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Thomas C. Broyles (BAD) was recognized as a Virginia Bar Assoc. member for 2002.


William B. Poff (ACCT) was recognized as a Virginia Bar Associate life member for 2002.


Claude D. Carter (ACCT) was recognized as a Virginia Bar Associate life member for 2002.

Thomas D. Frith Jr. (BAD) was recognized as a Virginia Bar Associate life member for 2002.

Gene L. Lewis (BAD) was inducted into the North Carolina Advertising Hall of Fame by the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Journalism and Mass Communication.

Thomas Stark III (BAD) was recognized as a Virginia Bar Associate life member for 2002.


Charles W. Strang Jr. (GBUS), professor in the business administration department at Western New Mexico University, will retire after 16 years at the university.


Charles E. Hamner Jr. (ANSC) retired as president and CEO of the North Carolina Biotechnology Center in Research Triangle Park, N.C. He was presented the "Order of the Long Leaf Pine" Award by Lt. Gov. Beverly Perdue. He also was awarded the Charles Duncan McIver Medal, which recognizes North Carolinians who have rendered distinguished public service to the state or nation, by the University of North Carolina at Greensboro.


William M. Crowder (BAD) retired as a claims supervisor after 15 years with the Richmond, Va. branch of the Erie Insurance Group.


Paul S. Barbery (MINE) was appointed to the board of directors of Shanxi-Asian American Daning Energy Co., the first Chinese-American coal-mining joint-venture company. He serves as senior vice president and corporate counsel for Asian American Coal Co.



Warren E. Wertz (ME) was promoted to vice president at Hayes, Seay, Mattern & Mattern Inc.


Joseph W. Drewry (ME) retired in 2001 as president of Skyline Beverage Inc. a soft-drink bottling and distribution company serving Virginia and West Virginia. He had previously retired from NASA Langley Research Center after 36 years of service.

Duncan C. McGregor (CE) is the county engineer in Smyth County, Va.


Clifford I. Cole Jr. (MATH) retired as a Boeing 767ER international captain from Delta Air Lines after more than 29 years of service.


Frederic K. Hicks (BIOL) retired from DuPont on April 30 after more than 32 years of service..

Peter L. King (EE) was promoted to principal consultant in DuPont Engineering's manufacturing effectiveness operations research group.


Richard L. Kendrick (BAD) was appointed vice president for business affairs of Lutheran Theological Southern Seminary in Columbia, S.C.


Richard Madden (EM), director of program management at BBN Technologies in Cambridge, Mass., was named a fellow of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers.

Robert S. Miller III (CE) was named the 2002 "Engineer of the Year" by the Tidewater chapter of the Virginia Society of Professional Engineers.

Jay R. Moore (HIST) was appointed by Gov. Mark Warner to the board of the Virginia Commission for the Arts.


T. L. Arvin (FW) directs the appraisal activities in the Mid-Atlantic area for F & W Forestry Services Inc. and is both a registered forester and a state-certified general real estate appraiser.

Marshall H. Fletcher (MGT), director of corporate legal services for Turner Broadcasting System Inc. in Atlanta, Ga., was installed as the 2001-02 Associate of Legal Administrators.

Robert J. Smith (IE) is the chief information officer of Hayes, Seay, Mattern & Mattern Inc.



Eileen T. Kilgore (ACCT) is the deputy chief financial officer at the IRS. She received the Presidential Rank Award recognizing her long, outstanding contributions to the government. The award is the highest honor a senior government executive can receive.


Mary G. Miller (ELED) is the president of Interactive Design & Development Inc. and chief operating officer for Gardening123.

Philip A. Shucet (HIST) was named the new commissioner of the Virginia Department of Transportation.

Juliet D. White (MATH) was promoted to managing director with the Richmond-based consulting firm of Palmer & Cay Consulting Group. She manages the Richmond health and welfare practice as well as the firm's health and welfare practice group.


Jeffrey T. Crate (GEOL) was named principal-in-charge and division vice president of Waste Management Services at Draper Aden Associates. He serves as president of the Southwest Virginia Solid Waste Management Associate

Jennifer J. Malpass (FR) wrote her first fiction book, The Big Store, published by Publish America Inc.


Patricia L. May (ENGL) is director of public relations for Cargill Turkey Products, which received the 2001 Award for Excellence in Corporate Community Service by the Points of Light Foundation. She is a member of the Cargill Ambassadors volunteer group.

Judy N. Mullen (HIST) received an M.A. in library and information science from the University of South Florida and was awarded the Linda Brakeall Outstanding Student Service Award. She is an adult services librarian at the Manatee County Central Library.

William G. Porter (MKTG) was re-elected to serve on the Hayes, Seay, Mattern & Mattern Inc. board of directors for a three-year term. He was also re-appointed corporate treasurer and chairman of the corporation's finance committee.

Daniel J. Shortt (EE) was granted tenure at Cedarville University.

Wayne T. Wright (MKTG) retired March 29 as a corporate account manager with Verizon Communications.


Dennis A. Duncan (GBUS), assistant vice president and manager of the Blacksburg, Va. branch office of Chase Manhattan Mortgage Corp., was ranked the No. 10 unit producer in the nation in the April 2002 issue of Mortgage Originator Magazine .

Thomas S. Jones (ESM), a senior development engineer at Howmet Research Corp., is the new chair of the American Society for Nondestructive Testing Committee E07 on Nondestructive Testing.

Kenneth D. Sprigings (EE), a registered electrical engineer, was promoted to assistant vice president of Hayes, Seay, Mattern & Mattern Inc.

Cecilia B. Thomas (ELED) received the "Elementary School Counselor of the Year" award from the Virginia School Counselor Assoc. She is employed with Henrico County Public Schools and is the counselor at Cashell Donahoe Elementary School.


Susan Athey (STAT) completed a three-month position as Fulbright Scholar at the University of Evora in Evora, Portugal, in the department of business.

David J. Dempsey (BC) was promoted to principal of Spaulding & Slye Colliers.

Hallett H. Mathews (BIOL), an orthopedic surgeon, was presented with honorary alumni status by the College of William and Mary Society of the Alumni.

Mark C. Van Gilst (CE) received the Meritorious Civilian Service Medal, the highest award given to civilians by the U.S. Air Force.

Joseph A. Boswell (MGT), delivery services manager at the Washington, D.C.-based publishing company BNA Inc. was awarded the 2001 MVP Industry Award by the U.S. Postal Service.

Timothy H. Mullins (MGT) was promoted to managing director and investment officer at Wachovia Securities. Wachovia Securities, headquartered in Richmond, Va. is the fifth largest investment firm in the U.S.

Arthur L. Woods III (CE), vice president and engineering division director, was appointed co-district director for the Dulles, Va. office of Burgess & Niple.


David K. Jones (PHED), a physical education and fine arts teacher in Glenview, Ill., received the 2002 Golden Apple Award.

Christopher E. Mandel (MGT), assistant vice president of enterprise risk management at USAA and a member of the South Texas Chapter of the Risk and Insurance Management Society Inc.(RIMS), was elected president of RIMS for the 2002-03 term.

Lawrence W. Martin (EDMA) was awarded both the 2002 Zenos Hawkinson Award for Teaching and Campus Leadership and the Student Association Service Award. He is a physics professor at North Park University in Chicago, Ill.

Stephen L. Sowder (ARCH) was promoted to vice president at Hayes, Seay, Mattern & Mattern Inc.

Thomas R. Turton (AOE), the prIncipal engineer/task manager for Raytheon ITSS, earned his M.B.A. from Texas Christian University in May.


Ronald S. Bessette (ME) was promoted to registered associate with Hayes, Seay, Mattern & Mattern Inc.



James E. Lord (ME) was promoted to vice president of operations at Airgas Mid-America.


James B. Johnston (MATE) is the sales manager at Ray Machine Inc.

Ann M. Samford (CE), founder of Virginia Geotechnical Services, celebrated the company's 15th anniversary on January 2.


Troy S. Kincer (CE) was promoted to principal associate with Hayes, Seay, Mattern & Mattern Inc.

Mark F. Phillips (PSCI) received his M.B.A. from the Baker Center for Graduate Studies at Baker College. He is a manager of industrial and labor relations for AK Steel Corp. and also flies helicopters with the West Virginia Army National Guard.


Thomas D. Perry (HIST) was unanimously elected chairman of the national advisory board for the J.E.B. Stuart Birthplace Preservation Trust Inc. as an emeritus member.

Robert W. Woodruff (CE), senior associate at William H. Gordon Associates Inc.(WHGA), was named director of WHGA's new Charles Town state office.


Donald A. Bonham (ME) was named vice president and general manager of the Maple Chase Co., a unit of the international production technology and energy management group Invensys plc.

Timothy A. Muth (EE) has accepted a job with the North Carolina State Energy Office as a program manager. He will be responsible for overseeing many state-sponsored energy efficiency and renewable energy projects.

Karen A. Sokohl (COMM) is the member relations specialist for the United Network for Organ Sharing.

Jeffery Staudinger (CE) earned an M.S. degree in environmental and natural resources policy from the University of Michigan. He is a research associate for the university's Center for Sustainable Systems, specializing in environmental and energy issues.

Laura L. Sylvia (COMM), a lt. col. in the U.S. Air Force, took command of the 78th Logistics Readiness Squadron at Robins AFB.

Barry A. Traband (FST) joined Horizon Milling, LLC as flour-milling technical director.


Deborah B. Crain (CHE) was named business unit director of custom, fine, and performance chemicals for Eastman Chemical Co., Kingsport, Tenn.

Coralie M. Fleenor (BIOL), technician associate in Eastman Chemical Co.'s polymer synthesis research and development laboratory, was named the 2002 Technician of the Year by the Northeast Tennessee section of the American Chemical Society.

Andrew W. Whipple (ACCT) was appointed chief financial officer of Digital Teleport Inc. a regional fiber communications provider in the Midwest.

Stephen D. Ziegenfuss (ARCH) was assigned a three-year tour with the foreign service as construction manager with the new U.S. Embassy in Luanda, Angola.


Wade A. Anderson (CE) was promoted to senior associate with Hayes, Seay, Mattern & Mattern Inc.

Gregory M. Cupka (ARCH) was promoted to registered associate with Hayes, Seay, Mattern & Mattern Inc.

Lisa P. Hall (ELED) is one of only 35 teachers to receive a Toyota TIME 2002 grant award for excellence and innovation in mathematics education for her "math game kits" project.

Robert R. Ratcliffe Jr. (AGEC) celebrated his 15-year anniversary with Anderson and Associates Inc.

Adam C. Tarpley (PHED), who works at Woodrow Wilson Middle School and was named an Outstanding Young Educator, will receive the Keats Award from the Roanoke Jaycees.


William H. Harvey Jr. (MSCI) was promoted to director of human resources strategy, global manufacturing and logistics.

Mark E. Swecker (ARCH) was named an associate with the firm of Thompson + Litton.


Thomas D. Abernathy (ARCH), director of government and industry affairs for the North Carolina chapter of the American Institute of Architects (AIA), received a Distinguished Service Award from the national organization.

Steven D. Brooks (CE) was named an associate at the firm of Thompson + Litton.

Jeffrey G. Buchanan (CE), the Tri-Cities branch manager for Anderson & Associates Inc. has obtained his professional engineer license in Kentucky.

Christopher B. Kaknis (FW) obtained his Virginia land surveyor license.

Brian R. Manuel (ECAS) received his J.D. from Catholic University's Columbus School of Law.

Heather A. McLeod (PSYC) joined the workers compensation department at the law firm of Marshall, Dennehey, Warner, Coleman & Goggin in Orlando, Fla. She received her J.D. from the University of Georgia School of Law in 1992.

Timothy S. Stowe (CE) was promoted to executive vice president and relocated to the Middletown office with Anderson & Associates Inc. He celebrated his 15th anniversary with the company.


Lauren L. Dianich (ARCH) is a partner in Atelier 11 Ltd., Architecture, which was named Small Business of the Year for 2001 for Talbot County, Md..

Kenneth L. Pryor (LASC) completed a paper titled "Convective Downburst Potential Using GOES Sounder Derived Products," published in the National Weather Assoc.'s Electronic Journal of Operational Meterology in April.



Jon E. Braithwaite (ARCH) is a partner in Atelier 11 Ltd., Architecture, which was awarded Small Business of the Year for 2001 for Talbot County, Md..

Tracey A. Szerokman (HIDM) graduated in 1997 from Lynchburg College with a B.S. in nursing and is the district manager of nursing for the Manor School District in Manor, Texas.


David B. Ashe (LASC) was assigned as the staff judge advocate to a special-purpose joint task force deployed to southwest Asia as part of Operation Enduring Freedom.

Ted A. Farmer (HIST) received the Adjunct Faculty Member of the Year award for 2002 from National College of Business & Technology in Salem, Va.

Marion Mason (FW), after 10 years in the field of environmental education, will be attending training to earn a Montessori elementary teaching credential at the Institute for Advanced Montessori Studies in Silver Spring, Md.

Darrell B. McGough (AE) became a licensed professional engineer.

Richard H. Miller (ISE) is the director of software engineering/UI design at Embrace Networks Inc. in Sunnyvale., Calif.

Emily F. Whiting (FCD) joined The Revere Group in Charlotte, N.C., as senior client manager.


Babur R. Mian (CE), director and national practice leader, was promoted by the Wilbur Smith Associates board of directors to vice president

Timothy A. Mullins (CE) was named an associate with the firm of Thompson + Litton.

Angela D. Parrish (MSCI) was named employee of the year for the human resources department in Chesterfield County, VA.

Thomas S. Poole (FIN) was promoted to director in U.S. Card, where he manages the Lifestyles product line for Capital One Financial Corp..

Mark T. Radovich (EE) joined Luna Innovation's engineering group as a senior embedded-software engineer.

Eric W. Schwarz (SYSE), vice president of Global Supply Management at BorgWarner Transmission Systems Inc. in Sterling Heights, Mich., was appointed to the Automotive Industry Action Groups.

Corey L. Smith (MSCI), along with two partners, purchased the largest commercial flooring company in central Virginia, DMA & Associates. He serves as company president.


David J. Carr (MKTG) won the manager of the year, division 5405, for 2001 from Advance Auto Parts.

Jeffery B. Eads (PSCI) received an M.S. in counselor education from Radford University in Radford, Va. He is a rehabilitation counselor for the North Carolina Division of Vocational Rehabilitation.

Richard J. Harrison Jr. (CHE) received an M.D. from Baylor College of Medicine and is completing orthopedic surgery residency at University of Miami's Jackson Memorial Hospital. He was commissioned a captain in the U.S. Army Reserve and assigned to the 324th Unit in Florida.

Craig D. Kolasch (ISE) received an M.D. from the Fatima School of Medicine in the Philippines, where he gave the Valedictory address. He will begin his residency training in general surgery in Pennsylvania and will study orthopedic surgery.

M. Laine Mears (ME) earned his M.S. in mechanical engineering from the Georgia Institute of Technology. He is working as a senior project manager for Unisia-JECS, a Japanese automotive manufacturer.

Keith D. Pitzer (MSCI) received his M.D. from Wake Forest University School of Medicine. He will take his residency in plastic and reconstructive surgery at the Scott and White Memorial Hospital in Temple, Texas.


Jill M. Haselman (EDAC) joined Benchmark Assisted Living as senior vice president of organizational development and culture.

Shane C. Parson (AGE), the project manager at Anderson and Associates, served as a Junior Achievement volunteer.

Daniel W. Phillips III (SOC) was hired as assistant professor and coordinator of the criminal justice program, division of social and behavioral sciences, at Lindsey Wilson College in Columbia, Ky..

Jason P. Velivlis (AE) is an F/A-18 "Hornet" Navy pilot in Virginia Beach, Va. He graduated from the U.S. Navy Fighter Weapons School.

Richard M. Wardrop III (BIOL) received his M.D. from Ohio State University College of Medicine in June. He will complete his residency in the combined internal medicine/pediatrics residency training program at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.


Henry C. Coleman (LASC) is the program director of Microenterprise Loan Program for the Richmond Economic Development Corp..

Jennifer L. Dawson (CE) became a licensed professional engineer.

Catherine A. Dixon (LASC) is the head equity trader for New Brunswick Investment Management Corp. She received the chartered financial analyst designation from the Associate for Investment Management and Research.

Manish A. Panjwani (EE) received an M.B.A. from the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University in June. He will be an associate at A.T. Kearney in Chicago.

Anne E. Pond (COMM) was promoted to marketing manager with Spirit Cruises Inc.

Judy L. Springer (IS) of Fox Rothschild O'Brien & Frankel, LLP was selected as an honoree of the Seventh Annual March of Dimes Salute to Philadelphia Women of Achievement 2002.

Michael A. Vaudrey (ME) received his Ph.D. in mechanical engineering from Virginia Tech in December. He plans to work as owner and vice president of Adaptive Technologies Inc.


Steven P. Andersen (ARCH) was promoted to associate with the BKV Group in Minneapolis, Minn..

Sarah B. Armstrong (ARCH) joined the Chevy Chase, Md., residential architecture firm of Muse Architects.

William H. Armstrong III (HLED) is the director of technology, computer teacher, and head soccer coach at Montrose Baptist Church and Montrose Christian School. He was ordained as a minister and is the youth pastor at the church.

Kathleen O. Farrell (CE) received her M.B.A. from Palm Beach Atlantic College and became a registered professional engineer in Florida.

Justin R. Franklin (CE) obtained his professional engineer license in Tennessee.

Carmody A. Gaba (HIST) graduated from the American University, Washington College of Law in 2000 and joined Wickwire Gavin as an associate.

Darian K. Musick (CE) became a licensed professional engineer.

Angela T. Parrish (EDCI) served as a junior achievement volunteer.

Kevin A. Sutherland (CE) became a licensed professional engineer.


Howard P. Boggess (LAR), Blacksburg project manager for Anderson and Associates, received landscape architecture reciprocity from Kentucky.

Matthew J. Capeci (CHE) is pursuing his M.B.A. and M.S. in chemical engineering at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology as a part of the Leaders for Manufacturing program.

Lisa J. Doran (FCD) was selected to participate in Columbia University's Klingenstein Summer Institute in June. She received a full fellowship, with graduate credit, to Columbia's Teacher's College. She is a first grade teacher at The Children's School.

Matthew G. Gross (CE) earned his Virginia professional engineer license.

Sergio Menezes (FIN) is manager of Global New Product Development at Fleet Boston in Boston, Mass..

Ryan M. Nataluk (CE) is a project engineer in Burgess & Niple's bridge and structures department and has obtained licensure as a professional engineer in Virginia.


Kevin Dell (BCHM) earned his M.D. from Eastern Virginia Medical School and began his residency in internal medicine at the school.

James S. Fuller (ME) is the senior mechanical engineer at HC Yu and Associates and passed the professional engineer exam in June.

Katherine L. Hall (EDCI) is assistant professor of writing studies at Roger Williams University in Bristol, R.I.

Russell N. Jackson (CE) received his Virginia professional engineer license.

Brian J. Jaeger (CS) finished his M.S. in industrial and systems engineering at Virginia Tech and is working as a software engineer at IBM.

Joan E. Mullin (EDVT) is an assistant professor of nursing at King College in Bristol, Tenn. She was accepted to the first doctoral class in nursing at East Tennessee State University in Johnson City, Tenn.

Alexander K. Sang (AE) joined Luna Innovations in the physical sensors group as a research engineer.

Christopher D. Schooley (LAR) was promoted to Blacksburg project manager at Anderson & Associates.


Eileen B. Colihan (EDVT) was promoted to Navy Reserve Petty Officer 1st Class and reported for duty with Naval Coastal Warfare Group Two, Williamsburg, Va.

Erin P. Donovan) received the prestigious Via scholarship from the Virginia Tech Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering. She is a licensed engineer-in-training and is an assistant project manager with Anderson & Associates.

Arthur H. Kelley Jr. (MATH) returned from a six-month deployment to the Mediterranean Sea and Arabian Gulf, where he was assigned to the amphibious transport ship USS Dubuque, home ported in San Diego.

Edward J. Maggio (PSCI) earned a J.D. from New York Law School in June. He was accepted to Oxford University in England this fall to work on a post doctoral degree in law and criminal justice.

Matthew S. McLauchlin (CPE) received his commission as a naval officer after completing Officer Candidate School at Naval Aviation Schools Command, Naval Air Station, Pensacola

John B. Middleton (LAR) founded Sevenpence Consulting, a firm specializing in non-profit consulting services.

Stephen D. Moore (EE) joined Luna Innovations as a senior design engineer.

Janyl Rudloff (COMM) is the project coordinator for Tivoli Partners and was the recipient of a 2002 International Association of Business Communicators (IABC) Gold Crown Award for the redesign of the Family Dollar Stores Inc. Web site.



Dina M. Marinelli (HIDM) serves as a project team member responsible for interior design work for Ford Farewell Mills and Gatsch Architects.

Courtney L. Morris (COMM), the recruiting coordinator for Anderson & Associates Inc. has passed the Professional in Human Resources exam.


Jason L. Anderson (URPL) joined Anderson & Associates Inc. as a civil engineering designer and was honored as the 2002 Outstanding Graduate Student for the Virginia Tech College of Architecture and Urban Studies.

Jason J. Garofalo (CE) joined the Draper Aden Associates Richmond staff as a project engineer on the facilities team.

Elisabeth G. Hodgson (BIT) is the Blacksburg Web programmer for Anderson & Associates Inc.

Leanna C. Konowicz (ME) is a test engineer for the mechanisms groups at the NASA Shuttle Logistics Depot for United Space Alliance in Cape Canaveral, Fla.

Stacye B. Lucas (EDVT), the human resources manager for Anderson & Associates Inc. passed the Professional in Human Resources exam.


'73 Michael C. Hewitt and Laura Cook-Lemon, 3/27/02
'78 Michael N. Boyd and '78 Karen Torgersen, 8/11/01.
'85 Deborah A. Baum and Allen L. Crain, 9/23/01
'87 Katherine Hall and Christopher P. Trippick, 12/27/01
'88 Jeffrey H. Carden and Nadya R. Yavor, 7/14/01
'90 Rosette L. Forbes and Paul W. Farello, 4/12/02
'91 Sean M. O'Connor and Heather M. Cooper, 4/27/02.
'91 Lisa Strough and Sean Rayne, 4/20/02.
'92 Laurie E. Spall and John D. Vena II, 2/16/02.
'94 Jennifer E. Karton and James R. Pflueger, 5/5/01
'95 Henry C. Coleman and Cynthia F. Lowery, 7/21/01.
'95 Alicia M. Evans and Jeffrey D. Gainer 4/20/02.
'96 Cristin L. Campbell and '99 Kurt W. Sprenger, 4/6/02.
'96 R. Andrew Goodwin and Wendy Jolene Clark, 3/23/02.
'96 Matthew C. Mead and '98 Laura L. Montgomery, 8/4/01.
'96 Michele B. Rafferty and Craig B. Gray, 4/27/02
'96 Christine L. Reams and Christopher T. White, 4/28/01.
'97 Erik W. Black and Nicole M. Paradise, 4/27/02.
'97 Erica Miller and Robert Farr, 5/26/01.
'97 Adam J. Read and '99 Amanda Moore, 8/18/01.
'97 Kimberly D. Swinney and Brian P. Miller, 4/13/02
'98 James D. Cary III and '99 Kimberly Schieffer, 4/20/02.
'98 Sarah E. Davis and Andrew James Coffey, 9/22/01
'98 Nolteanous Gilliam and '98 Kara Young, 3/9/02.
'98 Valerie Renton and '99 Terje Aasland, 5/4/02.
'99 Roque R. Castro and '99 Beth A. Jackson, 3/30/02.
'99 Thomas A. Janousek and '99 Anne Kunkle, 4/27/02.
'99 Kristine L. Kelly and '99 Scott C. Nemes, 4/6/02.
'00 Kristin R. Allen and '00 James B. McCormick, 4/20/02.
'01 Paul R. Daniels and '01 Valerie Lett, 10/13/01.


'74 J. Paul Waymack, a son, 12/29/01.
'81 Dennis E. Shirkey, a son, 5/7/02.
'82 Timothy C. Bodor, a daughter, 1/10/02
'82 Kathryn E. Puglisi, a son, 6/5/02.
'82 Eric D. Terry and '83 Leslie D. Terry, a son, 2/1/02.
'83 Sheila J. Mead, a daughter, 10/31/01.
'83 David G. Nelson, a son, 2/4/02.
'83 DouglaS.C.Smith and '93 Courtney T. Smith, a son, 5/5/02.
'85 Robert F. Martin and '89 Cortney V. Martin, a son, 2/8/02.
'85 Anthony J. Misiti III, a son, 12/5/01.
'86 Barry W. Beckner, a son, 1/3/02.
'86 John M. Gilbert, a son, 12/7/01.
'86 Rachel S. Smith and '89 Timothy W. Smith, a daughter, 11/17/01.
'87 Carl H. Mathews and '88 Kara C. Mathews, a daughter, 1/28/02.
'87 Herbert W. Shartle, a daughter, 4/15/02
'87 Angela S. Va.han and '90 G. Robert Va.han, a daughter, 2/18/02.
'88 Michael S. Bartlett and '88 Shannon D. Bartlett, a daughter, 8/15/01.
'88 Christine F. Lombardo, a son, 12/25/01.
'88 Kerry G. McElligott, a son, 5/16/02.
'89 Wendy J. Brock, a son, 7/23/01.
'89 Kendra D. Godbee, a daughter, 3/7/02.
'89 Kathleen Madine-Howes, a daughter, 1/16/02.
'89 Sean R. McLaren, a son, 6/27/01.
'89 Deborah S. Moeller and '89 Frank L. Moeller, a daughter, 9/5/01.
'90 Astrid C. Freeman, a son, 6/20/02.
'90 Jeffrey A. Place and '90 Jennifer F. Place, a daughter, 3/8/02.
'90 Jo Lynn C. Wilcox, a son, 4/17/02.
'91 Jeanne B. Craig and '91 William E. Craig, a daughter, 12/13/01.
'91 Anne T. Daniel, a son, 12/22/01.
'91 Ronaldo C. Esteban, a daughter, 6/20/02
'91 Lisa N. Garcia and '92 Mark G. Garcia, a son, 4/17/02.
'91 Carl N. McNeil Jr., a daughter, 9/17/01.
'91 Denise C. Stevens, a son, 2/6/02.
'91 John M. Torpey, a daughter, 5/6/02
'91 Karen B. Tronto, a son, 9/25/01.
'91 Todd A. Walsh and '92 Tracy C. Walsh, a son, 1/3/02.
'91 Lisa C. Wever and '94 David E. Wever, a daughter, 12/9/01.
'92 P. Todd Akers and '95 Daria J. Akers, a daughter, 2/13/02.
'92 Andrew P. Beamon and '93 Kimberly C. Beamon, a son, 3/22/02.
'92 Jeffrey N. Brown and '93 Kathleen A. Brown, a son, 2/12/02.
'92 Amy M. Caulfield, a son and a daughter, 3/9/02
'92 Michael S. Kozloff, a son, 11/27/01.
'92 Jonathan R. Stanger, a son, 12/28/01.
'92 Melanie Turner-Castle, a daughter, 3/15/02.
'93 Nicole R. Anderson, a son, 4/15/02.
'93 Joana G. Cole and '93 Robert E. Cole, a daughter, 4/12/02.
'93 Barry E. Daniels Jr., a daughter, 4/21/02.
'93 David J. Guido and '95 Julie S. Guido, a daughter, 3/29/02
'93 Jessica A. LeGrow and '93 Stefan D. LeGrow, a son, 1/1/02.
'93 Donovan E. Owens and '93 Whitney H. Owens, a daughter, 11/28/01.
'93 Allen F. Wagner II, a son, 1/21/02.
'93 Barrett F. Warner and '93 Tara M. Warner, a son, 5/27/02.
'93 Jeffrey K. Williams and '94 Jennifer C. Williams, a daughter, 4/18/02.
'94 Christina B. Goldman and '95 Todd A. Goldman, a daughter, 2/11/02.
'94 Clayton C. Hodges and '94 Kimberly J. Hodges, a son, 3/22/02.
'94 Jonathan H. Jackson and '95 Margaret S. Jackson, a daughter, 12/27/01.
'94 Carl J. Larsen and '94 Jean B. Larsen, a son, 12/12/01.
'94 Judith Elizabet Leishear, a son, 12/2/01.
'94 Virginia M. Wolfe, a son, 3/28/02.
'95 Krista P. Cerasoli, a son, 2/26/02.
'95 Scott L. Chasey and '93 Cassandra G. Chasey, twin daughters, 7/27/01.
'95 Henry C. Coleman, a son, 5/8/02.
'95 Scott R. Judd, a daughter, 2/15/02.
'95 Lia R. Larson, a son, 4/22/02.
'95 Glynn C. Lopresti and '95 Michelle Lopresti, a son, 10/1/01.
'95 Kristen E. Mason and '95 Travis J. Mason, a son, 2/27/02
'95 Tanya Rodriguez-Heffel, a daughter, 5/8/02
'95 Aaron J. Shirkey, a son, 3/8/02.
'95 Holly A. Southall and '95 Michael A. Southall, a son, 4/4/02.
'96 William H. Armstrong III and '96 Sarah B. Armstrong, a son, 3/31/02.
'97 Matthew J. Capeci, a daughter, 11/6/01.
'97 Lauren E. Dell and '98 Kevin Dell, a daughter, 5/20/02.
'97 Jennifer L. Payne and '97 William H. Payne IV, a daughter, 6/6/02.
'99 Greg Dunnigan and '99 Heather A. Dunnigan, a daughter, 5/16/02.
'00 Morgan A. Pace, a son, 4/23/02.


Note: The update to the university's alumni directory resulted in our receiving a larger number of death announcements than usual. We will be printing them here and in future issues.
'23 David T. Petty, 4/28/00
'27 Paul S. Dear, 8/29/89
'27 Edward J. Quinn, 12/12/99
'28 Julius Jacobson, 8/1/01
'29 John M. Ramey, 5/8/02
'30 L. O. Brumback, 5/1/02
'31 J. W. Bush, 3/1/02
'31 Ellen O. Hubbard, 12/23/99
'31 J. Russell Thompson Sr., 5/2/02
'32 Clyde Gregory, 9/12/00
'33 Fred L. Delp, 3/9/00
'33 Thomas M. Jackson, 5/19/02
'34 E. W. Cake, 7/3/99
'34 Gladys A. Lacroix, 4/4/02
'35 Frank A. Spencer
'36 Arthur J. Nicholson, 2/4/99
'37 Wallace C. Henderson, 7/7/00
'37 John W. Watson Jr., 6/5/02
'38 John W. Michener, 5/1/99
'38 Joseph O. Robison, 3/15/99
'38 Woodrum E. Woolwine, 4/1/02
'39 Reese J. Bursey Jr., 7/24/01
'39 John A. Forbes Jr., 4/13/02
'39 Charles I. Greathouse, 10/30/01
'39 Clinton B. Hastings, 9/21/00
'39 Joe D. Snyder Jr., 7/4/01
'39 Robert E. Woolwine Jr., 8/7/99
'40 John E. Duberg
'40 Thaddeus N. Fletcher Jr., 6/6/99
'40 J. Harold Johnson, 3/25/02
'40 Leslie V. Moschler, 2/22/99
'40 Robert T. Priddy
'41 Keith S. Haff, 4/22/02
'41 Edward A. Heslep, 6/21/01
'41 James W. Slough, 7/6/00
'41 Bartley E. Tuthill, 3/20/01
'42 W. F. Booker, 3/21/00
'42 Lawrence E. Creasy, 11/24/01
'42 Ralph B. Dyer, 9/22/01
'42 Robert T. Howe Jr., 12/1/00
'42 Layton M. Ives Jr., 1/21/02
'42 William T. Oakes, 11/15/99
'42 David P. Siff, 3/14/01
'42 William D. Zydiak, 5/11/02
'43 Robert M. Brent, 6/28/99
'43 Virginia A. Crockford, 3/24/01
'43 Robert N. Funk, 6/4/02
'43 Lester P. Hudgins, 10/19/99
'43 Edmund S. Hudgins, 6/6/01
'44 Henry E. Dearing, 3/9/02
'44 Patt C. Harman Jr., 7/31/99
'44 William W. Stone, 9/13/01
'44 Raymond W. White, 12/16/01
'45 Walter N. Bowie Jr., 8/30/00
'45 David W. Caughlan, 4/7/00
'45 Charles F. Garner Jr., 6/14/01
'45 David R. Inge, 12/19/01
'45 Delbert V. Marean, 6/8/02
'45 John G. Martin, 6/8/99
'45 John T. Rudolph, 10/10/01
'45 Julian Weinstein, 1/5/99
'46 Donald B. Burton, 12/19/01
'46 Robert B. Dunn, 2/26/02
'46 James D. Jones, 10/6/01
'46 Alan S. Mirman, 7/12/00
'46 Read N. Pierce, 4/6/02
'47 Morton Morrison, 2/1/00
'48 R. V. Bruce, 8/31/01
'48 Nelle S. Lennon, 11/1/00
'48 John D. Westbrook, 5/17/01
'49 William R. Davis, 1/4/01
'49 David C. Forbes, 8/17/01
'49 John F. Milleson Jr., 4/8/02
'49 John F. Thompson, 1/6/01
'49 Lewis H. Walke, 6/13/01
'50 Warren L. Ashworth, 4/8/02
'50 J. E. Belcher Jr., 8/7/99
'50 Herman V. Daffron Jr., 3/7/99
'50 Gene T. Hilton, 12/29/01
'50 Edwin K. Riddle, 5/24/01
'51 Robert K. Bailey, 10/12/01
'51 Alvin L. Johansen, 4/1/02
'51 A. A. Morrissey Jr., 2/27/02
'51 Jack B. Roop, 9/11/01
'51 Forrest B. Yarborough, 11/11/01
'52 Selden H. Garnett Jr., 11/9/00
'52 John T. Spiers, 12/18/99
'53 John E. Carlson, 10/1/01
'53 Raymond H. Worst, 4/17/00
'54 Robert E. Opferkuch Jr., 2/10/02
'55 Jonathan Edwards Jr., 11/26/99
'55 William L. Meeler, 2/12/02
'55 Lawrence W. Roller, 12/8/99
'56 D. P. James Jr., 3/9/02
'57 Bobby C. Layman, 11/18/01
'57 Alga E. Munsey, 8/20/99
'58 Frank W. Baxter, 8/9/00
'58 Robert P. Jenkins, 7/27/01
'59 Otis G. Caldwell Jr., 3/13/02
'59 John R. Shurley III, 9/14/99
'60 William Brooks, 7/20/01
'60 Benny G. Fortner, 8/26/01
'60 William R. Speight
'61 William F. Britt, 8/19/01
'61 H. Dean Price, 8/5/01
'61 Charles D. Wood
'62 H. David Smith, 3/26/02
'66 G. VInc.t Strayhorne Jr., 3/20/02
'69 Ann K. Clark, 9/1/99
'69 Gene L. Rudd, 2/21/02
'71 Eugene D. Millar Jr., 4/26/01
'71 Nanette K. Rodgers, 7/28/99
'72 Jo Ann Shirkley, 1/1/02
'73 Richard S. Hawe, 11/18/00
'73 M. Gail Stagg, 7/26/00
'74 Melvin C. Perkins, 2/7/02
'75 Sylvester L. Meyers, 6/30/99
'75 Carl B. Weaver, 5/8/02
'76 Paige R. Bohm, 3/4/02
'77 Albert F. Breitung Jr., 11/17/01
'77 Jack C. Gordon, 3/13/02
'79 Alexander Cuthbert, 5/2/02
'79 Kurt J. Tonkin, 10/14/99
'81 James B. Datig Jr., 1/12/02
'82 David J. Anderson, 1/11/02
'82 Mark D. Lanham, 4/29/01
'84 Roger B. Keyser, 6/15/00
'85 Lynne A. Abrams, 5/16/02
'88 Susan M. Beall, 4/1/02
'88 Tony G. Phillips, 5/13/02
'89 Douglas J. Kaufman, 3/11/02
'90 George E. Adams Jr., 5/28/01
'90 Shin C. Wang, 4/1/02
'92 Marie-Aileen R. Hoffman, 10/27/01
'92 Marvin D. Weeks, 5/31/02
'95 Raymond H. Ebbett, 3/28/02
'01 Matthew J. Giuliano
'01 Veronica D. Shadid, 1/20/02



George Rutledge, former Virginia Tech police chief, died July 29. Rutledge served on the university's police force for 44 years. From 1961-1973, he was the department chief. He officially retired on Dec. 31, 1989, with forty years of service, but returned to the job a few weeks later and continued to work for another four years as a wage officer doing special projects. Capt. Billy Cardwell, who worked with Rugledge for more than 20 years, notes that "George treated everybody equal--from the president of the university to the lowest-paid person. He could talk to anybody."

George Briggs Collins, a University Distinguished Professor Emeritus, died Dec. 15. Collins joined the Department of Physics Tech in 1971 at the age of 65 after working at Notre Dame, the University of Rochester, and Brookhaven. While at Tech, he led a group that successfully completed one of the first experiments at the highest-energy accelerator at Fermilab. Collins formally retired from Tech in 1976 but continued to teach part-time until 1985. In 1981 he chaired the Collins Committee, which studied the feasibility of establishing a core curriculum at the university.