Bret receives honor from Virginia Tech

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Brian Bret, of Roseville, received the Outstanding Alumni Award for the Department of Entomology for 2011-12.

Each year the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences at Virginia Tech’s College of Agriculture and Life Sciences honors one alum from each department who has graduated more than 10 years ago for his or her achievements since graduation.

Distinguished alumni from Virginia Tech recently received outstanding recognition at the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences Alumni Awards Reception.

The alumni have distinguished themselves professionally in their careers and have provided exemplary service to the college and university.

“We are privileged to recognize them for their dedication and contributions to our mission,” said Alan Grant, dean of the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences. “These alumni have used the skills they learned at Virginia Tech to make valuable and important contributions to their fields.”

They have succeeded in a variety of careers, ranging from entrepreneurs who started their own businesses to governmental relations specialists. Many of these honored graduates also pursued careers in academia.

Bret graduated from Virginia Tech with a Master of Science in entomology in 1982, and a doctorate in entomology in 1985. Bret is currently a regulatory manager for Dow AgroSciences.