Rhonda M. Rogers, of Blacksburg, and formerly of Wytheville, administrative associate in Student Programs at Virginia Tech, received a 2005 President’s Award for Excellence at Virginia Tech.

The award recognizes selected staff and administrative faculty for their outstanding contributions to Virginia Tech. and nominations are received from all areas of the university recognizing excellence in the performance of job duties and responsibilities. Recipients are selected by a committee of classified staff and administrative faculty appointed by the president.

Rogers has been working with Student Programs for 27 years and with Virginia Tech 32, beginning as a secretary and rising to the position of administrative associate to the associate vice president for Student Affairs. She has an associate's degree in secretarial science from Wytheville Community College and has enhanced her skills by completing the Supervisory Development course through New River Community College, a variety of training programs such as those presented by ExecuTrain, and the Office Management Development Group. She assumed responsibilities of the Team Hokies move-in program, coordinated the office's involvement with Centralized Student Services, and helped coordinate its Commencement Housing Program.

She served on the Division of Student Affairs Special Events Committee, the Planning Team for the University Diversity Plan, the Housing Contract Review Committee, and the Women's Center Award Selection Committee. She has prepared customer-service workshops for such groups as Scholarships and Financial Aid and served as a mentor in the University Leadership Development Center's mentoring program for classified employees. Rogers is a member of the New River Valley Chapter of the International Association of Administrative Professionals, of which she is a former president.

Founded in 1872 as a land-grant college, Virginia Tech has grown to become among the largest universities in the Commonwealth of Virginia. Today, Virginia Tech's eight colleges are dedicated to putting knowledge to work through teaching, research, and outreach activities and to fulfilling its vision to be among the top research universities in the nation. At its 2,600-acre main campus located in Blacksburg and other campus centers in Northern Virginia, Southwest Virginia, Hampton Roads, Richmond, and Roanoke, Virginia Tech enrolls more than 28,000 full- and part-time undergraduate and graduate students from all 50 states and more than 100 countries in 180 academic degree programs.


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