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Jack A. Thalhimer (IE) received the Army and National Defense Industrial Association's prestigious Gold Medallion Award in June for distinguished service to the defense establishment and as a leader in furthering the defense industrial base for over 30 years.


Charles E. Hamner Jr. (ANSC) was awarded the Charles Duncan McIver Medal by the University of North Carolina at Greensboro. The medal recognizes North Carolinians who have rendered distinguished public service to the state or nation.



Hunter R. Watson (BAD) was presented with the 2001 Volunteer of the Year Award for the Commonwealth of Virginia by the Virginia Economic Developers Assoc.


David Finkleman (ASE) is director of analysis and chief technical officer for the North American Aerospace Defense Command and U.S. Space Command and was recognized as a distinguished executive for 2001 by President George W. Bush.

Charles W. Ford (CERE) retired after 38 years of service as a tank superintendent with PPG Industries Inc. in Carlisle, Pa.


Frederick H. Ahrens (IE) retired from DuPont in August after more than 37 years of service.


Howard G. Sholl Jr. (PSCI) served on the Election Center's National Task Force for Election Reform. The group's report,

issued on Aug. 9, makes 80 recommendations on ways that state, county, and municipal officials can improve the election process.


S. Richardson Carpenter (MGT) is president and principal consultant of SRC Associates. He received his lifetime commission as a Kentucky Colonel, the highest honor awarded by Kentucky.

David J. D'Antoni (CHE) will become senior vice president and group operating officer for APAC and the Valvoline Co.

Robert S. Miller III (CE) was one of 10 local citizens to receive the 2001 Jefferson Award for outstanding volunteer service to the Hampton Roads community.

Paul Whitehead Jr. (BAD) retired as judge, 24th judicial district of the Commonwealth of Virginia. Judge Whitehead's general district courts included the City of Lynchburg and Amherst County.


John G. Appel Jr. (IE) retired from the Army after nearly 33 years of service and is director of science and technology programs at Cypress International.

Lemuel C. Johnson III (IE) is the project coordinator for First in Families of Southeastern North Carolina, a non-profit organization that helps the developmentally disabled.


William F. Engel (GSC) was honored as a distinguished alumnus of Oklahoma Central State University in October, when he also was installed as commanding general of the White Sands missile range in New Mexico.

Charles W. Steger Jr. (ARCH) was presented the 2001 William C. Noland Medal by the Virginia Society of the American Institute of Architects.

John C. Watkins (HORT) was named an honorary member of the Virginia Society of the American Institute of Architects.

Walter K. Wood (HIST), professor of history at Alabama State University, wrote "What Happened to Republicanism?: George Bancroft, the Myth of Democracy, and the Lost Causes of 1776-1787 and 1861," published in Southern Studies.



Roger W. Spence (BAD), vice president of human resources at Lucent Technologies, retired after nearly 31 years with Lucent and AT&T. He relocated to Richmond and joined the international law firm of McGuireWoods LLP.


Glenn W. Custis (CE), a professional engineer in Virginia, Maryland, and North Carolina, was named office manager of the Draper Aden Charlottesville office (3503 Crossings Way, Midlothian, VA 23113).

Robert A. Foster (ACCT) was elected by professional peers in Virginia to appear among the 77 CPAs recognized by Virginia Business' list of "Super CPAs".


Thomas E. Embrey Jr. (ACCT) was promoted to vice president of operations for Brunswick Billiards, a division of Brunsick Corp.


David L. Bandy (ARCH) is the vice president of design at Spectrum Design, P.C.

James L. Taylor (ARCH) is the senior project manager for Dewberry Design Group Inc.

Wayne N. Trout (BIOL) was elected to the executive board of the International Assoc. of Assessing Officers for a two-year term that began in September.


John A. Garland (SAEN) is the president of Spectrum Design, P.C.

William W. Huber (ARCH) is the vice president of architecture at Spectrum Design, P.C.

John G. Kines Jr. (UA) completed 20 years of service as a member of the U.S. Selective Service Eastern Virginia Appeals Board.


Edward M. Hayes (PLPP) wrote the second edition of his field guide for tree-care professionals, Evaluating Tree Defects. The first edition sold out in nine months in 49 states and several countries.


Joseph H. Maroon (PSCI) was appointed to the board of the Richmond Math and Science Center Foundation.

Robert E. Wright (ECAS) was selected as a university scholar by the University of Illinois for 2001-2002 for his outstanding performance in the areas of teaching and scholarship.


Robert L. Hobart (EE) was promoted to senior executive service, the highest echelon for career civilian employees in the U.S. government. He is director for command, control, communications, computers, and intelligence for the Marine Corps Systems Command.

Patricia P. Williams (CTRA) is founder and president of the Williams Group, an interior design firm that was awarded over 10 marketing achievement awards. She is a member of the American Society of Interior Designers.


David E. Hamm (EE) is the communications systems manager with the county police. He is responsible for radio and computer systems at the county's 911 call center. He continues to serve as pastor/evangelist despite his duties in public safety.

Rebecca B. Kates (IEOR) was named director of Six Sigma Quality for Stanley Mechanics Tools located in Dallas, Texas.


Wiliam Ellis (FIN) was promoted to vice president, operations analysis at Smithfield Foods.



Susan M. Culbertson (ACCT) was elected president of the Virginia Council of the Institute of Management Accountants. She owns a consulting business, Controller's, Etc., in Roanoke, Va.

W. Edward Howard (CE) received his Ph.D. from Marquette University.

Jane C. Wright (ARCH) was on the team that completed the programming, master planning, and design of a new living/learning community at historic Fort Douglas on the University of Utah campus in Salt Lake City, the home of the 2002 Olympic Village.


C. Thomas Ladson (EE) joined RTKL Associates Inc., an international architectural and engineering firm, as an associate vice president and co-director of the firm's Baltimore mechanical/electrical/plumbing engineering studio.

Ann M. Samford (CE) is the founder of Virginia Geotechnical Services, P.C., which attained certification of accreditation in soil testing from the American Assoc. of State Highway and Transportation Officials.

Kevin G. Witter (ARCH) joined Spectrum Design, P.C., an architectural and engineering design firm in Roanoke, as a project architect.


Bridget R. Berman (GBUS) was named president and chief operating officer of apparel designer Polo Ralph Lauren Corp.'s retail division.

Anne P. Chrisman is the vice president of Prestar Packaging, Inc.

James N. Ellis (MKTG) was appointed to a three-year term on the board of governors of the North Carolina Bar Assoc.

William T. Moore (BFIN) published a book titled Real Options and Option-Embedded Securities. He is the Berlinberg Distinguished Professor and editor of the Journal of Financial Research at the University of South Carolina.

Diane R. K. Osan (ARCH) was honored by Houston's YWCA as the Outstanding Woman of the Year in Medicine, Science and Technology. She was also recognized by Texas Children's Hospital as its "Super Star Partner".


John E. Rechcigl (AGRN) was appointed director of the University of Florida Gulf Coast Research and Education Center with locations in both Bradenton and Dover, Fla.

Steven R. Turner (MGT) was promoted to vice president of BB&T. He joined the bank in 1997 and is a private financial advisor, licensed for series 7 and 63 for investments.


Guy G. Levy (BIOL) was selected as one of "Forty under Forty" in Tidewater, Va., by Inside Business, a list comprised of individuals who are outstanding in their professions and significantly contribute to the community.

Helen E. Phillips (ACCT) was appointed to the Board of Visitors at Longwood College in Farmville, Va. She currently has her own law firm, Helen E. Phillips, Attorney at Law, in Charlottesville, Va.

Clayton W. Preston (ARCH) and his design firm have won the World Habitat Award in global competition, awarded in Japan in October. The competition is an annual program of the Building and Social Housing Foundation, headquartered in England.

Arris Reddick (MKED) received his J.D. from Widener University School of Law in December 2000. He is a member of the Pennsylvania bar and the American Bar Assoc.

Thomas E. Reed (COMM) joined Virginia State University as director of university relations.

James N. Strawbridge (IEOR) is the chief operating officer and partner for Worldview Technology Partners (1605 Alexander Way, Los Altos, CA 94024).

Thomas J. Wallis (GASC) received the Army Achievement Medal. He also received the U.S. Department of State's Meritorious Honor Award for exemplary performance in managing and executing the security management division's physical security program.


Thomas W. Barrett (FIN) formed an independent financial-planning firm, One Source Financial Advisors, LLC.

John K. Burke (ARCH), a partner in the firm of Studio27 Architecture, was presented with a 2001 Virginia Society of the American Institute of Architects Certificate of Merit Award for Excellence in Architecture for project Huis JCMZ.

Richard S. Schultz Jr. (COMM) joined Meals on Wheels of Greater Richmond Inc. as the director of community resources.


Dwight A. Holland (GEOP) is the first reservist assigned to the TEH Test Pilot School staff. He also works for the U.S. Air Force Office of Scientific Research's international office.

David F. Kelley (EE) is assistant professor of electrical engineering at Bucknell University, Lewisburg, Pa.

Brenda D. Landes (HIDM) joined Spectrum Design, P.C., an architectural and engineering design firm in Roanoke, as project architect. Her expertise is in the area of medical centers.

A. Charles Luper joined Autocar as regional sales manager.

David P. Mueller (CHEM), who maintains a private practice of reconstructive and cosmetic, facial, and jaw surgery, has accepted appointments as assistant professor at Eastern Virginia Medical School and the Medical College of Virginia.

Gary W. Obermeyer (EDMA) graduated from Air Command and Staff College in Montgomery, Ala. and is assigned as commander, AFOSI 63rd Field Investigations Squadron, Elmendorf AFB, Ark.

John M. Ryder (MKTG) was promoted to area manager, Washington, D.C., for Accountants on Call and elected president of the Institute of Management Accountants, Potomac Area.

Charles L. Watson (BIOL) is with Thomson Learning as a result of Thomson's acquisition of Harcourt College Publishers. He is a senior marketing technology manager.


Clayton B. LeGrand (ME) accepted a position as the deputy program manager for production on the Joint Stand Off Weapon in the Conventional Strike Weapons Office at the Naval Air Station in Patuxent River, Md.

Reginald A. Shareef (PAPA) wrote a book, Organizational Theory, New Pay and Public Sector Transformations, published by University Press of America Inc.

Bradford J. Stipes (CE) was promoted to vice president of Anderson & Associates Inc. He will be responsible for land development services in Blacksburg, Va., and throughout the company's five branch offices.

John M. Zinzarella (ACCT) joined Moore Medical Corp. of New Britain, Conn., as vice president, controller.


William K. Coates (ME) is vice president of Schlumberger and director of the Austin Technology Center.

Miria M. Finckenor (MATE) received the Young Aerospace Engineer of the Year Award from the Alabama/Mississippi section of the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics in June.

Kathy A. Keltner (COMM) will have two research articles published, one in the International Journal of Public Opinion Research and one in Communication Research .

Byron A. Long (MKTG) received his M.D. and ophthalmology degrees from the Medical College of Virginia. He joined the Marietta Eye Clinic as a board-certified ophthalmologist and their first full-time oculoplastic specialist.

Darcy P. Mays III (MATH) was named chairman of the Department of Statistical Sciences and Operations Research at Virginia Commonwealth University.

James C. Wimbush Jr. (BMGT) is the chair of the M.B.A. program at Indiana University (IU) at Bloomington. He is also associate dean of the faculties, serves on IU's athletic committee, and is liaison to the Committee on Institutional Cooperation among Big Ten Universities.



Eric S. Dorminey (ME) graduated from the USAF Weapons School in December 2000 and was reassigned there as an instructor.

Richard J. Edinger Jr. (CE) was appointed director of public works and inspections for Suwanee, Ga.

Frederick J. Lindstrom (ARCH) was selected as the assistant secretary of the commission and grant administrator for the National Capital Arts and Cultural Affairs Program

Phillip K. Reid (PSCI) was promoted to vice president in commercial lending at First National Bank Alaska


Frank J. Kadel (BION) was awarded a one-year fellowship in peripheral vascular surgery at the Deborah Heart and Lung Center of Browns Mills, N.J. He completed his four-year, general surgery residency at Botsford General Hospital of Farmington Hills, Mich.

Christopher K. Pope (CS) was promoted to COMDAC lead developer at the U.S. Coast Guard base in Portsmouth, Va.


Brian O. Bachmann (CHEM) completed his Ph.D. in chemistry at Johns Hopkins University in June. He works as a research scientist in natural products chemistry at Ecopia Biosciences in Montreal, Canada.

Gregg F. Locascio (ME) was made a partner in the Washington, D.C., office of Kirkland & Ellis. He specializes in large commercial litigation and intellectual property matters.

Melanie J. Turner (MGT) received her M.Acc. and was promoted to auditor, internal auditing department of Eastman Chemical Co.

Jill S. Weseman (ENGL) is a reading teacher at Thomas Jefferson Middle School in Miami, Fla. She is also a returned Peace Corps fellow at Florida International University and is pursuing an M.S. in education.

David L. Zier (MGT) is regional sales manager for newly created Atlantic Appliance Distributing, a division of Viking Range Corp. headquartered in Greenwood, Miss.


Karl W. Barth (PHYS) received his Ph.D. in physics from the State University of New York at Albany. He is working as a failure analysis engineer at IBM in East Fishkill, N.Y.

Brian J. Callaghan (PSYC) is the CEO of Apex Systems Inc., ranked number 51 in Inc. magazine's annual listing of the 500 fastest-growing private firms in the country.

Michele J. LeTourneur (HIDM) teaches an interior design class at George Washington University and practices interior design in Washington, D.C. She passed the NCIDQ, is a licensed interior designer, and works for CORE in Georgetown.

Kerri T. Mellor received her M.B.A. from San Jose State University.

Joe C. Parrish (CSES) was promoted to project manager of the environmental team at Anderson & Associates Inc. in Blacksburg, Va.

Jeffrey E. Veatch (FIN) is president of Apex Systems, Inc., ranked number 51 in Inc. magazine's annual listing of the 500 fastest growing private firms in the country.


Aaron L. Zdinak (CE) is supervisor for the Virginia Geotechnical Services Soils Laboratory.


Kelly E. Belz (CHE) is a professional engineer in New York and works for Kodak in Rochester, N.Y.

John C. Bunin (HIST) received an M.S. in geography from Virginia Tech. His thesis studied the relationship between current-event knowledge and mental-mapping ability. He is teaching sixth grade in Albemarle County, Va.

Robert T. du Fief (FIN) completed level II of the charted financial analyst exam. He is one level away from becoming a CFA charterholder.

Jonathan D. Fairbanks (CE) is part of the hydraulics and hydrology team at Anderson & Associates (A&A). He was also promoted to branch manager of the A&A Fredericksburg, Va., office.

Karen E. Owens (FW) received her Ph.D. in forest science from Michigan Technological University in May

Christopher C. Peters (TED) received the 2001 President's Award at Virginia Tech. The award is given to express appreciation for employee commitment to excellence and dedication to the university.


Peter D. Bradley (FCD) is assistant professor in Abilene Christian University's Department of Marriage and Family Therapy.

Laura W. Haemker (COMM) is promotions director and local personality for Radio Disney in Richmond, Va.

Keith E. Lane (BS.E.) received professional engineer status in Virginia and was promoted to project manager in the Middletown office.

Nicole W. McGhee (LASC) joined Serendipity Communications of Christiansburg, Va., as a full-time graphic designer.


Brandy E. Bell (FCD) is a fourth-grade teacher at Winding Creek Elementary school. She received The Washington Post 2001 Agnes Meyer Outstanding Teacher Award from Stafford County.

Howard P. Boggess (LAR) is the Blacksburg, Va., project manager at Anderson & Associates. He is a licensed landscape architect for North Carolina.

Mary Jean Corriss (CT) earned her M.B.A. at Shenandoah University in Winchester, Va., and is the assistant director of financial aid at the Katharine Gibbs School in Melville, N.Y.

Lenora P. Gant (EDAC) authored A GuideWorkplace Success: Ten Steps to Career Advancement. She is senior executive advisor to the director of central intelligence and the director of community workforce issues.

Jennifer E. Johnson is pursuing her M.A. in counselor education at Virginia Tech.

Todd H. Walker (MSCI) accepted a position with Exostar in Herndon, Va.


James W. Barnes (AAEC) was promoted to team lead/system engineer of the global billing, invoicing, and information system for the Lucent Account, where he works for IBM

Christopher D. Kelley (FW) is the Middletown, Va., GIS analyst for Anderson & Associates Inc.

James R. Miller (CE), a structural engineer in Central Florida, designs golf resorts in the Southeastern U.S.

Amy J. Vermillion (IDST) completed her M.A. in education at Hood College. She is a first-grade teacher in Montgomery County, Md.


Kristin L. Burke (AE) received her commission as a naval officer after completing Officer Candidate School at Naval Aviation Schools Command, Naval Air Station, Pensacola, Fla.

Jennifer L. Daniel (PHYS) received her naval flight officer designation in June. She is training as an F-14 Tomcat radar intercept officer with VF-101 "Grim Reapers" fighter squadron at Naval Air Station Oceana, Virginia Beach, Va.

Ann E. Grippe (PSYC) is the head instructor of the SIRE Houston's therapeutic riding center.

Emma L. Sapp (CHE) serves on the Ticonderoga-class guided missile cruiser USS Vella Gulf (CG72), on station in the northern Arabian Sea in support of Operation Enduring Freedom.

Lacy Ward (PAPA) was named vice president for marketing and communications at Tuskegee University.



Jennifer E. Mastin (MKTG) has enrolled in George Washington University's Graduate School of Political Management for the 2001 school year.

Joseph A. Clarke (CE) is a supervisor of the soils laboratory at Virginia Geotechnical Services, P.C.


Jon M. McCalmont (CE) joined Delta Airport Consultants Inc. in Richmond as a project designer.

Lauren Parker (BSE) is a Blacksburg, Va., project engineer with Anderson& Associates Inc.


'85 Dean G. Miller and Colleen Schreier, 9/8/01.

'87 Steven E. Raasch and Katharine M. Egan, 8/4/01.

'88 Kristen K. Ardizzone and Christopher Ullman, 2/24/01.

'89 Mark S. Jones and Angela Adair, 4/7/01.

'90 John L. Burkard Jr. and '90 Wendy T. Pember, 9/15/01.

'90 Timothy L. Dye and Amy Shelor, 9/8/01.

'90 Arthur R. Egolf and '95 Rachel D. Horsey, 5/19/01.

'90 Michael J. Hughes and Sandra Whetzel, 9/1/01.

'90 Steven C. Pierson and Stacey Krieger, 10/7/01.

'91 Paul R. Campbell and Caroline M. Graham, 5/26/01.

'92 David L. Forbis and Claire Lewis, 10/27/01.

'93 David W. Easler and '96 Cheryl L. Beck, 11/10/01.

'93 Liza H. Mercado and Andrew V. Ratana, 6/30/01.

'93 Susan L. Hunter and Stuart S. Smith, 9/15/01.

'95 Shawn E. Conway and Susanne E. Page, 10/12/01.

'95 Joanna F. Safi and Lorenzo E. Fesler Jr., 9/15/01.

'95 Brett N. Huntington and '96 Jennifer L. Harman, 10/20/01.

'96 Laura Wimmer and Mark Haemker, 9/15/01

'96 Ronald W. Newell and '97 Susan L. Tideswell, 5/19/01.

'96 Jason D. Voigt and Abbe B. Merillat, 10/27/01

'98 Kimberly A. Prisco and Robert T. Baggett, 6/23/01.

'98 James W. Barnes and Jennifer Lee Berry, 11/3/01.

'98 Jennifer A. Crosby and Shawn G. Burke, 7/21/01

'98 William P. Driver and '98 Stacey C. Wilcock, 6/2/01.

'98 Daniel G. Fass and '98 Christina L. Ward, 7/21/01.

'98 John L. Prebola Jr. and '99 Cindy C. Whitfield, 8/25/01.

'98 Christiana M. Boone and '98 Jonathan T. Smith, 5/19/01.

'99 Timothy A. Barron and '99 Sarah Oleszycki, 8/18/01.

'98 Janina L. Miserendino and '99 Steven Campbell Jr., 11/18/00.

'99 Christopher J. Hurley and '99 Colleen P. Ryan, 9/29/01.

'99 Jennifer E. McKinney and '99 Ryan S. Roy, 12/30/01.

'99 Ryan L. Stevens and '00 Karen Thomasson, 6/16/01.

'00 Cameron W. Gruber and '00 Melissa A. Mortellaro, 5/26/01.

'00 Kimberly Housman and '00 Garrett A. Mears, 9/22/01.

'00 Zachary J. Miller and '01 Stephanie Strattman, 7/7/01.

'99 Velvet S. Francis and '00 Kevin W. Minnick, 5/19/01.

'00 Emily S. Gordon and '00 Kenneth E. Proctor, 8/25/01

'01 Jessica Williams and Joseph Brooks, 9/1/01

'01 David W. Chinn and '01 Wendy Kathleen Rose, 9/8/01.

'01 Jon M. McCalmont and Jennifer L. Brooks, 6/9/01.


'78 Claire F. Stock, a daughter, 4/25/01.

'83 Edward R. Hall, a daughter, 5/24/01.

'86 Matthew K. Thomas and '91 Jennifer S. Thomas, a son, 8/17/01.

'87 Michael J. Kosciusko, a daughter, 10/4/01.

'87 Melissa M. Winkel and '87 Paul P. Winkel III, a son, 10/17/01.

'88 Jeffrey L. Finckenor and '88 Miria M. Finckenor, a daughter, 5/29/01.

'88 George G. Korenko and '88 Kathleen A. Rapp, a son, 9/23/01.

'88 Kerry G. McElligott, a son, 3/15/01.

'88 Beth M. Mitchell and '98 Kent H. Mitchell, a son and daughter, 10/6/01.

'89 Stephen M. Couzens and '90 Kathleen G. Couzens, a daughter, 5/31/01.

'89 Kathryn Z. DeFalco, a son, 11/01/01.

'89 J. Craig Montgomery, a son, 7/17/01.

'90 Frederic R. Brandt Jr., a son, 10/4/01.

'90 Benjamin R. Day III and '90 Kelley Y. Day, a daughter, 7/27/01.

'90 Sharon P. Glaab and '90 Thomas J. Glaab, a son, 9/1/01.

'90 Beth A. White, a son, 3/19/01.

'90 Linda M. Wilk, a daughter, 8/15/01.

'87 Lisa K. Bailey and '91 Marc T. Bailey, a son, 10/22/01.

'91 Rebecca A. DeBolt and '91 Scott T. DeBolt, a son, 8/27/01.

'91 Robert T. Ferguson Jr. and '92 Katherine K. Ferguson, a son, 5/31/01.

'91 Jon D. Gray, a daughter, 5/2/01.

'91 Harold R. Heath Jr., a daughter, 3/29/01.

'91 Brian W. Milby, a daughter, 7/6/01.

'91 Ruth Ann Vaughan adopted a daughter, 8/23/01.

'92 Brent E. Akin and '92 Theresa L. Akin, a daughter, 6/14/01.

'92 Diane L. Alderson and '92 Phillip W. Alderson, a son, 12/23/00.

'92 Charles R. Fraley and '93 Meredith B. Fraley, a son, 5/11/01.

'92 Michelle L. Hughes, a son, 9/24/01.

'92 Julie S. Koob, a daughter, 8/31/01.

'92 Jennifer T. Milo, a daughter, 5/21/01

'92 Christine A. Morin and '92 Christopher D. Morin, twin sons, 9/4/01.

'92 Cheri P. Renninger and '92 James A. Renninger, a son, 8/14/01.

'90 Linda W. Sarber and '92 Michael F. Sarber, a son, 8/24/01.

'92 Stephanie L. Sargent-Weaver, a daughter, 7/6/01.

'92 Patricia L. Schlosser, a daughter, 9/5/01

'92 Allen D. Snook and '92 Pamela M. Snook, a son, 8/14/01.

'92 KellyAnne Ward, a daughter, 6/8/01.

'92 David L. Zier, a daughter, 8/16/01.

'93 Diana K. Fales and '93 Eric D. Fales, a son, 5/21/01.

'93 Christopher N. Hollandsworth, a daughter, 5/23/01.

'93 Stephanie C. Kuhn, a daughter, 5/8/01.

'93 Nancy G. Lucy, a son, 11/19/01.

'93 Kevin W. Mottley, a daughter, 11/1/01.

'93 Edward J. Schmitt and '95 Cindy V. Schmitt, a daughter, 7/24/01.

'92 Tiffanie N. Wheeler and '93 Shannon C. Wheeler, a daughter, 5/30/01.

'94 Paul C. Erpelding and '95 Marissa D. Erpelding, a daughter, 9/3/01.

'94 Scott A. McConaghie and '95 Amy D. McConaghie, a son, 10/31/01.

'94 Travis K. McCoy, a daughter, 8/25/01

'94 Cynthia B. Powers, a daughter, 5/13/01.

'94 Michael D. Rodgers, a daughter, 8/1/01

'93 Rebecca B. Thomas and '94 W. Randall Thomas, a son, 6/22/01.

'95 Steven M. Belz, a son, 7/18/01.

'95 Thomas L. Browning Jr. and '97 Kelly K. Browning, a son, 8/30/01.

'95 Jonathan D. Fairbanks and '96 Kristie B. Fairbanks, a daughter, 10/8/01.

'95 Andrew W. Levan, a daughter, 10/14/01.

'95 James D. Neddo Jr. and '96 Bridget E. Neddo, twin sons, 9/28/01.

'94 Alisha M. Allen-Weisser and '95 Christopher M. Weisser, twin daughters, 9/7/01.

'94 Tracy C. Arnett and '96 Michael D. Arnett, a son, 6/5/01.

'96 Peter D. Bradley, a son, 8/22/01.

'93 Terry A. Ellingson and '96 Dee Ann H. Ellingson, a son, 10/26/00.

'97 James G. Donovan and '99 Erin P. Donovan, a son, 9/24/01.

'97 Rachel S. Hockman, a son, 12/16/00.

'97 Kimberly A. McComb, a son, 7/10/01.

'96 Jennifer R. Orrell and '97 Dean H. Orrell, a daughter, 11/4/01.

'99 Thomas S. Gardner, a son, 8/24/01.


Virginia Tech Magazine recently learned that another graduate was a victim of the Sept. 11 attacks. Patricia (Patti) Dillaber Mickley (marketing '82) was at her desk in the Pentagon, where she worked as a financial manager, when Flight #77 hit the building. Patti is survived by her husband and young daughter.

'28 Thomas B. Frye, 9/2/01

'31 John A. Brownley, 6/21/01

'32 Richard L. Meagher, 10/25/01

'33 George H. Burton Jr., 10/1/01

'33 James B. Miles

'33 H. Joseph Yaggi, 5/4/95

'34 Daniel J. Leeds, 9/29/01

'34 W. W. Stroud, 10/6/01

'35 Horatio D. Quessenberry, 9/2/00

'36 Wyatt A. Williams, 10/30/01

'37 P. B. Douglas, 8/17/01

'38 William J. Burleigh, 10/25/01

'38 Garnett R. Burruss, 6/2/01

'39 Francis B. Brown, 10/4/01

'39 Jefferson P. Ellis, 5/24/01

'40 Eugene H. Bloom, 8/22/01

'40 Charles G. Burress, 9/5/01

'40 Harold R. Davies, 10/16/01

'40 Andrew A. Ellenbogen, 7/29/01

'40 Earl T. Gresham Jr., 9/19/01

'40 Benjamin W. Smith, 8/8/01

'41 C. Blair Brown Jr., 10/24/01

'41 John D. Coleman Jr., 8/5/01

'42 Theron O. Cruise, 10/17/01

'42 Goston R. Epperson, 9/28/01

'42 John L. Lankford, 9/1/01

'43 Otey M. Glass Jr., 11/9/01

'44 Erstine M. Huff, 11/3/01

'45 Charles W. Fellows Jr., 9/7/01

'45 Joseph P. Wymer, 10/26/01

'46 William P. Lyons Jr., 11/3/01

'46 Harry K. Parks, 12/25/01.

'46 C. Neil Watson, 8/9/01

'48 William P. Carter Jr., 8/21/01

'48 Edmund W. Forcke Jr., 10/19/01

'48 E. D. Harrison, 10/23/01

'49 Thomas W. Parson Jr., 9/30/01

'51 Benjamin F. Day, 9/23/01

'51 Henry Heth, 10/4/01

'51 George R. Rowland, 11/20/01

'51 Peebles S. Tatum Jr., 9/10/92

'52 J. M. Kilgour, 7/11/01

'52 Robert N. Martin, 9/16/01

'52 Edward L. Townsend Jr., 8/25/01

'54 Vincent Schultz, 9/12/01

'57 George Kevorkian, 9/18/01

'58 Eugene S. Burcher, 7/26/93

'58 Robert K. Fitts, 10/1/01

'58 Dwight L. Ludwig, 8/5/01

'58 William E. Rea, 7/27/01

'59 Orville L. Harris, 9/7/01

'59 S. M. Sullivan Jr., 6/29/01

'60 Frederick A. Agnew, 2/20/01

'60 Norman C. White, 10/17/01

'62 Gerald E. Cummings, 1/29/01

'65 Thomas A. Belt, 7/15/01

'71 Dennis L. Lee, 10/18/01

'71 Charlie E. Pike Jr., 10/8/01

'73 John A. Daffron, 10/19/01

'73 Margaret E. Everhart, 8/20/01

'75 Jerrold D. Zwart, 11/3/01

'78 Mary Mustaklem, 4/1/01

'80 Debra W. Loftis, 4/4/01

'81 George E. Adams Jr., 5/28/01

'81 Michael J. McCloskey, 4/1/01

'82 W. Tucker Anderson, 10/11/01

'82 Patricia Dillaber Mickley, 9/11/01

'87 Richard M. Blood Jr., 9/11/01

'87 Laura A. Hastings, 2/5/01

'95 Joseph D. Decker, 11/26/99

'98 Eduardo J. Meehan, 8/18/01


Glen Heuberger, former director of the Tidewater Agricultural Research and Extension Center and president of the Virginia-North Carolina Peanut Advisory Committee, died Nov. 2. He is remembered for the great leadership he provided the Tidewater center from 1985 until his retirement in 1999. His relationship with the agriculture industry, including the peanut, soybean, and pork commodity associations of Virginia, made Heuberger a leader in the changing nature of Virginia agriculture. Despite state budget cuts and a reduction of staff, the dedicated work of the Tidewater center developed a research and Extension program to focus on cotton, a plant that became an important crop in various areas of Virginia.

Anne Cheney, associate professor emeritus of English, died Dec. 17. She began her 32 years with Virginia Tech in 1968 as an instructor of English. In 1971 she became an associate professor and taught until she retired in 2000. Cheney was the author of two biographies, including the Pulitzer Prize-nominated Life and Letters of Jesse Hill Ford. Her literary work led her to write and publish two poetry books, one of which was The Burg and Other Poems, a collection that included poems by several of her students. She edited and published a memorial poetry book entitled Ophelia's Legs and Other Poems by Theresa Gillespie. Contributions on her behalf may be sent to the Humane Society of Montgomery County or to the Alan B. Cheney Memorial Scholarship Fund of Birmingham-Southern College.

James W. Dean, vice president emeritus, died Jan.5. After earning his Ph.D. from Pennsylvania State University, he served in the U.S. Army Air Force from 1941 to 1945. During his military career he was decorated with the Silver Star; the Distinguished Flying Cross with Five Oak-leaf Clusters; the Presidential Unit Citation with Two Oak-leaf Clusters; the Asia Theater Medal; the China Order of Merit; and the Purple Heart. Dean served Virginia Tech from 1958 until his retirement in 1985 as dean of students, vice president for student affairs, and university dean. He remained active in numerous organizations until his death. His family requests that contributions on his behalf be donated to the Virginia Tech Foundation, specifically to the Dr. James W. Dean Student Scholarship Fund.

Coyt T. Wilson, former director of the Virginia Agricultural Experiment Station and former associate dean of Virginia Tech's research division, died Jan. 25. A graduate of Alabama Polytechnic and the University of Minnesota, Wilson was a plant pathologist and plant physiologist. He headed Virginia Tech's agricultural research effort from 1965 until his retirement in 1978. Having earned a reputation as one of the world's leading peanut plant pathologists, Wilson joined the administrative team of the Experiment Station in 1964. An excellent administrator and organizer, Wilson was one of a small group of scientists who created a classification system that allowed researchers to examine all work previously done on a project by entering a database. A new peanut variety being released by Virginia Tech will bear Wilson's name.