J.S. "Honey" Clingenpeel (AGED), Farmville, Va., 6/20/15.
Frances Eoff Breeden (BAD), Raleigh, N.C., 5/2/15.
Philip R. Cosby Jr. (IE), Mt. Pleasant, S.C., 2/4/15.
Henry S. Surface Jr. (ME), Tazewell, Va., 6/7/15.
Daniel G. Shawhan (CE), Blacksburg, Va., 6/1/15.
Jacob H. Covington (CHE), Mont Belvieu, Texas, 5/10/15.
Reginald L. Vassar (AGE), Erie, Pa., 3/7/15.
Edwin L. Abbott Jr. (CHE), Hinckley, Ohio, 5/9/15.
Jack F. Hankins (BAD), Martinsville, Va., 4/20/15.
Richard A. Perkins Jr. (BAD), Sun City Center, Fla., 5/12/15.
John W. Propst Jr. (AGE), Charlottesville, Va., 4/26/15.
Edward B. Ashby Jr. (AGED), Manteo, N.C., 6/14/15.
Herbert S. Turner (EE), Penney Farms, Fla., 3/1/15.
Garland J. Morris (ASE '46), Newport News, Va., 4/2/15.
Frank A. Panella (EE), Virginia Beach, Va., 5/12/15.
Robert "Tim" H. Timmins (ME), Richmond, Va., 3/11/15.
Eugene "Dick" L. Campbell (AGEC), Manquin, Va., 6/25/15.
Clifton M. Ryan (ME), Rochester, N.Y., 5/11/15.
Ralph F. Thompson Jr. (ME), Pittsburgh, Pa., 5/1/15.
Anthony "Benny" F. Bentivegna (ME '52, ME '52), Williamsburg, Va., 5/21/15.
John G. Brooks (CHE '49, CHE '49), Midlothian, Va., 6/15/15.
Chapman L. Harrison (AGEC '48), New Kent, Va., 5/10/15.
Harry W. Holland (CHE '48), Greenville, S.C., 5/23/15.
C.F. "Clarence" Clevenger (BAD '50), Narrows, Va., 5/9/15.
Harvey G. Gillespie Jr. (ME), Pearisburg, Va., 4/15/15.
Robert A. Painter (CE), Richmond, Va., 4/8/15.
Frank S. Whyman (CHE '49), Fair Haven, N.J., 4/19/15.
Mary Ellen Smith Williams (GSC), Williamsburg, Va., 7/1/14.
John Bushkar (BAD), Saint Petersburg, Fla., 4/22/15.
George W. Gray Sr. (CERE), Richmond, Va., 6/21/15.
William R. Hubble (BAD), Meadowview, Va., 6/15/15.
Robert F. Kello (AGRN '48), Mt. Pleasant, S.C., 4/10/15.
Thomas R. Macon (EE), Wallkill, N.Y., 4/4/15.
George M. Davis Jr. (AGED), Franklin, Va., 5/25/15.
John "Jack" L. Furgurson (CE), Seymour, Tenn., 5/22/15.
J. Elam Holland (BAD), Charlottesville, Va., 4/7/15.
Milnor P. Jones (IE), Bryn Mawr, Pa., 6/7/15.
Allan B. Miller (CE), Sarasota, Fla., 4/30/15.
E. Brooks Parker Jr. (METE), Houston, Texas, 12/30/14.
Raymond "Rocky" C. Rhodes (STAT '51, CHE '51), Roanoke, Va., 5/22/15.
John M. Robertson Jr. (EE), Virginia Beach, Va., 5/3/15.
Erwin P. Roeser (ME), Virginia Beach, Va., 3/29/15.
Willson "Bootie" Roper Jr. (BAD), Colonial Heights, Va., 6/14/15.
Thomas W. Sullivan (ARCH), Gaithersburg, Md., 4/13/15.
Vincent J. Vitagliano (EM), Boca Raton, Fla., 4/30/15.
John C. Baker (RS), Surry, Va., 5/13/15.
Ryland F. Beale Jr. (ANSC), Courtland, Va., 6/12/15.
William N. Colonna (BAD '52), Accomac, Va., 5/3/15.
Samuel C. Harris Jr. (EE), Waynesboro, Va., 6/13/15.
G.H. "Garland" Ladd (ME), Winston-Salem, N.C., 5/25/15.
Edward D. Lett (FW), Newport News, Va., 3/22/15.
James R. Price (FW), Newport, Va., 5/21/15.
William B. Samford (BAD), Lawrenceville, Va., 4/18/15.
W.M. "Whit" Whitson (CE), Virginia Beach, Va., 6/1/15.
James "Eddie" Eller (EE), Virginia Beach, Va., 4/19/15.
Peter W. Finkel (DASC, DASC '53), Perham, Maine, 3/30/15.
Jack W. Blalock (ME), Pfafftown, N.C., 4/19/15.
Delbert A. Davis (GSC), Kernersville, N.C., 10/2/14.
P.C. "Phil" Emmons (IE '56), Huntington, W.Va., 5/11/15.
William M. Powell (AGRN), Athens, Ga., 4/5/15.
Herbert R. Garland Jr. (IE '57), Blowing Rock, N.C., 4/27/15.
Michael K. Ryan (IE), Reno, Nev., 9/15/14.
John D. Hawks III (EE), Lynchburg, Va., 5/25/15.
Chin H. Lu (CHE, CHE '62), Fremont, Calif., 4/20/15.
John "Denny" W. Merchent (ME), Lynchburg, Va., 6/14/15.
Charlie T. Moon (IE '56), Broad Run, Va., 1/31/15.
Robert M. Patrick (BAD '56), Sunset Beach, N.C., 12/9/14.
Millard H. Robbins Jr. (GSC '56, ESEN '65), Roanoke, Va., 7/4/15.
David W. Thomas (BAD), Baton Rouge, La., 5/11/15.
Charles S. Tulloss (GAG '62), Falmouth, Va., 3/27/15.
P. Edmond Virgili (CE), Norfolk, Va., 5/5/15.
Romie W. Hancock Jr. (GAG), Charlottesville, Va., 4/13/15.
Sam B. Howard (ME), Atlanta, Ga., 5/26/15.
Ray H. Rule (EE), Glen Allen, Va., 5/24/15.
Clyde E. Burton (BAD '61), Hanover, Md., 5/11/15.
Lloyd "Pete" F. Holloran (BAD), Lynchburg, Va., 4/7/15.
Paul T. Jones Jr. (METE '57), LaGrange Park, Ill., 5/1/15.
Melvin E. Sands (EE '59), Atkinson, N.H., 4/28/15.
Richard W. Faison (EM, CHE), Suffolk, Va., 12/15/14.
Charles J. Goodman (ME '59), Greensboro, N.C., 4/7/15.
J. Wallace Johnson (CE '59), Callao, Va., 5/10/15.
Greene A. Jones (CE), Ocean City, N.J., 6/3/15.
Sam G. McCall Jr. (BAD), Greensboro, N.C., 6/27/15.
George S. Parrott (AGED '59), Henrico, Va., 5/16/15.
Milton M. Phillips (BAD), Chesapeake, Va., 5/5/15.
Dwight R. Powell (CE), Reading, Pa., 5/10/15.
John B. Riddle (BAD '57), South Boston, Va., 5/24/15.
Marshall G. Sawyer Jr. (CE), Harrodsburg, Ky., 5/13/15.
F. Eugene "Geno" Jones Jr. (GBUS '61), Richmond, Va., 5/1/15.
Mary McGahey Pase (STAT '58), Jupiter, Fla., 4/28/15.
Gene C. Weedon (CHEM '60), Richmond, Va., 4/11/15.
William L. Atkinson (EE), Indian Head, Md., 4/21/15.
Otho E. Craft Jr. (CE), Wise, Va., 4/13/15.
William M. Eckroade (GEOL '62, GEOL '62), Cascais, Portugal, 6/8/15.
Joseph H. Harrell (EE '61), The Villages, Fla., 9/13/14.
H.R. Hedly (BIOL), Williamsburg, Va., 6/13/15.
Robert D. Mitchell (ME, ME '67), Elon, N.C., 4/16/15.
Carey L. Quarles (POUL), Fort Collins, Colo., 1/25/15.
Edward D. Smith (BAD), Indian Land, S.C., 5/31/15.
John J. Rinehart (EE, EE '67) and Joette B. Greene, Roanoke, Va., 4/19/15.
Irvin B. Boaz (ARE, CE '62), Spring, Texas, 5/23/15.
Warren J. Pegram (CHE), Alamance, N.C., 6/26/15.
Roy D. Powers Jr. (GSC '67), Duffield, Va., 3/29/15.
Donald L. Rucker (EE), Poway, Calif., 5/5/15.
K. Terry Alfriend (EM, EM '67), Pebble Beach, Calif., was named an honorary Fellow by the Academy of Engineering Excellence.
J. Morris Brown (ME), Payson, Ariz., crossed the Grand Canyon from the South Rim to the North Rim in less than one day.
Jean Dickinson Fielden (STAT), Vero Beach, Fla., was honored when Virginia Tech's graduate program in statistics was named after her, in recognition of her career in statistics and her generosity.
William W. Lewis Jr. (PHYS), Carmel, Calif., the university's first Rhodes Scholar, received Virginia Tech's University Distinguished Achievement Award.
Maury "Butch" W. Fincham Jr. (BED '64), Timberville, Va., 6/11/15.
Paul J. Karseras (BAD), Blowing Rock, N.C., 5/26/15.
Gary F. Krause (STAT), Columbia, Mo., 6/16/15.
Frank Silva (ME), Suffolk, Va., 5/10/15.
Kitty P. Smith (ANSC, ANSC '71), Delaplane, Va., 4/23/15.
Lewis R. Thompson (AGED), Floyd, Va., 5/8/15.
Thomas D. Rust (CE), Herndon, Va., received the Virginia Tech College of Engineering's Distinguished Alumnus Award.
Harold "Hal" W. Schneikert Jr. (IE), Wilmington, Del., received Virginia Tech's Alumni Distinguished Service Award.
Charles E. Cook Jr. (BAD), Mount Airy, N.C., 5/26/15.
Arthur A. Hough (EE '66), Mechanicsville, Va., 4/14/15.
Jack H. James Jr. (CE), Huntsville, Ala., 5/17/15.
Peter D. Pettit (CE '67), Pittsville, Va., 9/21/14.
William K. Wells Jr. (ME), Bluffton, S.C., was inducted into Virginia Tech's Academy of Engineering Excellence.
Virginia Manning Dillard (ENGL '67), Charlotte, N.C., 4/20/15.
Joseph R. Boggess (CS, MATH), Radford, Va., 5/1/15.
Roger C. Gatewood (PSCI), Austin, Texas, 6/16/15.
Wm. "Klink" F. Klinksiek (ME '66, ME '67, ME '72), Winchester, Va., 10/18/14.
Neil "Skip" V. Raymond (SOC), Beavercreek, Ohio, 3/23/15.
Vinod Chachra (IEOR, IEOR '72), Blacksburg, Va., was inducted into Virginia Tech's Academy of Engineering Excellence in 2015.
J. Jefferies "John" Miles (ECON, BAD), Alexandria, Va., was recognized among the top attorneys in Washington, D.C., by Super Lawyers, and was named in the 2015 edition of "Chambers USA: America's Leading Lawyers for Business."
Robert A. DiNubila (ACCT '69), Clayton, N.C., 12/28/14.
Bruce R. McGinnis (BAD, BAD '70), Lewisburg, W.Va., 4/4/15.
Richard H. Callaway (PSCI), Douglasville, Ga., retired as canon to the ordinary of the Episcopal Diocese of Atlanta.
Robert A. Johansen(ME), Denver, N.C., 5/25/15.
C.E. Maxey (AGED), Bedford, Va., 5/7/15.
Terry F. Morris (EE '70, EE '70), Huntsville, Ala., 6/18/15.
Ronald A. Pauley (HIST), Bland, Va., 5/26/15.
J.A. Podlesni (PSYC '70), Green Bay, Va., 5/26/15.
Ann "Penny" McCallum Crumpler (ENGL), Annandale, Va., 5/2/15.
Danny R. Huffman (BAD, ENGL '74, EDCI '77), Blacksburg, Va., 4/26/15.
Robert A. Morgan (CE), Las Vegas, Nev., 5/23/15.
James A. Pigninelli (MGT '71), Sandston, Va., 6/7/15.
Nancy Lankford Hargroves (HNF, HNF '73), Manakin-Sabot, Va., is first vice president of National Garden Clubs Inc.
William B. Yancey (GSC '72), Saint Augustine, Fla., authored a book, "Quantum Timeline."
Stephen W. Carey (ASE '74), Ironwood, Mich., 6/16/15.
George M. Clarkson (ANSC), Arrington, Va., 4/2/15.
Phillip L. Correll (HIST), Salem, Va., 6/22/15.
William T. Desmond (PSYC), Richmond, Va., 3/27/15.
Maureen Wilson Murphy (URBA, EDAD '75), Oakton, Va., 7/15/14.
Mark R. Schroeder (HIST), Plano, Texas, 3/11/15.
Richard G. Van Camp (ACCT), Clifton, Va., 4/28/15.
Donald L. Branson (FW), Castlewood, Va., 6/23/15.
John E. Lee III (SOC '75), Roanoke, Va., 4/19/15.
Harris D. McGirt (EDAD '76), Wellington, Fla., 6/5/15.
Andrew S. Ratcliffe Jr. (TA), Newport, Va., 6/21/15.
John H. Tweedy (ECAS), Williamsburg, Va., 6/7/15.
David R. Allen (CE), Bristol, Va., 5/5/15.
Mary G. Burton Johnson (BED), Fredericksburg, Va., 4/7/15.
Ned C. Heller (CE), Towson, Md., 2/28/15.
Sharon Eudy Neufeld (ACCT), McLean, Va., 6/5/15.
Robert J. Warren (FIW, FIW '79), Athens, Ga., received the Gerald H. Cross Alumni Leadership Award from Virginia Tech's Department of Fish and Wildlife Conservation and the College of Natural Resources and Environment's Leadership Institute.
Catherine Domme Donahue (CS), Midlothian, Va., 8/28/14.
Larry D. Casey (BC), Fort Lauderdale, Fla., is executive vice president and chief strategy and markets officer for Skanska USA Building Inc.
Carl H. Johnson (MGT), Roanoke, Va., retired as director of revenue cycle management at Carilion Clinic.
Donna A. Adams (MHFD), Java, Va., 4/3/15.
Eloise G. Coffey (EDCI), Hernando, Fla., 7/10/15.
John "Slim" K. Pickens III (GEOL), Petersburg, Alaska, 4/11/15.
James E. Shugh Jr. (CHE), Oswego, Ill., 6/14/15.
David E. Bowles (ESM, ESM '80, EM '90), Suffolk, Va., is director of NASA's Langley Research Center.
Walter "Lee" Daniels (FW, AGRN '81, AGRN '85), Blacksburg, Va., was reappointed as the Thomas B. Hutcheson Jr. Professor at Virginia Tech.
Paul L. Huffman Jr. (MATE), Roanoke, Va., was inducted into Virginia Tech's Academy of Engineering Excellence.
Deborah L. Martin Petrine (MGT), Hardy, Va., was reappointed by Gov. Terry McAuliffe to serve on the Virginia Tech Board of Visitors.
Charles D. Phlegar (MGT '79, EDPE '87), Blacksburg, Va., was named Virginia Tech's first vice president for advancement, overseeing the merger of alumni relations, development, and university relations operations.
Robert A. Barusefski (EE), Haymarket, Va., 5/15/15.
Jessica L. Stegall Wren (SOC), Dallas, Texas, 4/4/15.
Henry N. Butler (ECON, ECON '82), Huntly, Va., was named dean of the George Mason University School of Law.
David L. Calhoun (ACCT), New Canaan, Conn., received Virginia Tech's Alumni Distinguished Service Award.
Bennett K. Hatfield (MINE), Charleston, W.Va., was inducted into Virginia Tech's Academy of Engineering Excellence.
Ruth Harry Lytton (MHFD '77, MHFD, HIDM '86), Radford, Va., received Virginia Tech's Alumni Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Academic Advising.
Martha Allgood Walker (EDVT), Ringgold, Va., received Virginia Tech's Alumni Award for Excellence in Extension.
Kathleen K. Glass (EE), Boulder, Colo., 3/29/15.
Lucien "Lou" C. Johnson Jr. (EDCC), Aiken, S.C., 6/22/15.
Michael L. Oatts (EE, EE '81), Birmingham, Ala., 5/21/15.
Douglas J. Barylski (CHE), Alexandria, Va., received the Superior Civilian Service Award for his contributions to safety during his military career as a fire-protection engineer.
Robert P. Siegel (ME, ME '82), Rochester, N.Y., won the 2015 Abu Dhabi Sustainability Week blogging competition.
Marcia Jones Thom (LASC), Lynchburg, Va., earned a master's degree and was awarded the Connie Burwell White Excellence in Teaching Award by the Student Government Association of Sweet Briar College.
James H. Bennett (CE), Williamsburg, Va., is associate vice president and manager of the Dewberry firm in Gainesville, Va.
Alok Das (AOE), Lebanon, Ohio, was inducted into Virginia Tech's Academy of Engineering Excellence.
Mark L. Mortier (ARCH), Santa Fe, N.M., is founder and principal of an architecture firm.
Lori Luxenburg Wagner (CHE, CHE '87), Henrico, Va., was inducted into Virginia Tech's Academy of Engineering Excellence.
Kelly M. Sisson (COMM) and John W. Henson IV, Winchester, Va., 10/11/14.
Michael L. Preas (ECON), Conway, S.C., 4/1/15.
Darryl W. Royster (EE, EE '84), Elkridge, Md., 4/14/15.
Suzanne Beamer Bohnert (COMM), Arlington, Va., authored a book, "Game-Day Youth: Learning Football's Lingo."
W. Dale Greene (FOR), Athens, Ga., is dean of the University of Georgia's Warnell School of Forestry and Natural Resources.
Mary Kathryn Burkey Owens (ENGL), Chesterfield, Va., was recognized in the 2015 edition of Virginia Super Lawyers.
Charles E. Bakis (ESM, EM '88), State College, Pa., was inducted into Virginia Tech's Academy of Engineering Excellence.
V. Randall Tinsley (FIW), Summerfield, N.C., was recognized in the 2015 edition of "Chambers USA: America's Leading Lawyers for Business."
Allen D. Lacy (ARCH), Richmond, Va., 4/29/15.
Linda Utley Mulligan (PSYC), Toano, Va., 5/5/15.
Kenneth W. Bible (ME), Charleston, S.C., was appointed as deputy director of the command, control, communication, and computers department, and as the deputy chief information officer, at the U.S. Marine Corps headquarters.
Thomas A. Dingus (IEOR, IEOR '87), Blacksburg, Va., was elected to the Association of Unmanned Vehicle Systems International's Board of Directors for the 2015-18 term.
Jennifer J. French (AOE), Harrisonburg, Va., president of SUNRNR of Virginia, was invited to the White House to discuss President Barack Obama's export and international trade agenda.
Ann Fortenberry Jennings (GEOL), Mattaponi, Va., was selected by Virginia Lawyers Media as one of the Influential Women of Virginia for 2015.
Jeffrey N. Johnson (ARCH '86), Alexandria, Va., authored a book, "The Hunger Artist," that was named a finalist for the Library of Virginia's People's Choice Award.
Suzanne Karsa Murrmann (GBUS), Blacksburg, Va., was conferred the title of professor emerita by the Virginia Tech Board of Visitors.
Paul A. Wardinski (MKED), Burke, Va., is executive director of DECA Inc.
Cecilia A. Hodges (MGT), Fairfax, Va., was appointed market president of the Central and Southern Virginia markets for M&T Bank.
Susan VandeWoude Schweickart (VM), Loveland, Colo., received the Virginia-Maryland College of Veterinary Medicine's Lifetime Achievement Alumni Award.
Robert A. Short (BIOL '87), Richmond, Va., was selected as head of school for the Trinity Episcopal School.
Stuart M. Sirota (GEOG), Baltimore, Md., is assistant secretary for the Maryland Department of Planning.
G. Geoffrey Vining (STAT, STAT '88), Blacksburg, Va., received the Box Medal from the European Network of Industrial and Business Statistics.
Gregory L. White (FIN '91), Winston-Salem, N.C., 5/30/15.
Michael P. Gill Jr. (CE, EDCI '94), Denver, Colo., was named the 2014 Transportation Professional of the Year for the Colorado/Wyoming section of the Institute of Transport Engineers.
Stuart M. Lee (PHED, EDPE '92), League City, Texas, earned a Ph.D. in kinesiology from the University of Houston.
James "J." A. Pearson II (AGEC), Lavonia, Ga., had a Corps of Cadets residence hall named after him and his wife, Renae Pearson '90, for their generous commitment to the corps and the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences.
Michele M. Trumpore Bauer (AOE), Mechanicsville, Md., 4/16/15.
Kenneth B. Abel (ACCT), Pikesville, Md., was named in the 2015 edition of "Chambers USA: America's Leading Lawyers for Business."
Michael D. Erskine (VM), Woodbine, Md., was named director of Virginia Tech's Marion duPont Scott Equine Medical Center.
Elizabeth T. Gilboy (LAR), Blacksburg, Va., received Virginia Tech's Alumni Award for Outreach Excellence.
Maria E. Rocha Sagar (ME), Boerne, Texas, placed second in the masters figure division at the National Physique Committee's Phil Heath Classic in Houston.
Lori D. St. Clair (PSYC), Colorado Springs, Colo., 4/29/15.
Gary L. Weddle (CHE), Henrico, Va., 6/2/15.
Naomi "Gale" Ricketts Kidd (EDCI), Danville, Va., 6/12/15.
James J. Reger (IEOR), Cudjoe Key, Fla., 5/1/15.
Bobbie J. Sprouse (EDVT), Staunton, Va., 5/8/15.
Gertrude H. Becker (HIST), Blacksburg, Va., received the university's William E. Wine Award from the Virginia Tech Alumni Association.
Sudip Bhattacharjee (BAD), Bethesda, Md., was reappointed as the Konrad W. Kubin Junior Faculty Fellow at Virginia Tech.
Alan L. Eisenberg (COMM), Burke, Va., authored a memoir, "A Ladder in the Dark: My Journey from Bullying to Self-Acceptance."
John R. Hillman (CE), Wilmette, Ill., received the Virginia Tech Distinguished Alumnus Award.
Matthew M. Malanga (MSCI), Charlotte, N.C., is chief marketing officer for B2R Finance in North Carolina.
Michael P. Maxwell (FIN), Hartland, Wis., was elected to a six-year term as a circuit court judge for the Waukesha County Circuit Court, Branch 8.
Renae Collier Pearson (FCD), Lavonia, Ga., had a Corps of Cadets residence hall named after her and her husband, J. Pearson '87, for their generous commitment to the corps and the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences.
Brian T. Schools (FIN), Virginia Beach, Va., was named to the 2015-16 Board of Directors for Chartway Federal Credit Union's We Promise Foundation.
Keith A. Scott (LAR, ARCH '95), Charlottesville, Va., designed Southern Living magazine's 2015 Idea House and was featured in the August issue.
Melissa Trosclair Bales (BIOL, VM '96) and Arthur L. Bales (ENGL '92, ENGL '96), Walton, Ky., a daughter, 4/25/15.
Robert C. Baber (AT), Crozet, Va., 8/1/14.
Brian Lieberman (ISE), Farmington Hills, Mich., a daughter, 10/27/14.
Nichole Hollar Kennedy (PSYC), Evans, Ga., is vice president for student services at Augusta Technical College.
Lisa A. Lombardi (ID), Fredericksburg, Va., earned a master of architecture from the Catholic University of America and received the American Institute of Architects' Henry Adams Medal and Certificate for academic excellence.
Steve Mollenkopf (EE), San Diego, Calif., was inducted into Virginia Tech's Academy of Engineering Excellence.
John G. Wells (EDVT '90, EDVT), Blacksburg, Va., was named Educator of the Year by the Council on Technology and Engineering Teacher Education.
Gregory A. Romerosa (BAD), Arlington, Va., 7/25/14.
Matthew Gifford (ARCH), West Sayville, N.Y., is director of Shepley Bulfinch, a national design firm.
Zephaniah L. Cunningham (AT), Bedford, Va., is an emergency management specialist with the U.S. Forest Service's fire and aviation management functions and the National Incident Management Organization.
Stuart P. Echols (LAR, EDP '02), Port Matilda, Pa., authored a book, "Artful Rainwater Design: Creative Ways to Manage Stormwater."
Richard M. Wardrop III (BIOL), Chapel Hill, N.C., was elected to a three-year term on the American College of Physicians' Council of Early Career Physicians and the American Academy of Pediatrics' Executive Committee.
Jennifer J. Kyle (IS), Woodbridge, Va., 3/9/15.
Michael D. Hayes (ESM, EM '97, EM '03), Atlanta, Ga., co-authored a book, "Fractography in Failure Analysis of Polymers."
Anthony L. John II (FW), Brookeville, Md., received a master's degree in public health from the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences.
William C. Worrell (FW, FOR '10), Lebanon, Va., received the 2014 Volunteer Service Award from the Appalachian Society of American Foresters.
Kelly Remzi Guillory (ACCT), Cypress, Texas, twin daughters, 6/13/14.
Steven C. Ashmore (ARCH), Sewickley, Pa., 4/20/15.
Martin A. Stonesifer (MKTG), Blacksburg, Va., 4/29/15.
Joshua R. Lorenz (PSCI), Murrysville, Pa., was named to the 2015 list of top attorneys in the "Pennsylvania Super Lawyers" publication.
Keith Y. Wood (GEOL), Elko, Nev., authored a self-published book, "The Kingdom Way: How the Kingdom of God Transforms our Lives, Churches, and Cities."
Michelle S. Costello (FCD), Vienna, Va., 5/2/15.
Robert M. Ballenger (COMM), Arlington, Va., is an oral communications lecturer for the University of Maryland at College Park.
Marlene M. Preston (EDCI), Roanoke, Va., received Virginia Tech's 2015 XCaliber Award for contributions to technology-enriched active learning.
Brian T. Boylan (ISE, SYSE '02, IT '04) and Priya Gowda-Boylan (PSYC '03), Leesburg, Va., a daughter, 7/26/14.
Scott M. Barrett (FW, FOR '01, FOR '13), Fincastle, Va., received the 2014 Young Forester Leadership Award from the Appalachian Society of American Foresters.
James "Greg" Jenkins (GBUA), Blacksburg, Va., was named the William S. Gay Senior Faculty Fellow at Virginia Tech.
Charles C. Bonds (FIW), Waelder, Texas, is division director for inland fisheries for the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department.
Brian V. Carey (FSCI), Fairfield, Conn., is the conservation director for the town of Fairfield, Conn.
Amanda A. Turner Covey (IDST), Blacksburg, Va., was named an award winner in the College Association for Staff in Engineering for 2015.
Marshall R. Eichfeld (CE), Midlothian, Va., was named Virginia aviation lead for Michael Baker International's Richmond office.
Amy K. Weaver Kendall (BIOL), Charlotte, N.C., was appointed chief administrative officer for Cardinal Innovations Healthcare Solutions.
Allen J. Whitesell (FIN), Arlington, Va., was named partner at BDO USA LLP.
David B. Coaker (CE), Richmond, Va., a son, 4/20/15.
Thomas E. Cecere (BCHM, VM '05, BMVS '12), Newport, Va., received the 2015 Outstanding Recent Alumni Award from the Virginia-Maryland College of Veterinary Medicine.
Jeremy S. Fields (CE), Kingsport, Tenn., earned an M.B.A. from King University.
Melanie Griffin-Hamlin (FCD), Petersburg, Va., a 2015 Texas Region 13 Teacher of the Year semifinalist, received the 2014 Manor Elementary School Teacher of the Year award, the 2014 District Teacher of the Year award, and the 2015 Best Teacher in Austin award.
Gloria E. Dickerson (EDAD '97, ELPS), Washington, D.C., 3/8/15.
Benjamin S. Pinkerton (PSYC), Madison, Wis., 4/22/15.
Sharnnia Artis (ISE, ISE '05, ISE '07), Irvine, Calif., received the College of Engineering's 2015 Outstanding Young Alumni Achievement Award.
Kevin P. Heaslip II (CE, CE '03), Oakton, Va., was named research leader for resilience for the Virginia Tech National Capital Region's research development team.
Kenneth E. Nicely (ELPS, ELPS '12), Roanoke, Va., was elected to serve as a regional trustee on the Association for Middle Level Education's Board of Trustees.
Jessica S. Ruddick (ENGL, INCR '04, ENGL '04), Chesapeake, Va., authored a romance novel, "Letting Go," inspired by her time as a Tech student.
Jay J. Mizack (CHE) and Jennifer E. Wilberger Mizack (MKTG), Venetia, Pa., a son, 2/11/15.
Bettina C. Agnor Soost (ISE), Chesapeake, Va., a son, 4/23/15.
Lisa L. Brake Dyer (COMM, TA, EDCI '04), Richmond, Va., directed the J.R. Tucker High School Shoestring Players' performance of "My Mania" at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival.
Kathryn V. Jones (IS, PSCI), Richmond, Va., received the 2014 U.S. Air Force Outstanding Active Duty Intelligence Field-Grade Officer of the Year award.
Gabrielle "Bri" A. Laskey (TA, PSYC), Blacksburg, Va., wrote a musical, "My Mania," that was performed by the J.R. Tucker High School Shoestring Players at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival.
Jeremy R. Moss (PSCI, SOC), Alexandria, Va., was elected to the College of Community Association Lawyers.
William T. Boswell (AAEC), Blacksburg, Va., a son, 1/30/15.
Jennifer Kerr Di Sessa (BIOL) and Peter R. Di Sessa (CS '04), Lebanon, Tenn., a daughter, 11/7/14.
Darryl R. Wright (LAR), Vienna, Va., 1/9/15.
Taren Gregory Everett (HNFE), San Diego, Calif., is a registered nurse working with the Mercy Outreach Surgical Team.
Jessica L. Clem Tabb (FIN), Charleston, S.C., earned a doctorate in dental medicine from the Medical University of South Carolina's James B. Edwards College of Dental Medicine.
Amber Parker Rankin (PSYC) and Kevin P. Rankin (ME '07), Reston, Va., 5/9/15.
Crystal Morgan Fraser (COMM) and Brian D. Fraser (ARCH '08), Oakton, Va., a son, 2/23/15.
Casey M. Liss (CPE), Glen Allen, Va., a son, 10/29/14.
David M. Marston (MINE), Frisco, Texas, a son, 7/3/14.
Melisa Lasken Shifflett (MATH, EDCI '05) and Miles P. Shifflett (LAR), Lynchburg, Va., a daughter, 11/15/14.
Lindsey H. Stone (ISE), Moseley, Va., a son, 5/13/15.
Matthew J. Zuraw (FIN), Roanoke, Va., was named assistant vice president of underwriting in GEICO's Dallas regional office.
Monique D. Blake (COMM) and George G. Blake III (IDST '08), Bowie, Md., a daughter, 11/4/14.
Jennifer A. DiCristina Cacciola (BIOL) and Stephen J. Cacciola (ME, ME '07), Blacksburg, Va., a son, 10/1/14.
Kevin R. Denholm (ISE) and Shannon Baker Denholm (COMM), Charlotte, N.C., a daughter, 9/17/14.
Angela Marshall Honaker (COMM), Roanoke, Va., a daughter, 12/31/14.
Aimee Elm Miller (PSYC), New Market, Va., a daughter, 3/14/15.
Jonathan M. Cruise (BIT) and Amanda C. Blackmer, Richmond, Va., 10/25/14.
Randy L. Spicer (AE, AE '07) and Pamela C. Hider (BIOL '07), Sterling, Va., 4/24/15.
Steven R. Wright (ACIS) and Lauren Wright, Ashburn, Va., 6/28/14.
Christian M. Barlow (BIOL), Manteo, N.C., received a doctorate from St. George's University School of Medicine.
Dejan J. Bratcher (APSC), Charlottesville, Va., received a doctor of pharmacy degree from Virginia Commonwealth University.
Andrew P. McCoy (BCSM), Blacksburg, Va., was reappointed the Preston and Catharine White Fellow at Virginia Tech.
Steven R. Anton (ME, ME '11), Cookeville, Tenn., an assistant professor at Tennessee Tech University, was selected for the U.S. Air Force Summer Faculty Fellowship Program.
Phillip Chong (PSCI, AAEC), Fairfax, Va., was named the Tahirih Justice Center's 2015 Maryland Pro Bono Attorney of the Year.
Stephen H. Donaldson Jr. (CHE) and Whitney Martinez Donaldson (MKTG), Santa Barbara, Calif., 4/18/15.
Sanford A. Hinkle (SOC, PSYC) and Teresa M. Beck, Kernersville, N.C., 5/24/14.
Heather DeMay Reaske (MKTG) and Trevor G. Reaske (MKTG), Reston, Va., 5/2/15.
Eric P. Westphal (FIN) and Lauren Posey Westphal (PSCI), Washington, D.C., 5/9/15.
SKristen L. Casto (ISE), Ashburn, Va., was named the College of Engineering's 2015 Outstanding Graduate Student.
Josh E. Shiben (AE), Winchester, Va., authored a self-published book, "Dreams of Eschaton."
Amanda Gurtis Davis (MGT, HTM) and Jeremy A. Davis (PUA, MGT), New York, N.Y., 10/10/14.
Andrew R. Love (CPE) and Amanda L. Koppel (ENT '10), Richland, Wash., 11/12/14.
Brittany A. Brown (IS), Arlington, Va., who completed a Hokies on the Hill internship, is now a WorldTeach volunteer in Hunan, China, teaching oral English to about 1,000 students.
William D. Miller (EDCI), Blacksburg, Va., received Virginia Tech's 2015 Sporn Award for Teaching Introductory Subjects.
Katrina B. Piercy (HNFE), Gaithersburg, Md., received the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences' Outstanding Recent Alumni Award.
Kendall L. Bailey (PSCI, PHIL, PSCI '12) and Kathleen S. Jones (IS '12), Roanoke, Va., 11/22/14.
Kelly Otey Brown (HNFE) and Timothy Brown (HNFE), Roanoke, Va., 5/2/15.
Mary-Catherine Hutchens Steigerwald (IDST) and Craig Steigerwald, Lynchburg, Va., 5/2/15.
Sonia M. Wahbe (MKTG), Broomfield, Colo., 5/4/15.
Julia L. Carrington (APSC), South Boston, Va., earned a doctor of pharmacy degree, with highest honors and distinction, from the University of North Carolina's Eshelman School of Pharmacy.
Anne C. Carrington (APSC), Roanoke, Va., earned a doctor of pharmacy degree, with highest honors and distinction, from the University of North Carolina's Eshelman School of Pharmacy.
Matthew Y. Chan (ESEN), Blacksburg, Va., is president of the Virginia Tech Graduate Student Assembly.
Anna Judge Goldman (ITDS) and Benjamin J. Goldman (ME, ME '13), King George, Va., a son, 4/16/15.
Adam Laing Ward (COMM), a cameraman for WDBJ (Channel 7) in Roanoke, was murdered with reporter Alison Parker during a live broadcast on Aug. 26. Ward was remembered by Robert Denton, professor and chair of the Department of Communication, as a hard worker who "did whatever was needed with a smile and with grace."
Joshua W. Deutschmann (MATH, ECAS), Columbia, Md., who completed a Hokies on the Hill internship, is now a project associate for Innovations for Poverty Action in Dakar, Senegal.
Alexander J. Jarmusz (ISE), Warrenville, Ill., published his first children's book, "Chester Becomes President," and is the advanced manufacturing engineer for Bretford.
Rachel M. Kirk (FR, PSCI), New Orleans, was awarded the U.S. Fulbright Student Program grant.
Colin M. MacDermott (PSCI), Virginia Beach, Va., who completed a Hokies on the Hill internship, is now a staff member for the U.S. Senate Committee on Appropriations, serving as a resource for the full Committee on Appropriations.
Collin J. Chew (CS) and Madeleine S. Scaggs Chew (BIOL, BIOC), 12/27/14.
James M. Cilimberg (PSYC) and Kacey M. Cilimberg, Franklin, Tenn., 6/27/15.
Emma C. Potter (HD), Blacksburg, Va., is director of communications for the Virginia Tech Graduate Student Assembly.
Vincent J. DeGeorge (TA), Cincinnati, Ohio, was named assistant professor and Joseph Weinberger Chair of Acting for the Lyric Stage at College-Conservatory of Music.
Frances S. Dowd (AEM, EPP), Blacksburg, Va., was named an economic development specialist in Virginia Tech's Office of Economic Development.
Emma L. Flemmig (GSCR), Blacksburg, Va., was awarded the U.S. Fulbright Student Program grant.
Kylie A. Ford (EDCI), Frederick, Md., was chosen by the Knowles Science Teaching Foundation as a member of its 2015 cohort of Teaching Fellows.
Janani Ravi (IS, ENGL), Blacksburg, Va., was awarded the U.S. Fulbright Student Program grant.
Anjelica M. Smith (COMM), Blacksburg, Va., was selected for the Virginia Governor's Fellows Program, which allows individuals the opportunity to experience the administration of state government.
Charlie Coffey, Virginia Tech head football coach from 1971 to 1973, died Aug. 24. Coffey, who brought a potent passing attack to the team, compiled a 12-20-1 record during three seasons as head coach. His best season came in 1972, when the Hokies went 6-4-1. After leaving Tech, Coffey entered the trucking industry, founding a company that his two sons continue to run.
Elankumaran Subbiah, an associate professor of virology at the Virginia-Maryland College of Veterinary Medicine, died Sept. 2 in Chennai, India. A nationally renowned virologist and a faculty member in the Center for Molecular Medicine and Infectious Disease, Subbiah studied human and animal viruses and the control of diseases produced by the viruses. In 2012, he earned the Pfizer Award for Veterinary Research Excellence, the college's highest research honor.
Jim Weaver, whose vision and leadership as the director of athletics from 1997 to 2013 catapulted Virginia Tech into the Big East Conference and later the Atlantic Coast Conference (ACC), died July 1. Weaver's ability to place the department on solid financial footing, his emphasis on facilities, and his strong oversight of NCAA compliance set the groundwork for the school's invitation into the ACC for all sports starting in 2004. Tech won 16 ACC team championships during his tenure.