During its most recent meeting the Virginia Tech Board of Visitors conferred the emeritus title on the following faculty members in the College of Liberal Arts and Human Sciences:

Michael Hughes, a professor in the Department of Sociology, joined the Virginia Tech community in 1979. His research resulted in the publication of four books as well as numerous articles, chapters, and research reports. He was editor of the Journal of Health and Social Behavior for four years and a member of editorial boards of six other major journals. Hughes was president of the Southern Sociological Society and was inducted into its Roll of Honor to recognize his lifetime contributions to scholarship. He taught a wide range of undergraduate and graduate courses and garnered the Department of Sociology’s E. Gordon Ericksen Outstanding Graduate Faculty Award. Hughes earned his bachelor’s and master’s degrees from the University of Alabama and his Ph.D. from Vanderbilt University.

William Price, an associate professor of Career and Technical Education in the School of Education, made significant contributions to the field through his teaching of undergraduate and graduate courses; mentoring and advising of graduate students; research; and engagement with extension, international, and local outreach programs. He was awarded more than $8.6 million in research and outreach grants. Price established a study abroad program in Zambia to help strengthen the country’s workforce development systems and conducted workshops in Afghanistan to assist in the development of teaching skills of educators in that country. A member of the Virginia Tech community since 1982, Price earned a bachelor’s degree and master’s degree from Virginia Tech, and a Ph.D. from the University of Nebraska, Lincoln.

Wornie Reed, Director of the Race and Social Policy Research Center and a professor of Africana Studies and Sociology in the Department of Sociology, authored nine books and numerous other publications in the areas of health, race relations, criminal justice, and social policy. He was awarded two regional Emmys for his work with Public Health Television, Inc., on the Urban Cancer Project, a research and video-based project aimed at reducing cancer disparities among African Americans. Reed was a past president of the National Congress of Black Faculty, is an active member of the American Civil Liberties Union–Virginia Board of Directors, and has been recognized for his civil rights and racial equity work (see p. 5). He earned his bachelor’s degree from Alabama State University and his master’s degree and Ph.D. from Boston University.