On 24 October 2012 the Florida State University presented its VIRES Torch Award, one of the university's highest honors, to Dr. Marilyn J. Young, President and CEO at RussTech Language Services, Inc. The VIRES award – which symbolizes moral, physical and intellectual strength – is bestowed upon individuals who have made significant long-term contributions to the educational mission of the university.

"I am immensely proud and humbled by this honor."