Rebecca Grogan of Hudson, Maryland, received Virginia Tech’s 2015 College of Architecture and Urban Studies 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.

Grogan will receive a bachelor’s degree in visual communication design during the University Commencement ceremony May 15 in Lane Stadium.

Grogan is a dean’s list student and received the Derek Meyers Art Scholarship. She won the top design for the Virginia Tech Applied Research Corporation logo competition in spring 2014 and the School of Visual Arts Foundations Art Award in 2011.

Grogan has served as a graphic designer in the College of Liberal Arts and Human Sciences and the Division of Student Affairs, as a strategic marketing intern for College Media Solutions, and as a student designer for FourDesign, a faculty-led, student run digital and print design agency.

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.