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WLP Leadership Awards

The WLP Leadership Award recognizes Virginia Tech students who truly live the values of Ut Prosim (That I May Serve). Nominations are accepted each spring and winners are announced each year at the annual WLP Conference

If you are looking for a way to recognize a student who stands out in a crowd, then we invite you to nominate that student for this award.

The nominated student should be a female graduate or undergraduate student. She should be well-rounded and hard-working. Her accomplishments should include leadership and service to the community.

You may nominate a student by visiting our online survey. Previous nominations may be resubmitted. If you'd like to submit a photo or other supporting documentation, please feel free to do so, either via email or through the mail to:

Marty Wyatt
University Development (0336)
Blacksburg, VA 24061

The award will be presented at the WLP Conference May 18-19, 2012, at The Inn at Virginia Tech and Skelton Conference Center.

If you have any questions about the WLP Leadership Award or its requirements, please contact Ms. Marty Wyatt at 540/231-2827 or

Previous Winners


  • Laura Pennington, Ph.D. candidate in public administration and policy
  • Christina Devereux, class of 2011 majoring in history


  • Lachelle Waller, Ph.D. candidate in genetics, bioinformatics, and computational biology
  • Erica Swanson, class of 2011 majoring in political science


  • Ashley Tomisek, a master's candidate in sociology and women’s and gender studies in the College of Liberal Arts and Human Sciences.
  • Kelsie A. Ostergaard, 2009 graduate with a degree in civil engineering in the College of Engineering and member of the corps of cadets.
    The Virginia Tech WLP Award Winners for 2009



  • Sara Crickenberger, a master's candidate in creative writing.
  • Christine George, a 2008 graduate with a degree in biological sciences in the College of Science. George was also a University Honors student and member of the 2008 All-USA College Academic First Team.

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