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Morton W. Lester (BAD '57), Martinsville, Va., was inducted into the Vintage Aircraft Association Hall of Fame.


John H. Wood (AGRN), Alexandria, Va., is a substitute teacher with the Alexandria City Public Schools.




Kitty Gardner Dickerson (CTRA, CTRA '63), Columbia, Mo., retired as a faculty member from the University of Missouri.


Richard L. Easterday (BION '67), Martinsville, N.J., received an Outstanding Alumni Award from North Central College.


James W. Moyer Jr. (STAT), Phoenix, Ariz., has authored a book titled A Time to Vote and is completing a second book, A Time to Stand, The Sleeping Church.


William E. Cox (CE, CE '68, CE '76), Blacksburg, Va., was conferred the professor emeritus title by the Virginia Tech Board of Visitors.

Robert E. Little Jr. (PHIL '67), Fairfax Station, Va., is partner with the firm of Cohen Seglias Pallas Greenhall & Furman PC in Philadelphia.


David L. Leach Jr. (GEOL '68), Lakewood, Colo., received the Penrose Gold Medal for 2010 from the Society of Economic Geologists in recognition of a full career in the earth sciences field.


Bennet G. Cassell (DASC, DASC '72), Blacksburg, Va., was conferred the professor emeritus title by the Virginia Tech Board of Visitors.

Marion R. Reynolds Jr. (STAT), Blacksburg, Va., was conferred the professor emeritus title by the Virginia Tech Board of Visitors.




Kurt Bachman (AGE '71, AGE '72), Ankeny, Ind., retired from John Deere Co. after 32 years of service with a perfect attendance record.

Richard G. Oderwald (FW), Blacksburg, Va., was conferred the professor emeritus title by the Virginia Tech Board of Visitors.


Donald E. Mullins (ENT '72), Blacksburg, Va., was conferred the professor emeritus title by the Virginia Tech Board of Visitors.


Patrick M. Phipps (PLPP '73), Suffolk, Va., was conferred the professor emeritus title by the Virginia Tech Board of Visitors.


Michael J. Welch (BIOL), Richmond, Va., is the director of the Division of Nutrition, Physical Activity, and Food Programs for the Virginia Department of Health.


John G. Kines Jr. (URBA), Disputanta, Va., received recognition for 35 years of service with Prince George County by the International City/County Management Association.


G. Newell McMurtry (BIOL), Suffolk, Va., has authored his first science-fiction book, Commodore Farmer.

Edward G. Tiedemann Jr. (EE), Concord, Mass., is the 2010 recipient of Virginia Tech's College of Engineering Distinguished Service Award.


Clarence D. Wininger Jr. (IAED), Gate City, Va., retired from Eastman Chemical on Jan. 1.

William D. Wray (CHE), Kingwood, Texas, received a Science and Technology Award from Bayer MaterialScience for his role in the development of a novel process to produce a sorbitol-based polyether.


James M. Orband (HORT, HORT '95), Yorktown, Va., was conferred the senior Extension agent emeritus title by the Virginia Tech Board of Visitors.


William F. Hinson Jr. (ME), Blacksburg, Va., was named the university building official at Virginia Tech.

Thomas B. O'Hanlan (ETE), Liberty, S.C., was awarded the Allan J. McDonald Award from the Society for International Business Fellows.

Robert N. Rector Jr. (BIOL), Roanoke, Va., received the James G. Dunton Distinguished Service Award from the Virginia Health Care Association.

Glenda Moorefield Snyder (HNF, EDCT '04), Buchanan, Va., was conferred the senior Extension agent emerita title by the Virginia Tech Board of Visitors.

Claire Fisher Stock (ELED), Great Falls, Va., is vice president of marketing communications and public relations for L-3 Stratis.


Robert N. Rector Jr. '78 (left)
Robert N. Rector Jr. '78 (left)



Bart M. Feinbaum (PSCI), Farmington Hills, Mich., is the principal counsel of Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan.

O. Hayden Griffin Jr. (ESM), Greenville, N.C., was conferred the professor emeritus title by the Virginia Tech Board of Visitors.

Kurt R. Sturn (ACCT), Annapolis, Md., is a tax principal with Resnick Group.


James E. Blacken Jr. (BIOC), Laguna Hills, Calif., is president of the Greater Los Angeles chapter of Minorities in Technology Sales.

Philip M. Fravel (AGED '82, EDVT '97, EDCT '04), Clemson, S.C., received the 2010 Teaching Award of Excellence in the College of Agriculture, Forestry, and Life Sciences at Clemson University.

W. Jerrold Samford (GEOL), Richmond, Va., is chair of the Council of Fellows of ASFE/The Geoprofessional Business Association.


Dolphus E. Henry III (EDRE), Harrisburg, Pa., is vice president for enrollment at Maryville College in Tennessee.

Rodney P. Leech (AGED), Monterey, Va., received the Distinguished Service Award from the National Association of County Agricultural Agents.


Patricia Brown Hyer (EDRE), Blacksburg, Va., was conferred the associate provost emerita title by the Virginia Tech Board of Visitors.

Mary Kathryn Burkey Owens (ENGL), Midlothian, Va., earned the peer review rating of AV preeminent.


Raymond J. Pages (EE '85), Olney, Md., received NASA's Robert H. Goddard Award for Outstanding Management.

John R. Seiler (FOR), Christiansburg, Va., was honored by the College of Natural Resources and Environment at Virginia Tech and was named an Alumni Distinguished Professor.

Kathryn A. Simmons (VM), Herndon, Va., is a Congressional Fellow for the American Veterinary Medical Association and is working in the office of Sen. Olympia Snowe.


Stephen A. Bloch (MATH), Richmond Hill, N.Y., authored a textbook, Picturing Programs: An Introduction to Computer Programming.

Thomas R. Lantzy (FW), of Fayetteville, Ga., was selected as the Hokie Hero for the Virginia Tech vs. Duke University game.


Todd T. Krebs (MKTG), Manassas, Va., received the Northwestern Mutual Forum Award for his outstanding year of performance, serving the needs of clients throughout the region.


Mary Burr Davie (FIN), Fairfax Station, Va., is the assistant commissioner for Integrated Technology Services.

Steve F. Ewankowich Jr. (ME), Raleigh, N.C., is OEM sales manager with Sigma Electric Manufacturing Corporation.

Gina Rudd French (MGT, BAD '92), Roanoke, Va., is assistant MBA director at the Pamplin College of Business at Virginia Tech.

Robert G. Lavender (CSA, CSA '93), Mountain View, Calif., was the recipient of the 2010 Distinguished Alumnus Award from the College of Engineering's computer science department.

James R. McKenna (AGRN), Blacksburg, Va., was conferred the professor emeritus title by the Virginia Tech Board of Visitors.

Phillip M. Millett (MKTG), Crestwood, Ky., was selected as the Hokie Hero for the Orange Bowl.


William D. Hume (LASC, CE '92), Manassas, Va., is principal of his own firm, 2MH Consulting Engineers.

Lisa Burnette Lipscomb (PSYC), Raleigh, N.C., is vice president and chief people officer of SciMetrika.

Cheryl Bradley Smith (MKTG), New Bern, N.C., is the eastern regional manager for North Carolina State University Industrial Extension Services and founder/director of the Pathway to College.

William D. Waidelich (EDVT, EDVT '95), Zionsville, Ind., recently returned from a USAID-funded Farmer-to-Farmer volunteer assignment in Belarus, where he worked with the Belarusian State Agricultural Academy in redesigning its curriculum and teaching students about international trade and agriculture.




Robert B. Myers (MSCI), East Amherst, N.Y., led the HealthNow team to win the 2010 Informatica Innovation of the Year award in the category of driving operational excellence by outsourcing noncore functions, modernizing the business, or reducing IT costs.


Jay M. Atkinson (BAD), Alexandria, Va., is president of AIR Network LLC.

Dale W. Sisson Jr. (ME, SYSE '03), King George, Va., is head of the Electromagnetic and Sensor Systems Department at the Naval Surface Warfare Center.


Jeffrey D. Moffatt (AGEC), Hanover, Pa., is the juvenile and standing master for the circuit court of Carroll County, Md.

Wendy K. Williamson (HRIM), Sea Bright, N.J., has authored a book titled I'm Not Crazy Just Bipolar.

Bruce W. Zoecklein (HORT, FST '95), Blacksburg, Va., was conferred the professor emeritus title by the Virginia Tech Board of Visitors.


Evan A. Marshall (COMM), Reston, Va., is director of the film "Late Rounders," to be released soon, about football players making the transition from college to the professional game.

Daniel W. Phillips III (SOC, SOC '97), Russell Springs, Ky., is the chair of the Social Sciences Division at Lindsey Wilson College.

Edward P. Yim (ARCH), Furlong, Pa., joined Stevens & Lee law firm as an associate for the energy, communications, and public utilities group.


Peter D. Brown (ID), Salem, Va., is associate principal for AECOM Technology Corporation.

Lotta A. Crabtree (PSCI, PHIL '95), Durham, N.C., is director of contracting and legal compliance for the North Carolina State Health Plan.

Barry I. Matherly (URPL), Huntersville, N.C., is the executive director of the Lincoln Economic Development Association.

Shane Morton (HIST), Rayland, Ohio, was selected as the Hokie Hero for the Virginia Tech vs. University of North Carolina game.

Leon A. Scales (PAPA, PAPA '97), Roanoke, Va., received Virginia's Disability Determination Service Award for establishing an Extended Service Team in Roanoke, Va.

Karen Eckstein Tyll (CEEN), East Northport, N.Y., is a senior engineer for J.R. Holzmacher PE LLC.

Kerry Brennan (LASC), Pinehurst, N.C., received a joint degree in law and social work from the University of South Carolina.


Nathan R. Butler (ARCH), Orlando, Fla., received the Presidential Award from the Florida Association of the American Institute of Architects.

Daniel H. Dougherty (PSCI), Bettendorf, Ind., is the business development manager at John Deere in Moline, Ill.

Trenda C. Leavitt (LAR), Bedford, Va., received her landscape-architect licensure from the Commonwealth of Virginia.

John R. Lehrer II (MGT), Lorton, Va., is a lawyer with Baker Hostetler and practices in transactional tax matters and tax controversy.

Robert J. Petrie (ARCH), Marcellus, N.Y., is displaying his art in an exhibition at Colgate University.

Donna Jefferies Wells (EDAC), Fredericksburg, Va., was conferred the district director emerita title by the Virginia Tech Board of Visitors.


Peter Macedo (EDCI '98), Blacksburg, Va., is director for the Office of Distance Learning and Summer Sessions at Virginia Tech.

David M. Moore (DASC '77, HORT), Deltaville, Va., received the Distinguished Service Award from the National Association of County Agricultural Agents.

Robert S. Notte (CE), Cornelius, N.C., is associate vice president and branch manager for the Dewberry office in Charlotte, N.C.

Vonda M. Patterson (CSA), Chesapeake, Va., is a lead information systems engineer for MITRE Corporation and was named a Technology Rising Star.


Melanie Williams Barrow (HORT, EDCT '01), Ridgeway, Va., received an achievement award from the National Association of County Agricultural Agents.

Norman B. Hodges IV (ISE '00), El Paso, Texas, received the Maj. Gen. James Wright Distinguished Master Logistician Award from the U.S. Army Command and General Staff College and received a master of science in adult and continuing education from Kansas State University.


Peter D. Brown '95
Peter D. Brown '95
Robert "Skip" Notte '97
Robert "Skip" Notte '97



Laurie Thompson Keatts (ME), Hickory, N.C., earned her master's in social work from Appalachian State University.

David H. Luer (GEOL), Denville, N.J., is the QA deputy director for Hampton-Clarke Veritech Lab.

Laurie McNeill (CE), Phoenix, Ariz., was named Utah's top college educator by the Council for Advancement and Support of Education.

Maurizio Porfiri (EM, EM '06), Brooklyn, N.Y., was named by Popular Science to its 2010 Brilliant 10 List honoring top scientists younger than 40.

A. Melissa Smarr (HIDM, PAPA '10), Fairfax, Va., is a code specialist III with Fairfax County government's Department of Public Works and Environmental Services.


Lindsey Angus Haugh (ART), Christiansburg, Va., is the public relations assistant for the College of Engineering at Virginia Tech.

Scottie L. Jerrell (CSES), Duffield, Va., received an achievement award from the National Association of County Agricultural Agents.

Gary L. Simmons Jr. (CSES), Crewe, Va. is mayor of the Town of Crewe.


Craig E. Mills (CE), Dayton, Ohio, was selected as the Hokie Hero for the Virginia Tech ACC championship game.


Eric M. Latham (COMM '03), Bristol, Va., has secured a federal grant for medical research for Innovative Technologies, where he is COO.


Gregory B. Baker (HIST), Martinsville, Va., was selected as the Hokie Hero for the Virginia Tech vs. University of Miami game.

Timothy J. Owens (PSCI), Chester, Va., was selected as the Hokie Hero for the Virginia Tech vs. North Carolina State University game.

Daniel R. Richardson (ISE '05), Summerville, S.C., was selected as a Hokie Hero for the Virginia Tech vs. Central Michigan University game.


Joshua T. Childress (PSYC, HIST), Monterey, Calif., earned his master of art in history from Virginia Commonwealth University.

Heather Gilbert Childress (ENGL), Monterey, Calif., earned her master of art in media and public affairs from George Washington University.


Nicole G. Hall (ARCH), Roanoke, Va., is a registered architect in the Commonwealth of Virginia.

Belinda Bennett McFeeters (ELPS), Walkertown, N.C., is co-editor of a book entitled Leading Across Differences: Cases and Perspectives, written to help leaders deal with social identity-based conflict.

Christina W. Royal (SOC), APO, AP, was selected as the Hokie Hero for the Virginia Tech vs. Wake Forest University game.


Andrew J. McKinley (ARCH), Hickory, N.C., is a designer/technician for Guernsey Tingle Architects.
Staci F. Rijal (WSCI), Blacksburg, Va., was placed in the prestigious Knauss Fellowship program by the Virginia Sea Grant.


Michael S. Rihani (BIT), Reston, Va., is co-founder and chief strategy officer of Koofers Inc.

Nicholas T. Williams (IDST), Poquoson, Va., was selected as Hokie Hero for the Virginia Tech vs. Georgia Tech game.


Kimberly S. Brown (ELPS), Christiansburg, Va., is director of academic advising in the Division of Undergraduate Education.

Margaret A. Duckson (BIOL, SPAN), Staley, N.C., received the Janet L. Camerson Scholarship.

Rachel Lark (ARCH), Blacksburg, Va., has published her first book, Capacity for Delight.

Manas N. Tungare (CSA), Mountain View, Calif., was the first engineer to work on Google Instant during its earliest developmental stage.

Matthew T. VanArsdale (HIST), Clarksville, Tenn., was selected as the Hokie Hero for the Virginia Tech vs. University of Virginia game.


Nicole G. Hall '06
Nicole G. Hall '06



Elizabeth A. Klinefelter (COMM), Stephens City, Va., is the public relations account coordinator for Access Advertising & Public Relations.

Shirley A. Reppert (CE), Blacksburg, Va., is a civil associate for Michael Baker Corporation.

Matthew M. Schuler (PHIL), of Sanford, Fla., received the William Preston Society Gold Watch Thesis Award.


Elizabeth A. Klinefelter '10
Elizabeth A. Klinefelter '10

'96 Suzanne Updike and Ryan Welch, Huntly, Va., 10/2/10.
'98 Melessa Harvey Suder and '98 Brannon Suder, Charlotte Court House, Va., 7/24/10.
'98 Cherie Brown and '98 Calvin B. Teel, Chesapeake, Va., 5/29/10.
'99 Jason B. Buckland and Emily Moring, Greensboro, N.C., 7/24/10.
'99 Jennifer Clock Pettway and William A. Pettway, Chesapeake, Va., 8/6/10.
'99 Janine Babulski Webb and Mathew Webb, Raleigh, N.C., 10/9/10.
'00 Jen M. La and '00 Stacy B. Lee, Centreville, Va., 10/3/10.
'00 Michael M. Semmens and '03 Jill Henry Semmens, Honolulu, Hawaii, 6/12/10.
'02 Cindy Bucy Bennett and Stacy Bennett, Riner, Va., 8/14/10.
'02 Brent R. Laurenz and Jessica Bearden, Raleigh, N.C., 10/16/10.
'02 Jenna Cancro Lyons and Scott Lyons, East Brunswick, N.J., 9/18/10.
'02 Ashby Moran Marcus and '04 Christopher B. Marcus, Arlington, Va., 7/31/10.
'03 Mark Newlan and '04 Emily B. Hedgpeth, Kensington, Md., 9/11/10.
'04 Karen Amores and '04 Alexander S. Beck , Alexandria, Va., 8/16/10.
'04 Yan Byalik and '04 Krista Tygrett, Newport News, Va., 11/13/10.
'04 David M. Marston and Shiloh Rich, Frisco, Texas, 10/9/10.
'04 Katie Streeff McIlwee and '05 Jason E. McIlwee, Charlottesville, Va., 9/18/10.
'04 Courtney Danto Merrell and '05 Ryan Merrell, Fairfax, Va., 9/5/10.
'04 Terri Granger O'Brien and Scott O'Brien, Clifton, Va., 6/12/10.
'04 Lauren Ellis Rice and Thomas B. Rice, Aldie, Va., 9/24/10.
'05 Stephen J. Cacciola and '05 Jennifer A. DiCristina, Christiansburg, Va., 10/2/10.
'05 Ian H. Campbell and '06 Courtney Todd, Springfield, Va., 11/20/10.
'05 Joshua T. Childress and '05 Heather E. Gilbert, Monterey, Calif., 6/12/10.
'05 Ashley Rainger Duncan and Robert E. Duncan, Falls Church, Va., 10/10/10.
'05 Megan Lattus Galata and Fred J. Galata, Herndon, Va., 8/21/10.
'05 Mark A. Gondek and '05 Megan Heath, Sterling, Va., 10/23/10.
'05 Sonal Patel-Dame and H. Paul Dame, Southampton, N.J., 7/23/10.
'06 David S. Londrey and Stacy Adams, Syria, Va., 11/6/10.
'06 Kristin Fenton Phillips and '06 M. Bryant Phillips, Henrico, Va., 10/16/10.
'06 Johnny R. Wen and '08 Joanna Lynne Romanyshyn, New York, N.Y., 6/12/10.
'07 Katherine Schafer Brown and '09 David A. Brown, Chesapeake, Va., 10/2/10.
'07 Ashley Givens Rasnake and '09 Javan W. Rasnake, Mount Pleasant, S.C., 7/10/10.
'07 Catherine Morin Torgersen and '07 Brian E. Torgersen, Falls Church, Va., 9/25/10.
'08 David P. Allen and Erica L. Bruni, Elkton, Md., 7/7/10.
'08 Lauren Lee Murphy and Michael Murphy, Bethel Park, Pa., 5/1/10.
'08 Justin L. Thomas and Stacey Chapman, California, Md., 11/13/10.
'09 Bryan J. Abbamonte and '09 Claire McGill, Odenton, Md. 6/12/10.


Atop the wedding cake of Mark Newlan '03 and Emily Hedgpeth '04
Atop the wedding cake of
Mark Newlan '03 and Emily Hedgpeth '04
Sonal Patel-Dame '05 and Paul Dame
Sonal Patel-Dame '05 and Paul Dame
Births and Adoptions

'82 James E. Steffen, Lee's Summit, Mo., a daughter, 9/18/10.
'90 Tara Cochran Vance, Pilot, Va., a son, 6/10/10.
'91 Eric J. Stuart, Alexandria, Va., a daughter, 9/7/10.
'92 Robert T. Hicks, Arlington, Va., a daughter, 3/18/10.
'93 Erika Petersen Noyes, Fairfax, Va., a daughter, 7/8/10.
'94 Denise Nevins Graham, West Chester, Pa., a son, 5/24/10.
'94 Jason M. Mennard, Winchester, Va., a daughter, 6/12/10.
'95 Nima Sharifi, Dallas, Texas, t
win boys, 4/14/10.
'95 Cynthia Ram Sweitzer and '96 Timothy J. Sweitzer, Virginia Beach, Va., a son, 5/15/10.
'95 Karen Eckstein Tyll and '95 Jason S. Tyll, East Northport, N.Y., a son, 12/25/09.
'95 Stacy Grimes Wajciechowski and '98 Christopher A. Wajciechowski, Ashland, Va., a son, 3/20/10.
'95 Kerry Brennan, Pinehurst, N.C., son and daughter, 3/10.
'95 Robine Humphrey Whetham, Norfolk, Va., a son, 7/9/10.
'96 Camille Chapman Cunningham, Charlotte, N.C., a daughter, 9/11/10.
'96 Mark V. Harney, Orlando, Fla., a son, 11/26/10.
'97 Jonathan D. Battaile, Olmsted Falls, Ohio, a daughter, 6/10/10.
'97 Danielle Jaeger Cook, Bellingham, Wash., a son, 1/20/10.
'97 Bibi Ghoushbeigui Dietrich, Mission Viejo, Calif., a son, 11/1/10.
'97 Nickolaos Kappatos and '97 Kara L. Manton, Reston, Va., a daughter, 8/9/10.
'97 John E. Nuckols and '99 Kelly Minett Nuckols, Centreville, Va., a son, 8/6/10.
'97 Diane Shannon Sleeman, Maplewood, Minn., a daughter, 8/4/10.
'99 Norman B. Hodges IV,
El Paso, Texas, a son, 9/23/10.
'99 Suzanne Upton McGee, Charlotte, N.C., a daughter, 11/10/10.
'99 Gregory J. Simer, Pasadena, Md., a daughter, 12/30/09.
'99 Monica Perkins Wright, Rock Hill, S.C., a son, 11/22/10.
'00 Kristina Jimmo Easter and '00 Michael E. Easter, Jetersville, Va., a daughter, 9/7/10.
'00 Laurie Thompson Keatts, Hickory, N.C., a daughter, 7/16/10.
'00 Melissa Walborn O'Connor and '00 Michael J. O'Connor, Simpsonville, S.C., a son, 5/19/10.
'00 Michael C. Wurst, Annapolis, Md., a son, 10/19/10.
'01 Erin Coe Fristoe and '01 John K. Fristoe Jr., Woodbridge, Va., a son, 7/6/10.
'01 David M. O'Brien Jr. and '01 Jill Brew O'Brien, Madison, Ala., a daughter, 10/13/10.
'01 Peter J. Rappoccio, Acton, Mass., a son, 10/16/10.
'01 Nicholas L. Robinson, Chester, Va., twin boys, 4/6/10.
'01 Michael D. Witt and '01 Talayeh Williams Witt, Stafford, Va., a son, 7/19/10.
'01 Cheryl Anderso Zaron and '02 Michael P. Zaron, Ellicott City, Md., a son, 5/19/10.
'02 Adam F. Campbell and '03 Katherine Smith Campbell, Haymarket, Va., a son, 11/7/10.
'02 John H. Cuthbertson Jr. and '03 Meghan Keifer Cuthbertson, Hoboken, N.J., a son, 7/13/10.
'02 Brian W. Minor and '04 Elizabeth Babey Minor, Richmond, Va., a daughter, 9/24/10.
'02 Meredith Hazelett Papa, Glen Allen, Va., a daughter, 4/21/10.
'02 Daniel A. Rabin and '03 Sarah Wilder Rabin, Glen Allen, Va., a daughter, 10/25/10.
'02 Susanna Bailey Reedy, Ashburn, Va., a son, 1/24/10.
'02 Brian S. Scheulen, Chester Gap, Va., a daughter, 9/14/10.
'03 Carolyn Gerhardt Jenks and '03 Christopher M. Jenks, Corpus Christi, Texas, a daughter, 3/31/10.
'03 Sarah Ammons Milans and '03 Seth A. Milans, Herndon, Va., a son, 8/23/10.
'03 Taryl Lytle Millison, Alexandria, Va., a son, 7/2/10.
'03 Lilian Davalos Mills, Dumfries, Va., a daughter, 10/10/10.
'04 Jason H. Fears and '05 Pamela Ball Fears, Lexington, Ky., a daughter, 6/22/10.
'04 Adam P. Grindstaff and '04 Kathryn Harman Grindstaff, Christiansburg, Va., a daughter, 8/5/10.
'04 Erinn Bull Koonce and '04 Steven B. Koonce, Durham, N.C., a daughter, 7/13/10.
'04 Nicholas J. Pascale and '05 Tara Zebrowski Pascale, Baton Rouge, La., a son, 10/6/10.
'04 Ellen Baum Rembold and '04 Matthew J. Rembold, Quinton, Va., a son, 6/5/10.
'04 Lindsey Roach Simmons, Raleigh, N.C., a son, 12/22/09.
'05 Kathryn Hall McGee, Radcliff, Ky., a daughter, 6/9/10.


Son of Tara Cochran Vance '90
Son of Tara Cochran Vance '90
Twin sons of Nicholas L. Robinson '01
Twin sons of Nicholas L. Robinson '01
Twin sons of Nicholas L. Robinson '01


'32 Arthur L. Pond Jr., 9/1/10 (4617 Wythe Ave., Richmond, VA 23226).
'33 Leo L. Tylec, 9/16/10 (Apt. 9, 1986 Commonwealth Ave., Brighton, MA 02135).
'34 James R. Simpson, 10/21/10 (7721 Weber Ct., Annandale, VA 22003).
'37 James B. Fray, 12/7/10 (P.O. Box 204, Rustburg, VA 24588).
'38 Milton W. Brockmeyer, 12/8/10 (199 Northwood Dr., Pulaski, VA 24301).
'39 Norval A. Boone, 12/9/10 (411 Bedford Ave., Bedford, VA 24523).
'39 John F. Hokanson, 12/8/10 (680 E. 100 S., Apt. G2, Salt Lake City, UT 84102).
'39 Norvin C. Lancaster, 9/28/10 (50 Pine Leaf Cir., Meadow Valley, CA 95956).
'39 Arthur W. Olschefski, 9/24/10 (8113 Canterbury Dr., Orange, TX 77632).
'40 George D. Eastes, 9/23/10 (300 Park Rd., Portsmouth, VA 23707).
'40 Walter P. Glover, 10/20/10 (318 Brooks St. S.E., Fort Walton Beach, FL 32548).
'41 Harold S. Atwood, 9/23/10 (4521 Duke Dr., Portsmouth, VA 23703).
'41 Robert E. Hord Jr., 12/13/10 (302 Albemarle Ave., Richmond, VA 23226).
'42 Vernie M. Graves Jr., 12/18/10 (935 Capitol Landing Rd., Williamsburg, VA 23185).
'43 Robert O. Swain, 10/6/10 (107 Marjorie Ln., West Columbia, SC 29169).
'44 H. Vance Crawford Jr., 5/8/10 (16 Turtle Rock Ct., New Paltz, NY 12561).
'44 Walter C. Erwin Jr., 10/7/10 (3701 Otter Pl., Lynchburg, VA 24503).
'44 Lester E. Force, 5/24/10 (6311 Whispering Oaks Dr. W., Jacksonville, FL 32277).
'44 John D. Godsey, 10/12/10 (Apt. 406, 333 Russell Ave., Gaithersburg, MD 20877).
'45 Walter N. Bond, 9/25/10 (300 Kildaire Woods Dr., Apt. 107, Cary, NC 27511).
'45 Eda Hylton Meeks, 12/20/10 (3116 Gracefield Rd., Silver Spring, MD 20904).
'45 Wallace R. Simmons, 11/22/10 (4901 Cool Spring Dr., Chester, VA 23831).
'45 James L. Smith Jr., 12/18/10 (3100 Shore Dr., Apt. 302, Virginia Beach, VA 23451).
'46 Irvin M. Eskin, 7/25/10 (2900 N. Leisure World Blvd., Apt. 210, Silver Spring, MD 20906).
'46 E.M. Jacob, 10/15/10 (Apt. 209, 144 S. Main St., West Hartford, CT 06107).
'46 William C. Kelly, 12/25/10 (Box 181, Chilhowie, VA 24319).
'46 Nancy Hopkins Mahone, 12/21/10 (3656 Peakwood Dr. S.W., Roanoke, VA 24014).
'46 Thomas E. Pittman Jr., 9/15/10 (7300 Forest Rd., Westport Health Care, Richmond, VA 23226).
'47 Arthur R. Marshall, 8/26/10 (11403 Landsdowne Dr., Houston, TX 77035).
'47 Richard C. Myers, 6/14/10 (1012 Wildwood Downs Cir., Columbia, SC 29223).
'47 Morris Schechter, 8/6/10 (7 Robin Rd., Spring Valley, NY 10977).
'48 Eugene L. Butt, 11/28/10 (121 Schenley Ave., Bluefield, VA 24605).
'49 C. Burton Gerhardt, 9/28/10 (P.O. Box 3011, Lynchburg, VA 24503).
'49 John W. McCluer, 11/30/10 (808 Kentwood Dr., Blacksburg, VA 24060).
'49 Anthony Previte, 2/21/10 (13 Alexander Ave., Hicksville, NY 11801).
'50 Clyde E. Bryant, 12/8/10 (44 Haughton Ln., Newport News, VA 23606).
'50 Robert C. Davis, 12/8/10 (2568 Regency Dr. E., Tucker, GA 30084).
'50 Charles D. Ford Jr., 9/11/10 (5301 E. 19th St., Tucson, AZ 85711).
'50 George E. Fore, 12/4/10 (4801 Coleman Rd., Richmond, VA 23230).
'50 Robert W. Harvey, 12/2/10 (5200 Irvine Blvd., Apt. 181, Irvine, CA 92620).
'50 M. Franklin Hudgins, 9/15/10 (Apt. 702, 1 Colley Ave., Norfolk, VA 23510).
'50 Albert P. Jensen, 9/27/10 (1080 Meadowview Dr., Bedford, VA 24523).
'50 Guy F. Linkous Jr., 12/17/10 (5339 Hines Rd., Frederick, MD 21704).
'50 Robert L. McDanel, 9/21/10 (1900 Lauderdale Dr., Apt. E-116, Richmond, VA 23238).
'50 James L. McDonald, 12/20/10 (2070 Walnut Springs Rd., Blacksburg, VA 24060).
'50 R. Edward Nance, 9/15/10 (9309 Arrowdel Rd., Richmond, VA 23229).
'50 Erving H. Rand Jr., 9/10/10 (335 Creekview Dr., Hampstead, NC 28443).
'50 William H. Schwarz, 12/19/10 (412 Grinstead Rd., Severna Park, MD 21146).
'50 F.E. Weisensale Sr., 12/5/10 (7098 Bradford Cottage Ct., Mechanicsville, VA 23111).
'51 Paul C. Shelor, 9/7/10 (P.O. Box 192, Dublin, VA 24084).
'51 William D. Siapno, 11/18/10 (P.O. Box 918, Boulder, CO 80306).
'51 William P. Smith Jr., 11/3/10 (102 River Point Rd., Signal Mountain, TN 37377).
'51 E.H. Terpening, 3/24/10 (114 S. Juliana St., Bedford, PA 15522).
'51 William M. Trippeer, 11/22/10 (201 Marsha Cove Ln. N., Ponte Vedra Beach, FL 32082).
'51 James E. Tuck, 8/31/10 (614 Rose Way, Salado, TX 76571).
'52 George C. Barnes III, 9/25/10 (3245 Dorsett Ln., York, PA 17402).
'52 Harlan B. Caldwell, 9/23/10 (635 Charles St., Christiansburg, VA 24073).
'52 B.J. Holland, 10/4/10 (600 Morison Ave., Kingsport, TN 37660).
'52 Shuler J. Johnston, 11/3/10 (4802 Florist Rd. N.W., Roanoke, VA 24012).
'52 Robert S. Mohler, 6/15/10 (5243 N. Shoreland Ave., Milwaukee, WI 53217).
'52 Samuel R. Pritchard Jr., 11/3/10 (P.O. Box 20072, 3154 Cedar Ridge Rd., Roanoke, VA 24018).
'52 William F. Rhudy Jr., 10/7/10 (113 Williams St., Galax, VA 24333).
'53 J. Glen Baker, 9/7/10 (4601 Coventry Rd., Richmond, VA 23221).
'53 Arthur R. Daniel Jr., 4/30/10 (5128 Bogue Sound Dr., Emerald Isle, NC 28594).
'53 John W. Paeplow, 8/25/10 (134 Sandy Cove Dr., No. 78, Henrico, NC 27842).
'54 Luther Broaddus III, 10/14/10 (Box 105, Magdalena, NM 87825).
'54 Frank A. Fiorini III, 9/30/10 (14613 Valencia Dr., Louisville, KY 40245).
'54 Fletcher S. McCutcheon, 10/3/10 (127 N.W. Turn, Shenandoah, VA 22849).
'54 Virginia Van Note Smith, 9/5/10 (Apt. 107, 2244 Walke St., Virginia Beach, VA 23451).
'55 Lloyd R. Cowne Jr., 12/17/10 (2199 Carriage Ln., Spring Hill, FL 34606).
'55 Joseph E. Mabe, 10/12/10 (312 W. Bank St., Bridgewater, VA 22812).
'55 Jere A. Moffit, 12/21/10 (1297 Lakeshore Cir., Gainesville, GA 30501).
'55 Samuel H. Nixon Jr., 10/24/10 (940 Oak Dr., Christiansburg, VA 24073).
'55 R. Bruce Thomas, 9/3/10 (5215 Grandon Dr., Hilliard, OH 43026).
'55 Thomas A. Waddill, 9/21/10 (6201 Jones Farm Rd., Wake Forest, NC 27587).
'56 Ronald E. Meade, 11/5/10 (3257 Mockingbird Ln., Birmingham, AL 35226).
'56 W. Ernest Norcross, 1/1/2011 (234 S. Walnut Bend, Cordova, TN 38018).
'57 Ralph H. Barksdale, 7/31/10 (505 Gails Way, Merritt Island, FL 32953).
'57 John W. Clarke, 12/1/10 (401 Walnut Rd., Salem, VA 24153).
'57 John M. Roberts, 9/25/10 (3499 Clint Dr., Trenton, OH 45067).
'58 Paul M. Umberger, 7/28/10 (8802 Greenford Dr., Henrico, VA 23294).
'59 Joseph W. Baker, 11/18/10 (558 Beech Dr., Newport News, VA 23601).
'59 Bruce Dunn, 9/19/10 (2 Brooksbank Ct., Fredericksburg, VA 22405).
'59 Claude I. Lewis, 9/23/10 (3001 Shady Lawn Dr., Greensboro, NC 27408).
'59 Winfield W. Richardson, 10/9/10 (253 W. Beidler Rd., King Of Prussia, PA 19406).
'60 Robert G. Foster, 11/23/10 (P.O. Box 1270, Blue Hill, ME 04614).
'60 C.D. Hrovatic, 12/3/10 (806 Fincastle Dr., Bluefield, VA 24605).
'60 S.C. Oliver III, 9/20/10 (404 Meadow Ln., Franklin, VA 23851).
'60 Hallock P. Snell Jr., 9/2/10 (1110 Fetchett Rd., Browntown, VA 22610).
'61 John H. Jester, 9/21/10 (416 Saddle Ridge Rd., Fayetteville, NC 28311).
'61 Charles S. Noell, 10/20/10 (2732 Montvale Rd. S.W., Roanoke, VA 24015).
'61 John H. Pillis III, 8/28/10 (10893 97th St., Unit 3, Largo, FL 33773).
'61 Sidney C. Robertson, 5/6/2009 (118 E. Clement St., Baltimore, MD 21230).
'61 James G. Ware Jr., 2/11/10 (105 Creek Cir., Seaford, VA 23696).
'62 Robert L. Campbell, 12/15/2009 (1393 Lake Ave. S.E., Largo, FL 33771).
'63 Samuel M. Estill, 8/30/10 (2 Wakefield Ave., Fredericksburg, VA 22405).
'63 S. Herbert Omasta, 5/10/10 (277 Meadow Top Ln., Ellijay, GA 30540).
'63 Henry Vranian Jr., 10/26/10 (72 W. Square Dr., Henrico, VA 23238).
'65 Wayne C. Hare, 9/2/10 (Hulera El Centenario Sa, Apartado Postal 53-1000, Mexico 1f Df Mexico, Mexico).
'65 Kenneth W. Kells Sr., 10/23/10 (7 Conklin Ave., Ivoryton, CT 06442).
'65 George N. Mars, 12/9/10 (P.O. Box 1710, Easton, MD 21601).
'65 W.S. O'Neal III, 9/17/10 (6468 Blackwater Rd., Virginia Beach, VA 23457).
'65 Charles E. Williams, 11/22/10 (86th Eng Combat Apo, San Francisco, CA 96289).
'66 Joseph A. Billiams, 5/11/10 (1162 St. Georges Ave., Avenel, NJ 07001).
'66 J. Lawrence Dunagan, 12/1/10 (1510 Twisted Oak Dr., Reston, VA 20194).
'66 Gary E. Legner, 9/27/10 (701 Wilder Dr., Charlottesville, VA 22901).
'66 Thomas O. Sitz, 9/28/10 (606 Kelsey Ln., Blacksburg, VA 24060).
'67 John D. Hurt, 11/12/10 (3275 Laurel Dr., Blacksburg, VA 24060).
'68 Arthur B. Gruver, 8/29/10 (2822 Hitchcock Rd., White Hall, MD 21161).
'68 Ross H. Mitchell II, 5/3/10 (59010 26th Ave., Bangor, MI 49013).
'70 Nancy K. Bird, 10/12/10 (12026 Marella Ln., Greenwood, DE 19950).
'70 David N. Neel, 9/4/10 (7312 Hwy. 21 W., Madisonville, TX 77864).
'70 William T. Smith, 10/9/10 (c/o Robert H. Smith II, 1130 West Ave., Richmond, VA 23220).
'71 John W. Dickens, 10/1/10 (1153 Westmoreland Dr., Harrisonburg, VA 22801).
'71 Norman Daniel Frank II, 2/7/10 (818 Fairway Dr., Mission, TX 78572).
'71 Carl P. Jensen, 7/23/10 (8288 Lakeside Dr., Riverside, CA 92509).
'72 Michael L. Jackson, 11/28/10 (Rt. 1, Box 1152, 200 11th St. N.E., Norton, VA 24273).
'72 Joe L. Smith III, 10/20/10 (13807 David Crockett Hwy., Huntland, TN 37345).
'73 Thomas Speziale, 12/15/10 (1440 Elizabeth Dr., Apt. 3, Idaho Falls, ID 83404).
'74 Robert L. Drepperd, 10/12/10 (5772 E. Timber Ridge Rd., Mount Crawford, VA 22841).
'74 Robert W. Edsall Jr., 10/10/10 (112 Allegheny Ave., Cheswick, PA 15024).
'74 Peter H. Marshall, 8/28/10 (2607 Oakledge Ct., Vienna, VA 22181).
'74 Jack M. Thaler, 8/1/10 (901 High Point Ridge Rd., Franklin, TN 37069).
'75 Louis N. Alls, 10/8/10 (P.O. Box 219, Cloverdale, VA 24077-0219).
'75 Billy E. Friend, 12/14/10 (4841 Alum Spring Rd., Pulaski, VA 24301).
'75 Anne K. Martz, 10/5/10 (8423 Bayfield Dr., Richmond, VA 23235).
'77 Sarah Dinsmore Hall, 12/1/10 (512 Poplar St., Boonville, MO 65233).
'77 Allan W. Jones, 4/13/10 (247 Vincent Rd., Paoli, PA 19301).
'77 David H. Richmond, 5/24/10 (1827 Farmington Dr., Franklin, TN 37069).
'78 Clara Baumann Blanding, 9/5/10 (339 Quarterdeck Alley, Annapolis, MD 21401).
'78 John L. Moore, 4/24/10 (316 Berkley Pl., Staunton, VA 24401).
'78 Steven R. Shimp, 11/16/10 (318 Curtis Dr., Pennsville, NJ 08070).
'79 Helen M. Scheirbeck, 12/19/10 (8906 Rusty Anchor Rd., Unit 17, Ocean City, MD 21842).
'79 James M. Tierney, 10/30/10 (2497 Fraser Ct., Woodbridge, VA 22191).
'80 Janet Hanchett Hoffstot, 11/22/10 (19301 Golfview Dr., Big Rapids, MI 49307).
'81 Bruce A. Flora, 12/8/10 (23387 Virgil H. Goode Hwy., Boones Mill, VA 24065).
'83 Patricia Cuffia Rankin, 8/30/10 (P.O. Box 213, Catawba, VA 24070).
'83 Karen L. Zielezienski, 8/22/10 (11700 S.W. 22nd Ct., Davie, FL 33325).
'85 Karen A. Stoevener, 10/10/10 (4103 Gentry Park Dr., Blacksburg, VA 24060).
'86 Donovan W. Cook, 6/16/10 (1939 Wayne Ave., Topeka, KS 66604).
'87 Sidney E. Crumwell Jr., 9/17/10 (918 Hanson Dr., Johnson City, TN 37601).
'88 Anthony E. Disilvestre, 9/4/10 (3492 Heritage Valley Ct., San Jose, CA 95148).
'88 Nancy J. Inghram, 12/13/10 (82 University Trailer Ct., Blacksburg, VA 24060).
'88 Connie Amos Thurston, 1/2/2011 (601 Doyle St., Salem, VA 24153).
'89 David R. Orvos, 12/28/10 (357 Huff Creek Tr., Amherst, VA 24521).
'89 James L. Ruffa, 12/5/10 (130 Hampton Dr., Colonial Heights, VA 23834).
'92 Darlene F. DeVera, 9/15/10 (Apt. 402, 1225 Taylor St., San Francisco, CA 94108).
'92 Kris R. Green, 10/5/10 (46 Scarsdale Dr., Camp Hill, PA 17011).
'94 William N. Collie, 10/15/10 (310 Woodland Ct., Wise, VA 24293).
'95 Luella Myers Banks, 12/30/10 (4404 Cordell Dr., Roanoke, VA 24018).
'96 Kathleen Ludwig Pierce, 11/4/10 (P.O. Box 4, Fort Defiance, VA 24437).
'96 Shirley Quartes Whorley, 12/26/10 (553 Quail Ridge Dr., Fincastle, VA 24090).
'97 Courtney B. Riordan, 12/22/10 (5505 Fireside Ct., Fairfax, VA 22032).
'98 Robert C. Shickle, 12/18/10 (305 Branner Ave., Winchester, VA 22601).
'99 Tamar M. Friedner, 9/12/10 (38 Sunset Dr., Milford, MA 01757).
'99 Kathleen M. Kisner, 9/17/10 (302 Saucon View Dr., Bethlehem, PA 18015).
'00 Robert L. Hurley Jr., 5/13/10 (207 Cary St., Apt. G, Williamsburg, VA 23185).
'01 Anna Asher Lester, 11/15/10 (5914 Shining Oak Ln., Charlotte, NC 28269).
'04 Amy Kane Slusher, 12/23/10 (6400 Wellstone Ct., Greensboro, NC 27410).
'06 Elizabeth Hurt Yoensky, 10/15/10 (1278 Clifden Green, Charlottesville, VA 22901).

Student Deaths

'11 Elias P. Lehman, 11/22/10 (248 Northview Dr., Dayton, VA 22821).
'13 Samuel J. Wendler (54 Messina Ct., Shrewsbury, PA 17361).

Faculty Obituaries

Richard Allen Arndt, professor emeritus of physics in the College of Science, died April 10, 2010, in Blacksburg, Va. Arndt was a gifted and dedicated nuclear theorist and phenomenologist. A professor at Tech for more than thirty years, Arndt was also a fellow of the American Physical Society and an adjunct member of the faculty at George Washington University. His more than 50 research papers, four of which had been cited more than 100 times, provided research to help create the Scattering Analysis Interactive Dial-In network of analysis and database codes.

Milka Tcherneva Bliznakov, professor emerita of architecture in the College of Architecture and Urban Studies and a trailblazer for women in architecture, died Nov. 4, 2010. In 1974, Bliznakov joined the faculty at Virginia Tech, where she established a solid reputation as one of the most respected scholars of her generation and was a recognized authority on Russian constructivism and the avant-garde movement. Frustrated by the lack of primary research materials on women in architecture, Bliznakov founded the International Archive of Women in Architecture, which documents the history of women's contributions to the built environment.

Charles Parry, professor emeritus of mathematics in the College of Science, died Dec. 25, 2010. Parry was best known for his passion for teaching mathematics and as a relentless Appalachian Trail volunteer. A member of the Virginia Tech community since 1971, Parry established a research program in number theory and published 37 papers. He delivered invited lectures in Canada, the United Kingdom, Germany, Italy, and the United States. He participated in the design of mathematics courses for computer science majors and was greatly admired and respected among his colleagues.