Virginia Tech College of Engineering and the Advisory Board of the Committee of 100

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.

Virginia Tech’s College of Engineering and the members of its Committee of 100 Advisory Board established an Academy of Engineering Excellence in 1999.

Membership in this Academy is reserved for individuals holding an engineering degree from Virginia Tech’s College of Engineering who have made sustained and meritorious engineering and/or leadership contributions during their careers. Initiates have reached the pinnacle of their professional achievements and will normally have been alumni for 40 or more years.

The College of Engineering and the Advisory Board anticipates inducting no more than ten individuals as members of the Academy of Engineering Excellence annually. This selection is made from some 40,000 living alumni of the College of Engineering.