The Virginia Tech Dean’s List is always a great read. This quarter, we are highlighting 11 students who have accomplished amazing things in their time at the university. We hope you enjoy this article!
The Virginia Tech Dean’s List is a compilation of 11 students who have shown excellence in academics and leadership. The list includes four freshmen, three sophomores, two juniors, and two seniors. Being on the Dean’s list means you are in the top 10% of your class at our university. Your GPA must be 3.5 or higher to make this prestigious list. Congratulations to these outstanding scholars!
The Virginia Tech Dean’s List: 11 Accomplished Students is a blog post that recognizes and celebrates the accomplishments of students at Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University (Virginia Tech). This prestigious list honors those who have excelled academically as well as in leadership, service, artistic ability, or other areas. These are the types of people we want to find when we look for future leaders to help shape our world! I hope you enjoy this glimpse into some outstanding students from all walks of life.
What are the odds of getting into Virginia Tech? Extremely low, according to a recent article by Forbes. Out of every 100 applicants, only five will be admitted. For those who do receive acceptance letters, congratulations are in order! But what about for those who don’t get accepted? What can they do now that college is off the table? There’s no need to give up just yet– there are many other colleges and universities out there with different admissions requirements and criteria. These schools may not have the prestige that VT has, but they still offer great opportunities for students on their own merits. If you’re interested in learning more about these options or if you’re one of those unlucky few who didn’t get into Virginia Tech this year.
#1: Utkarsh Shah (MBA)
Utkarsh has an MBA and currently works as an Executive Director of Operations for The North Face. He was also a member of the tennis team and got all-conference honors two years in a row.
#2: John Nguyen (BSC/MD) John graduated with both his undergraduate degree and his MD, which he earned during medical school. He now teaches at VT while working on research projects to help find cures for diseases like HIV/AIDS and cancer.
BSC/MD graduate of Virginia Tech and now a professor there
Worked on HIV research during undergraduate degree, still working in that field today to find cures for other diseases like AIDS and cancer.
He was also an avid tennis player who got all conference honors two years in row!
John has accomplished so much here at VT it can be hard to fit it into one article, but we managed to highlight him anyway because he is such an important member of our community. You may not know this about his accomplishments – as well as the rest of these amazing individuals – if you don’t read The Virginia Tech Dean’s List every quarter! Make sure you keep up-to-date on these student’s achievements by tuning in to the next article and checking out this semester’s list!
BS/MD graduate of Virginia TechWas a biomedical engineering major before switching her focus to medicine, where she plans to specialize in cancer research. Her ultimate goal is to get into medical school after graduation.
Sarah had always wanted to be an engineer but when she discovered that it was not what she really wanted from life for herself, she switched her concentration over as well as majors. Now working towards ways we can stop people from getting sick or injured, Sarah has made some big changes already at such a young age – all with just two years of school.
This is a post about one of the students on this year’s Dean List, Sarah Minnie!
She was originally a biomedical engineering major before switching her focus to medicine, where she plans to specialize in cancer research. Her ultimate goal is to get into medical school after graduation.
Originally from Roanoke VA and now living in Blacksburg VA with the rest of her family still there as well, Sarah has made some big changes already at such a young age – all with just two years of school so far! And these are only her first steps towards becoming who she wants to be: an engineer that can save lives by thinking outside the box (her words). Imagine what will happen when we see her in ten years!
She’s also an avid runner and loves to read. You can find her on campus any day of the week, running around with a friend or found curled up on one of the study tables reading something she just picked off the shelf.
In this post you’ll learn more about Sarah Minnie, but there are plenty more stories out there waiting to be told by students not only at Virginia Tech but all across America who have accomplished amazing things already as college freshman – and they’re not even finished yet! Check back soon for another student spotlight from our Dean List archives.