Zechariah “Zack” Robinson of Abingdon, Virginia, received Virginia Tech’s 2015 College of Science Outstanding Senior Award.

Sponsored by the Virginia Tech Alumni Association and the senior class, the Outstanding Senior Award recognizes exceptional academic achievement and leadership by a graduating senior from each of the university’s eight colleges. Recipients have a minimum grade point average of 3.75 on a 4.0 scale and are selected by faculty and students within the respective colleges.

Robinson will receive a bachelor’s degree in psychology during the University Commencement ceremony May 15 in Lane Stadium.

He has appeared on the dean’s list, is a member of the University Honors Community, and has earned numerous scholarships and awards, including the Wright Family Scholarship, Friends of Psychology Scholarship, Leonard and Melva Harris Scholarship, and the best undergraduate poster award from the Virginia Psychological Association.

He is a member of the Psi Chi International Honors Society in Psychology and the Golden Key International Honour Society.

He has been involved in research for several semesters with the Center for Applied Behavior Systems and the Behavioral Neuroscience Lab, through which he published a book chapter and two journal articles.  

His service activities include The Big Event at Virginia Tech and Relay for Life.

Dedicated to its motto, Ut Prosim (That I May Serve), Virginia Tech takes a hands-on, engaging approach to education, preparing scholars to be leaders in their fields and communities. As the commonwealth’s most comprehensive university and its leading research institution, Virginia Tech offers 240 undergraduate and graduate degree programs to more than 31,000 students and manages a research portfolio of $513 million. The university fulfills its land-grant mission of transforming knowledge to practice through technological leadership and by fueling economic growth and job creation locally, regionally, and across Virginia.

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