Elizabeth H. Skinker of Allentown, Pa., has been named the Outstanding Graduating Senior in the College of Architecture and Urban Studies at Virginia Tech for the 2012-13 academic year.

Skinker, who is pursuing a major in interior design, is expected to receive her bachelor’s degree in May. 

A dean's list student, Skinker serves her college as a student ambassador and as a member of the college’s Diversity and Honorifics committees. She is president of the American Society of Interior Designers student chapter.

Among her community service activities are volunteering with Habitat for Humanity, the Roanoke Food Drive, Hokies for the Hungry, and participation in The Big Event and Relay for Life. In addition, Skinker coordinates interior design student visits to local high schools.

She is the daughter of Ben and Lee Skinker.

Outstanding Senior Awards are presented at the Student Honors Day Banquet each spring. Co-sponsored by the Virginia Tech Alumni Association and the senior class, the award recognizes outstanding student performance in each college of the university. Students are selected on the basis of their grade point average (a minimum of a 3.4 or higher on a 4.0 scale) and outstanding performance in several or all of the following areas: academic achievement, extracurricular activities, leadership positions, and contributions of service to the university and/or community.



Written by Catherine Doss.
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