Doris Shelor, budget manager for the departments of Religion and Culture and Science and Technology in Society in the College of Liberal Arts and Human Sciences, has received the university’s 2016 President’s Award for Excellence.

The President’s Award for Excellence is presented annually to up to five Virginia Tech staff employees who have made extraordinary contributions by consistent excellence in the performance of their job or a single incident, contribution, or heroic act. Each recipient is awarded a $2,000 cash prize.

“Doris has consistently performed duties far beyond what her position requires: she advises staff and faculty on numerous policies unrelated to budgets, volunteers at graduation, pitches in on student support when asked, and drops what she’s doing to help visitors to our somewhat confusing building,” wrote Brian Britt, professor and chair in the Department of Religion and Culture, and Daniel Breslau, associate professor and chair in the Department of Science and Technology in Society.

She is praised by her colleagues for her high standard of professionalism and her patience and generosity with everyone she encounters.

As the budget manager for two departments, Shelor serves 40 faculty and staff members located in eight buildings across campus. She is responsible for balancing 72 accounts and 197 sub-accounts, with annual budgets exceeding $4 million.

She has a thorough understanding of the university’s policies and procedures, as well as experience working with federal, state, and local research grants and awards from other outside agencies.

“Doris sets the standard for university service and projects the ideals of Ut Prosim and excellence beyond the university,” wrote Elizabeth Struthers Malbon, a professor of religion and culture, in a nomination letter. Ut Prosim translates to That I May Serve.

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