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To help prevent the spread of COVID-19 (Novel Coronavirus), Virginia Tech transitioned to distance learning for the remainder of the Spring semester after March 23, 2020. The Virginia Tech Honors College, through innovative initiatives like the SuperStudio, has continued to facilitate an extraordinary education for Honors students even during these challenging times.

Dana Mulligan, 2020 Outstanding Honors College Senior

Dana Mulligan Named 2020 Outstanding Honors College Senior

Dana Mulligan has been named 2020 Outstanding Honors College Senior. During her four years at Virginia Tech, Mulligan has worked hard to embody the spirit of the Honors College and be a strong advocate for social responsibility. She majored in Crop and Soil Environmental Sciences and has three minors: French, International Studies, and Global Food Security and Health. Mulligan pursued her course of study to prepare herself for a career in international and domestic agricultural development with the goal of ending hunger as well as ensuring human rights through agriculture. 

How do you Honors?

In this new series, Honors students share how they earn Honors credit — and what makes the Honors College special for them. 

Recent Honors Stories

Carilion New River Valley Medical Center employees wear face shields provided by Virginia Tech
Carilion New River Valley Medical Center employees wear face shields provided by Virginia Tech

Shielding medical professionals from COVID-19

The Virginia Tech Honors College aims to cut 5,000 face shields in the next few weeks to aid Dr. Alex Leonessa's team in providing our medical professionals in the New River Valley area with protection while treating patients with COVID-19. 

Incoming 2020 Stamps Scholars

Carilion New River Valley Medical Center employees wear face shields provided by Virginia Tech
Incoming 2020 Stamps Scholars

Virginia Tech Honors College to welcome its largest ever class of Stamps Scholars

Nine members of the incoming Class of 2024 have been selected as Stamps Scholars by Virginia Tech’s Honors College. Hailing from four states, they will be the first cohort to arrive since the program was dramatically expanded thanks to the generous support of an Atlanta-based foundation.

Portrait of Andrew Pregnall
Virginia Tech Honors College Senior Andrew Pregnall. Photo by Leslie King

Andrew Pregnall Awarded the Marshall Scholarshop

Virginia Tech Honors College Senior Andrew Pregnall has been named a British Marshall Scholar, making him the first Hokie to receive the Marshall Scholarship in 15 years. Pregnall, driven by his passion to remodel the health care system to improve the health outcomes of the LGBTQ community, is a double-major in microbiology and history. 

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