Ut Prosim Society welcomes 65 new members
Daughtrey Scholar selected

Ut Prosim Society welcomes 65 new members

If its membership keeps growing as it has in recent years, the Ut Prosim Society may have to find a larger venue for its yearly induction ceremony. The university's most distinguished recognition organization received a record 65 new members into its ranks at its 11th annual black-tie dinner at the German Club on April 5. The inductees bring the society's total membership to more than 400 individuals.
As the culmination of Founders' Day weekend, the event is a gathering of alumni, parents, and friends who have supported the university at one of three levels of contributions: benefactor ($50,000 to $199,999), senior benefactor ($200,000 to $499,999), and distinguished benefactor ($500,000 and above). Donors who contribute gifts-in-kind valued at $75,000 or more are also invited to join the society. This year's new inductees were introduced by Vice President of Development and University Relations Charles Steger and presented with personalized crystal awards by President Paul Torgersen and Henry Dekker, rector of the Virginia Tech Board of Visitors. The society also paid tribute to seven of its members who had died during the year.
The new Ut Prosim Society members:

Dr. Charles S. '41 and Millicent P. Brown
Dale C. Carter '38
Ben F. Morgan Jr. '45
E. Ralph English Jr. '64
Alan T. Lingerfelt '76
Samuel L. '62 and Lorinda G. Lionberger Jr.
Dr. and Mrs. Glenn R. Noffsinger '50
Frank D. Porter III '60 and Beverly V. Porter
Malcolm M. and Diane M. Rosenberg
Tracy D. Wilkins
Regine Archer
Martin J. Bannon III '71
Michael J. Bogese Jr. '68
Elizabeth B. "Betty" Carlson
Mitch Carr '55
Patrick D. '62 and Sandra C. Cupp
Harold "Nick" Davies '40
Douglas S. Divers Jr. '62
Jack and Liz Donehower '69
Joseph W. Drewry '63
Buford L. Driskill Jr. '54
Walter W. Duncan '51
Bill Evans '74
Gilbert L. '47 and Jewel Cowan '49 Faison
W. Gary Farrar '61
Cardwell F. Hannabass '41
Joe '68 and Jane Harris
William H. Hobbs '63
Jeff '42 and Natalie Jaffe
James L. Jones Jr. '55
John H. Kroehling '46
Cliff Lilly '56
Janice B. Litschert '74
Robert M. Lynch Jr. '57
Alexander B. Massie '84
William C. McAllister '65
John S. McLellan '63
Donald J. McNamara '75
Mary McVay '78 and Ted Rosenberg
A.A. Modena '49
The Honorable Thomas W. Moss Jr. '50
Tom '60 and Sue Murray
Reginald H. and Phyllis G. Nelson IV
J. Kevin Nicewonder '85
K.R. Nicewonder '81
Newman R. Ogden Jr. '43
John J. Pohl Jr. '51
Robert T. '40 and Ruby N. Priddy
Mr. and Mrs. G. Robert Quisenberry '62
George B. Ragsdale
Ted and Brenda Rappaport
W. Thomas '52 and Barbara Robertson
W. Fred St. John '73
Paul M. '54 and Tatum N. Saunders
Pete '69 and Carroll ShannonJean W. Skelton '69
Margaret Groseclose Skelton
Mr. and Mrs. O. A. Spady '57
J. Conley '59 and Nancy W. Stone
C. Stephen '61 and Elaine B. Thomas
Joseph L. Thompson '54
Hyde Tucker '56
Mr. and Mrs. Phillip W. Unger '56
Grover L. Wilson Jr. '37
Gina and Tom Zehmer
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Daughtrey Scholar selected
There was no "sophomore slump" in Stacey Smith's college career. Following a rigorous six-month competition, the sophomore biology and Spanish major from Virginia Beach was named a Daughtrey Scholar, an award to qualified second-year Virginia Tech students established by William Daughtrey Jr. '62. As a Daughtrey Scholar, Smith will receive scholarship aid her junior and senior years as well as funding to pursue a project of her choice -- here or abroad -- the summer after her junior year.
Smith was chosen by a five-member committee in a selection process that required her to develop a comprehensive portfolio describing her project plans, goals, and aspirations. "The process shows participants just how talented and capable they really are," says Jack Dudley, director of the University Honors Program and administrator of the Daughtrey Program.
Smith, whose faculty mentor was biology professor Arthur Buikema, will conduct ecological studies of Costa Rica's richly varied plant and insect life. She will also assist with a children's biology education program recently launched in Santa Rosa National Park.
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