Alumni Awards 2017 - Jamie Lucero and Elizabeth Galbreath

Jamie Lucero, CALS Director of Alumni Relations presents Elizabeth Galbreath from ALCE with outstanding CALS Ambassador award.

Recent ALCE graduate, Elizabeth Galbreath was recognized as an outstanding member of the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences Ambassador program. Elizabeth graduated in May with a B.S. in agricultural sciences with a concentration in applied economic management. Over the past four years, Elizabeth has served as chancellor of Alpha Zeta, as a member of the Student Alumni Associates of the Virginia Tech Alumni Association, and as the CALS Ambassador Representative to the CALS Alumni Organization board of directors. She has been a campus ambassador and student advisory team member for Agriculture Future of America, a leadership and career development training program for future leaders in food and agriculture. In 2015 she was a TEDx Virginia Tech speaker.

Elizabeth served as president of the college ambassadors. In this role, she organized the group to be more focused leaders. She is worked with the other members of the ambassador executive committee to develop an ambassador marketing strategy to encourage more students in the college to join the ambassador program. Elizabeth brings her Hokie pride and spirit to every college recruitment event. Elizabeth is an excellent spokesperson for the college. Her knowledge of the college’s impacts along with her broad knowledge of the agricultural industry makes her the ideal spokesperson. Elizabeth is always willing to say “yes”, and get involved. She makes a difference and seeks ways to have her actions make a positive impact. As a recent alumnus, Elizabeth has already committed to serving on the CALS Alumni Board in that capacity.

Fellow student Annemarie Bresson had this to say, "Elizabeth Galbreath is the image of school spirit. This is an invaluable tool when it comes to recruiting for Virginia Tech and anyone who knows her knows that it is genuine. On any given day, Elizabeth is dressed from head to toe in maroon and orange. She is always talking about her latest involvement with the university. And you can bet that before she leaves she'll add in her known catchphrase, "You know what they say...go Hokies." I honestly don't think I could count the number of times she's said that to me and I could not be more grateful. She is a constant reminder of why I call this place home. And I know that this translates to prospective students as a sureness of why this could be their home too."

Susan Sumner, associate dean and director of academic programs stated, “Elizabeth is one of the most outstanding ambassadors I have had the privilege to work with.”

Congratulations Elizabeth!