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Charles E. Hamner Jr. (ANSC), Chapel Hill, N.C., received a Health Care Hero award from The Triangle Business Journal for his accomplishments in health care.



Richard T. Crowder (AGEC, AGEC '62), Alexandria, Va., received the Virginia Tech Graduate Alumni Achievement Award for 2010.


Arthur H. Walz Jr. (CE), Bel Air, Md., received the 2010 Lifetime Achievement Award from the United States Society on Dams.


Douglas D. Martin (PAD, EDAD '78, EDAD '93), Newport, Va., was conferred the director emeritus title by the Virginia Tech Board of Visitors.


Irving M. Blank (PAD), Richmond, Va., is president of the Virginia State Bar Association.


John S. Cundiff (AGE), Blacksburg, Va., was conferred the professor emeritus title by the Virginia Tech Board of Visitors.

James M. Shuler (ANSC), Blacksburg, Va., received the Virginia Tech 2010 Alumni Distinguished Service Award.

William H. Swan Jr. (MGT), Brunswick, Ga., received the Albert Berger Award for Outstanding Chapter Leadership.


Lance L. Smith (BAD '70), Pinehurst, N.C., received the Virginia Tech 2010 University Distinguished Achievement Award.

Robert L. Snider (MATH), Riner, Va., was conferred the professor emeritus title by the Virginia Tech Board of Visitors.


Ralph A. Lorenzetti (CE), Harpers Ferry, W.V., was appointed by the West Virginia Attorneys Association to the board of directors of the National District Attorney Association.




James R. Denyes (IE '71), Williamsburg, Va., retired from the Naval Safety and Environmental Training Center as executive director after more than 35 years of federal service.


J. Madison Drake '71
J. Madison Drake (ASE), New Orleans, La., received the Fellow Membership Grade in the National Society of Professional Engineers.

Catherine O'Connor Woteki (HNF '72, HNF '75), Washington, D.C., was appointed by President Barack Obama as USDA undersecretary for research, education, and economics.


Jon H. Fagan (ME), Aiken, S.C., is vice president of engineering at Northrop Grumman Corp. and is chief engineer and nuclear safety officer for Savannah River Nuclear Solutions.


Kathy Dye Spradlin (MATH, MATH '75), Lynchburg, Va., earned her doctorate of education from Liberty University.

Thomas J. Verbeck (EE '74), Burke, Va., retired from the U.S. Air Force and is now a chief technology officer for Northrop Grumman Health IT.


Dayton Egger (ENSY), Blacksburg, Va., was conferred the professor emeritus title by the Virginia Tech Board of Visitors.

James D. Heffernan Jr. (HIST), Bonita Springs, Fla., is the understudy for the character Dr. Bob in the movie Bill W. and Dr. Bob.

Lewis L. Lanier (BIOL), San Francisco, Calif., was elected to the National Academy of Sciences.

Reginald G. Mitchiner (ME), Salem, Va., was conferred the professor emeritus title by the Virginia Tech Board of Visitors.


Thomas A. Sachs (PSCI), Alexandria, Va., is the associate director for business services and administration for the U.S. Department of Transportation's Office of Intelligence, Security, and Emergency Response.

Ann Spencer (ACCT, BAD '84), Jackson, Wyo., received the Virginia Tech 2010 Distinguished Service Award.


Nancy Pritt Mathias (ELED), Covington, Va., penned the words for the alma mater song for Dabney Lancaster Community College.


Walter L. Daniels (FW, AGRN '81, AGRN '85), Blacksburg, Va., was appointed the Thomas B. Hutcheson Jr. Professor by the Virginia Tech Board of Visitors.

Douglas W. Domenech (FW '79), Richmond, Va., was appointed Virginia secretary of natural resources by Gov. Bob McDonnell.

Joyce Griffin Latimer (HORT), Moneta, Va., received the Virginia Tech 2010 Alumni Award for Outreach Excellence.

Humbert J. Lertora III (PSYC), Roanoke, Va., received an education specialist degree from George Washington University.


Michael E. Melo (FW), Yorktown, Va., is president/CEO and owner of ITA International, which ranked No. 1 on the Virginia Chamber of Commerce's "Virginia Fantastic 50."




Ronald J. Kendall (FIW), Ransom Canyon, Texas, received the Gerald E. Cross Alumni Leadership Award from the Virginia Tech College of Natural Resources and Environment's Department of Fisheries and Wildlife Sciences.


Judy S. Riffle (CHEM), Blacksburg, Va., received Virginia Tech's College of Science Diversity Award.

R. Christopher Rosenthal (ACCT), Edgewater, Md., is treasurer of the Baltimore Estate
Planning Council.

Bevlee A. Watford (MINE, IEOR '83, IEOR '86), Blacksburg, Va., is the interim
head of the College of Engineering's education department.
Steven M. Pearson '83
Douglas G. Stewart '83


Mark B. Pokrywka (AOE), Slidell, La., received the NASA Silver Snoopy award for outstanding achievements related to the space shuttle program.


Michael L. Burton (ME), Grand Blanc, Mich., is the manager of global independent aftermarket engineering and North America aftermarket product development for General Motors Customer Care and Aftersales.Darren R. Conner (CE), Callands, Va., is president of Dewberry & Davis Inc.

Laura DeSantis Gagliano (ARCH), Olathe, Kan., is a project manager for design and construction management at the University of Kansas.

Ronnie D. Green (ANSC), Sutton, Neb., is vice president for the University of Nebraska and Harlan Vice Chancellor for the Institute of Agriculture and Natural Resources.

Steven M. Pearson (ARCH), Virginia Beach, Va., was named architect of the year by the Society of American Military Engineers.

Douglas G. Stewart (MKTG), Fredericksburg, Va., was named as one of 2010's top 1,000 financial advisors in the U.S. by Barron's magazine.


John Daus '84 (right) and Alan Anderson '76 (left)
JOHN DAUS '84 (right) and ALAN ANDERSON '76 (left) participated in the Crossing Way Foundation's Competing For A Cause Campaign in Cambridge, Md.
Patricia Graham Amateis (CHEM), Blacksburg, Va., received the Virginia Tech 2010 William E. Wine Award.

Clara Brown Cox (ENGL), Blacksburg, Va., compiled, wrote, and edited the "History and Historical Data of Virginia Tech" website.

John D. Daus (ME), Vienna, Va., was a supporter and participant in the Crossing Way Foundation Competing For A Cause Campaign.

Douglas E. Nauman (FIN), High Point, N.C., is an attorney with the firm of Daggett, Shuler, Koontz, Nauman, & Bell PLLC.

David A. Norden (ARCH), Warrenton, Va., was recognized by the American Institute of Architects as a "citizen architect" for years of service as a Warrenton Town Council member and vice mayor.


Robert J. Bloxom (MGT), Melfa, Va., is executive vice president and chief credit officer for Hampton Roads Bankshares.

Susan Mokwa Breitenother (BIOL), Clarksville, Md., earned her master's of science in nursing from the University of Maryland.

Jeffrey J. Haugh (CE '86), Gum Spring, Va., received his doctorate of ministry from Wesley Theological Seminary.


Dwight A. Holland (GEOP, ISE '91, ISE '01), Roanoke, Va., received the
Meritorious Service Medal for his outstanding service to the United States.

Dennis M. Scullin Jr. '87

Timothy E. Long (CHEM), Blacksburg, Va., received the Virginia Tech 2010 Alumni Award for Excellence in Research.

Darrell G. Mottley (ESM, BAD '94), Alexandria, Va., is president-elect of the Washington, D.C., Bar.

Sandra J. Schiavo (STAT), Alexandria, Va., is a captain in the U.S. Navy.

Dennis M. Scullin Jr. (ACCT, ACCT '88), Cumming, Ga., is serving Pricewaterhouse-Coopers LLP as a tax partner.


Nathaniel Q. Belcher (ARCH), Miami, Fla., is director of the H. Campbell and Eleanore R. Stuckeman School of Architecture and Landscape Architecure at Penn State.

Kevin G. Bezy (EDAD), Rocky Mount, Va., is president of the Virginia Association of Secondary School Principals for 2009-10.

Jonathan C. Clough (MATH), Springfield, Va., has retired from active duty in the U.S. Air Force as a lietuenant colonel after 21 years of service.

Gina Bottoms Maio (MKED), Richmond, Va., earned her master's of divinity from Union Theological Seminary and is pursuing ordination as a minister of word and sacrament.

Steven D. Springer (ANSC), Los Angeles, Calif., has authored his fifth book, The Organized Teacher's Guide to Building Character.


Benjamin H. Cassutto (VM), Millsboro, Del., has authored a family biography entitled The Last Jew of Rotterdam.

John E. Christensen (IEOR), Gas City, Ind., is general manager of Packaging Corporation of America.

Elizabeth Strackbein Forbes (MKTG, BAD '93), Vienna, Va., is a partner and chief of staff and operations at Heart+Mind Strategies.

Michael J. Parrish (AT, HORT '92, EDVT '96), Chester, Va., received the Virginia Tech 2010 Alumni Award for Excellence in Extension.




Michael G. Lee '90
Darrell H. Chapman (FW), Boca Raton, Fla., was assigned to the U.S. Embassy in Baghdad, Iraq, as a systems security officer.

Larkin Sims Dudley (PAPA '86, PAPA '90), Blacksburg, Va., was conferred the professor emerita title by the Virginia Tech Board of Visitors.

Michael G. Lee (ACCT), Davidson, N.C., is co-president of the global consulting firm North Highland.

Matthew M. Winston Jr. (MKTG), Athens, Ga., is assistant to the president at the University of Georgia.


Bobbi Bolte Erb '91 (left) and Ann Lam Wong '94
BOBBI BOLTE ERB '91 (left) and ANN LAM WONG '94 received National Milken Educator Awards in May 2010.
David G. Austin (AE), Nice-ville, Fla., took command of the 605th Test and
Evaluation Squadron for the U.S. Air Force.

Bobbi Bolte Erb (MATH, EDCI '93), Chugiak, Alaska, received the National Milken Educator Award.

Laura Worley Fornash (MKTG, HTM '98), Henrico, Va., is deputy secretary of education for Virginia.

Brian Lieberman (ISE), Farmington Hills, Mich., is marketing manager at Takata.

J. Robert Mahan (FR), Blacksburg, Va., was conferred the professor emeritus title by the Virginia Tech Board of Visitors.


Alice G. Anderson (EDVT), Findlay, Ohio, is dean of the school of education
at Purdue University.

Alice G. Anderson '92
Paul Chodak III (CE), Columbus, Ohio, is president and COO of Indiana Michigan Power.

Theresa O'Toole Durboraw (BIOL), New Market, Ala., was named Teacher of the Year for Buckhorn High School and Madison County. She was also selected as District 8 Teacher of the Year.

Walid Y. Thabet (CE), Roanoke, Va., was named the William E. Jamerson Professor of Building Construction by the Virginia Tech Board of Visitors.

Charles E. Watson (STAT, ENGL '93, ENGL '95, EDCI '07), Blacksburg, Va., is associate director of Virginia Tech's Center for Instructional Development and Educational Research.


Judith M. Lynch (EDSP, ELPS '03), Christiansburg, Va., was named to Virginia first lady Maureen McDonnell's advisory council to support the first lady's Initiative Team Effort.

M. Laine Mears (ME), Anderson, S.C., received a 2010 National Science Foundation CAREER grant for a five-year study at Clemson University.

Kristin Metz Mentz (MKTG), Columbia, Md., is executive director for the Women's Giving Circle of Howard County, Md.

Michelle R. O'Connor (EDCI), Salem, Va., was appointed to the Center for Instructional Technology Solutions in Industry and Education advisory board at Virginia Tech.


Erich S. O'Dell (ENGL), Salisbury, Md., had his fifth career CD, entitled Radio Hostile, produced.

Erik J. Olson (CE, BAD '01), Chesapeake, Va., is managing partner of Syntactical Business Intelligence.


Jennifer L. Lamb (EDCI), Sykesville, Md., was named to USA Today's prestigious All-USA College Academic team.

Christopher C. Peters (TED '96), Christiansburg, Va., is a co-recipient of the Reference Service Press Award granted by the American Library Association's Reference and User Services Association.

Jason D. Powell (CHEM '96), Ferrum, Va., is dean of natural sciences and mathematics at Ferrum College.


Jason G. Gillmore (CHEM, CHEM '98), Holland, Mich., received a CAREER Award from the National Science Foundation.


Stephanie Johnson Kalantarians (ARCH), Newport News, Va., is a licensed architect for the Commonwealth of Virginia and serves Guernsey Tingle Architects.


Steven V. Coxon (ENGL, EDCI '00), Williamsburg, Va., is assistant professor of gifted education at Maryville University.

Elizabeth Johnson Howard (MSCI), Chester, Va., has authored a book, along with her son, entitled The Cordial Cricket.

Brandon S. Rowe (HIST, URPL '07), Summit, N.J., is a manager of corridor for the North Jersey Transportation Planning Authority.


Jens Cattarius (EM), Richmond, Va., is director and CEO of Mercedes Benz Research and Development India.



Attention '00 grads: In January 2011, the Schiffert Health Center will destroy the medical records of all '00 graduates. If you would like a copy of your records, please contact Paula Robertson at 540/231-9430 or before Dec. 1.


Amjed A. Al-mousa (EE), San Jose, Calif., earned his doctorate in electrical engineering from Santa Clara University.

Marshall R. Eichfeld (CE), Rocky River, Ohio, is office director of Delta Airport Consultants Inc.

Elizabeth L. Markle (MSCI), Woodstock, Ga., earned her M.B.A. from the University of Georgia.


Gordon M. Snow '01
Feride Daku (BAD), Blacksburg, Va., is the director of finance and administration for the office of the vice president and dean for undergraduate education at Virginia Tech.

Curt S. Kothera (ME, ME '02, ME '05), Crofton, Md., received the Hal Andrews Young Engineer Scientist of the Year from the National Capital Section of the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics.

Gordon M. Snow (BAD), Campbell, Calif., is assistant director of the FBI's Cyber Division.

Maria L. Weese (CHE), Knoxville, Tenn., received her doctorate in statistics from the University of Tennessee.


Christopher L. Ford (ISE), North Charleston, S.C., earned his master's of science in family financial planning from the University of Alabama.

Janet S. Luc (HNFE), Midlothian, Va., is the child and adult care food program coordinator for the Virginia Department of Health.

Donna Augustine '03

Donna Augustine (STS), Rochester, N.Y., was recognized for her efforts in founding the STEP Regional Science Bowl.

Jeremy R. Moss (PSCI, SOC '03), Alexandria, Va., was named a 2010 Virginia Rising Star by Virginia Super Lawyers.

Mark Newlan (HTM), Kensington, Md., earned his M.B.A. from the University of Maryland Robert H. Smith School of Business.

Donald O. Saunders Jr. (MATH), Montross, Va., earned his master's in diverse student popluations with a gifted education endorsement from the University of Mary Washington.

Jhaymee S. Wilson (FIN), Centreville, Va., received the 2010 Women in Technology Rising Star Award.


Krysta K. Ardigo (MGT), Haymarket, Va., founded Invite Me: Invitations for All Occasions.

Jeffrey N. Bolton (ESM, EM '06), Pearisburg, Va., received the Virginia Tech 2010 Sporn Award for Excellence in Teaching Introductory Engineering Subjects.

Jennifer Dickison Coffey (HD), Centreville, Va., earned her master's of divinity with honors from Wesley Theological Seminary.

Emily B. Hedgpeth (ECON), Kensington, Md., earned her M.B.A. from George Washington University.

Matthew J. Kushin (PSYC), Pullman, Wash., earned his Ph.D. in communication from Washington State University.

Aaron S. Lucas (BIOL), Slidell, La., was named the Outstanding Graduating Student in the Virginia-Maryland Regional College of Veterinary Medicine for the 2009-10 academic year.

Michelle F. McLeese (SOC), Blacksburg, Va., is the Virginia Tech 2010 Graduate Woman of the Year.


Robert D. Schmidt (CHEM), Raleigh, N.C., is a postdoctoral research associate at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.


Joshua D. Elliott (PSCI, MGT), Rockville, Va., received his master's of science in strategic management from Indiana University.

Johanna L. Gusman (BIOL), Potomac Falls, Va., was awarded a Gates Public Service Scholarship from the University of Washington School of Law.


Alexis B. Bozzo (IDST, PSCI), Knoxville, Tenn., is downtown development coordinator for the University of Oregon RARE Fellowship AmeriCorps.

Minta Jane Dodd Ferguson (ARCH), Charlotte, N.C., received the Emerging Professional award at the Construction Specifications Institute's Charlotte Chapter 2010 Award Banquet.

Matthew B. James (CE), Blacksburg, Va., is a staff engineer in the site planning and engineering division of Draper Aden Associates.


Emily C. Barry (SPAN), APO, AE, received the National Security Education Program
Boren Fellowship for human services in Sri Lanka.

Matthew T. Stimpson '09
Emily C. Barry (SPAN), APO, AE, was named to USA Today's second team of academic all-stars.

Kristen L. Casto (ISE), Henrico, Va., received the 2010 Outstanding Dissertation Award from the Aerospace Human Factors Association.

Jarom C. Hagen (IT), Garrisonville, Va., is vice president of technology for Telematch Inc.

Matthew T. Stimpson (ELPS), Balsam, N.C., is director of enrollment research and modeling for Performa Higher Education.



Katherine Olson '09 and Eric Detweiler '06
Tiffany S. Napier '07 and Charles A. Bartocci '07
'51 Leon B. Ufkes and Marlene Paris, Pasco, Wash., 9/3/09.
'80 Diane Stewart Kathol and Douglas P. Kathol, Colorado Springs, Colo., 4/25/09.
'81 Melanie Pearson Hurley and Stephen K. Hurley, Alexandria, Va., 5/2/09.
'84 Karen Kessenich Adamo and Mark M. Adamo, McLean, Va., 5/23/10.
'90 Angel C. Ho and '99 Valerie L. Carpenter, Virginia Beach, Va., 4/17/10.
'93 Michael D. Miller and Anna Cenatiempo, Gambrills, Md., 10/11/09.
'93 Jennifer Julian Underwood and David C. Underwood, Mechanicsville, Va., 3/20/10.
'97 Heath A. Gerber and '03 Julie Doutt, Midlothian, Va., 10/3/09.
'99 Amanda Rich Morgan and Justin Morgan, Virginia Beach, Va., 5/1/10.
'00 Christopher A. Banta and Kimberly Michelle Boyer, Roanoke, Va., 7/18/09.
'00 William T. DuBois and Jennifer Walsh, Arlington, Va., 10/3/09.
'00 Nicholas J. Watson and Jamie Ricketts, Bloomington, Ill., 5/29/10.
'00 Andrea Puckett Wells and Brian Wells, Alexandria, Va., 5/30/09.
'03 James R. Kane and '04 Lesley J. Stec, Concord, N.C., 6/20/09.
'03 Brian W. Monteleone and Robin Kay DeJong, London, United Kingdom, 4/10/10.
'04 Amanda Bullock LeReche and '04 John LeReche, Norfolk, Va., 9/26/09.
'05 G. Charles Harrison and '06 Melissa P. Leong, San Diego, Calif, 6/5/10.
'05 Aimee Elm Miller and Christopher Scott Miller, New Market, Va., 1/16/10.
'05 Robert D. Schmidt and Rachel M. Robeson, Raleigh, N.C., 6/26/10.
'05 Ashley Crockett Wisniewski and Peter Wisniewski, Livonia, Mich., 8/27/09.
'06 Eric F. Detweiler and '09 Katherine Olson, Champaign, Ill., 6/5/10.

'06 Joshua D. Elliott and Mary E. Barnett, Rockville, Va., 7/4/09.
'06 Rebecca Hoffner Prillaman and '08 Kevin Lee Prillaman, Chicago, Ill, 3/30/2010.
'07 Charles A. Bartocci and '07 Tiffany S. Napier, Clifton Forge, Va., 5/08/10.
'07 Blair Padula Demianovich and Nicholas Demianovich, Waukesha, Wis., 10/10/09.
'07 Blake V. Ray and '08 Mary Scott Ambler, Milwaukee, Ore., 9/5/09.
'08 Ryan T. Beethoven-Wilson and '08 Meredith H. Woods, Arlington, Va., 6/5/10.


Births and adoptions

'81 Paul J. Clarke, Sioux Falls, S.D., a son, 3/19/10.
'86 Kerry A. Koritko, Leesburg, Va., a daughter, 12/14/09.
'87 Daniel B. French, Herndon, Va., a son, 12/18/09.
'91 Sheri B. Cohen, Eatontown, N.J., a daughter, 4/17/10.
'91 Jennifer Palmer Riggleman, Warrenton, Va., a son, 3/21/10.
'91 Michael N. Wynne and '92 Paula V. Johnson, New Freedom, Pa., a daughter, 3/9/10.
'92 Julie Barcomb Kamienski, Christiansburg, Va., a daughter, 4/5/10.
'92 Hollis Gardner Vaughen Maple Valley, Wash., a son, 5/17/10.
'93 Lori Wrenn Huff, Charlotte, N.C., a daughter, 1/18/10.
'93 M. Laine Mears, Anderson, S.C., a daughter, 9/23/09.
'94 William K. Barkoskie, St. Augustine, Fla., a daughter, 4/28/10.
'94 Mark A. Clark, Stone Ridge, Va., a son, 4/21/10.
'94 Jerri Bain Girvin, Madison, N.J., a son, 3/25/10.
'95 Lisa Moreno Arnold, Chesapeake, Va., a son, 1/14/10.
'95 Joseph A. East, Stone Ridge, Va., a daughter, 11/24/09.
'95 Heidi Helfrich Susta and '96 Stefan A. Susta, Dayton, Ohio, a son, 8/2/09.
'96 Wendy Couchoud Haas, Arlington, Va., a daughter, 3/17/10.
'96 Allison Holaday Holland, Littleton, Colo., a daughter, 3/24/10.
'96 Joel G. Horning, Richmond, Va., a daughter, 12/29/09.
'96 Amy G. Menolez, San Diego, Calif., a daughter, 6/11/10.
'96 Lauri Pizzano Haught and '96 Martin P. Haught, Burleson, Texas, a son, 3/26/10.
'96 Kimberly Pedigo Welch, Richmond, Va., a son, 12/8/09.
'96 Suzanne Whitley Witcher, Roanoke, Va., a son, 2/12/10.
'97 Candice Sanders Palmer, Laguna Beach, Calif., a daughter, 2/7/10.
'98 Charlotte Wagner Lukas, Washington, D.C., a son, 3/5/10.
'98 Jennifer Flynn Mizelle, Newport News, Va., a daughter, 2/10/10.
'99 Raphael R. Castillejo, Bonita, Calif., a daughter, 6/13/09.
'99 Vance R. Hodges, Charlotte, N.C., a son, 4/20/10.
'99 Gifford M. Nowland, Lincoln University, Pa., a son, 3/7/10.
'00 Jason R. Andresen, Herndon, Va., a son, 10/29/09.
'00 Kevin J. Benko and '00 Shelby Zantzinger Benko, Marietta, Ga., a daughter, 3/15/10.
'00 Kimberly Dail Forbes, Chesapeake, Va., a daughter, 4/17/10.
'00 Jennifer S. Green and '01 Andrew H. Green, Bel Air, Md., a daughter, 3/25/10.
'00 Andrew R. Kuti, Richmond, Va., a daughter, 12/29/09.
'01 Stephanie Clevenger Behling, Adamstown, Md., a son, 11/24/09.
'01 Matthew P. Daggett and '02 Sarah Sarver Daggett, Arlington, Mass., a son, 12/30/09.
'01 Jessica Bowman Forman and '01 Patrick R. Forman, Corpus Christi, Texas, a daughter, 4/8/10.
'01 Becky Staubus Henry, Stephens City, Va., a son, 5/19/10.
'01 Amy Hogge Thomas and '01 John I. Thomas, Crozet, Va., a son, 5/14/10.
'01 Erik M. Wishneff, Arlington, Va., a daughter, 3/23/10.
'02 Christopher L. Ford, North Charleston, S.C., a son, 4/18/10.
'02 Stephanie Joy Ruble Jamison and '03 Benjamin A. Jamison, Richmond, Va., a daughter, 9/1/09.
'02 Laura Torgersen McGarry and '03 Matthew R. McGarry, Herndon, Va., a daughter, 12/24/09.
'02 Michael A. Reardon and '04 Kelli Parker Reardon, Charlottesville, Va., a son, 3/11/10.
'02 Jessica Leonard Seppala and '03 Erik A. Seppala, Reston, Va., a son, 4/2/09.
'02 David R. Spracher and '05 Erika Murtaugh Spracher, Simpsonville, S.C., a son, 4/21/10.
'02 Sarah Bell Van Orman, Portsmouth, Va., a son, 5/7/10.
'03 Kristen W. Day, Mechanicsville, Va., a daughter, 4/21/10.
'03 Kevin M. Gallagher and '03 Krista Pratt Gallagher, Arlington, Va., a son, 12/31/09.
'03 Jennifer Lemkul Lewis and '03 Will Lewis Jr., Bristow, Va., a daughter, 10/9/09.
'04 Jennifer Dickison Coffey and '04 Stephen K. Coffey, Centreville, Va., a son, 6/1/10.
'04 Jace W. Ely and '04 Meghan Grice Ely, Aberdeen, Md., a daughter, 3/1/10.
'05 Eric R. Bonini, Greer, S.C., a son, 5/5/10.
'05 Lauren Burnette Opett, Leesburg, Va., a son, 10/8/09.
'06 Joshua D. Elliott, Rockville, Va., a son, 6/11/10.
'06 Marian Hall Hickes and '06 Matthew T. Hickes, Fredericksburg, Va., a son, 12/21/09.



'32 Linwood M. Jones, 6/19/09 (2300 Cedarfield Pkwy., Apt. 268, Richmond, VA 23233).
'34 Olaf O. Vaught, 9/2/09 (2920 Demington Ave. N.W., Canton, OH 44718).
'38 Susanne Ellett Berkaw, 5/17/09 (950 Travelers Blvd., Apt. D4, Summerville, SC 29485).
'38 George T. Mehalko, 5/20/10 (3241 Faragut Ct., Falls Church, VA 22044).
'40 Charles F. Bowersett, 5/6/10 (Apt. 146, 1217 Alliance Dr., Virginia Beach, VA 23454).
'40 H.S. Harley, 4/29/10 (62 Delfae Dr., Warsaw, VA 22572).
'40 William C. Thacker, 5/5/10 (142 Breslau Cir., Winston-Salem, NC 27106).
'42 Greta Pratt Call, 2/18/10 (7328 Blanchard Dr., Derwood, MD 20855).
'42 Seymour S. Cutler, 5/2/10 (Apt. 10A, 2521 Palisade Ave., Bronx, NY 10463).
'42 Louis A. Garvin, 5/24/10 (118 Bahia Vista Dr., Niceville, FL 32578).
'42 Richard F. Wilkinson, 5/14/10 (175 W. Queens Dr., Williamsburg, VA 23185).
'43 Cyrus W. Hardy, 2/10/10 (P.O. Box 350576, Palm Coast, FL 32135).
'43 William L. Hawkins, 2/14/10 (105 Carolina Village Rd., Hendersonville, NC 28792).
'43 Julian R. Sedwick, 12/12/09 (137 Diamond Ct., Harrisonburg, VA 22801).
'43 John O. Smith, 1/12/10 (Apt. 102, 200 Greystone Dr., Beaver, WV 25813).
'44 Walter D. Arnold, 5/29/10 (10 Harrow, Bristol, TN 37620).
'44 Bennett P. Miles, 4/15/10 (171 Howeland Cir., Danville, VA 24541).
'44 Kenneth C. Williamson, 4/14/10 (712 Gracelyn Ct., Blacksburg, VA 24060).
'45 Louis P. Chisholm Jr., 5/23/10 (3218 Elk Creek Rd., Mineral, VA 23117).
'45 Leon P. Cook Jr., 4/26/10 (2904 Pioneer Tr., Winston-Salem, NC 27106).
'45 Louise Rash Foutz, 9/21/09 (833 State Rt. 61N, Norwalk, OH 44857).
'45 L. Max Howard, 4/4/10 (501 VES Rd., Apt. C306, Lynchburg, VA 24503).
'45 L. Carl McGraw, 4/18/10 (1737 Garards Fort Rd., Waynesburg, PA 15370).
'46 Hardin A. Gunter, 4/15/10 (1112 W. McGee St., Greensboro, NC 27403).
'46 John C. Pearson, 12/30/09 (Apt. 312, 4080 Hawthorn Rd., Chubbuck, ID 83202).
'46 Robert A. Whitehorne, 5/6/10 (216 Fairfax Way, Williamsburg, VA 23185).
'47 James B. Bush Jr., 11/21/09 (249 Henry Ln., Willis, VA 24380).
'48 William J. Andrews, 11/27/09 (425 S. Mildred St., Charles Town, WV 25414).
'48 Carl M. Beale Jr., 4/5/10 (4600 Deerhurst Garden, Williamsburg, VA 23188).
'49 Ellen S. Button, 6/13/10 (86 E. Grattan St., Harrisonburg, VA 22801).
'49 Mason S. Hicks, 1/31/10 (1415 Summit Ave., Fayetteville, NC 28305).
'49 Elizabeth Marsh Poyser, 4/28/10 (P.O. Box 4539, Pinehurst, NC 28374).
'49 William F. Seymour III, 6/14/10 (2015 Conte Dr., Midlothian, VA 23113).
'50 Charles P. Gilchrist Jr., 5/24/10 (P.O. Box 205, Tappahannock, VA 22560).
'50 William C. Mann, 5/30/10 (768 S.W. Valley Way, Lake City, FL 32025).
'50 Alan J. McClelland, 5/8/10 (13 Duck Pond Rd., Camden, ME 04843).
'50 John D. McDaniels Jr., 6/16/10 (155 Sabinas Ct., Solana Beach, CA 92075).
'50 John M. Scruggs, 4/21/10 (Apt. A417, 600 E. Cathedral Rd., Philadelphia, PA 19128).
'50 George W. Shafer, 6/9/10 (302 E. Michigan Ave., Jacksonville, IL 62650).
'51 John V. Branscome, 4/3/10 (232 Borton Dr., Woodstown, NJ 08098).
'51 I. Kenneth Cassel, 3/22/10 (100 Anna Goode Way, Apt. 220, Suffolk, VA 23434).
'51 James M. Thornton, 4/7/10 (P.O. Box 365, Gate City, VA 24251).
'52 Edward S. Allen, 5/30/10 (1305 Marsh Creek Ln., Collierville, TN 38017).
'52 Charles A. Helton, 1/4/10 (3925 N. Apopka Vineland Rd., Orlando, FL 32818).
'52 George A. Natchus, 4/4/10 (1506 Waylen Loop, Chesapeake, VA 23320).
'52 J.C. Patterson Jr., 4/26/10 (83 Raleigh Rd., Newport News, VA 23601).
'52 David M. Rainey, 5/26/10 (3873 Peakland Pl., Lynchburg, VA 24503).
'52 Jane Hardiman Waller, 2/19/10 (8197 Pine Valley Ln., Germantown, TN 38139).
'53 Leonard H. Bell Jr., 6/17/10 (13107 Boggs Cir., Midlothian, VA 23114).
'53 Harold D. Clements, 10/15/09 (115 Barcroft Ct., Southern Pines, NC 28387).
'53 Norman C. Legge, 5/21/10 (2334 State Rt. 343, Yellow Springs, OH 45387).
'53 Raymond D. Stultz Jr., 4/30/10 (225 Main Blvd., Apt. 2-D, Boynton Beach, FL 33435).
'54 William W. Garnett, 4/19/10 (11785 Loretto Woods Ct., Jacksonville, FL 32223).
'54 Riley J. Stewart, 2/2/10 (P.O. Box 19238, Roanoke, VA 24019).
'55 George C. Georgallis, 5/10/10 (2112 Kipawa St., Raleigh, NC 27607).
'55 Arthur N. Pozner, 4/12/10 (2314 Gillingham Cir., Thousand Oaks, CA 91362).
'55 Leona Hobbs Robbins, 4/5/10 (Apt. 513, 3804 Brandon Ave. S.W., Roanoke, VA 24018).
'56 Charles H. Anderson, 5/27/10 (512 Villa Ave., Front Royal, VA 22630).
'56 Emory J. Fugate, 4/9/10 (934 Malcolm Ln., Kingsport, TN 37660).
'56 Clark D. Leaghty, 5/23/10 (13061 Mid Pines Dr., Ashland, VA 23005).
'56 Michael W. Moore, 11/9/09 (35 Sea Marsh Rd., Amelia Island, FL 32034).
'57 William D. Owens, 5/22/10 (18553 Wyndale Rd., Abingdon, VA 24210).
'57 Benjamin B. Scott, 4/7/10 (224 Holston Dr., Weber City, VA 24290).
'58 Shirley L. Kelly, 5/10/10 (2409 W. Jefferson St., Boise, ID 83702).
'59 Howard M. Cooper, 5/9/10 (118 Webster Rd., Sandston, VA 23150).
'59 Thomas C. Grayson, 2/11/10 (32012 26th Ave. S.W., Federal Way, WA 98023).
'59 John W. Hudson, 5/8/10 (1101 Heather Wood Rd., Bluefield, WV 24701).
'60 Thomas D. Burgess III, 4/29/10 (2130 W. Terrace Dr., Wickenburg, AZ 85390).
'60 Keren L. Coxe, 3/26/10 (2575 Rittenhouse St. N.W., Washington, DC 20015).
'60 Pierce L. Lawing, 6/4/10 (1705 Arapahoe Tr., Edenton, NC 27932).
'60 Thomas S. Martin Sr., 5/13/10 (1208 Laurel Ln., Collinsville, VA 24078).
'61 Glen A. Carey, 3/30/10 (871 Kent Rd., Waynesboro, VA 22980).
'62 Donald M. Ware, 5/31/10 (4290 Scenic Hwy., Mount Solon, VA 22843).
'63 Vincent A. Coppola Jr., 5/21/10 (6624 Castlebrook Way, Ocean Isle Beach, NC 28469).
'64 Charles E. Lester, 5/10/10 (1343 Crown Terr., Marietta, GA 30062).
'65 Julian M. Campbell Jr., 6/5/10 (105 Wexford Way, Peachtree City, GA 30269).
'65 Ronald K. Quesenberry, 3/13/10 (94-423 Ukalialii Pl., Mililani, HI 96789).
'66 Frank D. Boone, 5/26/10 (P.O. Box 90, Kennesaw, GA 30156).
'66 Marvin L. Crutchfield, 5/14/10 (443 Mecklenburg Dr., Chase City, VA 23924).
'66 Roy R. Hill, 4/23/10 (6064 Windsor Farme Rd., Summerfield, NC 27358).
'66 Robert E. Shaw, 11/28/09 (25989 Marengo Rd., Easton, MD 21601).
'67 C.W. Green Jr., 5/3/10 (300 Fourth Ave., Farmville, VA 23901).
'67 Charles L. Jones, 5/20/10 (8305 Freret St., Blacksburg, VA 24060).
'67 William A. Mack, 12/29/09 (4 Scarlet Ln., Danvers, MA 01923).
'67 J. Braxton Powell, 5/2/10 (11701 Bundle Rd., Chesterfield, VA 23838).
'68 Herbert J. Caldwell, 4/5/10 (P.O. Box 18, 14679 Highlands Pkwy., Whitetop, VA 24292).
'68 Jack M. Friar, 4/1/10 (113 Traveler's Ln., Beckley, WV 25501).
'69 Frances Evans Duffield, 5/2/10 (1163 Terrace Acres Dr., Auburn, AL 36830).
'69 R.N. Singh, 10/17/09 (14859 Rutland Cir., Chesterfield, MO 63017).
'70 James B. Galyen Jr., 4/4/10 (P.O. Box 22448, Farragut, TN 37933).
'71 Leland B. Lacy, 6/1/10 (P.O. Box 475, Pembroke, VA 24136).
'72 Neal C. Dunn, 6/8/10 (744 Parrish Rd., Statesboro, GA 30458).
'74 Ralph F. Breeding, 5/1/10 (296 N. Five Forks Rd., Monroe, VA 24574).
'74 Susan M. Covington, 11/20/09 (820 Noble Ave., Danville, VA 24540).
'74 Joseph C. Hill Jr., 2/13/10 (299 Bill Jones Dr., Springville, AL 35146).
'74 Carson I. Moore, 5/16/10 (493 Virginia Ave., Harrisonburg, VA 22802).
'74 William C. Phlegar, 4/27/10 (P.O. Box 146, Ripplemead, VA 24150).
'75 Rebecca McGee Allen, 6/10/10 (5420 Lakeland Dr. S.W., Roanoke, VA 24018).
'75 Kenneth L. Sherman, 6/3/10 (7462 S.E. 172nd Fieldcrest St., The Villages, FL 32162).
'76 Kyle D. Austin, 6/2/10 (P.O. Box 743, Buchanan, VA 24066).
'76 Frank L. Berzak, 5/14/10 (4400 Foxridge, Blacksburg, VA 24060).
'76 Phillip W. Reynolds, 4/18/10 (2922 8th St. Ct. N.E., Hickory, NC 28601).
'76 Carl E. N. Takle, 4/26/10 (1019 Springbrook Dr., Plano, TX 75075).
'77 Diana Hibbard Bitz, 6/17/10 (2116 N.W. Seventh Ln., Gainesville, FL 32603).
'77 John B. Hall, 6/13/09 (21 Cavalier Rd., Hampton, VA 23669).
'77 William G. Smith, 5/27/10 (353 Albemarle Ave., Richmond, VA 23226).
'78 Martha Dalton Graham, 4/26/10 (P.O. Box 1455, Hillsville, VA 24343).
'78 Paul A. Kazmierczak, 6/9/10 (4617 Scrabble Rd., Shepherdstown, WV 25443).
'79 Louis H. Horwitz, 3/28/10 (8819 Riverside Dr., Richmond, VA 23235).
'79 Diane H. Prather, 2/17/10 (306 Sixth Ave., Radford, VA 24141).
'79 Jacquelyn Alen Williams, 8/2/09 (725 Prestbury Dr., Conway, SC 29526).
'80 James R. Coulter, 1/19/10 (309 Fairfax Rd, Blacksburg, VA 24060).
'80 Virginia C. Cox, 1/20/10 (564 Marthas Knob Rd., Galax, VA 24333).
'80 Mary J. Gonzalez, 4/16/10 (2616 John Milton Dr., Herndon, VA 20171).
'80 Dean Allen Jones, 2/20/10 (5963 N.C. 42 W., Macclesfield, NC 27852).
'80 Mary Ballard Shipman, 3/25/10 (1201 N. Sterling Blvd., Sterling, VA 20164).
'81 Margaret H. Spiegel, 7/15/09 (4278 Eggleston Rd., Pearisburg, VA 24134).
'82 Thomas W. Kearney, 5/22/09 (9544 Whitecedar Ct., Vienna, VA 22181).
'83 Kenneth F. Crockett, 11/19/09 (100 Sunset Blvd., No. 703, Columbia, SC 29203).
'83 Steven J. Uzmann, 4/10/10 (170 Hill View Rd., West Danby, NY 14883).
'84 William T. Anderson, 5/29/10 (1115 Bluebird Ct., Harrisonburg, VA 22802).
'86 Carrington W. Ewell, 4/2/10 (1524 Somerset Dr., Lynchburg, VA 24503).
'88 Dorothy M. Brewer, 3/30/10 (513 Whitacre St., Winchester, VA 22601).
'88 Emory J. Derrick, 5/21/10 (302 Givens Ln., Blacksburg, VA 24060).
'88 Stephen W. Gravely, 12/24/09 (3553 Longview Dr., Collinsville, VA 24078).
'88 Richard W. Handran, 4/25/10 (Rt. 1, Box 169, Glade Hill, VA 24092).
'88 Margaret L. Redmond, 4/5/10 (12564 Dickerson Mill Rd., Moneta, VA 24121).
'90 Linda Zoller Weinhardt, 1/8/10 (540 Marshall Rd. S.W., Vienna, VA 22180).
'91 Vincent P. Barone, 7/10/09 (4307 Birch Pond Ln., Fairfax, VA 22033).
'93 Daniel S. Fisher, 4/24/10 (4 Audubon Cir., Merrimack, NH 03054).
'96 Faye B. Bass, 5/17/10 (4077 Bridgehampton Ln., Virginia Beach, VA 23455).
'96 Jason A. Huddle, 4/26/10 (128 Rocky Knoll Ct., Denver, NC 28037).
'08 Zachary R. Eckhart, 4/12/10 (5404 Keel Dr., Pensacola, FL 32507).
'08 Neil A. Van Pelt, 6/16/10 (29065 Eleys Ford Rd., Richardsville, VA 22736).


Faculty obituaries

Rev. Norman L. Grover, professor emeritus of religion, died June 15, 2010. He was a theologian and philosopher. Grover joined the newly formed Department of Philosophy and Religion (now the Department of Religion and Culture) in 1957 and served as head of the department until 1975. He continued teaching in the department until his retirement in 1994.

Stephen Mark Hunter (MBA '87), associate director of career services, died June 24, 2010. "Mark was a valued member of the career services staff for 24 years as associate director of information systems and assessment," said Donna Cassell Ratcliffe, director of career services. "He was an integral part of all the successes we achieved with student and employer services--taking us from the mainframe platform to today's technology."

John Daniel "J.D." Stahl, professor of English, died July 15, 2010. A professor, author, and scholar of children's and American literature, Stahl led a distinguished career at Virginia Tech. Joining the faculty in 1982, he transformed the children's literature program from a single undergraduate survey course to a highly respected set of undergraduate and graduate courses. Stahl received the W.E. Wine Award for Excellence in Teaching in 2008 for his decades-long work to guide a generation of young teachers, writers, and scholars.

Associate Professor Emerita Margaret Groseclose "Peggy" Skelton, a faculty member for more than 20 years and one of the university's most dedicated and generous supporters, died July 19, 2010. She joined the faculty of what was then the College of Home Economics in 1952 and later directed its Cooperative Extension Family Resource Program.

In retirement, she continued to help the university in many roles as a volunteer and philanthropist, along with her husband, William E. Skelton, dean emeritus of Virginia Cooperative Extension, who passed away in 2008. The university's conference center is named for the couple.

The Virginia Tech Alumni Association made Peggy Skelton an honorary lifetime member in 2001 as a result of her longstanding work on the university's behalf. The Skeltons were charter members of the Ut Prosim Society and its President's Circle, the university's highest distinction for donors.

In memoriam: Charlie L. Yates

Charlie L. Yates, 74, the first African-American graduate of Virginia Tech, a member of the corps of cadets and later a member of the College of Engineering faculty, died in August after a long battle with leukemia.

Yates made history in 1958 as the first African American to graduate from Virginia Polytechnic Institute (VPI), part of a South that still largely practiced segregation. He graduated with a bachelor's degree in mechanical engineering with honors.

"Charlie was a pioneer among young black Virginians in the 1950s. He helped knock down barriers at Virginia Tech that opened the doors for others to follow," said President Charles W. Steger. "He will be long remembered throughout this academy for his many accomplishments."

Yates obtained a master's degree from Cal Tech in 1959. In 1978, he earned a Ph.D. from Johns Hopkins. He returned to Tech in 1979 to serve as a faculty member in the mechanical engineering department until 1983, and again in 1987, when he served as an associate professor of aerospace and ocean engineering. He remained at Tech until retiring in 2000. Yates also served a term on the Virginia Tech Board of Visitors.

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