How do YOU invent the future? Are you a glowing example of the brand at Virginia Tech? Do you invent the future with what you’re doing or have done in the past year? Then, we want to hear about it!
You probably know them. They’re your co-worker, a faculty member, an outstanding student – or even yourself, of course. They are what makes “Invent the Future” at Virginia Tech ring true. They are a glowing example of how to work to improve tomorrow … and it's obvious in their accomplishments, their daily work, and their ideas for the future.
If you, or someone you know, outshines others with their accomplishments, inventions, creativity, or leadership in the service of the university or for others, please put their name in lights by nominating them for a prestigious “Illuminator” award. We’ll choose one person in each category (Faculty, Staff, or Student).
This award is given once per semester to highlight persons having outstanding abilities, ideas to fuel the future, leadership that shines, or service that makes a difference. We want to hear your suggestions for who is deserving of this award at Virginia Tech!
Faculty, staff, wage employees, and students are all eligible for the Illuminator Award. Students are allowed to nominate fellow students and faculty members. Just the same, faculty and staff members are allowed to nominate students, co-workers, and fellow Virginia Tech colleagues.
Nominees are people who show their individual excellence in one or more of the following ways:
“Illuminators” must be a role model for the Virginia Tech brand by:
Other helpful criteria:
The selection committee is comprised of a small group of faculty and staff who will review each nomination that is submitted. The selection committee is looking for the nominee that is an outstanding example of how inventing the future of oneself can positively impact the future of their community and their world.
The acceptance of nominations will begin in early January 2013. The deadline for submitting nominations is February 28, 2013. Awards will be presented in late March 2013.