Mary Robeson Pendleton (BIOL), Blacksburg, Va., 6/23/16.
James R. Cosby (PHYS), Myrtle Beach S.C., 5/12/16.
William C. Bennett (EE), Bristol, Tenn., 6/5/16.
Robert H. Schenker (CHE), Burlington, N.C., 12/31/15.
Bernard "Buck" C. Cook (ASE), Roanoke, Va., 6/19/16.
Clifton C. Garvin Jr. (CHE, CHE '47), Easton, Md., 4/17/16.
R.H. "Hall" Ballard (IE), Suffolk, Va., 5/7/16.
Walter E. Haynes (EE '47), New Smyrna Beach, Fla., 12/28/15.
Albert F. Lane Jr. (CHE), Calabash, N.C., 9/12/15.
Mary H. Hawks Steinhardt (GHEC), Roanoke, Va., 6/24/16.
Hugh D. Via Jr. (PHYS), Virginia Beach, Va., 3/2/16.
Frances "Arlene" Gray Hudgins (BIOL), Christiansburg, Va., 5/16/16.
William S. Budington (EE), Colorado Springs, Colo., 4/19/16.
Stephen H. Ferguson Jr. (ARE), Farmville, Va., 5/15/16.
V.H. Marshall (BIOL), Charlottesville, Va., 5/21/16.
William M. Noyes (CE), Washington, N.C., 2/19/16.
Charles F. Shuler (AGED '47), Elkton, Va., 5/28/16.
Richard D. Tyree (GSC), Lynchburg, Va., 5/1/16.
James D. Ashley (HORT), Hampton, Va., 6/9/16.
Charles B. Moore (BAD), Bristol, Tenn., 6/6/16.
Sinclair C. Preston (BAD), Kingsport, Tenn., 3/21/16.
Giles B. Trimble (CE), Staunton, Va., 6/30/16.
Charles P. Brewer Jr. (ASE), Wilder, Ky., 4/26/16.
Charles S. Carlton (EDBS '58, AGED '58), Bluefield, Va., 4/4/16.
Charles W. Moss (ME), Louisville, Ky., 6/4/16.
Paul H. O'Dell (CE), Raleigh, N.C., 5/18/16.
Herbert E. Agnor Jr. (IE), Willoughby, Ohio, 3/20/16.
J. Mark Funderburg (AGE), Lake Havasu City, Ariz., 5/29/16.
Horace "Bill" George Jr. (ME), West Point, Va., 5/3/16.
Kelvin E. Handy (AGRN), Roanoke, Va., 7/4/16.
Richard H. Lemmon (ME), Corona del Mar, Calif., 1/4/16.
William E. Atkinson (ANSC), Farmville, Va., 3/25/16.
Edward G. Frye III (BC), Alpharetta, Ga., 6/25/16.
Edwin "Argyle" Haley (BAD), Doswell, Va., 6/12/16.
Henry "Hank" G. Parker Jr. (IE), Hampton, Va., 6/9/16.
Philip Pollak Jr. (ME), Westport, Conn., 6/12/16.
J. McDougal Rice (SOC), Manassas, Va., 6/4/16.
William L. Stevens (EE), Arroyo Seco, N.M., 5/10/16.
Samuel W. Weaver III (BAD '52), Knoxville, Tenn., 6/21/16.
Richard L. White (IAED), Springfield, Va., 4/23/16.
C. Edward Carrigan (IE '57), Ocala, Fla., 3/26/16.
Curtis "Buck" A. Clayton (BAD), Pawleys Island, S.C., 4/4/16.
Donald S. Haga (ME), Roanoke, Va., 6/12/16.
Bobby G. Hudson (CE, CE '58), Roanoke, Va., 4/5/16.
Leon M. Kline (DASC), Manassas, Va., 6/11/16.
Najah C. Taylor Jr. (GAG), Tappahannock, Va., 6/18/16.
Richard J. Vanderbilt (ME), Bloomington, Ind., 5/30/16.
W. Earl Calohan Jr. (GAG '54), Rustburg, Va., 6/10/16.
John M. Fulmer (BAD), Upper Marlboro, Md., 5/8/16.
John P. Gordon (EE '59, EE '59), Chesterfield, Va., 6/24/16.
Joyce Connelly Kirks (RS), Petersburg, Va., 6/24/16.
Ralph "Mc" E. McDonald (EE), Fairfax, Va., 6/11/16.
Lloyd "Sonny" R. Sorenson Jr. (BAD '58), Newport News, Va., 6/5/16.
Godfrey R. Baldwin (IAED), Virginia Beach, Va., 7/2/16.
Hugh E. Brown Jr. (BED, BAD), Roanoke, Va., 6/20/16.
Walter H. Gordon Jr. (EE), Asheboro, N.C., 6/2/16.
Hugh H. Ingram Jr. (BAD), Powhatan, Va., 6/22/16.
Robbie F. Owen (GAG), Wakefield, Va., 6/15/16.
John J. Payette Jr. (ANSC), Culpeper, Va., 6/14/16.
George A. Pearson (GAG), Richmond, Va., 5/7/16.
James W. Gill (BIOC, BION '57), Staunton, Va., 4/23/16.
R. Burke Johnson (BAD '56), West Point, Va., 6/14/16.
Betty S. Mintz (EDBS), Spartanburg, S.C., 6/13/16.
F. Donald Taylor (AGED), Clear Brook, Va., 5/5/16.
Gordon "Sonny" D. Bowman II (HORT), Mount Jackson, Va., 5/28/16.
R.L. "Ray" Cilimberg (METE), Montgomery Village, Md., 9/9/15.
W. Paul Higgins Jr. (IE), Huntington, W.Va., 4/16/16.
Hunter P. Mabry (SOC), Roanoke, Va., 7/9/16.
Ann Wiltsee Phillips (GHEC), Vienna, Va., 12/31/15.
Allen H. Rakes (DASC, DASC '57), Raleigh, N.C., 5/30/16.
Harry G. Saufley (AGED), Hagerstown, Md., 3/20/16.
Robert W. Walls (METE '61), Gulf Shores, Ala., 5/26/16.
Leroy F. White Jr. (ME '58), Patrick Air Force Base, Fla., 5/16/16.
Charles W. Hall (ACCT), Harrisonburg, Va., 5/30/16.
James L. Hamner Jr. (ANSC), Amelia Court House, Va., 4/13/16.
James L. McGlothlin (ACCT), Cedar Bluff, Va., 3/31/16.
Alan D. Rex (BIOL '60, BIOL '60), Colorado Springs, Colo., 4/10/16.
Robert L. Stallard (MATH), Carlisle, Ky., 6/23/16.
Claud C. Wright (ME), Birmingham, Ala., 6/15/16.
John Moody (business administration '58), a Virginia Tech athletics fundraiser for more than 40 years, died Aug. 8 at the age of 83. A former football player and U.S. Army veteran, Moody retired in 2013 from his role with the Virginia Tech Athletic Fund, also known as the Hokie Club. He was inducted into the Richmond Hokie Club Hall of Fame and the Virginia Tech Sports Hall of Fame. The John Moody Scholarship Fund was endowed in his honor, and the John S. Moody Award recognizes the person who signs up the most Hokie Club members annually.
Harry T. Aycock III (EE), Largo, Fla., 12/19/15.
Angelo J. Garcia (CE), DeBary, Fla., 6/10/16.
Ronald S. Johnson (BAD '58), Indian Wells, Calif., 3/12/16.
Larry G. Pendleton Jr. (BAD '60), Wilmington, N.C., 3/15/16.
Glenn "Robbie" Robinson (EE), Pearisburg, Va., 3/10/16.
John H. Stratton (ME), Fairfax, Va., 3/17/16.
Kenneth E. Wright (CE), Durham, N.C., 7/1/16.
William L. Baker (EE), Charleston, W.Va., 6/13/16.
F. Stuart "Tool" King (BC '62), Danville, Va., 3/24/16.
William McAinsh III (BAD), Fort Lauderdale, Fla., 5/24/16.
James "Tim" Peeler (STAT '64, CHE '64), Oakton, Va., 2/4/16.
Larry R. Beamer (IE), Dublin, Va., 5/7/16.
George R. Costis (IE), Norfolk, Va., 3/20/16.
William P. Hodges Jr. (ME), Newport News, Va., 5/31/16.
Michael R. Mariniak (ME), Yorktown, Va., 4/4/16.
Nathan E. Novack (EE), Wallops Island, Va., 5/18/16.
Thomas C. West (ASE), Haymarket, Va., 5/31/16.
William D. Weaver Jr. (POUL, POUL '66), Gloucester, Va., received the 2016 Poultry Science Distinguished Alumnus Award from the Penn State Department of Animal Science.
Franklin "Mack" Halsey Sr. (AGEC, AGEC '64), Charlottesville, Va., 4/14/16.
Sherman A. Jones (ME), Roanoke, Va., 5/24/16.
John F. Reiley (BAD '69, ME '69), Strasburg, Va., 4/12/16.
William R. Reytar Jr. (EE), Laurel, Md., 6/4/16.
J. Herbert Williams (PHYS '63), Stevens, Pa., 3/18/16.
Robert F. Sawallesh (MKED), Valrico, Fla., an 18-year volunteer at the James A. Haley Veterans' Hospital, has recorded more than 5,000 hours of service.
Frederick "Bill" Lantz (RS), Mt Pleasant, S.C., 6/1/16.
Ben J. Davenport Jr. (BAD), Chatham, Va., received Virginia Tech's 2016 William H. Ruffner Medal for notable and distinguished service to the university.
Michael C. Boomer Jr. (DE '65), Fairfax, Va., 5/12/16.
William F. Irving (EM), Lexington, Ky., 6/17/16.
R. "Butch" Barringer (ME), Newport News, Va., authored a book that received the Military Order of the Stars and Bars' prestigious Douglas Southall Freeman History Award for 2016.
Joseph C. Gurley Jr. (MATH '66), Fairfax, Va., 6/4/16.
Robert P. Lakin (AGE '65), Milford, Va., 5/7/16.
James S. Rawlings (CE '65), Steilacoom, Wash., 4/23/16.
William L. Smith (AGED '65), Saint Paul, Va., 5/28/16.
Preston L. Durrill (CHE), Blacksburg, Va., received Virginia Tech's 2016 William E. Wine Award for teaching excellence.
James E. Smith (CHEM), Williamsburg, Va., received Virginia Tech's 2016 Alumni Distinguished Service Award.
Johnny R. Barr (HIST), Marion, Va., 4/19/16.
Jeff W. Daniell (PLPP), Buford, Ga., 6/14/16.
Kenneth E. Elder (BAD), Chesapeake, Va., 5/9/16.
K.W. "Ken" Gallier (MATH), Export, Pa., 3/21/16.
Emmett "Jay" B. Kitchen Jr. (EE '68), Alexandria, Va., 12/13/15.
J. Jefferies "John" Miles (ECON, BAD), Alexandria, Va., was ranked among the top leaders in his field in the 2016 edition of "Chambers USA" and recognized in the 2016 edition of "Washington D.C. Super Lawyers."
Rita Waldron Charnock (ENGL), West Palm Beach, Fla., 3/12/16.
Jack S. Moody (BAD), Chapel Hill, N.C., 5/7/16.
Joe W. Meredith (ASE, ISE '97), Blacksburg, Va., was inducted into the Roanoke-Blacksburg Technology Council's Technology Hall of Fame.
Richard D. Sisson Jr. (METE), Worcester, Mass., received the Worcester Polytechnic Institute's Board of Trustees' Award for Outstanding Research and Creative Scholarship.
J. Albert Arbuckle (IE, IE '70), Max Meadows, Va., 4/24/16.
Barry W. Beard (ASE), Alexandria, Va., 4/26/16.
Mark W. Holman (ARCH), Cape Coral, Fla., 6/2/16.
Sidney J. Brandon Jr. (AGEC), Dundas, Va., 7/5/16.
Frances Moschler Heard (ENGL '71), Chapel Hill, N.C., 6/21/16.
H. Andrew Lester Jr. (PSCI, URPL '79), Keeling, Va., 5/23/16.
James F. Tobey Jr. (BIOL, MICR '77), Salem, Va., 12/2/15.
Wistar H. Trent (HIST), Henrico, Va., 4/13/16.
Harris "Rick" Dunaway Jr. (GBUS '73), Elizabeth City, N.C., 5/30/16.
Joseph M. Greene Jr. (BIOL), Mount Sidney, Va., 4/11/16.
Roger E. Hanes (AGRN), Cordova, Tenn., 4/4/16.
Martin F. Hayduk (EDAD, EDAD '75), Harrisonburg, Va., 7/7/16.
James A. Kirby (VIED, EDVT '75), Martinsville, Va., 6/29/16.
P. Jeryl Vest (ECON), Roanoke, Va., 4/8/16.
Robert H. English III (ACCT '73, HORT '75), Smyrna, Del., 6/24/16.
Edward W. Alexander III (GBUS '74), Front Royal, Va., 4/27/16.
Robert "Nick" Glenn (FIN), Pulaski, Va., was elected mayor of the Town of Pulaski.
Steven F. Iobst (CE), Yellowstone National Park, Wyo., received the Department of Interior's Meritorious Service Award from the National Park Service.
Clement I. Irons (EDBS), Sterling, Va., 4/1/16.
Robert E. Overman (MKTG), Portsmouth, Va., 3/22/16.
Mary Louise Spann (AGRN), Alpine, Texas, 3/15/16.
Larry A. Bowers (URBA), Rockville, Md., retired from Montgomery County Public Schools after 38 years of service.
Jeanne Centracchio DaDamio (FR, MAED '76), Vienna, Va., received Virginia Tech's 2016 Alumni Distinguished Service Award.
Roy "LaMance" Joyce (BIOL), White Stone, Va., 6/20/16.
Lisa Ellis Von Colln (PSYC), Fredericksburg, Va., 6/13/16.
Robert A. Rapaport (PSCI), Virginia Beach, Va., was named once again to the Virginia Super Lawyers and was elected president of the Virginia Workers' Compensation American Inn of Court for 2016.
Boyd J. Overstreet (CS), Salem, Va., 4/26/16.
William W. Copenhaver (ME, ME '79), Beavercreek, Ohio, is a visiting scientist at Virginia Tech studying with propulsion experts and developing a technology called StreamVane.
Diane Ragone (HORT), Kilauea, Hawaii, received the 2016 Medal of Honor from the Garden Club of America.
Janice M. Howery Witt (EDCI), Ashburn, Va., 4/6/16.
James K. Lowe Jr. (CE), Roanoke, Va., was inducted into the Charles E. Via Jr. Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering Academy of Distinguished Alumni.
Christopher E. Mandel (MGT), San Antonio, Texas, was awarded the RIMS Fellow designation by the Risk Management Society.
James K. Lowe Jr. (CE), Roanoke, Va., was inducted into the Charles E. Via Jr. Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering Academy of Distinguished Alumni.
Ken E. Glover (MHFD), West Jefferson, N.C., 5/31/16.
Cynthia Fleming Lamb (MHFD), Mannboro, Va., 5/10/16.
M. Stephen Robbins (PSYC), Portsmouth, Va., 6/25/16.
Raymond M. See (PLPP), Littleton, N.C., 3/31/16.
John M. Anderson Jr. (CE), Charlottesville, Va., 6/25/16.
Charles W. Flink II (CSA), Yadkinville, N.C., 5/1/16.
Bennett K. Hatfield (MINE), Charleston, W.V., 5/22/16.
Eric J. Shaw (PSYC), Newport, R.I., 3/29/16.
Jean A. Russe Skiles (CHEM, MESC '87), Gibsonia, Pa., 7/2/16.
Vivian N. Williamson (EDSP), Petersburg, Va., 4/4/16.
Stephen P. Prisley (FW, FOR '82, FOR '89), Roanoke, Va., earned the Forest Resources Association Inc. Southwestern Region's first-place award for technical writing for a paper entitled "Assessment of Virginia's Commercial Wood Supply."
Bryce A. Turner (ARCH), Baltimore, Md., was elevated to the College of Fellows by the American Institute of Architects.
Kathy Ogburn Laughlin (EDCI), Troutville, Va., 5/26/16.
David W. Pohlman (CS), Malvern, Penn., 6/27/16.
Robert A. Bryant (REC), Clinton, S.C., received the 2016 Professor of the Year Award at Presbyterian College, and a earned the South Carolina Independent Colleges and Universities' 2016 Excellence in Teaching Award.
Alexander X. Niemiera (HORT, HORT '85), Blacksburg, Va., received Virginia Tech's 2016 William E. Wine Award for teaching excellence.
Bevlee A. Watford (MINE, IEOR '83, IEOR '86), Blacksburg, Va., received Virginia Tech's 2016 Presidential Principles of Community Award.
Richard D. Albright (CE, BAD '83), Ashburn, Va., 4/12/16.
Mary L. Broderick Burgess (HNF), Clifton, Va., 4/26/16.
Elizabeth A. Messier (PSYC '82), Bedford, Va., 3/13/16.
W. Keith Strang (CS), Dumfries, Va., 7/3/16.
John R. Craynon (MINE, MINE '85, GSCR '11, MINE '11), Shawsville, Va., is the senior mining engineer at the Export-Import Bank of the United States.
Letitia A. Long (EE), Arlington, Va., has joined the advisory board of Virginia Tech's Ted and Karyn Hume Center for National Security and Technology.
Elizabeth M. Crawford (FIN '83), Hampton, Va., 5/14/16.
Harold "Hal" A. Glovier (BAD), Sterling, Va., 1/10/15.
Robert M. Hendrickson (FCD), Radford, Va., 3/11/16.
John L. Moran (SYSE), Austin, Texas, 5/11/16.
B. Wayne Adams (MKTG), Raleigh, N.C., is senior vice president and enterprise risk and compliance manager for North State Bank in Raleigh, N.C.
Victor B. Calaman Jr. (MKTG), Richmond, Va., is vice president of corporate relations at Cobb Technologies Inc.
Ronnie D. Green (ANSC '84), Lincoln, Neb., is chancellor for the University of Nebraska-Lincoln.
Andrew C. Klages (IEOR), Broomfield, Colo., is a consulting engineer at Avaya Inc.
Gregg A. Austin (AGE), Cedar Rapids, Iowa, 4/19/16.
Edmund R. Greene (MGT), Centreville, Va., 4/3/16.
Mark C. Lee (HIST '85), Brownsville, Pa., 6/3/16.
Scott D. Lockard (ME), San Jose, Calif., 2/15/16.
Douglas J. Austen (FIW), Enola, Pa., received the Gerald H. Cross Alumni Leadership Award from the College of Natural Resources and Environment's Leadership Institute and the Department of Fish and Wildlife Conservation.
Thomas R. Fox (FOR), Christiansburg, Va., was named a 2016 Distinguished Alumnus by the University of Maine School of Forest Resources.
Chester M. Mummau (AGED), Shippensburg, Pa., was appointed superintendent of the Shippensburg Area School District.
Mark A. Rieves (IAED), Dallas, Texas, was appointed to the Dallas City Plan Commission.
V. Randall Tinsley (FIW), Summerfield, N.C., was ranked in the 2016 edition of "Chambers USA."
Karen K. Kessenich Adamo (COMM), Ashburn, Va., 5/8/16.
Betty G. Gibbs Holmes (EDAD), Virginia Beach, Va., 5/2/16.
Edwin "Ned" C. Pryor (CE), Port Matilda, Pa., 6/30/16.
Tony O. Pierson (PSYC), Blacksburg, Va., started two clean energy companies, UPowerUSA and UPowerGlobal, with his son, Nicholas J. Pierson (MKTG '14).
Thomas W. Barrett (FIN), Winston-Salem, N.C., 4/22/16.
Karen A. Lerardi (PHED), Midlothian, Va., 5/11/16.
Russell V. Otwell (CE), Haymarket, Va., 11/4/15.
C. Scott Acey (CE), Virginia Beach, Va., was appointed to MSA's Board of Directors.
Joseph R. Jones (PHED), Suffolk, Va., was named head football coach at Ocean Lakes High School in Virginia Beach.
V. Hunter Pittman (ARCH, ARCH '95), Blacksburg, Va., was appointed interim director of the School of Architecture + Design at Virginia Tech.
Charles T. Bland (VM), Lowell, Mass., 2/25/16.
Todd H. Greenwood (CE, CE '88), Winston-Salem, N.C., 4/12/16.
Peter S. Bettinger (FW, FOR '89), Athens, Ga., received the University of Georgia Creative Research Medal.
Virginia A. Buechner-Maxwell (VM, VMSC '91), Fairlawn, Va., was appointed director of CENTAUR, the Center for Animal Human Relationships at the Virginia-Maryland College of Veterinary Medicine.
Richard "Chip" L. Godine Jr. (VM), Ruckersville, Va., received the 2016 Lifetime Achievement Award from the Virginia-Maryland College of Veterinary Medicine.
Ralph O. Mueller (EDRE), West Hartford, Conn., is vice chancellor for academic affairs and provost for Purdue University Northwest.
Elizabeth Canevari Sprouse (IS), Palmyra, Va., is associate director and senior career advisor for alumni career services at the University of Virginia.
W. Bruce Robertson (IEOR), Bradenton, Fla., 4/30/16.
Basil I. Gooden (PSCI '90), Richmond, Va., was appointed the secretary of agriculture and forestry by Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe.
Steven B. Hopkins (AGED), Louisa, Va., received Virginia Tech's Alumni Award for Excellence in Extension.
Claudia A. Huddleston (EDPE), Roanoke, Va., 6/21/16.
Dana M. Rodda (EDSC), Santa Fe, N.M., 4/6/16.
Karen B. Pattakos (HRIM), Red Bank, N.J., 5/23/16.
Matthew M. Winston Jr. (MKTG), Blacksburg, Va., received the Distinguished Service Award from the Council for Advancement and Support of Education's District III.
Kelly J. Meyer (FIW), Pinetop, Ariz., 11/4/15.
Danniella M. Muheim (EM), Columbia, Md., 10/16/15.
Jeanne B. Backofen Craig (MUS), Forest, Va., advanced to the semifinals of the Cliburn International Amateur Piano Competition.
Marc E. Ekstrand (MATE), Mystic, Conn., was ordained as a rabbi at the Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion in Cincinnati.
Robyn A. Puffenbarger (BIOL), Bridgewater, Va., received the 2016 Ben and Janice Wade Outstanding Teaching Award from Bridgewater College and was named the biology department chair.
Scott W. Case (ESM, EM '93, EM '96), Blacksburg, Va., was awarded the Reynolds Metals Professorship by the Virginia Tech Board of Visitors.
George M. Filz (CE), Blacksburg, Va., was reappointed the Charles E. Via Jr. Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering.
Dennis P. Wilkerson (HIDM), Suffolk, Va., was named vice president, operations, for the NEXCOM food service program.
Michelle C. Cash Johnson (MKTG), Charlottesville, Va., 7/6/16.
Jason S. Gagnon (CE, CE '96), Anchorage, Alaska, a construction manager with Kiewit, helped build the longest bridge in Alaska and the tallest bridge in Minnesota.
Andy S. Flitcroft (PHYS), Midlothian, Va., 5/27/16.
Rex A. Gearheart (ENGL, EDCI '95), Bristol, Va., 5/26/16.
Jean R. Kendall (CHEM), Norfolk, Va., 3/21/16.
William "Mike" Parrish (EDCI), Salem, Va., 6/30/16.
Lucas W. Powell (AGEC), Rocky Mount, Va., 3/29/16.
Jennifer P. Bierly (UA), Port Matilda, Pa., was appointed to the Domestic Relations Procedural Rules Committee of the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania.
Jason P. Livingston (ACCT), Midlothian, Va., was appointed as general counsel of the United Network for Organ Sharing.
John A. Peterson (FOR), Christiansburg, Va., received Virginia Tech's 2016 President's Award for Excellence.
Thomas R. Warburton IV (LASC), Norfolk, Va., was promoted to senior vice president marketing and communications at Beacon Health Options.
John B. Hope (ECAS, ECAS '97), Roanoke, Va., 6/8/16.
Audrey Shaffer Pitcher (EDCI), Amissville, Va., 6/8/16.
John P. Simeroth (PSYC), Summerville, S.C., 4/26/16.
Christopher P. Ham (FW), Hot Springs, Ark., is the program manager for the U.S. Forest Service's southern region.
Peter B. Pickett (ME, MUS '96, ME '98), Lexington, Ky., makes his own brand of custom mouthpieces for trumpets.
Robert J. Lynch (HIST), Fairfax, Va., 6/21/16.
Myrna R. Seper (EDAD), Cheverly, Md., 5/2/16.
Joshua R. Lorenz (PSCI), Murrysville, Pa. was named to the list of top attorneys in the 2016 edition of "Pennsylvania Super Lawyers."
Brian K. Diefenderfer (CE, CE '98, CE '02) and Stacey Reubush Diefenderfer (CE '97, CE '99, CE '09), Charlottesville, Va., a son, 10/3/15.
Gregorio A. Febbraro (PSYC '93), West Des Moines, Iowa, 5/18/16.
Troy S. Leckliter (MGT), Washington, D.C., 6/19/16.
Susan Jackson Liebes (FW '98), Fallbrook, Calif., was elected to the Fallbrook Land Conservancy's Board of Directors.
Vernon R. Hayes (PAPA), Pulaski, Va., 6/16/16.
Joseph M. Smiley (ART '00), Arlington, Va., launched Craavings, a search, ratings, and recommendation web app for food and drink menu items.
John R. Talbert (FW), Bristol, Va., was named the regional forester for the Virginia Department of Forestry's central region.
Jeffrey M. Scattergood (PSCI), Fairfax, Va., a daughter, 7/5/16.
Laurie A. Alloway (CE, CE '03), Virginia Beach, Va., 5/15/16.
Harry A. Brizee (ENGL, ENGL '03), Baltimore, Md., an associate professor of writing at Loyola University Maryland, has co-authored a book, "Partners in Literacy: A Writing Center Model for Civic Engagement."
Alexander J. Salenikovich (FPR), Sainte-Foy, Quebec, Canada, was named chairman of the ASTM International Committee D07 on Wood.
Brian Slingerland (FIN), South San Francisco, Calif., gave the keynote address at Virginia Tech's Pamplin College of Business commencement ceremony.
Stephen P. Webb (EE), Durham, N.C., was promoted to senior associate at Dewberry in Raleigh, N.C.
Kelly Tucker Davis (TA '01) and Adam T. Davis (BC '07), Virginia Beach, Va., a son, 4/27/16.
Valerie A. Brammer Mollet (WSCI), Highland, Ill., a daughter, 3/5/16.
Jason M. Beddow (AAEC), Saint Paul, Minn., 4/14/16.
Nicholas P. Dillon (MSCI), Charlotte, N.C., 4/20/16.
Scott D. Beman (SOC), Mount Pleasant, S.C., is vice president for development for Highty-Tighty Alumni Inc., an organization founded in 1975 to support the band.
Terrance J. Lasher (FORS), Warrenton, Va., was named the regional forester for the Virginia Department of Forestry's eastern region.
Allison E. Hunt (CHE), Orlando, Fla., a son, 4/27/16.
Megan L. Shepherd (BIOL, VM '06, BMVS '12), Christiansburg, Va., received the 2016 Outstanding Recent Alumni Award from the Virginia-Maryland College of Veterinary Medicine.
Stephanie Osborne Findley (APSC) and John M. Findley II (AAEC '03), Harrisonburg, Va., adopted a daughter, 8/24/15.
Sarah Carlson Gilbert (HTM), Sulzbachtal, Germany, a daughter, 3/11/16.
Julia S. Wolff Hatmaker (COMM), Catonsville, Md., a daughter, 4/20/16.
Joseph D. McGinley (GEOL), Towson, Md., a daughter, 4/20/16.
Addy O'Brien Hodges Miller (FIN), Hayes, Va., a daughter, 12/5/15.
Philip A. Rogers (MATH, EDCI '06) and Emily Rogers (BIOL '05), Ellicott City, Md., a daughter, 5/3/16.
Joseph L. Ware (BIT), Lawrenceville, N.J., a son, 5/1/16.
Caprice Swan Atwell (PSCI), Indialantic, Fla., is managing broker for Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Florida Realty.
Jeremy R. Moss (PSCI, SOC), Chesapeake, Va., is counsel with the law firm of Vandeventer Black.
Adam K. Ernest (MKTG), Blacksburg, Va., is CEO of a software program for crowdfunding campaigns.
Elizabeth Townes Poole (MKTG) and Dan Poole, Pennington, N.J., 5/18/16.
Michael A. Perry Jr. (ME, ME '07), San Diego, Calif., a son, 6/3/16.
Ashleigh Gardner Volker (EE, EE '06) and Daniel P. Volker (EE), Kennesaw, Ga., a daughter, 1/14/16.
Melissa T. Eatherly (AHRM) and Chase J. Eatherly (ARCH '06), Arlington, Va., a son, 7/7/16.
Kristin L. Maglia McKernan (ISE), Simpsonville, S.C., a daughter, 4/28/16.
Laura E. DeNardis (STS), Washington, D.C., received the Virginia Tech Graduate School's 2016 Alumni Achievement Award.
George B. Mickum IV (BAD), Bethesda, Md., is general counsel of an energy startup company, ERP Compliance Fuels LLC.
Natasha L. Oliver Smith (BIT, GSCR '08, BAD '08), Newport, Va., received Virginia Tech's 2016 Provost's Award for Excellence in Advising.
Traci Tate Bricker (APSC) and Jesse Bricker, Maple Hill, N.C., 3/26/16.
Hoyt C. Bonner (MKTG), Alexandria, Va., a daughter, 2/28/16.
Ethan A. Lavery (MSE), Chantilly, Va., a son, 5/27/16.
Lauren E. Murphy (PUA), Stephens City, Va., a son, 11/3/15.
Christopher L. Day (ISE, ISE '10), Norfolk, Va., 4/10/16.
Christopher R. Vidler (MKTG), Glen Allen, Va., is a financial advisor and co-founder of V Financial Group.
Jonathan W. Biggers III (HNFE) and Whitney Hawkins Biggers (ACIS, ACIS '08), Henrico, Va., a son, 4/19/16.
Kathryn Taran McMenamin (COMM), Portsmouth, Va., a daughter, 3/12/16.
Ashley Colbassani Brammer (CE, CE '09), Germantown, Md., is a senior project engineer for Structura Inc.
Megan W. Beavers (CS) and Geoffrey Underwood, Atlanta, Ga., 4/30/16.
Bonnie E. Hamilton (ACIS, ACIS '09) and Quentin C. Penn Hollar (COMM '09, HIST '09), Richmond, Va., 6/20/15.
Colin L. Goddard (IS), Silver Spring, Md., a daughter, 6/28/16.
Kristin D. Clarke Marshaleck (FIN), Moseley, Va., a son, 10/25/15.
Tiffany Francis Reaves (MKTG), Williamsburg, Va., a son, 3/2/16.
Gilda Q. Woods (ELPS), Ferrum, Va., 6/26/16.
Yusuf Abugideiri (FIN), Fairfax, Va., was named to InvestmentNews' 40 Under 40 list for 2016.
Matthew C. Pillow (CE), Lynchburg, Va., recently earned his professional engineer license.
Kimberly S. Smith (ELPS), Christiansburg, Va., earned a Region 2 Outstanding Advising Award in the advising administrator category from the National Academic Advising Association.
Anthony J. Christian (CE) and Brielle J. Christian (ENGL '10), Rensselaer, N.Y., twin boys, 5/13/16.
Richard A. Fraenkel (STAT) and Victoria Grehl Fraenkel (GEOG), Ballston Lake, N.Y., a son, 5/2/16.
Luke A. Shrader (ME, BAD '11) and Sarah Waddill Shrader (MGT '10), Glen Allen, Va., a daughter, 5/2/16.
David "Stephan" Bieri (PGG), Blacksburg, Va., was awarded the Program in Real Estate Junior Faculty Fellowship by the Virginia Tech Board of Visitors.
Amanda L. Phelps (PSCI), Norfolk, Va., was named the Tidewater Chapter of the Institute of Internal Auditors' Outstanding Auditing Student for 2015-16.
Thomas W. Vance (GEOS), Portland, Ore., is a park ranger for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.
James R. McLaughlin (GEOG '10), Sterling, Va., 5/22/16.
Kathryn A. Prociv (GEOG, GEOG '12), Atlanta, Ga., received the Outstanding Recent Alumni Award-Graduate Degree from the College of Natural Resources and Environment.
Steven E. Rich (COMM), Washington, D.C., was a member of the Washington Post team that was awarded the Pulitzer Prize for national reporting.
Christopher J. Gehman (VM '11), McAlisterville, Pa., 2/14/16.
Benjamin P. King (GEOG), Charlottesville, Va., won stage two at the Tour of California cycling event.
Connie Tran (IDS), Glen Allen, Va., received the International Design Excellence Award from the Industrial Designers Society of America.
Kyle T. Brashear (MINE, MINE '14) and Angelina T. Poe Brashear (EPP '13), Raleigh, N.C., 5/7/16.
Andrea Burcham Harris (ENGL) and Matthew D. Harris (CE '13), Arlington, Va., 4/9/16.
Brandy Wyatt Preisendanz (CE) and Eric C. Preisendanz (CE), Hamilton, Va., a son, 6/1/16.
Kelly A. Barford (BCHM), Charlottesville, Va., received the University of Virginia's "Double Hoo" grant, which helps a graduate and undergraduate student pursue a common research project.
Christopher G. DeMasi (HSE), Stamford, Conn., along with several other Hokies, climbed Kala Patthar, a mountain near Mount Everest.
Andrew Marinik (ISE), Blacksburg, Va., was named assistant director of emergency management at Virginia Tech.
Kisha M. Gresham (PSYC, BCHM), Blacksburg, Va., was elected as director of events for the 2016-17 Virginia Tech Graduate Student Assembly.
William J. Long III (MKTG), Harrisonburg, Va., is the marketing manager for a startup, Follow My Vote Inc.
Nicholas J. Pierson (MKTG), Blacksburg, Va., started two clean energy companies, UPowerUSA and UPowerGlobal, with his father, Tony O. Pierson (PSYC '14).
Omchand Mahdu (AAEC), Blacksburg, Va., was elected as director of finance for the 2016-17 Virginia Tech Graduate Student Assembly.
Brett R. Netto (PIA), Roanoke, Va., was elected vice president for the 2016-17 Virginia Tech Graduate Student Assembly.
Sky A. Van Iderstine (ME), Davidsonville, Md., is launching a Kickstarter campaign for his company, FormyGrips.
Patrick M. Acker (ISE), Midlothian, Va., is co-founder of Yard Mapper, a software company that tracks trailers and shipping containers at distribution centers.
Bill Dooley, the former Hokies football coach who guided the program to its first bowl victory, died Aug. 9 in Wilmington, North Carolina. He was 82. Dooley served as both the head coach and athletics director at Tech from 1978-86, posting a record of 63-38-1 as a coach. When he left Tech, he was the program's all-time winningest coach. Dooley served 11 seasons as head coach at North Carolina and six seasons as head coach at Wake Forest. During his 26 seasons as a head coach, he won 161 games.
Robert Alan Russell, a 31-year employee of Virginia Tech who managed and supervised freshman chemistry laboratories, died July 20. Russell was active with the Boy Scouts of America, working with Troop 44 and Pack 44 Scouts, as well as Eagle Scout candidates in the New River District.
James Tucker, a member of Virginia Tech's economics faculty from 1970-74 and the Board of Visitors from 1974-82, died July 6. Tucker was awarded several Bronze Star medals for his service in World War II. He served as president of what is now Virginia State University and as an officer of the Richmond Federal Reserve Bank. At Tech, Tucker directed the Center for Economic Education. He authored seven books and many publications related to personal finance.
Alan Yousten, a professor emeritus of microbiology, died Aug. 24. Coming to Virginia Tech in 1971, Yousten focused his research on the microbiological control of insect pests. He contributed more than 75 book chapters and research articles. Before joining Virginia Tech, he worked as a research microbiologist at International Minerals & Chemical Corp. and served in the U.S. Army.