- Anthem BC&BS Foundation Hokie Spirit Scholarship
- Cardiac Rehab Scholarship
- P. Howard Massey Foods & Nutrition Scholarship
- G.A. Oley Fund for Excellence
- Carol B. Papillon Dietetics Scholarship
- Brenda Harmon Rohe Dietetics Scholarship
- Don Sebolt Memorial Scholarship
- HNFE Outstanding Senior:
2017 Outstanding Senior: Daniel Giraldo Herrera
Daniel is a well-rounded student who went above and beyond the typical undergraduate experience. His academic success led to being a University Honors Gough Fellow, a Multicultural Academic Opportunities Program Scholar, and an Alliance for Minority Opportunities Program Scholar. In addition, he volunteered with multiple organizations that included Kids Tech University, the Language and Culture Institute of Virginia Tech, the Latino Association of Student Organizations, Global Health, and the Hokie Health Club. He also served as a tutor for the Alpha Chi Sigma Professional Chemistry Fraternity and the Student Success Center. Daniel was an active member of Virginia Tech’s chapter of the American Medical Student Association, and the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences Diversity Council. Participating in undergraduate research narrowed his interest in science as he learned how research progresses in an academic setting. He was drawn to service-oriented professions, and combined with the desire to help others and an interest in human biology, medicine became his career choice. His nominator stated, "Daniel’s unique background, his intellect, and his sensibility not only set him apart from his peers, but serve as a unique impetus for his intellectual curiosity, his zest for learning, his eagerness to help others, and his ultimate goal to make a long-lasting difference in the lives of countless underserved individuals who are in need of medical care."
2016 Outstanding Senior: Olivia Schwartz
Olivia was a model dietetics student in the accelerated BS/MS program in HNFE who maintained a very high GPA in addition to volunteering with numerous community outreach projects and extracurricular activities. Olivia had a strong commitment to helping others as shown by her dedication to the Family Nutrition Program’s Farmacy Project and the local Blacksburg Farmer’s market. She also served as a leader and mentor in the nutrition counseling program and was the membership coordinator for the Student Nutrition and Dietetics Association. Olivia was actively involved with Virginia Cooperative Extension as in intern, was a member of the Student Advisory Services Committee, and was engaged in the local community for allergen awareness and consumer protection issues. Olivia was nominated by three faculty who commented on her strong work ethic; her commitment to the department, college, and community; and her overall strong potential for continued success in the future.
2015 Outstanding Senior: Justin Resendes
Justin (Science of Food, Nutrition, and Exercise major; Medicine and Society minor) was recognized for his high GPA, outstanding undergraduate research, and commitment to volunteering for local and international community outreach programs. He earned a VCOM Global Health Internship where he participated in medical mission trips to Honduras, the Dominican Republic, El Salvador, and the Appalachian region. He volunteered for undergraduate research in his freshman year with Dr. Matt Hulver, who mentored him in two summer research programs, HNFE's Summer Scholars and Fralin's SURF. In addition to this internship, Justin has shadowed several physicians over the past four years, and is a member of Virginia Tech’s chapter of the American Medical Student Association and Hokie Health Club. He plans to attend medical school and become an orthopedic surgeon.
2014 Outstanding Senior: Shannon Lloyd
Shannon's "aha" moment came with the course Metabolic Nutrition, and "learned how the body metabolizes and uses the foods and nutrients put into it, allowing me to appreciate how amazing and complicated the human body is, and how important it is that as a future health professional, I understood these processes and their implications in health and disease states." This class was also her first step to becoming involved with undergraduate research, which allowed her to grow more than she dreamed possible as an undergraduate. She participated in SURF, Fralin's Summer Undergraduate Research Program, where she investigated the effects of a metabolic endotoxemia on proteins important for liver glucose metabolism. In addition to her research, she excelled academically and volunteered with a variety of projects related to health and nutrition. Shannon is now completing her Ph.D. at Texas A&M.
2013 Outstanding Senior: Kristen DeAngelis
Kristen didn't merely receive her degree in HNFE (with concentrations in Dietetics and Exercise and Health Promotion)--she obtained tools to help others live well through healthy eating habits. While at VT, she established many "firsts," such as the inaugural HNFE student newsletter and the implementation of a new sports nutrition program for the Women's Rugby Team. She also gave selflessly of her time as a volunteer at Pulaski County's School Lunch Health Promotion program, served as president of the Student Nutrition and Dietetic Association, and was an active member of other campus clubs. In 2011, she received the Howard Massey Scholarship award, which allowed her to travel to Italy, France, and Uganda to study nutrition. She completed her Dietetic Internship at Ingalls Memorial Hospital in Chicago.
2012 Outstanding Senior, HNFE and CALS: Jessica Schultz
Jessica graduated in May 2012 with a double major in HNFE and Agricultural Sciences and was also involved with the University Honors program. Jessica combined a variety of course work and experiences into something truly unique. She completed a minor in Civic Agriculture and Food Systems and was very involved in local food projects such as the Kentland Farm Dining Services Plots, Sustainable Food Corps, and the Student Foodshed Summit. In addition, she was involved in other service activities such as an ambassador for CALS and international service work with "Students Helping Honduras" and "Ut Prosim El Porvenir." As part of her international service, Jessica did everything from manual labor and community building to teaching classes in nutrition and exercise.