March 14, 2014
A Virginia Tech professor killed in the April campus shootings is a finalist in Beliefnet.com's Most Inspiring Person of 2007.
Liviu Librescu sacrificed himself to save his students during the shootings on the Blacksburg campus that left 33 people dead, including the gunman.
The 76-year-old Holocaust survivor tried to barricade the door of his classroom to keep the gunman out while his students escaped through a window. All but one of his students survived the rampage.
Other finalists are actress Angelina Jolie and Wesley Autrey, who saved a stranger who fell onto the subway tracks in New York City.
Beliefnet will announce the winner on Wednesday.