Of the 327 student chapters for the Society of Human Resources Management across the United States, Roanoke was one of 149 award winners. Roanoke's chapter has 19 student members and eight executive board members.
Peter Lewis, longtime Roanoke City teacher, principal, coach and founder of an educational nonprofit for children, received the Margaret Sue Copenhaver Contribution to Education Award.
As part of the Roanoke College Innovation Challenge, 15 students are tasked with building a business plan for three entrepreneurs. Plans must be extensive and include everything from structure and marketing to finance, accounting and strategic planning.
Readers of The Roanoker magazine chose Roanoke College for the gold award in the magazine's annual Best of Roanoke series, which appeared in its May/June issue.
Since 1985, the honors have showcased the quality and diversity of arts and culture in the Roanoke Valley.