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The Virginia Tech Honors College is pleased to announce that Caitlin Bowman has been named 2021 Outstanding Honors College Senior. Bowman is pursuing a degree in Human Nutrition, Foods, and Exercise. One of her greatest academic accomplishments during her time at Virginia Tech is being a trans-disciplinary Undergraduate Research Assistant (URA) in the Madigan Biomechanics Lab working on research on low-cost prosthetic knees, which she was inspired to join after completing an Honors Faculty-Student Agreement and as a way to earn Experiential Learning credit. After collaborating in this lab, Bowman applied to remain at Virginia Tech in her gap year as a Translational Obesity Research Scholar with the National Institutes of Health so she can continue to grow as an academic team player.

Honors Laureate Diploma Focus Areas in Creativity + Innovation and Neuroscience, Medicine, and Culture

We're excited to announce our Honors Laureate Diploma focus areas in both Creativity + Innovation and Neuroscience, Medicine, and Cutlure. Inspired by Virginia Tech Destination Areas, we have collaborated with multiple disciplinary departments (School of Neuroscience at Virginia Tech and VT Creativity + Innovation) to offer Honors students optional focus areas to individualize and enhance their Honors Laureate Diploma.


In this new series of Virginia Tech Honors College stories, "How do you Honors?," Honors students across disciplines share their unique experiences and inspiring stories revolved around how they earn Honors credit as well as what makes the Honors College special for them in both their academic career and personal narrative.

Virginia Tech Stamps Scholars Volunteer with Sleep in Heavenly Peace

The Virginia Tech Honors College Stamps Scholars recently took to the top deck of a parking garage to build 24 beds for children in the New River Valley with a national nonprofit organization called Sleep in Heavenly Peace (SHP). SHP is a national nonprofit organization dedicated to building, assembling, and delivering beds to children in need. 

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Claire Seibel VCHC Emerging Honors Scholar of the Year Presentation

Claire Seibal, who serves as the Corps of Cadets Representative for the Virginia Tech Honors College Student Council, has been named the Virginia Collegiate Honors Council (VCHC) Emerging Scholar of the Year. Outside of VTCC, Claire is pursuing a degree in Biological Systems Engineering with a minor in leadership. Watch Claire's VCHC Emerging Scholar of the Year Presentation below. 

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Recent Honors Stories

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Maintaining the “Honors Difference” During the Pandemic

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.

Dr. Joanie Banks-Hunt stands in front of the entrance of Honors College Studios

Honors Faculty Member Dr. Joanie Banks-Hunt is featured in a new documentary

Dr. Joanie Banks-Hunt, an Assistant Professor at the Honors College who completed her Ph.D. in education psychology with Engineering Education Certification at Virginia Tech, is one of six women featured in a new documentary series titled, “Inspire! Six Trailblazing Women Engineers Inspire the Next Generation.”

The Honors impact across campus