Frank Gwazdauskas honored with emeritus status

Frank Gwazdauskas

Frank Gwazdauskas

BLACKSBURG, Va., Oct. 5, 2010 – Frank Gwazdauskas, the David and Margaret Lincicome Professor of Dairy Science in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences at Virginia Tech, has been conferred the “David and Margaret Lincicome Professor Emeritus” title by the Virginia Tech Board of Visitors.

The title of emeritus may be conferred on retired professors and associate professors, administrative officers, librarians, and exceptional staff members who are specially recommended to the board of visitors by Virginia Tech President Charles W. Steger. Nominated individuals who are approved by the board of visitors receive an emeritus certificate from the university.

A member of the Virginia Tech community since 1974, Gwazdauskas’ excellence in research was repeatedly recognized by his peers with awards such as the Alumni Award for Excellence in Research, the American Dairy Science Association’s Pharmacia and Upjohn Physiology Award, the 2010 Certificate of Teaching Excellence from the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, and, most recently, his appointment as Fellow of the American Dairy Science Association.

He authored or co-authored more than 170 research papers in multiple scientific journals.

Gwazdauskas received his bachelor’s degree from the University of Connecticut and a master’s degree and Ph.D. from the University of Florida.

Nationally ranked among the top research institutions of its kind, Virginia Tech’s College of Agriculture and Life Sciences focuses on the science and business of living systems through learning, discovery, and engagement. The college’s comprehensive curriculum gives more than 3,100 students in a dozen academic departments a balanced education that ranges from food and fiber production to economics to human health. Students learn from the world’s leading agricultural scientists, who bring the latest science and technology into the classroom.