College of Liberal Arts and Human Sciences announces Outstanding Graduating Senior award recipient

Carolyn Barnes

Carolyn Barnes

BLACKSBURG, Va., April 30, 2008 – Virginia Tech has named Carolyn Barnes, a resident of Virginia Beach, Va., as the Outstanding Graduating Senior in the College of Liberal Arts and Humans Sciences for the 2007-2008 academic year.

Barnes is expected to receive a bachelor’s degree in Political Science in the College of Liberal Arts and Human Sciences in May 2008. She has consistently been recognized on the Dean’s List and has been the recipient of numerous awards and scholarships. Additionally, she has served as a research assistant and was selected to participate in the Ralph Bunche Summer Institute program.

Within the community, Barnes has been active with the Enlightened Gospel Choir and Black Organizations Council, and has also coordinated programs targeted at inner city youth in Roanoke, Va.

The Outstanding Senior Awards are presented at the Student Honors Day Banquet each spring. These awards are co-sponsored by the Virginia Tech Alumni Association and the senior class.

The purpose of the award is to recognize outstanding student performance in each college of the university. Students are selected on the basis of their quality credit average (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.

The College of Liberal Arts and Human Sciences at Virginia Tech embraces the arts, humanities, social and human sciences, and education. The college nurtures intellect and spirit, enlightens decision-making, inspires positive change, and improves the quality of life for people of all ages. It is home to the departments of apparel, housing and resource management, communication, educational leadership and policy studies, English, foreign languages and literatures, history; human development, interdisciplinary studies, music, philosophy, political science, ROTC, science and technology in society, sociology, teaching and learning, and theatre arts. Virginia Tech, the most comprehensive university in Virginia, is dedicated to quality, innovation, and results to the commonwealth, the nation, and the world.

Founded in 1872 as a land-grant college, Virginia Tech is the most comprehensive university in the Commonwealth of Virginia and is among the top research universities in the nation. Today, Virginia Tech’s eight colleges are dedicated to quality, innovation, and results through teaching, research, and outreach activities. At its 2,600-acre main campus located in Blacksburg and other campus centers in Northern Virginia, Southwest Virginia, Hampton Roads, Richmond, Southside, and Roanoke, Virginia Tech enrolls more than 28,000 undergraduate and graduate students from all 50 states and more than 100 countries in 180 academic degree programs.

Written by Stephanie Haugen-Ray.