, wellness program coordinator, Hokie Wellness.

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