Honoring alumni of the College of Engineering through induction into the Academy of Engineering Excellence

Group photo of five Academy of Engineering Excellence Inductees
Five new members at the 18th annual Academy of Engineering Excellence ceremony: James Strawbridge, Horacio Valeiras, John Montague, David Christian, and Al Lingerfelt.

The College of Engineering established the Academy of Engineering Excellence in 1999 under the leadership of dean emeritus William Stephenson and the Advisory Board of the College of Engineering.

Membership in this Academy is reserved for individuals holding an engineering degree from the College of Engineering at Virginia Tech who have made sustained and meritorious engineering and/or leadership contributions during their careers. Initiates have reached the pinnacle of their professional achievements.

Each year five alumni are inducted into the Academy of Engineering Excellence. Each spring the honorees are inducted during a special dinner at Virginia Tech.  With more than 74,000 living alumni of the College of Engineering, the Academy of Engineering Excellence is a pinnacle honor for alumni.