White Receives Distinguished Alumni Award from Virginia Tech
John A. White Jr., chancellor emeritus and Distinguished Professor of industrial engineering, was honored with the Marvin H. Agee Distinguished Alumni Award from Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University. The award was given at the biannual Academy of Distinguished Alumni Banquet of the Grado Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering on April 25.
The Marvin H. Agee Distinguished Alumni Award is the highest honor bestowed by the department, and is named in honor of the late Professor Agee who died in 1992. White is the thirteenth recipient of the award.
White earned a bachelor's degree in industrial engineering from the University of Arkansas in 1962 and master's degree from Virginia Tech in 1966. He received a doctorate from the Ohio State University in 1970. He has received numerous honors during his career, including the Frank and Lillian Gilbreth Industrial Engineering Award from IISE, one of the highest honors given to those in the engineering field. He also received the Distinguished Service Award from the National Science Foundation and Teacher of the Year Award at the Georgia Institute of Technology. He is currently a member of the Board of Directors for J.B. Hunt Transport Services Inc.
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