Nneoma Nwankwo – a “VT-Shaped” Student

Congratulations Nneoma Nwankwo for being named Virginia Tech’s Undergraduate Student of the Year! This is a significant accomplishment and is very well deserved.

Having worked closely with Nneoma over the past several years, I believe she provides a great example of what we will soon be referring to as the “VT-Shaped” student – i.e., a student with disciplinary depth, interdisciplinary and broader (universal) capacities, and a strong service/engagement ethic. Her work on menstrual hygiene management (MHM) in Africa is one example of how she is able to use her knowledge, skills, and compassion to serve the undeserved and bring attention to an important global issue.   


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