Allison Craft, administrative assistant to the associate dean for undergraduate academic affairs in the College of Liberal Arts and Human Sciences, has received the university’s 2017 President’s Award for Excellence.

The President’s Award for Excellence is presented annually to up to five Virginia Tech 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.

Craft serves as the administrative liaison to the Undergraduate Curriculum Committee of the College of Liberal Arts and Human Sciences. In that role, she has worked to establish the smooth transition from the Curriculum for Liberal Education to the new Pathways curriculum, a project that has entailed the revision of nearly 200 department courses.

Each year Craft is also responsible for managing and revising the college’s departmental checksheets, which take multiple iterations and require significant attention to detail. In addition, she assisted with student services, having taken on additional duties during a staff vacancy.

“Allison Craft demonstrates expertise, consideration for others, and a positive attitude,” wrote Marlene Preston, assistant department head and director of undergraduate programs in the Department of Communication, in a letter of nomination.


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