Gregory Evanylo, professor of soil and environmental science in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences at Virginia Tech, has been conferred the title of professor emeritus by the Virginia Tech Board of Visitors.

The emeritus title may be conferred on retired professors, associate professors, and administrative officers who are specially recommended to the board by Virginia Tech President Tim Sands in recognition of exemplary service to the university. Nominated individuals who are approved by the board receive a copy of the resolution and a certificate of appreciation.

A member of the Virginia Tech community since 1985, Evanylo made significant contributions to the university through his research and Extension programming on soil, water and air quality. He served local, state, and federal governments as a leader in waste byproduct processing and use as well as municipal water and wastewater utilities and the composting industry through his service and advising work

Evanylo received numerous recognitions and awards from professional societies that he served, including his election as fellow in both the Soil Science Society of America and the American Society of Agronomy. He also received the United State Composting Council Rufus Chaney Research Award for his compost research that supported the composting industry and the users of compost.

At Virginia Tech, Evanylo was recognized with the Alumni Award for Excellence in Extension and he received the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences’ Applied Research Award.

Evanylo received his bachelor’s degree from the University of Connecticut, a master’s degree from the University of Massachusetts, and a Ph.D. from the University of Georgia.

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