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FST Commencement 2020

Watch the 2020 commencement ceremony live Friday, May 15 at 6:30 p.m.

A Message to our Undergrads

We know that walking across that stage to the cheers and applause of your friends, family and professors is something you've looked forward to for years. Undergraduate Advisor Herbert Bruce and the rest of the FST faculty want you to know that we're all cheering you on from home.

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Undergraduate Class of 2020
2020 Outstanding Senior: Colleen Dommel

Not only does FST senior Colleen Dommel work hard in the classroom, she also helps teach 4-H gardening projects at Pulaski Elementary and volunteers at the Hahn Horticulture Garden. Using both her Food Science & Technology and Spanish degrees, Colleen will be working for Hershey Foods after graduation. Way to go, Colleen! Read about more of Colleen's many accomplishments here.


A Message to our Grad Students from their Advisors

To our graduating grad students: It's been a journey — one that we've been grateful to share with you. Though we will miss you, we know that the world will be better off once you're out there in it, doing GREAT THINGS! You inspire us.

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Lauren Essenmacher

🎓 Lauren Essenmacher (MSLFS)

Claire Marik

🎓 Claire Marik (MSLFS)

Amy Moore

🎓 Amy Moore (MSLFS)

"These faculty, staff, and students are the most supportive group of people I have ever met, and they are a unique community that I feel privileged to have known and learned from over the last three years."

-Jennifer Acuff


Jennifer Acuff

🎓 Jennifer Acuff (Ph.D.)

Tiantian Lin

🎓 Tiantian Lin (Ph.D.)

Cameron Bardsley

🎓 Cameron Bardsley (Ph.D.)

Elizabeth Clark

🎓 Elizabeth Clark (Ph.D.) 

"VT is the first place I stayed in the U.S. As an international student, I feel like Blacksburg is my hometown in America, and the people I met and knew here are my family. "

-Tiantian Lin



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