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William A. Manson
(ME), retired chairman of Manson & Utley Inc., was elected president of the Builders Exchange Association.

I.J. Chasen
(BAD), retired chairman of N. Chasen & Son Inc., received the Al Quilici Award at the Painting and Decorating Contractor of America’s annual convention in Las Vegas.



James W. Berry
(BIOL) received the Founder and Director Award for his dedication to and support of Butler University's Undergraduate Research Conference.



L. Dean Blake II
(IE), executive director of Plantmix Asphalt Industry of Kentucky, received the Construction Management Founders Society Lifetime Achievement Award from the University of Kentucky's Department of Civil Engineering in recognition of significant contributions to the highway industry.

Robert H. Connock Jr.
(CE) retired from the Virginia Department of Transportation after more than 41 years of service.

Willard H. Frazier Jr. (AGRN), who retired from United Air Lines as a 747 captain, operates Frazier Winery in Napa, Calif., producing cabernets and merlots.

H.E. Richeson
(GBUS) is president, CEO, and a director of the Bank of Virginia.

James E. Smith
(CHEM) retired from DuPont.

Willard H. Miller Jr.
(ENGL) was appointed to the board of directors of Beckwith Electric Co. of Largo, Fla. He is founder and president of NOVA Engineering & Consulting, providing specialized technology research and support, technical marketing, and technical writing services to private and defense related industries.

William W. Reynolds (ME) was appointed national practice manager of energy asset consulting at R.W. Beck Inc. in Orlando, Fla.

Leigh M. Vaughan (SOC), who holds a Pharm.D., received an M.B.A. from San Diego State University and Regulatory Affairs Certification from the Regulatory Affairs Professional Society. He is senior director of regulatory affairs and compliance at Drug Safety Alliance Inc., a pharmaceutical consulting group in Durham, N.C.

John K. Marut
(CE), who retired after more than 33 years with the Federal Aviation Administration, received the Distinguished Career Service Award.

Cathy Seeley (MATH) was elected president of the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics.

G. Thomas Tibbs (FW) retired as regional geneticist for Region 8 of the USDA Forest Service in Atlanta.

John C. Watkins (HORT) received the Bernard L. Savage Community Service Award from the Chesterfield Business Council of the Greater Richmond Chamber of Commerce in Virginia.



Donald R. DelBalzo
(PHYS), who retired after 36 years with the Naval Research Lab, conducts oceanographic research at a private firm in Louisiana.

Byron N. Rimm (PHYS), vice president of manufacturing at the Dial Corp., was elected to the YMCA corporate board and was appointed by Arizona Gov. Janet Napolitano to the Board of Psychologist Examiners.

J. Milton Adams
(EE) was named the vice provost for academic programs at the University of Virginia.

James D. Campbell (MGT), executive director of the Virginia Association of Counties, joined the board of directors of the Foundation of Virginia.

Robert A. Foster (ACCT), managing partner at Hantzmon, Wiebel and Co., a Charlottesville, Va., CPA firm, was named a "Super CPA" in the November issue of Virginia Business magazine.

Catherine N. Perkins (SOC), appointed as an instructional systems specialist to design airport screener security training programs for the Transportation Security Administration of the Department of Homeland Security, was named team leader for quality assurance.

W. Fred Dotson
(ESM) retired after 30 years with the Virginia Department of Transportation.

James V. Poti (ACCT) is director of audit and attest with Witt, Mares & Co.

H. Landis Floyd II
(EE) received the 2004 IEEE Medal for Engineering Excellence at the annual IEEE honors ceremony in Kansas City, Mo.

Robert T. Hedrick (ME) was promoted to director of installed base services with Control Dynamics.

James L. Johnson (SOC), deputy director of general purpose programs, was awarded the Presidential Rank Award of Meritorious Executive, the highest award a federal employee can receive.

Clyde W. Bragg Jr.
(EE) joined Dunlap & Partners as chief electrical engineer.

Dennis A. Duncan (GBUS), assistant vice president and manager of the Blacksburg, Va., office of Chase Home Finance, was ranked the 10th unit producer in the nation by Mortgage Originator Magazine.

Sharon W. Morgan (BIOL) was named assistant regional director for migratory birds and state programs of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service in the Northeast.

J. Barry Trent (ACCT) is the controller at Lanford Brothers Co. Inc. in Roanoke, Va.

Barbara P. Fitz
(EDPE), an acute-care physical therapist with Sheltering Arms Physical Rehabilitation Hospital in Richmond, Va., received the Laura Maria Vietor Award as employee of the year.

Melisa V. Love (FW) was appointed by the governor of Alabama to a four-year term on the five-member Alabama Board of Registration for Foresters.

R. Allen Saville (URPL), the author of two books, The Elements of Performance and Creating a Coaching Culture, was recognized for his management consulting expertise by national and international Who’s Who publications. He was elected chair of the board of directors of the Boulder Mountain Fire Authority, and his sculpture is offered by a major fine arts gallery in Boulder, Colo.

Deborah D. Tobey (ENGL) co-authored Basic Facilitation Skills, part of a series published by the American Society for Training and Development Press to support those facilitating learning and training events in organizations.

Gary P. Crispens
(ACCT), a certified internal auditor, is internal audit director for the Department of the Treasury.

Bruce M. Slough (GBUS) is a senior account manager for Emergent Online.

Ralph E. Booth II
(AGRN) was elected president of the Southwest Virginia Nursery and Landscape Association.

W. Randolph Carter Jr. (HIST), who served 17 years in the Commonwealth's Attorney’s Office of the City of Suffolk, Va., was elected to an eight-year term as clerk of the circuit court of the City of Suffolk.

Christopher E. Mandel (MGT), president of Enterprise Indemnity Captive Insurance Co. Inc., a subsidiary of USAA in Phoenix, Ariz., was named 2004 Risk Manager of the Year by Business Insurance magazine and the Risk and Insurance Management Society Inc.

Jim Pfefferkorn Jr. (ME), an electrical engineer at Clark Nexsen in Norfolk, Va., was designated a registered communications distribution designer/customer-owned, outside-plant design specialist by the Building Industry Consulting Service International.

Karen Torgersen (ELED), former director of admissions at Virginia Tech, is vice president of U21 Pedagogica Ltd., the world's first company providing multi-jurisdictional quality assurance services to higher education.

Thomas R. Cotten III
(IEOR) is operations manager at Revival Soy in Kernersville, N.C.

Matthew T. Faris (CE) is senior project manager in land development engineering at Resource International.

Susan C. Hastings (FIN) is the internal auditor for the Town of Ocean City, Ocean City, Md.

Dorothy P. McIntyre (EDAD), assistant to the president for planning and institutional effectiveness at Cleveland Community College, was awarded the Athena Award by the Cleveland County Chamber of Commerce for her outstanding work at the college and in the community.

Albert J. Otto (ME), a vice president of retirement plan services for White Horse Advisors in Atlanta, was awarded the accredited investment fiduciary designation from the Center for Fiduciary Studies.

Theodore C. Shelton (ME), director of Zorro's Dynasty Chows, is a show-winning dog handler, a trainer of service dogs for disabled people, and a breeder of record for several winning American-born Chows.



Michael A. Chapman
(EE) was appointed head of the data acquisition and information management branch at NASA Langley Research Center in Hampton, Va.

Ervin V. Griffin Sr. (EDCC), formerly provost and chief financial officer of West Virginia State Community and Technical College, is now president.

Alexander L. Wilson Jr. (ECAS), who completed the 30th month of a one-year recall to active duty in the U.S. Navy with Naval Special Warfare Group Three and Naval Special Warfare Task Group Central, is commanding officer of Riverine Operations and Training-West.

Geoffrey L. Cowan
(CE) was named a senior associate and is a senior project manager in water resources engineering in the infrastructure planning and design division in the Fairfax, Va., office of Dewberry.

Gary F. Ladd (ACCT) was elected CEO of Asian American Coal Inc., the only foreign company in the Chinese coal industry.

Robert B. Phillips (BIOL) is national sales manager of U.S. wholesalers for Principal Financial Group at its national headquarters in Des Moines, Iowa.

Gilbert J. Andia Jr.
(CE) joined the law firm of Hunter Higgins Miles Elam & Benjamin, PLLC as a partner concentrating in commercial litigation and intellectual property matters.

Steven E. Davis (FIN) is a vice president at Community First Mortgage Corp.

W. Keith Haney (ACCT), a partner at Hantzmon, Wiebel and Co., a Charlottesville, Va., CPA firm, was named a "Super CPA" in the November issue of Virginia Business magazine.

Thomas R. Balzer
(IEOR), appointed officer with Balzer & Associates, is senior vice president in the engineering department of the Chesterfield, Va., office.

Anthony J. DePrima (URPL) was named city manager of Dover, Del.

Kevin M. Hopson (BION) received an M.B.A. from Hood College in Frederick, Md.

Jeffrey A. Perry (ME) was named president of Lawrence Perry and Associates Inc., Consulting Engineers.

Steven R. Turner (MGT) was named a Sterling Performer at BB&T, an honor awarded to the top BB&T sales producers in their divisions.

Mitchell A. Katz
(CHE), a shareholder who manages the chemical patent practice at the intellectual property law firm of Needle & Rosenberg, was named member-at-large of the Georgia Chapter of the American Chemical Society.

Robert E. McCord (MINE) is vice president of health services at Pearson Government Solutions.

Eric R. Perrell (AOE) is an assistant professor of aerospace engineering at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University in Daytona Beach, Fla.

Warren A. Pruett (PHED), health and physical education department chair at Matoaca High School in Chesterfield, Va., was named the 2003 Health Educator of the Year by the Virginia Alliance of Health, Physical Education, Recreation, and Dance, and the Southern District K-12 Health Educator of the Year.

Jeffrey C. Robinson (FIN) is a partner at Goodman & Co., LLP.

Paul P. Anderson
(CE), a certified professional traffic operations engineer and a registered professional engineer in Virginia, West Virginia, and Ohio, was promoted to project manager at Hayes, Seay, Mattern & Mattern Inc.

David A. Cantrill (ME), an installation project manager in the U.S. Navy, presented a paper, "Motivating Language in Industry: Its Impact on Job Satisfaction and Perceived Supervisory Effectiveness," at the 2004 Southeast Decision Sciences Institute Conference in Charleston, S.C.

Robert D. Connifey (CE) of Hankins and Anderson Inc. earned LEED 2.0 accredited professional certification from the U.S. Green Building Council.

Timothy J. Gilbride (FIN) was named president and general manager of Ferguson Enterprises Inc.

Leslie S. Jeter (CE) joined the structural engineering team at Draper Aden Associates.

Kenneth L. Lanford (MGT) was named president and CEO of Lanford Brothers Co. Inc. in Roanoke, Va.

Paul A. Wardinski (MKED), the consulting editor for a high school marketing textbook, Sports and Entertainment Marketing, published by Glencoe/McGraw Hill, was promoted to principal of McLean High School in McLean, Va.

Matthew R. Heffernan
(COMM) was named general manager of central broadcast operations for Media General Broadcast Group.

Kent A. Murphy (EM) was a recipient of Virginia's Outstanding Scientists and Industrialists of 2004, announced by Gov. Mark R. Warner and Science Museum of Virginia Director Walter R.T. Witschey.

Roberta A. Strosnider (EDSE), program director at Shady Grove at Towson University, received the Floyd G. Hudson Award from the Council for Learning Disabilities.

David D. Dee Jr.
(CE), operations manager at Parsons Brinckerhoff, received the 2003 Civil Engineer of the Year Award from the West Virginia chapter of the American Society of Civil Engineers.

Steven E. Raasch (EE) received a Ph.D. in computer architecture from the University of Michigan and accepted a position at Intel's Massachusetts Microprocessor Design Center in Hudson, Mass.

Lynn L. Scully (ESM) developed and produced the Independent Tutorial SAT Preparation program, which received the 2004 Recommended Award in the DVD category from the Parents' Choice Association.

Daniel L. Watson (DASC) was recognized in the November 2003 issue of Virginia Business magazine as a "Super CPA" in the field of auditing.

Kenneth B. Abel
(ACCT) was listed in Chambers USA: America's Leading Lawyers for Business 2004 Client’s Guide for his work in securities and mergers/acquisitions at Ober.

Joseph Sykes III (FIN) was named commercial banker/relationship manager at First Bank and Trust in Houston.

Ralph P. Albrecht
(EE), partner and co-chair of the patent prosecution practice group of Venable, LLP, was named chair of the Bar Association of the District of Columbia Patent Trademark Copyright Section.

Christopher J. Anderson (PSCI) is a professor of political science in Syracuse University's Maxwell School.

Kenneth L. Pryor (LASC) published "WMSI--A New Index for Forecasting Wet Microburst Severity" in the National Weather Association Electronic Journal of Operational Meteorology and "Recent Improvements to the GOES Microburst Products" in the June issue of Weather and Forecasting.

Norrine Bailey Spencer (EDRE), associate dean of undergraduate programs in Virginia Tech's Pamplin College of Business, was named associate provost and director of undergraduate admissions at the university.



Bruce T. Brockwell
(FIN) is vice president and regional executive officer of Citizens Bank and Trust's Richmond Metro Marketplace.

John Dawson (FCD) is program manager for placement services in the Atlanta office of the Lutheran Services of Georgia.

Michael B. Dorsey (ART), an account executive with The O'Connor Group, a marketing communications firm in Roanoke, Va., was appointed to the Roanoke Valley Central YMCA Board of Directors.

Russell J. Herakovich (FIN) is a senior vice president in charge of the central region for the corporate finance team of GE Healthcare Financial Services.

Christina M. Motley (COMM), executive vice president with The O'Connor Group, won eight awards in the Virginia Press Women's Annual Communications Contest. In July, she merged her agency of 11 years with O'Connor and is responsible for managing public relations and leading new business development.

Tansel M. Hudson
(CSES) was promoted to resource conservationist with the Natural Resources Conservation Service and will work in the Smithfield, Va., TAST office.

Brian Lieberman (ISE) of Takata's sales and marketing department received an M.B.A. from the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill.

Vikram M. Pattarkine (CE), director of process engineering with EDI, is an adjunct professor of civil and environmental engineering at the University of Missouri-Columbia.

Julie Chadburn
(PSCI) is water reclamation district compliance and regulatory affairs administrator for the Clark County Water Reclamation District in Las Vegas.

Kevin D. Hopkins (MKTG) was promoted from group manager to director in recoveries at Capital One Financial Corp.

Robert D. Howard (CE), co-founder and vice president of operations at Ensenda, was elected to the board of directors of the Messenger Courier Association of America.

Karl W. Barth
(PHYS) is advisory engineer at IBM Microelectronics in East Fishkill, N.Y.

Bradley D. Miller (ME) received a Ph.D. in industrial engineering from the University of Houston.

Toni B. Pennington (ANSC) received an M.D. from the Medical College of Virginia in Richmond, Va., and is a resident in obstetrics and gynecology at the University of Florida Health Science Center in Jacksonville, Fla.

Susan E. Short (EDCC) was named director of the Virginia Tech Roanoke Center.

Catherine M. Tweel (COMM) is senior director of business affairs for TNT/TBS in Burbank, Calif., concentrating in network negotiations for reality television and original programming.

Attention 1994 alumni: Student medical records from the Student Health Service are routinely destroyed 10 years after graduation. If you need these records, send a signed request, along with a check for $10.00, payable to "Treasurer of Virginia Tech," by Nov. 1 to Schiffert Health Center, McComas Hall, Blacksburg, VA 24061.

Wayne P. Grant II
(FW), who completed command of the U.S. Army Reserve’s Alpha Company 2/319th Infantry Regiment (USAR) in Covington, Va., was reassigned as the battalion supply officer in Salem, Va.

Steven K. Horning (AE) joined the Naval Security Group as a technology integration manager.

Jason E. Melby (MATH) published a novel, Drastic Measures.

Erin D. Hellman
(HIDM) is project coordinator at Custom Crafters Inc., a kitchen and bath design firm in Kensington, Md.

Jennifer B. Hillenbrand (HNF) is a clinical dietician at Augusta Medical Center.

Meredith N. Lambert (PHYS) received a Ph.D. in molecular biophysics from Florida State University and is a research fellow at the University of Michigan.

Addison W. Nottingham III (ARCH), associate with ACG Architects of McLean, Va., earned the Virginia Professional License.

Jennifer R. Sadula (CHEM) works at the U.S. Patent Office in polymeric liquid crystalline compositions.

James R. Wiley (FW) assumed command of the 159th Transportation Company, Fort Story, Va.

Christine M. Andrews
(COMM) is a graphic designer at GL Homes, South Florida's largest luxury home builder.

Kevin J. Bennett (HNFE), who received a Ph.D. in health services research from the Norman J. Arnold School of Public Health at the University of South Carolina, is an assistant professor at Georgia Southern University.

Imran Khalid (ENSC) is a capacity building specialist in the environment section of Pakistan's planning commission.

Dona N. Lee (SYSE) is vice president of marketing at Vitech Corp.

James L. Moore (EDSP) received the 2004 College of Education Distinguished Scholar Award from The Ohio State University, where he is an assistant professor of counselor education.

John R. Moore (CE) is a project engineer for the site planning and engineering team of Draper Aden Associates.

David D. Tran (MKTG) markets Monument Snowboards, which will be sold in Northern Virginia.

Daniel J. Jamison
(BSE) received the professional engineer designation from the Virginia Department of Professional and Occupational Regulation.

James R. Miller (CE) passed the professional engineer exam and has opened a branch of Winslow Pearce Engineers Inc. in Fort Myers, Fla.

James R. Wirt (CE) is senior engineer and department manager for the engineering group of MAC-TEC Engineering and Consulting Inc.

David B. Carter
(BIOL) received a Pharm.D. from the Medical College of Virginia School of Pharmacy in Richmond, Va.

Theron R. Fluker (CE) received the Virginia professional engineer license and works for Schnabel Engineering.

Kelley T. Jones (EE) is on a routine, scheduled deployment aboard the guided missile cruiser USS Gettysburg, homeported in Mayport, Fla.

Carrie Q. Kilareski (MATH) received an M.S. in space studies from the University of North Dakota.

Laura E. Kirk (ENSC) received an M.S. in plant and soil sciences from the University of Delaware.

Erin N. McCants (FIN), the deputy proposal manager of business development at Science Applications International Corp., received an M.B.A. from George Washington University.

Suzanne F. Sweeney (HTM) is an account service coordinator at Advanced.

Elizabeth A. Wicht (IDST) is on a routine, scheduled deployment to the Mediterranean Sea aboard the guided missile destroyer USS Gonzalez, homeported in Norfolk, Va.

Lisa M. Wnek (MGT), assigned to the 13th Marine Expeditionary Unit, homebased in Camp Pendleton, Calif., was on a routine, scheduled deployment aboard the USS Peleliu, which intercepted an Arabian ship in the North Arabian Sea and seized an estimated 2,800 pounds of hashish worth an estimated $11 million.



Jonathan M. Powers
(MATH), a lieutenant junior grade in the U.S. Navy, returned from a routine, scheduled deployment aboard the fast combat support ship USS Detroit, homeported in Earle, N.J.

Bryan D. McIlwee
(CE) is a staff engineer in land development engineering with Resource International.

Kevin P. Hampton
(NRR), a seaman in the U.S. Coast Guard, graduated from the U.S. Coast Guard Recruit Training Center in Cape May, N.J.

James W. Madison (MINE) is a project engineer in the Woodbridge, Va., office of Burgess & Niple.

Christopher M. Tank (HTM) is a project coordinator/meeting planner for the American Bar Association in Washington, D.C.

Joseph H. Whitson (EDPE) is an assistant athletic trainer at Carson-Newman College.

Rhyannon R. Berkowitz (PSCI)
, an American Indian tribal liaison and research officer for the Jamestown Project, is working with Virginia's eight state-recognized Native American tribes to develop an exhibit on the history of Jamestown for its 400th anniversary in 2007.

Jason C. Gillespie (CE) passed the professional engineers exam and is a project manager with Jordan, Jones, & Goulding, a civil engineering consulting company in Athens, Ga.

Callie E. Wolk (COMM) is a media relations assistant with Griffin & Co. Inc., a national marketing communications firm.



'80 Susan Karynak and Harold Callahan, 8/8/03
'84 Denise Browning and Steven C. Sumell, 12/31/03
'89 Janet Fayne and Richard B. Whisenant, 4/26/03
'90 Steven V. Norris and Patricia A. Anderson, 6/21/03
'91 Jennifer Spaine and Adam Greenberg, 4/30/04
'91 Michael N. Wynne and '92 Paula V. Johnson, 5/3/03
'92 Kristi Bain and Brian T. Hardy, 5/30/04
'92 Amy L. Carey and Michael Stine, 4/8/04
'93 Patrick J. Kelly and Simeona Aguilar, 7/7/03
'95 Ginger Goldin and Benjamin Haber, 2/28/04
'95 Amy C. Jones and Brian T. Jones, 10/11/03
'95 Shelley S. Typrin and Jason Typrin, 5/15/04
'96 Emile A. Karam and '97 Jayme Davidyock, 8/9/03
'97 Hillary E. Fredricks and '00 Todd A. Bullions, 5/22/04
'97 Robert P. Krumpen III and '00 Laura E. Vasquez, 4/3/04
'97 Joe W. Ussery III and '97 Heather J. Waringa, 9/27/03
'98 Issam Abi-Saab and '03 Andrea L. Hale, 3/20/04
'98 Raymond E. Clarke IV and '99 Jennifer Reedy, 8/2/03
'98 Leigh J. Perry and '98 Susan L. White, 03/20/04
'99 David B. Carter and '00 Andrea Marie Guerra, 5/3/03
'99 Suzanne Funston and '99 Richard D. Sweeney, 01/03/04
'99 Tennille Keatts and Scott Powell, 11/8/03
'99 Amber Maness and Hugh Scruggs, 06/21/03
'00 David B. Coaker and Jessica L. Ford, 11/15/03
'00 Jeanette M. Leftwich and '01 Michael P. O’Neill, 4/3/04
'00 Stephanie Rogers and Daniel Goldman, 05/25/03
'01 Mark C. Bigley and '03 Giselle F. Bergeret, 3/20/04
'01 Joseph A. Blevins and '01 Sarah A. Silberblatt, 4/4/04
'01 Bonnie Lynn Childs and '01 Jeff M. Matthews, 8/16/03
'01 Karla Christian and Daniel Bailey, 05/04/03
'01 Paul E. Fritz and '02 Melissa Dornan, 9/27/03
'02 Crissa Askins and Bart Neumann, 10/25/03
'02 David J. Battle and Susan L. Eggers, 4/26/03
'02 Joseph H. Whitson and Emily Jo Reliford, 7/19/03
'03 Elizabeth A. Buckhalt and '03 Benjamin D. Coit, 5/1/04
'03 John M. Findley II and '03 Stephanie E. Osborne, 11/8/03
'03 Kristin Forehand and '03 Keith C. Gilbert Jr., 2/21/04
'03 Matthew A. McFarren and '03 Leah P. Wechtaluk, 12/28/03



'75 Lisa M. Keen, a son, 3/13/04
'83 Kevin M. Hopson, a son, 1/12/04
'84 Carl H. Cheeley, a son, 4/21/04
'84 Scott M. Pearl, a son, 2/7/04
'85 Bruce A. Cook, a daughter, 5/5/04
'85 Michael S. Miles, a son, 2/10/04
'85 Robert B. Smith Jr., a son, 3/22/04
'85 C. Monty Wenk Jr., a son, 1/15/04
'86 Amy E. Adler and '00 Mike Adler, a daughter, 3/29/04
'87 W. Timothy Butt and '91 Rhea L. Butt, a son, 2/24/04
'87 Michael J. Kosciusko, a daughter, 01/10/04
'87 Carrie R. Taylor, a son, 11/30/03
'88 Christian E. Anderson and '89 Karen C. Anderson, a son, 12/22/03
'88 G. Philip Brownmiller Jr. and '91 Karen M. Brownmiller, a daughter, 2/5/04
'88 Dale M. Brubaker, a son, 1/31/04
'88 C. Timothy Cherry, a son, 12/21/03
'88 A. Jerome Fowlkes, a son, 5/2/04
'88 James K. Richardson and '89 E. Black B. Richardson, a son, 3/26/04
'88 Melanie C. Wright, a daughter, 1/9/04
'88 Eileen Dober-Young and '88 Henry S. Young, a daughter, 2/3/04
'89 Bonnie L. Glasgow-Brown and '89 Michael B. Glasgow, a son, 9/22/03
'89 R. Wayne Guynn Jr., a son, 1/15/04
'89 Christopher C. Langley and '00 Julie B. Langley, a daughter, 02/24/04
'89 Richard T. Nielsen and '91 Christine A. Nielsen, a son, 6/22/03
'89 Adam O. Snider and '90 Christina F. Davis-Snider, a daughter, 11/15/03
'89 John C. Winfield, a son, 1/14/04
'90 Mark A. Coleman and '90 Elyse C. Williams, a daughter, 4/30/04
'90 John Dawson, a daughter, 02/06/04
'90 Roger F. Freedman, a daughter, 9/30/03
'90 Dana C. Harbin and '92 Michael H. Taylor, a son, 1/29/04
'90 Russell J. Herakovich, a son, 5/19/04
'90 Laurene C. Mensch, a daughter, 8/6/03
'90 Kerry A. Peters Jr., a son, 3/24/04
'90 Melissa J. Sharpe and '91 Philip C. Sharpe, a son, 03/11/04
'91 Anne E. Corej, a son, 1/10/04
'91 Tiffany M. Flowers, a son, 3/2/04
'91 Andrew K. Hansbrough, a daughter, 7/30/03
'91 Jennifer P. Rayhill, a daughter, 8/13/03
'91 William R. Zwigard Jr., a daughter, 11/03/03
'92 Tracy S. Barr, a daughter, 8/24/03
'92 Leigh A. Bortz and '93 Scott M. Bortz, a daughter, 2/2/04
'92 Jill E. Cory-McNeil and '92 Lon C. McNeil, a daughter, 7/2/03
'92 Douglas A. Dameron, a daughter, 3/31/03
'92 Sheila J. Ganino and '94 Anthony J. Ganino, a daughter, 4/11/04
'92 Glorianna M. Hadermann and '92 Walter W. Hadermann Jr., a son, 10/27/03
'92 Michaelanne M. McGuire Collins and '94 Mark A. Collins, a son, 1/25/04
'92 Jason R. Price, a daughter, 4/29/04
'92 Lisa J. Stover, a daughter, 1/22/04
'92 Stephanie J. Tillery, a son, 6/15/03
'92 Alison H. Wilt, a daughter, 2/21/04
'93 Lauren L. Brownstein, a son, 1/20/04
'93 Andrew S. Carpenter and '01 Lori A. Carpenter, a daughter, 03/05/04
'93 Amy M. Kreins, a son, 5/20/04
'93 Kristin M. Mentz and '00 Robert A. Mentz, a daughter, 4/28/04
'93 Javier A. Rodriguez Ramirez, a son, 2/12/04
'93 Steven D. Schroeder, a son, 3/30/04
'93 Carolyn S. Tomlinson, a daughter, 12/22/03
'94 Steven E. Crouch, a son, 3/7/03
'94 Jerri B. Girvin and '00 Andrew M. Girvin, a son, 5/4/04
'94 Denise D. Liebowitz, twin sons, 01/15/04
'94 Charles H. Negus and '94 Tracy L. Negus, a son, 2/12/04
'94 Robert M. O’Neill, a son, 2/1/04
'94 Daniel J. Robinson and '94 Zebula L. Robinson, a son, 2/24/04
'94 S. Blake Sheppard, a son, 4/15/04
'94 Kevin N. Tatterson and '95 Allison H. Tatterson, adopted a son, 2/6/04
'95 Scott N. Armstrong and '95 Teresa C. Armstrong, a daughter, 4/12/04
'95 Karen M. Carter and '96 Stephen P. Carter Jr., a son, 9/6/03
'95 Jason M. Fulop and '96 Kara M. Fulop, a son, 1/14/04
'95 Chesley J. Gresham and '95 Frederick V. Gresham II, a son, 01/12/04
'95 Andrea R. Horning and '95 Steven K. Horning, a son, 1/14/04
'95 Rebecca P. Maguire and '99 Joseph W. Maguire III, a daughter, 12/2/03
'96 Monica P. Astroza, a daughter, 3/21/04
'96 Thrine C. Harpring and '99 Lori P. Harpring, a daughter, 2/24/04
'96 Sherry S. Kistler, a son, 11/7/03
'96 Ronald W. Newell and '97 Susan T. Newell, a son, 11/25/03
'96 Brian P. Nikolich, a daughter, 3/19/04
'96 Frank S. Orefice, a daughter, 01/04/04
'96 Jennifer R. Orrell and '97 Dean H. Orrell, a son, 4/21/04
'96 Maureen H. Peck, a daughter, 12/17/03
'96 Sarita Priyadarshi and '97 Samaresh Priyadarshi, a daughter, 5/2/04
'96 Stacey E. Simcik, a daughter, 2/12/04
'97 David M. Alexander and '97 Regina W. Alexander, a daughter, 3/10/04
'97 Kevin J. Bennett, a son, 12/2/03
'97 David C. Kennedy and '97 Jennifer M. Kennedy, a son, 11/21/03
'97 Michael V. Owen, a son 6/10/03
'98 Anthony L. Farmer and '00 Laura T. Miller, a daughter, 9/25/03
'98 Scott A. Fowler, a son, 3/26/04
'98 Richard W. Henderson, a daughter, 7/26/02
'99 Kimberly S. Hoback and '99 Mark D. Hoback, a daughter, 4/4/04
'99 Joseph J. Zevnik, a daughter, 1/23/04
'00 Jennifer E. McDaniel, a son, 8/24/03
'02 Brian S. Scheulen, a daughter, 5/17/03
'03 April D. Shumate, a son, 1/29/04



'29 Lewis McBriety, 2/1/03
'31 J. Harvey Bailey Jr., 12/18/03
'32 T. Cartmel Brown, 3/4/04
'33 W. Garthright, 1/1/04
'34 Kenneth B. Grim, 1/15/02
'34 Nancy P. Groseclose, 2/12/04
'34 H. Edward Lordley, 4/23/04
'34 Harry D. Temple, 2/24/04
'35 J. Lawrence Calhoun, 4/4/04 0).
'35 Raymond G. Haines, 5/12/04
'35 Frank L. Kilmartin, 2/25/04
'36 William H. Howard Jr., 12/5/03
'37 Sawyer A. Cooler
'37 John S. Cruickshanks Jr., 3/12/04
'37 Edward H. Lane Jr., 4/10/04
'38 Robert R. Feagans, 3/17/04
'38 Samuel B. Land, 12/25/03
'38 William J. Martin
'39 Samuel O. Brookes, 10/12/01
'39 James E. Holland, 3/31/03
'40 Frederick W. Amadon Jr., 10/30/02
'40 Kermit R. Cline, 3/23/04
'40 John R. DeBergh, 5/17/04
'40 Martin Gracey, 1/15/04
'40 Ashby B. Lynch, 3/20/04
'40 W.T. McClelland Sr., 12/6/03
'40 Vernon S. Nicholson Jr., 10/7/03
'40 Walter E. Webb, 12/15/03
'41 George F. Barnes, 4/15/04
'41 Leo R. Kangas, 4/11/04
'41 G.P. Keister, 2/16/04
'41 Herbert A. Markle, 3/16/04
'41 Samuel P. Marshall Jr., 7/23/03
'41 Morrison D. Myers Jr., 1/2/04
'41 Walter W. Proudman, 1/31/04
'41 William C. Turnbull, 11/12/01
'42 Thomas F. Clemmer Jr., 10/20/02
'42 William W. Gillespie
'42 John M. Holdaway, 1/24/04
'42 Beverly H. Hudson Jr., 1/3/03
'42 Frederick W. Huffman Sr., 1/9/04
'42 J.A. Maloney, 3/4/04
'42 Charles T. McCurdy, 2/13/04
'42 Worth B. Stockton, 11/30/99
'42 William L. Tate, 4/23/04
'42 Ralph T. Unterzuber, 3/30/04
'43 Albert F. Jones, 2/20/04
'43 Ralph R. Reynolds, 5/8/04
'43 J. Lindley Smith, 8/7/03
'43 Arthur F. White, 1/12/02
'44 Creed T. Elliotte, 3/7/04
'44 John A. Kircher, 3/2/04
'44 Paul J. Rowan, 9/16/03
'44 Jack B. Veit, 7/1/01
'44 N. Jefferson Waugh Jr., 3/11/04
'44 Jack A. Williams, 3/30/04
'45 Charles D. Baker, 4/4/03
'45 Carl G. Crowder Jr., 4/19/04
'45 Hamilton B. Fraher, 11/12/03
'45 Julian S. Gills, 4/19/04
'45 William P. Hermann, 4/29/04
'45 Lindsay L. Livengood Jr., 2/13/04
'45 Meade D. Wildrick, 3/15/04
'46 Jack H. Hicks, 10/17/03
'46 Marvin C. Simpson Jr., 1/13/04
'47 Nathan L. Dickinson, 11/29/03
'47 Robert Larko, 12/2/03
'47 Hal W. Myers Jr., 1/9/04
'47 Don P. Peery, 3/14/04
'47 J. Harry Poladian Jr., 1/14/04
'47 Thomas J. Twomey, 1/13/04
'48 Robert E. Robertson, 4/23/04
'48 George W. Shelton Jr., 2/29/04
'49 James R. Ashburner, 3/24/04
'49 R.H. Bell, 8/29/00
'49 Lee E. Buchanan Jr., 2/15/04
'49 Richard M. Edwards, 4/17/04
'49 Andrew J. Eubank, 4/11/04
'49 Charles M. Oakey, 6/18/02
'49 Benjamin C. Quesada, 10/30/03
'49 Vincent J. Serio Jr., 1/17/04
'49 Franklin G. Tate, 12/21/03
'49 Thomas H. Webb, 4/6/04
'50 Boyd E. Braden Jr., 2/24/04
'50 John A. Camm, 10/17/03
'50 John W. Churchill, 12/19/03 .
'50 C.R. Clowers, 5/10/04
'50 Eston Holladay, 2/20/04
'50 Edward T. Lemmon Jr., 3/19/04
'50 Charles S. Martin, 10/28/01
'50 Bernard F. McLaurine Jr., 6/13/00
'50 Douglas M. Moses Jr., 10/26/03
'50 William G. Rankin Jr., 3/28/04
'50 David L. Staples, 3/1/04
'50 Ralph C. Strawn, 3/5/04
'50 Harris K. Swann, 4/1/04
'50 Vernon F. Wilkerson Jr., 9/13/00
'51 Marvin L. Bates, 5/15/03

'51 Warren B. Brooks, 3/31/04
'51 Edward M. DesRochers Jr., 9/16/01
'51 Ira A. Hogge Jr., 2/14/04
'51 Floyd V. Matthews Jr., 9/26/03
'51 Kenneth W. Saunders, 2/12/03
'51 John M. Sutherland, 4/19/04
'51 Robert J. Tedaldi, 11/4/03
'52 Kenneth S. Conley, 10/23/03
'52 Lloyd E. Gaskins, 1/3/04
'52 Frank L. Kuchinski, 12/1/98
'53 Ray Kinslow, 3/21/04
'53 Thomas R. Mifflin, 1/31/04
'53 Loren J. Zinn, 4/27/04
'54 Billy B. Carter
'54 Orville L. Chapman, 1/22/04
'54 Alfred E. Garrett, 4/28/04
'54 Molly F. Pechman, 3/1/03
'55 Thomas E. Watts, 11/1/99
'56 B. Frank Buchanan, 1/28/04
'56 Loy E. Self Jr., 5/3/04
'57 James J. Bohannon, 4/12/04
'57 Richard W. Hartmann, 11/1/03
'57 H. Elvira Michael, 3/11/04
'57 Albert J. Osborne, 4/2/04
'57 Eddie L. Tharrington, 2/10/95
'57 James P. Welcher Jr., 2/12/04
'57 Clarence L. Worrell Jr., 8/19/03
'58 Garland P. Felty
'58 Harry H. Heyson, 5/9/04
'58 Thomas W. Ragsdale, 9/29/00
'59 Richard C. Feagin, 3/22/99
'59 Charles W. Pugh, 3/14/03
'60 Norman R. Gilley, 2/12/04
'60 Charles B. Humphreys, 4/24/04
'60 R.K. Kaplon, 4/27/04
'60 Robert E. Owen, 8/19/03
'61 Robert L. Allen, 3/11/04
'61 W.G. Blose, 4/8/04
'61 John A. Pritchard, 1/4/04
'61 Garnett L. Turner, 3/28/04
'62 Robert F. Kirkland, 2/3/03
'62 Allison R. Manson, 1/11/02
'64 Edward B. Bynum Jr.
'64 Norman E. Shumate, 5/11/04
'65 Bert H. Garcia Jr.
'65 Roy J. Parrish Jr., 8/19/03
'66 William R. Frazier, 3/8/04
'66 Robert K. Williams Jr., 3/2/00
'67 Robert A. Browning III, 3/26/04
'67 William L. Dehart Jr., 1/13/04
'67 Jerry F. Wilson, 3/15/04
'69 Timmy O. Cunningham, 2/2/02
'69 Elisha B. Ingram, 11/10/03
'69 John M. Kane, 5/31/03
'70 Linda G. Leffel, 4/8/04
'71 William B. Keeler Jr., 4/3/03
'73 Carol H. Baker, 1/31/04
'73 Benjamin T. Gore, 3/29/04
'74 Larry E. Crenshaw, 4/19/04
'74 Mary Jane L. Ross, 9/8/03
'75 Catherine C. Hall Warren, 3/13/04
'76 Edward M. Hudson, 3/9/04
'76 Eugene M. Smith Jr., 5/5/99
'77 Norman H. Chinault Jr., 8/22/02
'77 Stephen R. Collings, 10/24/03
'77 Stephen E. Herald, 5/27/99
'78 Jayne H. Dawson, 3/13/04
'78 George D. Farmer III, 11/1/03
'78 Ricky L. Moon, 11/23/92
'79 Kevin D. Barrar, 12/12/02
'80 Theodore J. Berry Jr., 2/1/04
'80 Tamera L. Collins, 4/18/03
'80 Robert M. Zeisler, 3/10/04
'81 H. Clinton Friend, 2/22/04
'81 Peter E. Johe, 2/1/04
'82 Janice F. Aldworth, 9/1/01
'82 Anthony J. Caiazzo, 10/1/03
'82 Keith N. Selander, 1/10/04
'82 Ann B. Short, 5/14/04
'83 Mary Kay Ericksen, 1/16/04
'83 Melanie M. Regan, 6/26/02
'83 Rita B. Walters, 2/25/04
'85 Gary A. Lewis, 9/20/03
'86 Diana D. Perry, 12/13/98
'86 Mark J. Richards, 3/26/04
'87 George H. Bruestle, 5/15/04
'87 Karen W. Harlam, 4/4/04
'87 Laurin M. Rosemond, 4/17/04
'88 Sylvia M. Wright, 1/29/04
'93 David A. Gibson, 9/22/03
'93 Lori M. Loving, 1/10/04
'94 Timothy S. Cogan, 3/27/04
'94 Mary Ellen M. Shrader, 3/27/04
'94 June E. White, 5/2/04
'95 David H. Miller, 2/2/04
'96 James Crews, 9/6/01
'98 Denise C. Tolusso, 12/22/03
'98 Paul B. Welleford, 4/14/04


Charles GordonCharles Gordon (industrial engineering '42), a devoted alumnus and former rector of the Virginia Tech Board of Visitors, died Aug. 15.

After graduating from Virginia Tech, Gordon served in World War II, commanding the first and only glider combat unit. His heroism earned him several awards, including the Distinguished Flying Cross, the Presidential Citation, and the Silver Star. When his service was over, Gordon established Gordon's Inc., a furniture manufacturing company that soon began supplying Macy's, Marshall Fields, and other North American retailers.

Later in his career, Gordon ventured into other businesses. It was his company, Tri-City Beverage Corporation, that developed the soft drink Mountain Dew, and Gordon himself designed the original bottle, a collector's item today. Until his death, he continued to serve as chairman and CEO of the Byland Corporation and chairman of the Tri-City Beverage Corporation and Peace River Citrus Groves, Inc.

Gordon took many opportunities to demonstrate his belief in the university's motto, Ut Prosim (That I May Serve). As well as serving terms as rector of the board of visitors and president of the Alumni Association, Gordon played a key role in the development and planning of two campus icons, the World War II Memorial and the original German Club Manor and its recent addition. He also funded an endowed professorship in the Department of Industrial and Science Engineering.

In 1985, Virginia Tech awarded Gordon the Ruffner Medal, the highest recognition given by the university. He also received the College of Engineering’s Distinguished Alumnus Award in 1994. "Without question, Charlie Gordon's charismatic leadership by example was contagious and inspired many other alumni throughout the years," says Tom Tillar, vice president of the Virginia Tech Alumni Association.

Gordon also gave freely of his time and energy outside the university. He served as the mayor of Johnson City, Tenn., and was a member of the Salvation Army's advisory board for several decades. Gordon leaves behind a wife, six children--two of them, Charles Jr. and Jack, are also graduates of Virginia Tech--and 10 grandchildren.

Linda Gail Leffel, professor emeritus of continuing education, died April 8. Leffel earned her master's and doctorate in education at Virginia Tech in 1973 and then became a member of the university's faculty and an administrator in the Division of Continuing Education. She served as director of program development from 1988 until 2001, when she was named head of market research. She retired in 2002 for health reasons. "For over 30 years, Linda served the university and the people of the commonwealth with distinction," said John E. Dooley, vice provost for Outreach and International Affairs. "She was a giant in the continuing and professional education field whose leadership and contributions will be felt for years to come."

Joe Kennedy Jr., retired director of jazz studies, died April 17. A classically trained violinist, Kennedy introduced the instrument to jazz. After serving in World War II, Kennedy earned a bachelor's degree from what is now Virginia State University and a master's degree in music education from Duquesne University. Kennedy went on to teach in the Richmond school system for more than 30 years, including stints as a high school band director and as a faculty member at Virginia Commonwealth University. When he joined the Richmond Symphony, where he served as resident violinist for almost 20 years, in 1963, he was one of its first two black members. In 1984, Kennedy came to Virginia Tech to lead the university's jazz studies program until his retirement in 1995. His name is revered by music faculty members today, and the department created an endowed scholarship in his name.

Comm. Kathryn Kane, former Naval ROTC officer and assistant to the dean in the former College of Arts and Sciences, died June 20. Kane, who entered training at the United States Navy Officer Candidate School in 1972, was first assigned to the WR-2 Program at NAS Coronado in California. While there, she earned her master's degree in education and administration from Pepperdine University. In 1982, while serving at the Naval War College, Kane earned two additional master's degrees in international relations from both the college and Salve Regina College. She later served as the first woman assigned as operations briefer to the Joint Chiefs of Staff. Kane's final Navy assignment came in 1991, when she served as executive officer for Virginia Tech's NROTC Unit. Upon her retirement from the Navy in late 1994, she began working as assistant to the dean in the former College of Arts and Sciences. She left the position in 1997 due to health reasons.

Lon Savage, a former assistant to President T. Marshall Hahn, died Aug. 3. Savage, who spent much of his early career as a journalist, was a bureau chief and reporter for United Press International in Richmond, Va., and was a reporter and editor at The Richmond Times-Dispatch in the late 1950s and early 1960s. He joined Virginia Tech as an assistant to the president in 1965 and continued working for the university for the next 23 years. In 1985, Savage published his novel, Thunder in the Mountains: A History of the West Virginia Mine Wars 1920-21, which covered the conflict between miners and coal companies that led to the Battle of Blair Mountain, considered to be the one of the largest civil insurrections in American history, second only to the Civil War. His book was an important resource for the 1987 movie "Matewan," directed by John Sayles, and for author Denise Giardina's 1987 novel, Storming Heaven.