Established by the university's Commission on Outreach and International Affairs with the support of the Virginia Tech Alumni Association, the Alumni Award for Outreach Excellence is presented annually to recognize outstanding contributions by Virginia Tech faculty members who have extended the university's outreach mission throughout the commonwealth, the nation, and the world. Recipients are nominated by their peers, are awarded a $2,000 cash prize, and are inducted into the university's Academy of Outreach Excellence. One award honors individual excellence and another award honors team excellence. For further information, please contact Guru Ghosh, Vice President for Outreach and International Affairs.
- Individual Award: 2014: Mike Rosenzweig; 2013: Shannon Jarrott; 2012: Carl Zipper 2011: L. Tegarden; 2010: M. Kasarda, J. Latimer; 2009: N. Giovanni; 2008: E. T. Ewing; 2007: L. Sharp; 2006: D. Zallen; 2005: L. Geyer; 2004: H. Feiertag; 2003: B. Carstensen; 2002: S. Geller; 2001: W. Patty
- Team Award: 2014: Shamindri Arachchige, Karen J. Brewer; 2013: J. Blankenship, J. Dailey, B. Hairston, J. Johnson, R. Meadows, G. Snyder, and T. Price; 2011: E. Gilboy and A. McCoy; 2009: Center for Watershed Studies; 2008: T. Fisher, E. Gilboy, M. Lyons, and K. Steika; 2007: P. Cook, A. LoMascolo, J. Meltsner; 2006: S. Jarrott, V. Fu, A. Galway, I. Schepisi, K. Milne, C. Smith, and K. Gallagher; 2005: K. DeCourcy and E. Dolan; 2004: B. Bunn and G. Long
In 1999 and 2001, the Public Service Excellence Award and the University Outreach Excellence Award were merged into the Alumni Award for Outreach Excellence:
- University Outreach Excellence Award 2000: H. Kurstedt, Jr., G. Boardman
- Public Service Excellence 1998: M. Chandler; 1997: D. Whittier; 1996: C. Randall; 1995: W. Kerns, D. Larsen