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James B. Morrison
(ME), professor emeritus at the University of Washington, had an endowed chair and scholarship named in his honor by a former student.

Roberto F. Nin
(BC) is a board member and volunteer for the Florida Pioneer Museum.



Paul M. Howell
(BAD) received the 2004 Virginia Governor's Transportation Safety Award for Water Safety in recognition of 13 years of superior results in coordinating, promoting, and teaching boating safety education classes for the Virginia Department of Game and Inland Fisheries and the U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary.

Patricia H. Quinlan
(CTRA) published Beneath Their Feet: A Novel About Mammoth Cave and Its People.

S. Scott Obenshain
(BIOL) was named executive dean at Ross University School of Medicine.



H. Lynn Hopewell Jr.
(PHYS) received the Distinguished Alumni Award from Old Dominion University.

Martin M. Mikulas Jr.
(EM) is one of the first National Academy of Engineering members to serve on the faculty of Old Dominion University.
William O. Pratt (ASE) will be a candidate for lt. governor in the Virginia Democratic primary in June.

S. Kendall Anderson
(CE), president of Anderson & Associates, was elected chair of Blacksburg Electronic Village Inc.

Edward L. McClelland
(BAD) retired from Roanoke College after 25 years as associate professor of business administration.

S. Zane Pinckney
(MATH) was a pioneer of the X-43A scramjet engine, which engineers hope will revolutionize space travel.
William E. Thomas (DASC) retired from Culpeper County Schools, Va., after 10 years as a middle school agri-science teacher.

Frederick W. Beaufait
(CE) retired as president of New York City College of Technology, the senior college of technology of the City University of New York.

R. A. Boynton
(ARCH) was honored by the University of Hawaii with a Certificate of Appreciation for Strong Support of the University of Hawaii Professional Doctor of Architecture Degree Program and Leadership in Promoting Collaboration Between Professional Practice and The Academy in Preparing Future Architects.

Vincent E. Mankowski
(ME) was promoted to senior engineering associate with ExxonMobil Research and Engineering Co.
Rae C. Rhodes (BED) received the Walter L. Shell Business Teacher of the Year award at the Virginia Business Education Association Conference.

Wayne K. Nystrom
(IE) runs a 1-800-GOT-JUNK? business with his son.



T. M. Murphy (HPE), former senior vice president and trust officer at the National Bank of Blacksburg, was named associate director of gift planning at Virginia Tech.
Steve Pyles (PHYS) was appointed to the Developmental Disabilities Council by Maryland Gov. Robert L. Ehrlich Jr.
G. W. Suter II (BIOL) received the 2004 Founders Award from the Society of Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry in recognition of his contributions to environmental science, particularly in ecological risk assessment.

E. C. Gillespie
(ELED), a third grade teacher at Marion Intermediate School in Marion, Va., was included in the 2004 Who's Who Among America's Teachers and was named the 2004 Region VII Outstanding Teacher of the Gifted by the Virginia Association for the Gifted.
William J. Padgett (STAT) was named Distinguished Professor Emeritus of Statistics at the University of South Carolina.

James E. Archer
(IE), U.S. Army Reserve Commanding General of the 95th Division, was promoted to major general.
Junior H. Goad (CE) manages Wythe and Grayson counties as a resident engineer with the Virginia Department of Transportation.
Robert T. Gunn (ARCH) passed the LEED Certification exam and earned LEED Accreditation from the U.S. Green Building Council.

John J. Hawley
(CE) is town manager of Pulaski, Va.
James V. Meath
(UA) is president-elect of the Virginia Bar Association.
Stephen D. Parker (PSCI) was named dean of graduate education at Johnson & Wales University.

Ronald A. Faris
(BIOC), chief science officer and chairman of the Scientific Advisory Board at MultiCell Technologies Inc., was promoted to senior vice president.
Timothy P. Harpst (CE) was elected president of the Institute of Transportation Engineers.

Richie S. Alba
(MGT) was named administrator of Richfield Recovery & Care Center in Salem, Va.
Nicholas E. Vlattas (ARCH) is chief financial officer and part owner of Hanbury Evans Wright Vlattas & Co., which received the Virginia Architecture Firm of the Year Award.


James W. Brackens Jr. (ACCT), named for the fourth year to Virginia Business magazine's list of top certified public accountants, completed a three-year appointment to the American Institute of CPAs' Professional Ethics Executive Committee and co-authored the Virginia Society of CPAs' continuing education course, "Ethics: Your License Depends on It!"
Landrum L. Cross (EDSP), vice president for student affairs at Virginia Tech for nine years, will retire from the university in June.
Gehrig C. Ferguson (BIOL) is the biology teacher, the head baseball coach, and the assistant basketball coach at James River High School in Botetourt Co., Va.
Arthur L. Woods III (CE) was named director of Burgess & Niple's Dulles district office in Chantilly, Va.

Robert N. Rector Jr.
(BIOL) was promoted from vice president of health care services to chief operating officer at Richfield Retirement Community in Salem, Va.

Bruce F. Jamerson
(PSCI) was elected president of the American Society of Legislative Clerks and Secretaries.
H. Bruce Rinker III (FW), division administrator for the Pinellas County, Fla., Environmental Lands Division, co-authored Forest Canopies, published by Elsevier Press.
Thomas G. Tingle (ARCH) was elected president of Virginians for High Speed Rail, a statewide rail advocacy and education organization.



Harold L. Martin (EE) received the Graduate Alumni Achievement Award from Virginia Tech's Graduate School and the Alumni Association.
Glen D. Williamson (STAT), director of the Division of Health Studies in the Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry, was named a fellow of the American Statistical Association.
Jane C. Wright (ARCH) is part owner of Hanbury Evans Wright Vlattas & Co., which received the Virginia Architecture Firm of the Year Award.

Thomas M. Barrie (ARCH), recipient of a 2002 AIA Detroit Honor Award, is director of the School of Architecture in the College of Design at North Carolina State University.
R. Christopher Rosenthal (ACCT) was elected to the board of directors of Pride of Baltimore Inc., a nonprofit organization that sets policies and actively oversees the operation of the Pride of Baltimore II, a 19th-century Baltimore Clipper topsail schooner.
Geraldine S. Saffle (ENGL), instructor of English at Virginia Tech, received the university's 2004 Philip and Sadie Sporn Award for the Teaching of Introductory Subjects.
Matthew Trowbridge (FW), the College of William and Mary's university arborist, received the Faculty/Staff Service Award from the college's alumni association.

Diane R. K. Osan
(ARCH), associate principal and senior project director at FKP Architects, was named a fellow of the American Institute of Architects.
Eric J. Shelton (ME), a partner at Dunlap & Partners Engineers in Richmond, Va., is responsible for the firm's fire protection engineering design activities.

R. David Curfman
(CE) was named business line manager of the environmental department at Naval Facilities Engineering Command Atlantic in Norfolk, Va.
Jay B. Jackson (MGT) received a J.D. with honors from the Catholic University of America's Columbus School of Law.
Raymond L. Nebel (ANSC), a professor of reproductive physiology in the Department of Dairy Science in Virginia Tech's College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, received the DeLaval Dairy Extension Award from the American Dairy Science Association.
Timothy P. Roche (GEOP) was transferred to the U.S. Consulate General in Guadalajara, Mexico, and is on temporary assignment as the consul at the U.S. Embassy in Baghdad, Iraq.
Pamela M. Sargent (COMM) was elected to an initial one-year term as the judicial representative on the board of governors of the Virginia Bar Association.

Kendley J. Davenport
(PAD) was named food senior vice president of the school services division of Sodexho.
Jeffrey B. Gould
(IEOR), power systems division manager at Carter Machinery Co., was elected vice president.
Jesse J. Richardson Jr. (AGEC), associate professor of urban planning in Virginia Tech's College of Architecture and Urban Studies, received the W.E. Wine Achievement Award.
Nancy Lyon Stadler (CE) joined Parsons Brinckerhoff as the operations manager and lead traffic engineer.

John D. Allis Jr.
(CE), a registered professional engineer in Colorado and Virginia, is president of Water Engineering and Science, a water resources consulting firm in Colorado Springs, Colo.
Robert A. Maslyn
(ARCH) joined the Virginia Beach office of Hayes, Seay, Mattern & Mattern Inc. as architectural department head.
Lori L. Mitchell (HIST) was named director of development at Warm Hearth Village, a nonprofit senior living community.
Charles K. Robertson (COMM), who has published several books, including Religion as Entertainment and Religion & Alcohol: Sobering Thoughts, was appointed canon for congregational development and stewardship in the Episcopal Diocese of Arizona.

Jeanne S. Hooper
(MAED) assumed command of the 47th Forward Support Battalion, 1st Armored Division, located in Baumholder, Germany.
Kirk H. Schulz (CHE) was named dean of the James Worth Bagley College of Engineering at Mississippi State University.

Jonathan C. Clough
(MATH) returned from a deployment to the Middle East and was named director of operations, 12th Airborne Command & Control Squadron, which flies the E-8C Joint Surveillance Target Attack System, at Robins AFB in Georgia.
Robert H. Culbertson IV
(GEOL), a science teacher at Lloyd C. Bird High School in Chesterfield County, Va., was awarded an Albert Einstein Distinguished Educator Fellowship and will serve a 10-month fellowship on Capitol Hill in the office of Sen. Joseph Lieberman (D-Conn.).
Kathy A. Keltner (COMM) received a Guggenheim Fellowship from the Smithsonian Institution's National Air & Space Museum.

Joel M. Baskin
(ENGL) opened his second law office in Atlanta.
Brian K. Fulton (UA) was named Verizon vice president of strategic alliances.
Lance J. Koth (CE) joined the Richmond, Va., office of Draper Aden Associates as project manager for site planning and engineering.
Mey H. Marcovici (ACCT) was promoted to controller in the Fairfax, Va., office of Dewberry.
Jeffrey A. Regner (ME) was named principal at Ober.
Gregory M. Wade (PSCI) was promoted to athletic director at Radford High School.



Charles M. Archibald
(ME), a mechanical engineering professor at Grove City College, was awarded a one-semester sabbatical.
Wardell S. Curry (SOC) was inducted into the Virginia Sports Hall of Fame as the NBA's all-time ninth-ranked three-point shooter.
Christina M. Motley (COMM), executive vice president of The O'Connor Group, was appointed to the board of directors of the Roanoke-Downtown Rotary Club, was honored at the National Federation of Press Women's annual conference, and earned three Summit Awards for the Blue Ridge Chapter Public Relations Society of America for its marketing campaign for Opera Roanoke and its work with Literacy Volunteers of Roanoke Valley.

David B. Ashe (LASC), who in 2004 ran as the Democratic candidate for Virginia's Second Congressional District, was promoted to major in the Marine Corps Reserves.
Jennifer P. Cooper (MKTG) was named director of marketing, sales, and customer service at CingleNET, a telecommunication and networking services company.
Scott W. Johnson (FCD) was named president-elect of the American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy.
Anthony T. Kennedy (BC), a construction contract administrator at Thompson & Litton, passed the Construction Specifications Institute Certified Construction Contract Administrator Exam.
Michelle L. Mabry (BIOL) received a Ph.D. from Washington State University and is the chair of the biology and environmental science department at Davis & Elkins College.
Edward K. Martin (BIOL) began Richmond Veterinary Ultrasound Services, LLC, and works part-time with Cary Street Veterinary Hospital.
Robyn A. Puffenbarger (BIOL), a biology professor at Bridgewater College, received a $26,800 grant from the Thomas F. and Kate Miller Jeffress Memorial for her research project, "Cannabinoid Receptor Expression in Macrophages," which has ties to the medical community's interest in developing pharmaceuticals from marijuana.

James B. Atwell (DASC) was promoted to 1st lt. in the U.S. Army Reserves and is mobilized with the Alpha Co. 458th Engineering Battalion from Pennsylvania.
Kevin N. Basham (CHE) was promoted to tech service coordinator at Marathon Ashland Petroleum's Catlettsburg, Ky., refinery.
James R. Roberts (COMM) is a senior communications representative with Northrop Grumman in Newport News, Va.

Paula J. Brown (FR) of the Roanoke County School System was awarded a Fulbright Teacher Grant from the U.S. Department of State and the J. William Fulbright Foreign Scholarship Board to teach in France.
Barbara B. Bunn (CHEM), an assistant professor of chemistry at Virginia Tech, received the university's 2004 Team Alumni Award for Outreach Excellence.
John S. Elmore (FW) won a bronze medal in intermediate freeflying at the 2004 U.S. National Skydiving Championship.
Amy C. Moore (EDPE) is the assistant fitness director at Dominion Valley Country Club in Haymarket, Va.
Carl M. Robinson (ENGL) received a Ph.D. from Kent State University.
Edward C. Westerman (CE) passed the Structural II Principles and Practice of Engineering Examination, earning SE Accreditation from the National Council of Examiners for Engineering and Surveying.

Thomas W. Broyles
(ANSC), director of the Virginia Governor's School for Agriculture, received the Young Agricultural Alumni Citation from Virginia Tech's College of Agriculture and Life Sciences Alumni Organization.
JoonWon Choe (MSE) joined the Philadelphia office of Stradley Ronon Stevens & Young, LLP.
Shane P. McGroarty (HIDM) won a bronze medal in intermediate freeflying at the 2004 U.S. National Skydiving Championship.
Jay M. McGuire (CE), Blacksburg project engineer, was promoted to project manager at Anderson & Associates Inc.
Eric J. Melvin (ANSC) joined Forsyth Medical Center in Winston-Salem, N.C., as an attending physician after completing his residency in internal medicine at Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center.
Robert K. Page (STAT) won a bronze medal in intermediate freeflying at the 2004 U.S. National Skydiving Championship.
Dean R. Ridgway (CE), assigned to the 11th Marine Expeditionary Unit, conducted operations in Najaf, Iraq, while stationed at Forward Operating Base Hotel.
Richard M. Wardrop III (BIOL) was appointed chief resident for University of North Carolina-Wake Hospital.

Steven M. Belz
(ISE) received Virginia Tech's 2004-05 Outstanding Alumnus Award for Engineering.
Mary Ann S. Bonadeo (CEEN) was elected chair of the ESOP Advisory Committee at Anderson & Associates Inc.
James N. Dickert (ENGL) received a Ph.D. in theatre arts from the University of Oregon and is a visiting assistant professor of theatre arts at MacMurray College in Jacksonville, Ill.
Jeffrey A. Fisher (CE) passed the Structural II Principles and Practice of Engineering Examination, earning SE Accreditation from the National Council of Examiners for Engineering and Surveying.
Jeffrey J. Radcliffe (COMM) is a sports anchor and reporter at KPTM-TV, the Fox affiliate in Omaha, Neb.
Michelle A. Shropshire (CE) is a project manager in the Fredericksburg, Va., office of Anderson & Associates Inc.
Katherine W. Stickney (CHEM) with her Virginia Tech-bred American quarter horse, Rapidans Breeze, won their division at the 2004 Penny Oaks Horse Trials in Edinburg, Ind.

Marci L. Bozeman
(EDSP) was named associate campaign director at Coxe Curry & Associates, Atlanta's oldest fundraising consulting firm.
Lee S. Carter (FIN) is the owner and president of Sleep Essentials Inc., a retail store specializing in mattresses.
Dana N. Cudney (EDCI), a first-grade teacher at Wellspring Waldorf School in Chelsea, Vt., was accepted for Waldorf training at Antioch New England Graduate School in Keene, N.H.
Tammy J. Ferguson (BIOL), who was awarded an F31 grant from the NIDA, received a Ph.D. in microbiology and immunology from the Medical College of Virginia of Virginia Commonwealth University.
Paula J. Moore (CE) was promoted to project manager at Anderson & Associates Inc.
R.C. Shultz Jr. (FW) is a research analyst III at the St. Croix Campus of the University of the Virgin Islands, where he works with tilapia and hydroponic plants at the agricultural experiment station.
Alissa Warters (PSCI) is an assistant professor of political science at Francis Marion University in Florence, S.C.

Trevor M. Kimzey
(CE) is a project manager in the Blacksburg, Va., office of Anderson & Associates Inc.
Jon B. Nystrom (HIDM) runs a 1-800-GOT-JUNK? business with his father.
Eric B. Robison (MSCI) joined Thalhimer.

Russell N. Jackson
(CE) was promoted to project manager at Anderson & Associates Inc.

Kelly B. Henshaw
(CEEN) earned the Virginia Professional Engineer licensure and was promoted to assistant project manager at the Middletown, Va., office of Anderson & Associates Inc.
Donald D. Kranbuehl (CE) was named associate partner in the architecture office of Harding Partners.



Blair J. Robinson
(PSCI) joined the law firm of Cozen O'Connor in Philadelphia, where he will practice in subrogation and recovery matters.

Kevin P. Hampton
(NRR), a Coast Guard fireman and a crew member of the U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Eagle, returned to New London, Conn., after a routine training mission.
Ryan P. O'Reilly (FIN) is a corporate analyst for The Mills Corp. in Roslyn, Va.
Adam J. Scott (IDST) completed the Basic Naval Flight Officer Program with Training Squadron 86 in Pensacola, Fla.
Margaret C. Whelton (CE) was hired by the U.S. Army Center for Health Promotion & Preventive Medicine Headquarters, Aberdeen Proving Ground, Md., which protects U.S. military personnel worldwide from environmental threats.
Andrea G. Zydron (CHEM), who was elected president of the student body for the 2004-05 academic year at the Michigan State University College of Law, will receive a J.D. in May.

Jonathon W. Barnum
(CE) is a project engineer in the Blacksburg, Va., office of Anderson & Associates Inc.
Benjamin C. Brown (PSCI) authored Born to Lose, Destined to Fail, Bound for the Floor: The Autobiography of John Doe.
Robert B. DiGiacomo (COMM) was promoted to full-time promotions coordinator for the University of San Diego Toreros of the West Coast Conference.
Valerie R. DiMichele (HIST) completed the Basic Surface Warfare Officers Course at the Surface Warfare Officers School Command in Newport, R.I.
Dustin L. Grissom (AE), a doctoral student in aerospace engineering in Virginia Tech's College of Engineering, was awarded a National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship.
Michelle W. Martin (CE) was promoted to project engineer at Anderson & Associates Inc., where she is the Blacksburg design technician.
Michael T. Steffens (TED) completed the Basic Surface Warfare Officers Course at the Surface Warfare Officers School Command in Newport, R.I.

Emily A. Sarver
(MINE), a graduate student in hydrometallurgy in Virginia Tech's College of Engineering, was awarded a National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship.



'81 Melanie B. McCrady and '81 W.J. Page Jr., 9/4/04
'84 Debra F. Stowell and Mark Putnam, 9/26/03
'87 Cheryl A. Tuosto and James H. Rose, 10/9/04
'93 Amy A. Costello and Joseph Moore, 5/28/04
'94 Derek R. Lewis and Jessica Marotta, 7/17/04
'95 Jeffrey J. Radcliffe and Jennifer M. Zitney, 4/9/04
'96 Ryan P. Keleher and '97 Kimberly J. Keenan, 4/3/04
'96 Douglas L. Porter and Lindsay P. MacArthur, 10/31/04
'97 Ryan J. Henry and '97 Patricia A. Rice, 9/18/04
'98 Zachary S. Bremner and '00 Courtney L. Morris, 7/10/04
'98 Leslie A. Bunting and '99 Harold F. Vorndran III, 8/7/04
'98 Joshua L. Cameron and '99 Debra A. White, 10/16/04
'99 Andrew D. Cather and Anne M. Clark, 7/3/04
'00 James C. Bryant and '01 Kristin Avery Greene, 8/14/04
'00 Andrew J. Whelton and '02 Margaret F. Cooney, 9/18/04
'01 Rudolph R. Banks Jr. and '03 Angela N. Palmer, 8/04
'01 Elizabeth K. Coleman and Jarrod C. Kirchoff, 4/3/04
'01 Melissa Maltempo and '02 Jeffrey D. Maciborski, 2004
'01 Susan E. Washenberger and '02 Justin M. Iovenitti, 9/4/04
'02 Jonathan W. Austin and '04 Janice E. Martin, 11/20/04
'02 Jonathan R. Mollerup and '03 Lauren T. Cloyed, 10/2/04
'03 John C. Henwood III and Kimberly Ascue, 7/31/04
'03 Jennifer Suzanne Lemkul and '03 Charles W. Lewis Jr., 9/4/04
'04 Stephanie E. Newton and Thane McCann, 8/7/04



'74 J. Paul Waymack, a son, 7/12/04
'81 Jill C. Turner, a son, 4/20/04
'84 Debra F. Putnam, a son, 10/22/03
'85 Lori L. Mitchell and '86 Carl E. Mitchell, a son, 3/4/04
'85 Michael A. Swain, a son, 2/23/03
'86 Robert R. Ratcliffe Jr., a daughter, 11/6/04
'87 Douglas J. Seiffert and '90 Suzanne N. Seiffert, a daughter, 2/16/04
'87 Bradford J. Stipes, a daughter, 6/24/04
'88 David J. Golden and '95 Wendy H. Golden, a son, 7/6/04
'88 George Newsome, a son, 7/8/03
'88 Elizabeth W. Strader, a daughter, 10/7/04
'89 Joel M. Baskin, a daughter, 10/25/04
'89 Lance F. Grenevicki, a daughter, 6/8/04
'89 Tracy G. Smith and '89 Whitney F. Smith, a daughter, 5/10/04
'89 Samantha J. Teixeira, a daughter, 9/17/04
'90 Joseph B. Donovan and '91 Deborah S. Donovan, a daughter, 8/26/04
'91 Ted A. Farmer, a son, 8/19/04
'91 Mark J. McKenna and '91 Mary Beth S. McKenna, a daughter, 8/11/04
'91 Lisa C. Wever and '94 David E. Wever, a daughter, 6/25/04
'92 Tiffanie C. Nixon and '93 Shannon C. Wheeler, a son, 6/15/04
'92 Alan S. Ramsey, a daughter, 9/18/04
'92 Laurie S. Vena, a son, 4/4/04
'93 James E. Byrum, a daughter, 3/15/04
'93 Carol A. Chase and '94 Scott W. Hadley, a son, 4/27/04
'93 M. Laine Mears, a daughter, 8/1/04
'93 Molly S. Purser, a son, 6/14/04
'93 Scott M. Stern, a boy and girl, 8/17/04
'93 Kelly B. Welstead and '93 Llewellyn L. Welstead, a daughter, 9/10/04
'93 Lisa A. Wolfe and '93 Ted M. Wolfe, a daughter, 10/29/04
'94 Melissa S. Hendrickson and '95 Mark Hendrickson, a son, 10/6/04
'94 Kerry A. Hogan, a daughter, 8/21/04
'94 Travis K. McCoy, a daughter, 2/18/04
'94 Eric J. Melvin and '95 Kristin P. Melvin, a son, 4/7/04
'95 Donald C. Abell and '96 Dawn V. Abell, a son, 10/8/03
'95 Aimee G. Boothe and '96 Richard Boothe, a son, 8/23/04
'95 David C. Ginsberg, a son, 8/11/04
'95 Kristen E. Mason and '95 Travis J. Mason, a son, 6/23/04
'95 R. Thomas Whitlock, a son, 6/14/04
'96 Lee S. Carter, adopted a son, 7/29/04
'96 Jennifer M. Hoover, a daughter, 9/30/04
'96 Curtis D. Lewis and '97 Amanda C. Hagy, a daughter, 8/31/04
'96 Charles L. Moore Jr. and '96 Hilary A. Moore, a daughter, 9/7/04
'96 Jennifer R. Price and '96 Joseph C. Price, a daughter, 9/22/04
'96 Jill A. Smith and '97 Darin Smith, a son, 5/10/04
'97 Robert D. Schneider, a son, 9/14/04
'97 Michael D. Johnson and '97 Rae Anne N. Johnson, a son, 10/2/04
'97 John W. Kilareski and '99 Carrie Q. Kilareski, a son, 10/29/04
'98 Adam L. Krantz, a son, 10/20/04
'99 Kimberly B. Schindler and '02 Richard F. Schindler III, a son, 8/21/04
'99 Gregory J. Simer, a daughter, 11/15/04
'00 Alice D. King and '00 Timothy L. King, a son, 10/4/04



'32 S. B. Bragg Jr., 3/19/04
'35 G. V. Beamon, 8/22/04
'37 T. W. Bloomfield, 9/20/04
'37 Sanford B. Fitts Jr., 10/17/04
'38 H. B. Arrington, 11/1/04
'38 Henry H. Gardner, 10/4/03
'38 Horace M. LeConey Jr., 10/1/04
'38 James H. Turley
'39 Charles H. Cuthbert, 11/27/04
'39 G. Stanley Feild Jr., 5/29/02
'39 Myron S. Gordon, 9/28/20
'39 Floyd C. Jennings Jr., 7/5/04
'40 Jesse R. Canada, 10/15/04
'40 Albert B. Johnson, 4/19/04
'41 V. Oliver Wooster, 8/24/04
'42 Robert N. Bodine, 7/30/04
'42 Julian M. Campbell Sr., 10/20/04
'42 Oscar W. Dabney Jr., 10/18/04
'42 Gilbert T. Feinman, 12/10/04
'42 Martin C. Parks, 3/1/04
'42 Joseph G. Wilson, 6/8/04
'43 W. W. James, 8/21/04
'43 Walter L. Thomas, 11/11/04
'44 A. L. Baldock, 8/2/04
'44 Walter A. Garbee Jr.
'44 Julius Greenburg, 2/20/04
'44 Richard M. Hutchinson Jr., 5/11/99
'44 H. Kent Martin, 5/4/04
'44 Ralph L. Price, 9/14/04
'45 Howard H. Eggert, 3/11/04
'45 Lindsay L. Livengood Jr., 2/13/04
'45 Wade W. Menefee Jr., 10/16/04
'46 Marvin B. Lerner, 9/26/04
'46 William E. Lucas Jr., 9/1/03
'47 Frank L. Crow, 9/18/03
'47 Alexander L. Stalnaker, 9/6/04
'48 Harold W. Kimmerling, 10/7/04
'49 E. A. Briggs, 11/13/04
'49 Vernon E. Dudley, 10/2/04
'49 John J. Ligon, 9/12/04
'49 Benjamin J. Linthicum III
'49 J.M. Marshall Jr., 3/19/04
'49 Richard H. Mehaffey, 10/12/04
'50 Raymond L. Roberts, 10/1/04
'51 Dewey Gravitt Jr., 2/14/04
'52 A. J. Andersen, 10/2/04
'52 Grady P. Gregory Jr., 7/16/04
'52 Thelma L. Hixon, 12/5/03
'53 Irvin W. Bowles, 8/25/04
'53 Lep H. Chin
'53 William W. Finley Jr., 8/25/04
'53 David Reeves Wright, 8/04

'54 Philip H. Weeks, 9/20/04
'55 Wallace G. Rawlings, 11/1/03
'56 Nichola S. Cardamone, 4/24/04
'57 E. B. Cox, 9/7/04
'57 Richard C. Nash
'57 Dewey M. Swicegood
'58 L. S. Hillsman Jr., 11/12/04
'58 W. C. Weaver Jr., 9/27/04
'58 Frederick L. Wilhelm, 11/20/04
'59 Craig L. Kaiser, 5/29/04
'59 D. E. Mason, 2/5/04
'60 Lester E. Dunman Jr., 9/7/04
'61 Donald Falls, 4/10/04
'61 David H. Welchons, 9/20/04
'62 William J. Hearring, 8/18/04
'63 Robert W. Fralich, 8/17/04
'63 John G. Trafton III, 8/18/04
'64 William F. Braddock, 8/18/04
'65 Jackie M. Beverly, 10/28/04
'65 William K. Forrest Jr., 10/30/04
'66 William K. Hill, 8/30/04
'70 Richard Staylor, 8/3/04
'72 Carol Fraser Fisk, 1/7/04
'73 Phyllis Travisano, 8/12/04
'74 Edward A. Danko, 12/24/03
'77 Mary P. Farmer, 9/25/04
'77 David M. Hangen, 5/28/04
'77 Douglas R. Yates, 3/12/2004
'78 Mitchell K. Barnes, 9/30/04
'79 Faye E. Austin, 9/1/04
'79 Jeffrey L. Hickman, 10/27/04
'80 John R. Cox, 7/30/04
'82 Kenneth S. Smiley, 8/27/04
'84 Charlene L. Hale, 8/26/04
'84 Keith G. Helmink, 10/16/04
'84 Terry L. Welker, 11/9/04
'85 Katherine E. Keough, 9/25/04
'85 Robert S. Pierce Jr., 10/18/04
'86 Stephen D. McAdams, 10/21/04
'86 C. Kelly Mitchem, 9/24/04
'87 Amy B. Speropulos, 10/9/04
'88 Jack R. Patterson, 8/28/04
'91 David R. Gellerman, 10/16/04
'91 Robert S. Smith, 10/18/04
'96 Kevin C. Farrell, 9/22/04
'97 Larry R. Moss, 10/12/04
'98 Jan M. Millard, 9/23/04
'99 Sean Travis, 8/13/04
'00 John P. Sorrentino, 5/1/04
'01 Timothy E. Price, 9/7/04
'03 Geoffrey M. Campbell, 8/18/04



Linda Gail Leffel, professor emeritus of continuing education, died April 8, 2004. Leffel earned her master's and doctorate in education at Virginia Tech in 1973, and then became a member of the university's faculty and an administrator in the Division of Continuing Education. She served as director of program development from 1988 until 2001, when she was named head of market research. She retired in 2002 for health reasons. "For over 30 years, Linda served the university and the people of the commonwealth with distinction," said John E. Dooley, vice provost for Outreach and International Affairs. "She was a giant in the continuing and professional education field whose leadership and contributions will be felt for years to come."

George Davis Jones Sr., former professor of agronomy, died Dec. 23. Jones, who earned his bachelor's degree in horticulture with a minor in agronomy from Virginia Tech in 1943, was assistant professor of agronomy at Piedmont Research Station for 40 years. During that time, he researched soil types and erosion, varietal soybeans, and plant and seed diseases, and he was instrumental in developing the no-tillage concept for crop production. Jones' research was published extensively, including many articles printed in the Agronomy Journal. He also helped many local farmers with crop management, plant diseases, and insect infestations. After retiring, Jones started an apple and peach orchard in order to give away the produce.

Robert W. Blanton Sr., former Extension leader for 4-H Youth with the Virginia Cooperative Extension Service, died Jan. 17. Blanton earned his bachelor's and master's degrees in agricultural education from Virginia Tech, then went on to spend 30 years as an Extension leader working with Virginia 4-H. After his retirement, he continued his lifetime's work of community service by volunteering for several organizations, including the Blacksburg Host Lions Club, the Blacksburg Senior Center, the Blacksburg AARP, and the Montgomery County Friends of the Library. Last fall, Blanton was named Volunteer of the Year by the senior center, and in spring 2004, he received the Jim and Lenna Moore Community Service and Citizenship Award, sponsored by multiple groups.