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55 class year

career George E. Keller II, Charleston, W.Va., received the 2017 Distinguished West Virginian Award.


64 class year

career R. Bradley Chewning, Harrisonburg, Va., was named to the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering Academy of Distinguished Alumni at Virginia Tech.

career Homer Hickam, Huntsville, Ala., was featured in an interview series by Sara Connell, a best-selling author and writing coach.

68 class year

career Martin Peter Azola, Baltimore, Md., published a book, “The Azola Legacy-50 Years Rebuilding Baltimore.”



70 class year

career Raleigh “Leigh” Milton Felton III, South Boston, Va., assumed pastoral leadership for Boydton United Methodist Church.

career Edward R. Pittman, Lancaster, Va., was elected senior vice president of VCB Financial Group.

73 class year

career Jere R. Mitchell, Columbia, Mo., retired as technical director of the National Association of Animal Breeders.

career Nancy Pachuta Anderson, Greensburg, Pa., was named interim CEO for Westmoreland Cultural Trust.

74 class year

career Elizabeth “Ann” Dunnington, Blacksburg, Va., was honored with emerita status by the Virginia Tech Board of Visitors.

career Edward Phillip Hickman, Jr., Horntown, Va., is serving a one-year term as chairman of Potatoes USA, the marketing and promotions board of the U.S. potato industry. He is the first chairman from Virginia.

career Steve Allen Orndorff, Broomfield, Colo., is CEO of Canalis Pharmaceuticals, a subsidiary of Teewinot Life Sciences.

career George Todd Wright, Hilton Head Island, S.C., received the Order of the Palmetto from South Carolina Gov. Henry McMaster.

75 class year

career John Robert Lawson II, Newport News, Va., was named Virginia Business Person of the Year.

career Jane Craig Sebok, Congers, N.Y., published Time Changes Everything," a book for young adults.

career Joel Stone Sr., Glen Allen, Va., received the inaugural 2019 Thomas Champion for Industry Award.

76 class year

career Marni E. Byrum, Alexandria, Va., is president of the Virginia State Bar.

career John Thomas Patton, Bloomington, Ind., was elected as a fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science.

career Robert Alan Rapaport, Virginia Beach, Va., was inducted as a Class of 2019 Fellow in the College of Workers’ Compensation Lawyers.

career Ellen Vance, Henrico, Va., retired as chief human resources officer of Sheltering Arms Hospital on 2/4/19.

77 class year

career Tim H. Mullins, Richmond, Va., was named the 2019 Best in State Wealth Advisor by Forbes.

career Gregory C. Thompson, Fort Lauderdale, Fla., is executive vice president and chief financial officer of KEMET Corp.

78 class year

career Richard Lee Anderson, Woodbridge, Va., announced his candidacy for Virginia House District 51.

career David Warner Miller, Louisville, Ky., authored “Employed Physician Networks: A Guide to Building Strategic Advantage, Value and Financial Sustainability,” which was published by the Health Administration Press.

career Katherine Ellen Quesenberry, Ridgefield, Conn., is chief medical officer at New York City’s Animal Medical Center.

79 class year

career Carl Billian, Marietta, Ga., operates a multidisciplinary head injury clinic in Atlanta, Georgia.

career David Christopher Dunbeck, Philadelphia, Pa., is executive director of the Center for Nonviolence and Social Justice at Drexel University.

wedding John Milton Hinerman Jr. and Marjorie Elizabeth Jones ’79, Washington, D.C., 02/27/19.



80 class year

career Thomas Benton Kelso II, Southport, N.C., published “Fractured.”

career Claudia Kitchen Cotton, Suffolk, Va., is CEO of Tidewater Builders Association.

career Raymond Jeffrey Kmetz, Livermore, Calif., is chief business officer with Ascentage Pharma.

career Kurt James Krause, Norfolk, Va., is president and CEO of VisitNorfolk.

81 class year

career William Ronald Aimutis Jr., Denver, N.C., is director of the N.C. Food Processing Innovation Center.

career Jennifer Moore Rock, Fuquay Varina, N.C., is chief accounting officer with Zillow Group.

career Paul Alan Grachow, Port Saint Lucie, Fla., retired from the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars where he was the audiovisual and media services specialist.

career Martin Styer Frankhouser, Bethlehem, Pa., is the national director of American Humane’s farm program.

career Russell David Housley, Herndon, Va., was named to the Diamond Key Security Advisory Council.

career Brian R. Murphy, New Castle, Va., was honored with emeritus status by Virginia Tech.

career Joseph Clinton Rivers, Suwanee, Ga., is the vice chairman of the National Chicken Council for 2018-19.

career Robert Christopher Rosenthal, Edgewater, Md., joined Vallit Advisors as a partner.

career Janis Pinchefsky Terpenny, Centre Hall, Pa., was named to the Wayne T. Davis Endowed Dean’s Chair and appointed dean of the Tickle College of Engineering at the University of Tennessee.

82 class year

career Kathleen Blomstedt Timko, Far Hills, N.J., was named to Rutgers University’s Customer Experience Certificate Program Advisory Board.

career William David Francis, Jacksonville, Fla., is chief compliance and human resources officer for Dewberry.

career Paul Barnes Mustian, Richmond, Va., is firm administrator with Christian & Barton.

83 class year

career Michael Wayne Clarke, Vienna, Va., joined the Union Bankshares Corp. board of directors and was named a Wells Fargo Distinguished Speaker.

career Donya Cecilia Lester, Linden, Ind., received an Alumni Award of Excellence from the University of Georgia’s College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences Alumni Association.

career Anthony Vernon Marshall, McDonough, Ga., was reappointed to the Georgia Council on Aging.

career Brian Allen Talbert, West Lafayette, Ind., was inducted into Purdue University’s Book of Great Teachers.

career Douglas Keyes Wiltsie, Fairfax Station, Va., is vice president of operations for the Defense Systems Customer Group for Science Applications International Corp.

career Suzanne Hall Wood, Mooresville, N.C., is senior vice president and chief financial officer with Vulcan Materials Co.

84 class year

career James Friend Dickerson, Zion Crossroads, Va., was selected as the 2018 Realtor of the Year by the Charlottesville Area Association of Realtors.

career Thomas Edward Hughes, Cambridge, Mass., was named CEO at Navitor Pharmaceuticals.

career Geoffrey Randall Jesberg, Dallas, Texas, is president of FlexRay.

career Jesse Richardson Jr., Morgantown, W.Va., received the Excellence in Agricultural Law for Academia Award from the American Agricultural Law Association.

85 class year

career Betsy Gano Brumback, Winchester, Va., retired from MidAtlantic Farm Credit after 28 years.

career Jon Charles Emanuelson, Leland, N.C., began pastoral leadership at Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church in Lewiston, Massachusetts.

career Brent James Fields, Ashburn, Va., was named associate director in the Division of Investment Management at the Securities and Exchange Commission.

career Michael Donald Freund, Northbrook, Ill., was appointed managing director with Rittal North America LLC.

career Bettina Kay Ring, Charlottesville, Va., who was appointed secretary of agriculture and forestry by Gov. Ralph Northam, received the Sir William Schlick Memorial Award from the Society of American Foresters and was elected a Fellow of the society. Also, she was awarded the 2018 President’s Award from the Sustainable Forestry Initiative Inc.

career William Matteson Sisson, Avon, Conn., was named executive director of the World Business Council for Sustainable Development North America.

86 class year

career Louise Holt Calderwood, Arlington, Va., is director of regulatory affairs with the American Feed Industry Association.

career Arthur Glenn Davis, Phoenix, Ariz., was named president of Vela Insurance Services, a Berkley Company.

career Kevin Barry Sullivan, Weston, Mass., received the 2019 AIA Architecture Firm Award, the highest honor the American Institute of Architects can bestow on a practicing architecture firm in the U.S.

career Christopher Lewis Swan, Virginia Beach, Va., is chief revenue officer with Dispersive Networks.

career Raghuram Tadepalli, Elon, N.C., was named 2019 Beta Alpha Psi Outstanding Dean.

87 class year

career John Craig Asbury, Richmond, Va., is the head of Union Bankshares Corp. and a member of the finance department’s advisory board.

career Phillip Rodney Blevins, Montpelier, Va., is president and CEO of Dominion Energy’s Southeast Energy Group.

career Edward Robert Green, Ashburn, Va., is a project executive at Gilbane Building Company, Washington, D.C..

career Brenton Jan Keefer, Scituate, Mass., was elected to the Sustainable Forestry Initiative’s Board of Directors.

career Percival George Ricketts, Pembroke Pines, Fla., has developed a four-year guided journal available through online bookstores.

career Jackie Rustigian, Alexandria, Va., retired from Army Civil Service.

88 class year

career Allison Parker Andrews, Richmond, Va., joined the Monroe Park Conservancy as director.

career Nigel Anthony Greene, Elkins Park, Pa., moderated a Pennsylvania Bar Institute seminar on truck accident litigation.

career Jeffrey Scott Kellerhouse, Vinton, Va., is director of pre-construction for Breeden Construction.

career Peter Jay Merkle, Alexandria, Va., is head of the Federal Aviation Administration’s Unmanned Aircraft Systems Integration Office.

career Gary Keith Morrill and Kristin Ruestow Morrill ’91, Blacksburg, Va., were named Virginia Tech 2019 Family of the Year.

career Sanjay Mahesh Shah, Voorhees, N.J., is iManage managing director for Asia.

birth James Charles Galonsky, Ft. Walton Beach, Fla., a daughter, 1/01/19.

89 class year

career Robert L Hogan, Charleston, W.Va., joined the Pittsburgh office of Rawle & Henderson LLP as Of Counsel.

career Wendy Lu Critchfield Kesslak, Sarasota, Fla., is an associate at RE/Max Alliance Group in Siesta Key.

career Kathleen Mary Murtagh, Arlington, Mass., was appointed to the Massachusetts Department of Transportation board of directors.

career James Edwin Plowman, Leesburg, Va., was elected to a circuit court judgeship in the Virginia 20th Judicial Circuit serving Loudoun, Fauquier, and Rappahannock counties.

career Robert Lee Richter Jr., Abingdon, Md., joined Independence Blue Cross as consultant relationship manager.

career Janet Watt Steele, Fort Mill, S.C., joined Clemson University’s Extension team as a forestry agent for Orangeburg, Calhoun, and Lexington counties in South Carolina.

career Colin Brooks Winchester, Lancaster, S.C., opened Fitness Machine Technicians in Charlotte, North Carolina.



90 class year

career Cynthia Ann Arnold, Long Lake, Minn., was appointed to the Citrine Informatics board of directors.

career Timothy Albert Booth, Yonkers, N.Y., performed in “Mamma Mia” at Mill Mountain Theatre.

career Shirley Elizabeth Winfield Drewry, Disputanta, Va., is the deputy county administrator in Prince George County.

career Thomas Peter Fabrie, Richmond, Va., is chief financial officer at INGENCO, a renewable energy company.

career Susan Tinsley Gooden, Richmond, Va., was named interim dean of the L. Douglas Wilder School of Government and Public Affairs at Virginia Commonwealth University. She is a recipient of the YWCA Richmond’s 2019 Outstanding Women Awards.

career Michael P. Maxwell, Hartland, Wis., was named an adjunct faculty lecturer by the School of Business, Carroll University.

career Aimee Michelle Golden Johnson, Seattle, Wash., was named Chief Marketing Officer with Zillow Group Inc.

career Ralph Allen Trinter, Irmo, S.C., is vice president of field operations with McCrory Construction.

91 class year

career Joyce Agnes Cacho, Edwards, Colo., a member of the board of directors for Sunrise Banks, was named one of 19 Directors to Watch by Directors & Boards Magazine.

career Jennifer Poff Cooper, Christiansburg, Va., is a public relations specialist for the Virginia Department of Health, New River Health District. She has been published in the collection “Chicken Soup for the Soul: Life Lessons from the Dog."

career David “Buzz” Neil Crosby, Raleigh, N.C., was selected to serve on the board of directors of the Wake Tech Foundation.

career Katherine Jean Hubbell, Silver Spring, Md., received the Albert Nelson Marquis Lifetime Achievement Award from Marquis Who’s Who.

career William L. Murray, Richmond, Va., is senior vice president-corporate affairs & communications with Dominion Energy.

career Timothy Edward Pierce, Laurel, Md., was named to the board of directors of Junior Achievement of Central Maryland Inc.

wedding Pamela Sue Speed, Roanoke, Va., and Brian “Stork” Seal, 10/07/18.

92 class year

career Jay Allen Altizer, Dallas, Texas, is president of North America for GES.

career Paul Chodak III, West Milford, N.J., is executive vice president-generation with American Electric Power.

career James Harry Jarrett, Baltimore, Md., was appointed chief revenue officer for VXI Global Solutions.

career Joy Horner Kauffman, Washington, D.C., hosted a “Whole Foods for Whole Body Health” class.

career Christopher S. Waltz, Glastonbury, Conn., was named principal at Shepley Bulfinch.

birth Paul Joseph Zahorchak and Susan Marie Stanley-Zahorchak ’04, Roanoke, Va., a daughter, 8/28/18.

93 class year

career Jeffrey Brian Deibel, Glen Allen, Va., is vice president of the Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond in the Supervision, Regulation, and Credit Department.

career Neal Franklin Wellons, Virginia Beach, Va., is vice president of finance and accounting at Chartway Federal Credit Union.

94 class year

career William Wesley Griffith III, Madison, Ala., joined Peco Foods as chief operating officer.

career Tamara A. Kloecki Nelsen, Bloomington, Ill., is executive director of the Minnesota AgriGrowth Council.

career Angela Cutler Rambeau, Duluth, Ga., is director of planning and development for the City of Georgetown, South Carolina.

95 class year

career James B. Daniel II, Amelia Court House, Va., received the Virginia Forage and Grassland Council’s Harlan White Distinguished Service Award.

career Barry Irvin Matherly, Richmond, Va., was named to lead a new economic development entity to promote 11 Southeastern Michigan counties.

career Kelly “Kathleen” McNany Gorman, Cranford, N.J., is principal with Novogradac and Company LLP.

career Edward V. McAndrew, Mechanicsville, Va., is chief operating officer with AIS Network.

career Floyd Cameron Palmore, Powhatan, Va., is an associate and senior project manager with Dewberry.

career Andrew Ferguson Warren, Blacksburg, Va., is the Town of Christiansburg’s assistant town manager.

96 class year

career Marc Christopher Brade, Wytheville, Va., is fire chief with the Town of Wytheville.

career Mary Carroll, Pacifica, Calif., is executive director of the Department of Emergency Management in San Francisco, California.

career Robert Allen Jessee, Abingdon, Va., is plant manager for the Clinch River power generating plant.

career Scott Richard Kizner, Harrisonburg, Va., is superintendent of Stafford County Public Schools in Virginia.

career Sue Ellen Pressman-Dosik, Arlington, Va., is president-elect of the American Counseling Association for 2019-20.

career Mark A. Roy, Oakton, Va., is executive vice president for Hourigan’s Hampton Roads office.

career Mark Carson Walker, Sterling, Va., earned the Large-Scale Manager designation from the Community Association Institute.

career Brad E. Williams, Peterstown, W.Va., is president of The Safariland Group.

97 class year

career Timothy James Howland, Blacksburg, Va., is project manager with Facility Logix.

career Gladys B. West, Dahlgren, Va., was inducted into the Air Force Space and Missile Pioneers Hall of Fame.

career Stephanie Johnson Kalantarians, Williamsburg, Va., is vice president and stockholder of GuernseyTingle.

98 class year

career Erkan Baloglu, Tulsa, Okla., is vice president of drug discovery and medicinal chemistry with resTORbio Inc.

career Michael John Burgiss, Marietta, Ga., is chief product officer with DealerPolicy, LLC.

career Hau Huu Doan, Charlotte, N.C., opened Banh Mi Brothers restaurant in Charlotte, North Carolina.

career Larry Anthony Patrizi, Purcellville, Va., is executive vice president and provost at the American College of Financial Services.

career Thomas Joseph Pierri II, San Francisco, Calif., is general manager of Hotel Zoe, a luxury boutique hotel at Fisherman’s Wharf.

career Kai O. Torkelson, Mount Crawford, Va., is the Norfolk Naval Shipyard commander.

career Jing Zhou, Bristow, Va., company president, will lead the international expansion business effort for Pintec Technology Holdings Ltd.

99 class year

career Amanda C. Boone, Bridgeton, N.C., is the public utilities director in Elizabeth City.

career Heather M. Massie, New York, N.Y., presented her award-winning, internationally acclaimed play about actress and inventor Hedy Lamarr, “HEDY! The Life & Inventions of Hedy Lamarr” at the Cube in Virginia Tech’s Moss Arts Center.

career Jocelyn Loren Oldham, Richmond, Va., was voted as best wedding soloist in Richmond Bride survey.

career Rachel Varner Smith, Lewisburg, Pa., is vice president of human resources at Evangelical Community Hospital.

career Caitlin Beck Stella, Los Angeles, Calif., is CEO of Joe DiMaggio Children’s Hospital.

career Michael D. Zehner, Holliston, Mass., is the planning and development director for the Town of Nags Head, North Carolina.

wedding Brian Isaac Seal, Roanoke, Va., and Pamela Speed, 10/07/18.



00 class year

career Stephen L. Ambruzs, Roanoke, Va., received a business placemaker award during the CityWorks (X)po community development conference.

career Jeffrey M. Ellis, Moseley, Va., is area construction manager at HHHunt Homes.

career Louis Joseph Molinini, Oakton, Va., is the Mid-Atlantic Project & Development Services Market lead at Jones Lang LaSalle Inc.

career James Andrew Moore, Baltimore, Md., received the 2019 Soul Justice in Education Award from the American Educational Research Association and the 2019 Asa G. Hilliard Model of Excellence Award.

career Vijaybalaji Padmanabhan, Irving, Texas, is a director with KKR & Co. LP.

career Maurizio Porfiri, Brooklyn, N.Y., was named a Fellow of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers.

career Christopher Russell Reading, Indianapolis, Ind., was recognized with the 2018 Distinguished Alumnus Award from Indiana University-Purdue University Columbus.

career Ryan W. Smith, Springfield, Va., is a partner in the Mechanical Patent Prosecution practice group at Oblon.

career Wayne Allen Wilkinson, Vienna, Va., is executive vice president and chief operating officer with Ace Info Solutions.

birth Lisa Fletcher Pace, Houston, Texas, a son, 8/7/18.

02 class year

career Mark William Abbott, Spring, Texas, is director of engineering with ValvTechnologies Inc.

career Katherine L. Andersen, Winchester, Mass., is a senior market manager covering health care corporate finance in the U.S. for Silicon Valley Banks’s national life science practice.

career Daniel James Hibbard, Sterling, Va., is vice president of electronic systems at Trident Systems.

career Kenneth Edward Nicely, Roanoke, Va., is superintendent of Roanoke County Public Schools.

career Gary V. Parker Jr., Chesapeake, Va., is business development manager for Watts’ drainage products and solutions in the eastern U.S.

career Heather Slayton, Murfreesboro, Tenn., is assistant state forester for the Tennessee Department of Agriculture Division of Forestry.

birth Amanda Lee Halks Drezek, Amesbury, Mass., a son, 03/18/19.

03 class year

career Michael J. Barber, Huntington, Vt., is general counsel for Green Mountain Care Board in Montpelier.

career Anna Rebecca Shaffer, Arlington, Va., is senior vice president of Jones Lang LaSalle Inc.

career Andrew Joseph Schulman, Fairfax Station, Va., is diocesan OPCF director for the Diocese of Arlington.

birth Michelle C. Dominguez, Washington, D.C., a son, 2/28/19.

04 class year

career Richard Matthew Bemben, Arlington, Va., was elected director of the electronics practice group with Sterne, Kessler, Goldstein and Fox.

career Benjamin Hall Moore, Venice, Fla., is superintendent of Catholic Education for the Diocese of Venice.

career Danielle Wight Nelson, Washington, D.C., received the 2018 Silver Medal for Meritorious Achievement for leading the U.S. Department of Transportation’s efforts to develop a strategic plan for the interagency Coordinating Council on Access and Mobility.

birth Scott Lamar Pearce, Alexandria, Va., a daughter, 1/7/19.

birth Justin Kenneth Leiter, Rockville, Md., a daughter, 2/28/18, and a son, 03/14/19.

05 class year

career Douglass Robbin Banerjee, Dallas, Texas, is senior managing director at Greysteel.

career Youlander Moring Hilton, Suffolk, Va., was appointed to the board of Paul D. Camp Community College and received the Joint Forces Staff College Commandment’s Appreciation letter.

career Andrew Huber, Roswell, Ga., is product strategy manager with GWC Warranty.

career Abhijit “A.P.” Vijay Patel, Ashburn, Va., is vice president of marketing and distribution strategy and operations with Choice Hotels International Inc.

career George Anthony Preston, Woodbridge, Va., was one of four winners in the Virginia Lottery’s inaugural “Made in Virginia” program.

career Robert Ryan Ruff, Signal Mountain, Tenn., is senior vice president of strategic growth at Aflac Inc.

career Carol Elizabeth Watson, Cumberland, Md., was named 2018 Teacher Educator of the Year by the Pennsylvania Association of Colleges of Teacher Education.

career Erin Michelle Webb, Richmond, Va., earned an Emerging Professional Award from the American Institute of Architects Virginia.

career Christopher Lee Young, Oakton, Va., joined Miller, Miller & Canby’s Business and Tax Practice Group.

birth Daniel Blakey Heatwole and Lindsay Anne Williamson Heatwole, Virginia Beach, Va., a daughter, 04/04/19.

birth Dorothy Pendleton Heimlich, Mechanicsville, Va., a daughter, 9/6/18.

06 class year

career David Eric Collins, Blacksburg, Va., launched an online magazine,

career Rose Bradshaw Jeter, Buchanan, Va., prompted by farming stress, proposed policies on mental health that were adopted by the commonwealth.

career Lorena “Rena” Jo Johnson, Glade Spring, Va., operates Highland Dairy, a pilot farm for a new design for milking by DeLaval.

career Robert David Ritchie, Aldie, Va., is head of software practice at Science Applications International Corp.

career Dawn Marie South, Richmond, Va., formed a family law firm, DeBoerSouth, PLLC.

career Ashley W. Winsky, Henrico, Va., joined Gentry Locke as a partner in the Transportation, Insurance, and Civil Litigation practices.

07 class year

career Kali Jane Casper, Blacksburg, Va., is assistant planning director with the Town of Blacksburg.

career Kyle Matthew Kramer, Forest, Va., is one of Engineering News Record Mid-Atlantic’s 2019 Top Young Professionals.

career Namrata Loomba, Gainesville, Va., joined Blank Rome LLP’s Washington, D.C. office as an associate in the Consumer Finance Litigation group.

career Jeffrey Robertson Mettam, Brooklyn, N.Y., is principal with Oak Hill Capital Partners.

birth Ashley Rood Spinetto and Jonathan Neil Spinetto, Herndon, Va., a daughter, 11/15/18.

08 class year

career Lindsay Christine Bade, Lynchburg, Va., is project manager with Banker Steel.

career Anna E. Carpenter, Virginia Beach, Va., is associate principal at Hanbury.

career Joshua Yost Haddad, Virginia Beach, Va., purchased the Thomas Crown Studios.

career Govindaraj Dev Kumar, Berwyn Heights, Md., published an article on salmonella in the January 2019 issue of the Journal of Applied and Environmental Microbiology.

career Brian Anderson Peters, Raleigh, N.C., received his doctorate in educational research and policy analysis from North Carolina State University and is now associate director of academic advising programs and services at the school.

career Manisha Pravinchandra Patel, Greensboro, N.C., received the 2018 Young Alumna Award by Elon Law’s Women’s Law Association and was recognized by Business North Carolina magazine as one of North Carolina’s top lawyers for family law for the second year, earning the Legal Elite distinction. She is the 2019 president of the North Carolina Association of Women Attorneys.

career Andrew Graham Satterfield, Midlothian, Va., is vice president of Scott Insurance in Richmond.

career Scott V. Totman, Vienna, Va., is vice president of Engineering with DivvyCloud.

birth Laura Valentine Breedlove, Vestavia Hills, Ala., a son, 7/5/18.

birth Andrew Paul Showalter, Fairfax, Va., a daughter, 11/12/18.

birth Andrew Shepard Rivenbark and Virginia Tyler Dougherty Rivenbark ’11, Suffolk, Va., a daughter, 8/16/18.

birth Christopher Edward Sopko, Gloucester, Va., a daughter, 12/13/18.

09 class year

career Virginia Louise Lessard Davila, Chesapeake, Va., is vice president of S.L. Nusbaum Realty Co.

birth Kathleen Berger O’Brien, Saint Louis, Mo., a son, 8/7/2017 and a daughter, 01/10/19.

birth Brian Edward Smith, Bel Air, Md., a son, 01/09/19.

birth Megan Lloyd Varrone, Washington, D.C., a daughter, 03/12/19.



10 class year

career Anthony Caleb Bauer, Los Angeles, Calif., joined HNTB’s national tunnel group as national tunnel practice operations manager-west.

career Skyler Glen Cooper, Dallas, Texas, is regional manager for Marcus & Millichap.

career Caitlin Anne Grady, State College, Pa., is the inaugural Faculty Fellow of Penn State University’s Center for Security Research and Education.

career Atsuko Watanabe, Washington, D.C., earned a Ph.D. from the University of Warwick in 2017 and is an associate professor at Hosei University in Japan.

wedding Caroline Marie McWilliams Alsup, Roxbury, Mass., and Justin Summer Brown, 11/3/18.

wedding Dennis Preston Hollich, Fairfax, Va., and Emma Pearson-Hollich, 12/14/18.

birth Lindsay Cobb Whit, Crozet, Va., a daughter, 04/08/19.

11 class year

career Brenton Byrd, Elberon, Va., is principal at Sunnyside Elementary School in Dinwiddie County.

career Lindsay Nicole Chapon, Lyndhurst, Ohio, is director of food and beverage for Hotel Revival.

career Emily Marie Feeney, Olney, Md., is manager of capital markets and investments with Noble Investment Group.

career Danielle Marie Jakubowski, Atlanta, Ga., is project architect at Blackney Hayes Architects in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

career Olivia Nicolai Marshall, Blacksburg, Va., joined Caplin & Drysdale as an Associate in the political law group.

career Evan Layne Synstad, Los Gatos, Calif., relocated to Charlotte, North Carolina, with Gilbane Building Company.

wedding Emily Hollingsworth Reed, Fairfax, Va., and William Wesson, 10/20/18.

birth Emily Hughes Hicks and Alan B. Hicks ’11, Arlington, Va., a son, 4/4/18.

12 class year

career Kevin Dean Rice, Bristow, Va., is chief operating officer of B3 Group Inc.

career Chevon Nichole Dunnings Thorpe, Blacksburg, Va., is director of inclusion, diversity, and equity in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences at Virginia Tech.

13 class year

career Andrew Walton Beal, Wake Forest, N.C., is communication specialist for the North Carolina Department of Commerce, an adjunct instructor of political science for Vance-Granville Community College, and secretary of the Franklin County Board of Elections.

career Marcus Benjamin Cadman, Burke, Va., is an associate with Dewberry.

career Robbie M. Garnes, Lawrenceville, Va., is assistant principal at Dinwiddie Middle School.

career Oliver Charles Joseph, Worcester, Mass., is on the consultant medical staff with privileges in psychiatry at AdCare Hospital.

career Adam Paul Holbrook, Madison, Va., joined Cushman & Wakefield, Thalhimer as portfolio manager.

career Elyssa Shaye Bernstein Mackey, Henrico, Va., joined the King Agency as social media manager.

14 class year

career Bennett Thomas Willoughby Eastham, Blacksburg, Va., is an associate at Christian & Barton LLP with the bankruptcy and creditors’ rights and commercial litigation practice groups.

career Siddhartha Roy, Blacksburg, Va., was named one of ten 2019 New Faces of Civil Engineering by the American Society of Civil Engineers.

career Sydney Katherine Vaughan, Roanoke, Va., accepted a research position at Brown University.

15 class year

career Kelly J. Cross, Champaign, Ill., joined University of Nevada’s Engineering Department

career Kathryn Dean Jackson, Glen Burnie, Md., joined Pessin Katz Law, P.A. as an associate in the medical malpractice group.

career Gregory Alfonso Polinger, Blacksburg, Va., is a project manager with Bognet Construction Co.

career Alec Yuzhbabenko, Blacksburg, Va., is associate principal with Hanbury.

16 class year

career Ashley Laken Adams, Blacksburg, Va., is a portfolio analyst with AMJ Financial Wealth Management and earned the Certified Financial Planner designation.

career Erica Kelley Grant, Mechanicsville, Va., launched a startup, Quantum Lock.

career Nancy Hardie Leonard, Clover, Va., is 2019 Virginia’s Region 8 Superintendent of the Year for 2019.

career Alexandra Paige Mitchener, Blacksburg, Va., is commercial assistant portfolio manager for Hampton Roads with Thalhimer.

career Betty Knott Spiers, Stony Creek, Va., an instructional specialist for innovation and development, is the 2019 Division Teacher of the Year for Dinwiddie Public Schools.

career Alan Kirk Thibault, Blacksburg, Va., is the winemaker for Ashton Creek Vineyard.

wedding Demetrius Jeremy Lunsford and Alicia Kattariya Everette ’15, Cincinnati, Ohio, 11/10/18.

17 class year

career Saiara Musarrat Adrita, Blacksburg, Va., was keynote speaker at The Daily Star O- and A-Level awards presentation ceremony at Shaheed Suhrawardy Indoor Stadium at Mirpur.

career Kathleen Anne O’Dell, Dublin, Va., received the Presidential Award for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching for K-6 Math from the National Science Foundation.

career Faizan Ahmed Hasnany, South Riding, Va., is the Chicago Bulls basketball analytics associate.

18 class year

career Victoria Lee Arczynski, Falls Church, Va., has created her own tie-dye business, Just Vicky Thingz, and was featured on ABC7 News-Good Morning Washington.

career Rachel Christine Dodson, Rhoadesville, Va., joined Clevengers Corner Veterinary Care.

career Owen Matthew Hoagland, Davidson, N.C., joined Federal Capital Partners as an analyst on the asset management team.

career Linda Carol Jantzen, Annandale, Va., is on the adjunct research staff for the Institute for Defense Analyses’ Information Technology and Systems Division.

career Jasmine Alethia McNeil, Manassas, Va., was hired to the architecture staff at HEWITT.

wedding Chandler Alice Regina Eagleston and Kyle Robert Krcmaric ’18, Bedford, Va., 08/10/18.


Save the Dates: Fall alumni events

Sept. 4
●Hokies in 757

Sept. 7
●Pamplin College of Business Tailgate
●Multicultural Alumni Tailgate

Sept. 12
●Women in Business

Sept. 14
●Corps of Cadets Reunion
●Vet Med Tailgate

Sept. 27
●Chapter Officers Forum
●College of Architecture and Urban Studies Tailgate
●Family Relations Tailgate
●College of Science Tailgate

Sept. 28

Oct. 2
●Hokies in Federal Government

Oct. 10-11
●Virginia Tech Alumni Association Board Meeting

Oct. 17-18
●Class of 1969 50th Reunion
●Highty-Tighty Reunion
●College of Agriculture and Life Sciences Tailgate
●College of Engineering Tailgate
●College of Natural Resources Tailgate
●College of Liberal Arts and Human Sciences
●Graduate School Tailgate
●Ex Lapide Tailgate
●Virginia Tech Carilion School of Medicine Tailgate

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