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Ryan C. Aday Memorial Award

Ryan Aday was an excellent and highly motivated student who completed his degree in health promotion at Virginia Tech. In his honor, Dr. and Mrs. David Aday created the Ryan C. Aday Memorial Award. Each spring, the Department of Population Health Sciences selects two graduating MPH students from each concentration who have demonstrated excellence in academics and public health service as award recipients. Activities of award recipients include active participation in our student association (Public Health Association@VT), service as an MPH Student Ambassador, being a student representative on program, college, and university committees as well as engagement in other public health service and academic opportunities across campus and in the surrounding community.

2023 Ryan Aday Award winners
2023 Ryan C. Aday Memorial Award recipients, Ella Rak (left) and Domenique Villani (right).
  • Ella Rak
  • Domenique Villani
  • Madi Bautista
  • Kirsten Kohl
  • Jaclyn Abramson
  • Fernanda Gutierrez Matos
  • Harper Lovegrove
  • Malik Outram
  • Lauren Dodd
  • Taylor Holsinger
  • Monica Goyanko
  • Mari Shelton
  • Annie Loyd
  • Rebecca Sherrod
  • Lisa Homa
  • Laura Nelson
  • Phindile Chitsulo
  • Gloria Kang
  • Kimberly Butterfield 
  • Shantal Hover
  • Tyler Litsch
  • Carla Tyler
  • Brittany Marshall