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Arthur A. Kirk (BIOL), a retired Portsmouth, Va., orthopedic surgeon who championed the rights of disabled children in Hampton Roads, received an honorary doctorate of science from Eastern Virginia Medical School.



Robert E. Diggs (EE) received the Cellular One Students' Choice Award for Excellence in Teaching at Montana State University.

John G. McCaleb (GSC) co-produced a 1,856-page English-Japanese dictionary, Eiwa Idiomu Kanzen Taiyaku Jiten, containing 20,000 British and American idioms.



David H. Van Lear (FW) received the Society of American Foresters' Barrington Moore Memorial Award, which recognizes outstanding achievement in biological research leading to the advancement of forestry.

Richard C. Davis (MATH) retired from Delta Air Lines after 29 years.

Irving M. Blank (PAD) was elected to a three-year term on the Virginia Bar Council.

James D. Clark (ENGL), a registered representative of Locust Street Securities Inc., ran as an independent candidate for the commissioner of the revenue in Chesterfield County, Va. E. Larry Robinson (PHYS) received Austin College's Excellence in Teaching Award.

Timothy H. Blackwell (CE) was appointed president of the industrial division of Amec Inc. R.A. Boynton (ARCH) was elected president of the National Council of Architectural Registration Boards.

Lucius M. Merritt Jr. (MGT), director of development for Virginia Tech intercollegiate athletics, was elected president of the National Association of Athletic Development Directors.

Dorothy R. Wiltshire (CTRA), the culinary arts teacher at McEachern High School, received the Professional Foods Teacher of the Year Award for Georgia.

Lucy M. Rowland (BIOL), one of 35 Americans invited to the first European Council on Urbanism, is president of Jeannette Rankin Foundation 2003 and listed in Who's Who in America, 57th ed.



W.N. Colton III (ENGL) retired from the Virginia State Police.

John F. Dryden (CHE) retired from his position as construction manager-southeast for the BASF Corp. after 32 years of service.

Paul Striffler (PSCI), who retired after 32 years of service in the Navy, received the Legion of Merit award as senior member/inspector, Surface Trials Board, Board of Inspection and Survey.

Bobby W. Thompson (MATH) was awarded the Beckham Medallion, Ferrum College's highest alumni honor for service to church and community.

Benjamin T. Gore (ENGL) retired after 30 years of teaching in the York County Public School System John A. Payne Jr. (CE) was promoted to senior associate at Hayes, Seay, Mattern & Mattern Inc.

Marc W. Sheffler (ASE) was appointed director of engineering for The Boeing Co.'s operations in Mesa, Ariz. Thomas S. Woodson (PAD) retired after 30 years in the U.S. Marine Corps.

John S. Burcher (ARCH) was appointed chair of the auxiliary board of The School of the Art Institute of Chicago.

Michael D. Henderson (MINE), the director of environmental compliance and security for Washington Demilitarization Co.'s non-stockpile demilitarization contract, was elected president of the Arkansas Society of Professional Engineers.

Karen B. Robertson (MHFD) is certified as an EMT/cardiac technician.

William H. Woodall (STAT) received the Shewhart Medal from the American Society for Quality.

Jody A. Breckenridge (BIOL) graduated from Officer Candidate School.

Douglas W. Anderson (FIN) was reassigned as deputy director for plans and programs, Headquarters Air Force Material Command, Wright-Patterson AFB, Ohio.

John A. Coulter II (PAD) is the commandant of cadets at Texas Military Institute in San Antonio, Texas.

Luis A. Ambroggio (BAD), director of the Iberoamerican Academy of Poetry, has published essays, short stories, and seven collections of poetry. His poetry is recorded in the Archives of Hispanic American Literature in the Library of Congress.

Stephen Castiglioni (CE) was promoted to senior vice president of MMM Design Group.

Craig P. Merkel (SOC) received a Ph.D. in practical theology with a specialization in chaplaincy from Master's Graduate School of Divinity.

Jeffrey W. Paris (ARCH) was promoted to senior consultant with Draper & Associates.

Thomas M. Phillips (BC) is a regional construction manager for CH2M Hill International in Amman, Jordan, handling water and wastewater projects in the Middle East.

Joseph P. Harner III (AGE) received the 2003 G.B. Gunlogson Countryside Engineering Award, which honors outstanding engineering contributions to the development and improvement of the countryside.

Edwin J. Jones (FIW) was named assistant director of Cooperative Extension and state program leader for community development with North Carolina State University's Cooperative Extension Service.



David L. Bowles (PHED) was named director of the division of recreational sports at the University of Florida.

Christopher J. Holbrook (FIN) was promoted to chief financial officer of DuPont Safety Resources.

Kay H. Colton (CE) is a project engineer with G.G. Cornwell and Co., Structural Engineers, in Newport News, Va.

David C. Dunbar (CE) received an M.B.A. from the University of Delaware Ellen P. Soucy (MHFD) is an educational facilitator for the Navy College Learning Center in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba.

Ricky A. Ament (PSCI) was promoted to executive vice president and chief operating officer of Covenant Healthcare.

Eleanor Anne Hunter (MGT) was promoted to colonel in the U.S. Air Force Reserve Debra K. Schott (MATE) is the media director for Concerned Women for America of Illinois.

John D. Bailey (FW) was selected by his colleagues for the second time in six years as Teacher of the Year at Northern Arizona University's College of Ecosystem Science and Management.

Donald L. Carey (PSCI) is chief of police in Melbourne, Fla.

K. Jeffrey Ingram (ME) is pastor of the German Evangelical Free Church of Ramstein, Germany, and began weekly worship services in September.

Gretchen D. Schofield (FIN) and her husband established Safeguard Shredding, a mobile document-destruction company headquartered in Falls Church, Va., with operations servicing the metropolitan Washington, D.C. area 24.

Kenneth W. Tobin Jr. (NSE), a group leader for the Image Science & Machine Vision Group at the Oak Ridge National Laboratory, is one of three Oak Ridge researchers named a University of Tennessee-Battelle Corporate Fellow.

Nicholas O. Akinkuoye (EDVT) is dean of occupational technologies at Community College Allegheny County in Pittsburgh.

Pamala M. Gilley (GBUS) is regional credit manager-northeast for Stanley Furniture Co. Inc.

Lora A. Hoggard (SOC) received certification from the National Association of Catholic Chaplains.

Karen P. Orem (MKTG) was appointed executive director for 1-800-Therapist in Washington, D.C., suburban Maryland, and Northern Virginia.

Timothy R. Kelly (MGT) was promoted to vice president of employee benefits at Wachovia Christopher S. Mardis (MKTG), executive officer to the director of logistics, Headquarters Air Force Material Command, Wright-Patterson AFB, Ohio, served as an investigator for the Columbia Accident Investigation Board.

Thomas J. Payette (FST) is the only Virginia Tech alumnus to become a winemaking consultant.

Julia M. Brueggemann (MGT), a teacher at Waterloo High School in Waterloo, Ill., graduated summa cum laude with a B.S. in English from Southern Illinois University and was named the 2002 Outstanding Teacher of English by the Friends of the Lovejoy Library.

T. Michael Jones (ARCH) was promoted to senior associate at Hayes, Seay, Mattern & Mattern Inc.

Kerry A. Koritko (ME), awarded the master army aviator designation, is an Army Reserve aviation division chief with the 9th Theater Support Command, Fort Belvoir, Va.

David W. Woodward (CHE) was named a partner at the Washington, D.C., branch of Sidley, Austin, Brown & Wood, LLP.

William D. Grimm (CS) was appointed principal of Portland Middle School in Portland, Conn.

Joseph T. Koelbel (LAR) is an associate with the residential architecture firm Dennis Wedlick Architect, LLC in New York City.

R. Christopher Spruill (ACCT) graduated from Eden Theological Seminary and is an associate minister at the East Congregational Church in Grand Rapids, Mich.

Michael S. Weaver (EE) was assigned to NOAA's Space Environment Center as project manager of space weather.

Melanie C. Wright (AE) received a Ph.D. in industrial engineering with a concentration in ergonomics from North Carolina State University and is an assistant professor at Duke University's School of Medicine.

Christina M. Daves (PSCI) opened Details for the Home, a home interiors, jewelry, and gift shop in Haymarket, Va.

Martha R. Ford (HRIM), director of sales and marketing for Marriott International, received an International M.B.A. from Georgetown University.

Lance F. Grenevicki (BIOL) was accepted to initiate status of the American College of Surgeons and was named a Fellow at a convocation ceremony in Chicago.

Melvin C. Moore Jr. (ECON) received an M.B.A. with a concentration in management information systems from Mercer University.

Adam M. Shalleck (ARCH) was promoted to principal with Auerbach & Associates.

Audrey L. Wright (COMM) received an M.B.A. in marketing from Wayne State University in Detroit.



Scott C. Asbury (AE) was promoted to program manager for Ball Aerospace's ozone mapping and profiler suite program.

Victoria Ballard Bell (FIN) received one of five Frederick P. Rose Architectural Fellowships created to help revitalize low-income areas throughout the country.

Douglas K. Clark (LASC), commanding officer of Company C, 4th Light Armored Reconnaissance Battalion, returned from Operation Iraqi Freedom in May.

Kevin Kit (MATE) was promoted to associate professor of materials science and engineering at the University of Tennessee.

Michael Y. Lee (ME) was promoted to development manager with Concord Partners, LLC, a real estate development management services company.

Christina M. Motley (COMM), president and CEO of Serendipity Communications Inc., graduated from Leadership Roanoke Valley in a ceremony at Roanoke College.

William G. Wright (AE) received a Ph.D. in cognitive neuroscience from Brandeis University and is conducting post-doctoral research at Ludwig-Maximilians University in Germany on a Deutscher Akademischer Fellowship.

Brenda Faiola (BION) is employed as principal scientist at GlaxoSmithKline in Durham, N.C.

Fiona J. Grandowski (ARCH) was promoted to associate with Collins Cooper Carusi Architects Inc.

Pamela R. Griner (UA) passed the American Institute of Certified Planners (AICP) exam and is a member of the AICP.

Christopher J. Mortenson (LASC) was selected as flight commander for the weapons and tactics section, 1st Space Control Squadron, Cheyenne Mountain AFS, Colo.

Thomas D. Mays (HIST) accepted a position with the history department at Humboldt State University in Arcata, Calif.

Charles E. Rusmisel (IS) was promoted to investment officer with BB&T Investment Services Inc.

Alissa A. Trigg-Buth (HIDM) earned an M.B.A. from George Washington University in 2001 and works for Real Estate Recovery Inc. as a financial/real estate analyst.

Charline J. Barnes (EDCI) was profiled as a "Class Act" in the Spring 2003 issue of Syracuse Manuscript, the university's African-American and Latino alumni newsletter.

Kathryn M. Barry (ARCH) is a licensed architect working as a project architect for HKS Inc.

Brian J. Callaghan (PSYC) was named an Entrepreneur of the Year for the state of Virginia in the human resources solutions category

Christopher D. Frank (ARCH) was promoted to associate with Hammond Wilson Architects, PC

Bryan M. Haynes (PSCI) joined Troutman Sanders, LLP in Richmond, Va., as an attorney in the complex litigation group.

James P. McNelis (ME) is a registered professional engineer in the state of North Carolina.

Douglas W. Swalina (FIN) is an associate at the Miami office of Weil, Gotshal & Manges, LLP in the litigation department.

Jeffrey E. Veatch (FIN) was named an Entrepreneur of the Year for the state of Virginia in the human resources solutions. category.

Edward C. Westerman (CE) was appointed director of the Roanoke, Va., branch office of Clark Nexsen Consulting Engineers.

Anthony J. Ganino (ME), a mechanical engineer for the NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena Calif., spent four months at Kennedy Space Center in Cape Canaveral, Fla., as part of the assembly test and launch operations team for the Mars Exploration Rover project.

Charles D. Hartenstine (ARCH) passed the architect registration examination.

Frank K. Haynes (CHE) received an M.B.A. from Purdue University's Krannert School of Management and was named a Krannert scholar for finishing in the top 5 percent of his class. He joined Ford Motor Co. as a lead financial analyst in the vehicle operations stamping business unit.

Carl W. Musser Jr. (ME) received an M.D. from Wake Forest University School of Medicine.

Gregory S. Rappaport (GER) accepted a position as a children and youth social worker for the City of Philadelphia's Department of Human Services.

Edwin A. Sheridan IV (PSCI) was named an Entrepreneur of the Year for the state of Virginia in the human resources solutions category.

Jill N. Wells (FIN) works as an assistant director of admissions for Virginia Tech.

Jason C. Cipriani (MGT) completed certifications in financial management and in management accounting.

Jason A. Darish (HIST) is assistant strike officer on the USS Dwight D. Eisenhower, CVN-69, homeported in Norfok, Va. He is assigned to Commander, Fleet Air Forces Keflavik

Christopher B. Gooch (CSES) was promoted to program manager for the Chipco Professional Products Division at Bayer Environmental Science

Victoria B. Humphreys (BIOL) received an M.B.A. from Virginia Commonwealth University and is employed as a business manager for a clinical trials institute there

Arnold L. Larsen III (MUS) premiered his 14-part commissioned work "Fanfare" with the Woodbridge Flute Choir. It, along with two other published pieces, was featured at the 31st national convention of the National Flute Association.

Espen E. Spangenburg (PHED) is an assistant professor in the exercise biology program and in the department of human physiology at the University of California at Davis.

David A. Stanley (ART), whose SilverLining Design specializes in print and website design for clients in NASCAR and at Virginia Tech, created the paint scheme for the VT race car and designs for the 2003 "Crazy for the Hokies" contest.

Troy C. Thomas (PSYC) is the pastor of Pittsboro Presbyterian Church in Pittsboro, N.C.

Sarah B. Armstrong (ARCH) founded Studio 360, a design firm specializing in residential architecture, interiors, and graphic design.

Jennifer L. Berlingo (COMM) is a candidate for a master's degree in transpersonal counseling psychology and art therapy at Naropa University.

Robert A. Coletti (CE) passed the professional engineer exam.

Brian D. Fowler (COMM) works as an associate attorney with the medical malpractice defense group at LeClair Ryan, P.C. in Washington, D.C. .

Andrew C. Brought (FW) is an associate in the environmental department of Baker Botts, LLP in Houston.

Arthur A. Callaham (ESM) began an M.Div. program at the University of Chicago Divinity School.

Jason A. Cecil (BIOL) is an assistant to the deputy director in the global measles branch of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Amy K. Cheatham (CE) is a doctoral student in civil and environmental engineering at Virginia Tech.

Latorial D. Faison (ENGL) had her second book of poems, Immaculate Perceptions, published by Cross Keys Press.

Kristi S. Gooden (COMM) was promoted to senior account executive with Katcher Vaughn & Bailey Communications.

Timothy D. Guthrie (CE) passed the professional engineer exam.

Adam J. Langer (BIOL) is a staff emergency and critical care veterinarian with the Animal Emergency Center in Baltimore.

Beth K. Bishop (ACCT) joined the staff of Haley Automotive Group as a CPA/Controller.

Melethia A. Marshall (ENSC) received a Pharm.D. from Mercer University Southern School of Pharmacy in Atlanta and is a clinical pharmacist at Select Specialty Hospital in Bristol, Tenn.

Elizabeth J. Reed (HNFE) received an M.D. from Jefferson Medical College, Thomas Jefferson University.

Antony D. Roop (ACCT) was promoted to senior associate at Brown, Edwards & Co., LLP.

Lauren B. Sigler (COMM) graduated cum laude from the T.C. Williams School of Law at the University of Richmond and was named best all-around graduate.

Shelley K. Boone (BIOL) received an M.D. from the University of Pittsburgh and will complete her residency at Western Pennsylvania Hospital and The Ohio State University Medical Center.

Erin P. Donovan (CE) passed the professional engineer exam and was promoted to a project manager with Anderson & Associates Inc.

Stephen T. Fields (ISE) works for the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency as an environmental protection specialist.

Douglas P. Jeremiah (CEEN) passed the professional engineer exam and is a licensed engineer in North Carolina.

Terrance E. Magner (BIOL) was promoted to U.S. Army captain in a ceremony in a palace in Baghdad.

Susan B. Van Buren (HORT) joined Commonwealth Architects as a landscape designer.



Dennis B. Cook (HIST) received a J.D. from Pettit College of Law at Ohio Northern University.

Erin J. Farley (PSYC) received an M.A. in criminology from the University of Delaware.

Lisa T. Phillips (HNFE) received an M.S. in occupational therapy from Virginia Commonwealth University's Medical College of Virginia and works for Rehab Management Inc. at the Richfield Retirement Community in Salem, Va.

Forrest B. Thye (CE) was promoted to project manager at Anderson & Associates Inc.

Laura E. Vasquez (PHIL) received an M.S. in secondary education, and teaches English literature and advises the yearbook staff at a high school in Fairfax County, Va.

Kevin D. Young (CE) passed the professional engineer exam.

Lisa M. Johnson (HTM) accepted a position as front office manager for the Hilton Garden Inn.

Frank R. Conlow (ME) graduated from the Navy's nuclear power school at Naval Nuclear Power Training Command, Goose Creek, S.C.

Brad B. Ball (LAR) was promoted to a full-time project landscape architect with Anderson & Associates Inc.

Joshua T. Drumwright (BIT) joined the Vienna, Va., office of Protiviti as a consultant in the technology risk consulting practice.

Brian J. McNinney (ME) passed the engineer-in-training exam and was promoted to project engineer with Anderson & Associates Inc.



'70 W. N. Colton III and '81 Kay Hollandsworth, 5/16/03
'79 Michael E. Haynes and Carla Sue Smith, 4/26/03
'84 Russell D. LeFevre and Karyn Harrod, 6/14/03
'88 Mark E. Locklear and Abbie Lynn Case, 6/21/03
'90 Carol L. Druzbick and Stephen J. Gotts, 4/12/03
'90 John E. Kinzer and Robin Quinn Andrus, 6/29/02
'94 Jeanne Elmore and '94 Christopher L. Symanoskie, 6/7/03
'94 Mark G. Lewin and '99 Dina A. Saad, 5/10/03
'94 Daniel W. Phillips III and Kelly Renee Moran, 7/5/03
'94 Gregory S. Rappaport and Randi Gilper, 6/22/03
'95 Diahann Covington and Larry M. Greene II, 4/28/03
'95 Karin Horstman and Robert Johnes, 7/26/02
'95 Jeffrey M. Kocur and '97 Christina J. Williamson, 5/3/03
'96 Jennifer L. Black and Craig Berlingo, 6/21/03.
'96 Jason R. Rutherford and Stacey Campbell, 4/26/03
'97 Arthur A. Callaham and Erica L. Moore, 6/14/02
'97 Gregory A. Davis and '97 Melissa N. Leopold, 6/14/03
'97 Lisa J. Doran and '97 Glenn F. Rogers III, 6/28/03
'97 Wendy A. Hedrick and Brian T. Jones, 6/14/03
'97 Charissa Mullen and Brian Robertson, 3/29/03
'97 J. Leigh Wilson and Carter Todd, 5/17/03
'98 Lauren J. Brown and R. William Sigler III, 5/31/03
'98 Floyd E. Bush and '98 Clarissa Joy Farrales, 7/5/03
'98 Eric W. Fleischer and '98 Ashley E. Monaghan, 6/7/03
'98 Beth A. Keith and Travis H. Bishop, 6/28/03
'98 Adam J. Redbord and Sarah Matloff, 7/20/03
'98 Gretchen P. Rule and John R. McMath, 1/18/03
'98 Allison M. Voeller and Skydance MacMahon, 4/05/03
'99 Charles H. Forbes IV and Charity Peters, 5/31/03
'99 Breslin M. Krebs and '00 Jonathan H. White, 6/28/03
'99 Mia C. Wallace and Rudy Copeland, 9/14/02
'00 Jason T. Ciatteo and '00 Kristie D. Smith, 5/31/03
'00 Rachael R. Emery and '00 Andrew E. Orzechowski, 5/17/03
'00 Aaron L. McClung and Christina M. Coukos, 6/28/03
'00 Tara Oliver and Paul Scheffler, 5/10/03
'00 Jennifer Smith and Gary Alexander, 8/3/02
'01 Richard C. Altmann Jr. and '01 Aubrey H. Herron, 5/24/03
'01 Sean S. Blackburn and '02 Sarah Cheatham, 6/7/03
'01 Amber Lee Crew and '01 Kevin B. Jenkins, 5/24/03
'01 George J. Flynn III and Nicole R. Whitfield, 8/1/03
'01 Jennifer J. Shisler and '01 Steven R. Srenaski, 8/11/02
'02 Stephanie L. McMains and '03 James M. Wolfe, 9/28/02



'76 W. Scott Brown, a son, 7/24/03.
'78 Andrew R. Kissell, a daughter, 3/2/03.
'82 Susan S. Hanson and '82 Thomas M. Hanson, a daughter, 2/14/03.
'84 Erica L. Davis, a son, 8/4/02.
'85 Mark E. Driscoll, a son, 8/12/03.
'85 Timothy R. Kelly, a son, 8/28/02.
'85 Thomas J. Payette, a daughter, 2/19/03.
'86 Anthony E. Crichton, a daughter, 08/22/03.
'86 J. Wayne Stephens, adopted a son, 12/5/02.
'87 Andrew G. Erickson, a son, 3/23/03.
'88 Kevin A. Konopka, a son, 6/18/03.
'88 Maria G. Mansfield, a son, 4/4/03.
'88 Renee D. Pavoni, a son, 1/17/03.
'89 Todd W. Clegg, a son, 2/24/03.
'89 Brian M. Johnson and '92 Michelle C. Johnson, a son, 7/7/03.
'89 Kevin H. Klinge and '89 Samantha L. Klinge, a son, 7/29/02.
'89 Anne V. McEvoy, a daughter, 7/7/03.
'89 G. Christian Moody, a daughter, 5/31/03.
'89 James W. Speegle Jr. and '91 Cynthia O. Speegle, a son, 9/23/02.
'90 Abigail D. Fiske, a son, 5/24/03.
'90 Stephanie D. Staples-Johnson, a daughter, 1/30/03.
'91 Lynn L. Alvarez, adopted a daughter, 4/29/03.
'91 Evelyn K. Burroughs, a son, 4/29/03.
'91 John V. Fiedler and '92 Stephanie L. Fiedler, a son, 2/4/03.
'91 Teresa A. Hall, a son, 4/25/03.
'91 Tanya C. Higgins, a son, 4/23/03.
'91 Karen L. McCarty, a daughter, 4/20/03.
'91 John M. Robinson II and '92 Julie B. Robinson, twin sons, 1/14/03.
'91 Ann H. Sincavage and '92 Scott M. Sincavage, a daughter, 3/30/03.
'91 Brent T. Williams and '91 Sharon S. Williams, twin daughters, 5/23/03.
'91 Bradley R. Williford and '93 Margaret L. Williford, a daughter, 11/18/02.
'92 Stephen R. Payne, a son, 8/11/03.
'92 Lori Ann C. Poole and '92 Thomas S. Poole, a daughter, 4/02/03.
'92 Deborah A. Richardson and '97 Mark A. Richardson, a daughter, 1/18/03.
'92 Patricia L. Schlosser, a son, 7/2/03.
'92 Jonathan R. Stanger, twin sons, 5/31/03.
'93 David J. Carr, a son, 5/23/03.
'93 R. W. Cole and '95 Mary S. Cole, a son, 3/31/03.
'93 Bryan M. Haynes, a daughter, 1/24/03.
'93 Scott D. Jahnig, a son, 5/30/03.
'93 Donovan E. Owens and '93 Whitney H. Owens, a daughter, 4/27/03.
'93 Marie A. Trimmer, a daughter, 5/29/03.
'93 Kara G. Ward, a son, 8/8/02.
'94 Cristian A. Erazo, twin sons, 6/13/03.
'94 Stacy T. Farrington, a daughter, 3/16/03.
'94 Aaron S. Hall and '95 LynnMarie F. Hall, a son, 5/1/03.
'94 Lisa H. Strunck, a daughter, 3/26/03.
'95 Joshua A. Berry, twin sons, 4/27/03.
'95 Bill Cary, a son, 5/12/03.
'95 Natasha G. Cimino, a daughter, 6/21/03.
'95 Michael Del Grosso, a son, 6/5/03.
'95 Keli E. Fisher and '95 Shane A. Fisher, a son, 5/25/03.
'95 Christopher B. Gooch, a daughter, 1/03.
'95 Leslie J. Mastropaolo and '96 Kevin S. Mastropaolo, a daughter, 6/22/03.
'95 Caroline S. McHugh and '96 Paul M. McHugh, a son, 4/22/03.
'95 Amy M. Robbins, a daughter, 7/10/03.
'95 Pamela J. Rodriguez, a son, 10/24/02.
'95 David A. Stanley, a son, 5/11/03.
'96 Chad C. Alander and '97 Marjorie K. Alander, a son, 7/21/03.
'96 Carrie S. Allison and '97 Joshua E. Allison, a son and daughter, 6/5/03.
'96 Jodi B. Coletti, a daughter, 5/4/03.
'96 Christine S. Feit and '96 Douglas A. Feit, a son, 5/30/03.
'96 Thomas P. Kuhar, a daughter, 6/19/03.
'96 Roger S. Lin, a daughter, 10/24/02.
'96 Joseph G. Lovasz and '97 Cherie L. Lovasz, a son, 1/31/03.
'96 Colette G. McClaire, twin sons, 6/6/03.
'96 Brian W. Szabos, a daughter, 8/12/02.
'96 Christine R. White, a son, 3/29/03.
'96 Eoin J. Wrafter, a son, 4/12/03.
'97 Steven G. Dishner, a son, 5/30/03.
'97 Karen J. Stone and '98 Peter J. Stone, a daughter, 3/13/03.
'97 Greg M. Zesinger, a daughter, 7/20/03.
'98 Brian P. Henshaw and '99 Kelly B. Henshaw, a son, 5/5/03.
'98 Christina J. Loy and '99 Christopher S. Loy, a daughter, 6/20/03.
'98 Emily H. Tate and '98 Steven T. Tate, a son, 3/15/03.
'99 James R. Fries and '99 Leslie C. Fries, a daughter, 3/5/03.
'99 Heather S. Hogge, a son, 8/3/03.
'99 Terry Millirons, a son, 7/26/03.



'23 Daniel W. Hufford, 3/14/88.
'25 C. Melvin Jennings, 9/5/94.
'25 Sidney Lipkin, 9/3/94.
'26 Forrest W. Holly, 7/19/98.
'27 Henry A. Denny, 7/15/03.
'27 Robert Disney, 5/25/99.
'27 Jacob A. Haught, 10/7/93.
'27 Louis H. Herman, 10/29/01.
'27 Gilbert T. Nolley, 10/20/00.
'27 J. Edward Rice Jr., 1/29/95.
'27 George E. Schraudt Jr., 1/23/01.
'28 Dennie L. Clanahan, 7/24/99.
'28 Roy G. Clay, 1/1/02.
'28 V.C. Jones, 11/29/99.
'28 O. Lloyd Parsons, 3/23/99.
'28 Sam E. Pope, 4/12/99.
'28 Park L. Price Jr., 7/1/03.
'29 Carroll M. Baldock, 6/22/00.
'29 Fred C. Collings, 10/13/02.
'29 H. Lankford Dunton, 7/21/03.
'29 Howard C. Fulwiler, 4/16/03.
'29 Clinton M. Jones, 8/1/02.
'29 Henry W. Price, 8/3/93.
'29 John B. Terrill Jr., 10/19/00.
'29 Wheeler T. Thompson, 1/9/00.
'29 Hampton H. Wayt Jr., 7/17/03.
'29 Richard T. Yates Jr., 5/22/01.
'31 Catherine S. Goodenough, 3/25/03.
'31 M.A. Owens, 5/9/03.
'31 Samuel S. Rosendorf Jr., 8/1/93.
'32 Samuel P. McNeil, 6/20/03.
'33 Harvey T. Hall Jr., 8/21/03.
'33 Otho A. Moomaw, 5/20/03.
'34 Charles W. Smith, 6/8/03.
'35 Irvin H. Cohen, 1/19/99.
'36 Edgar L. Mohler, 10/14/01.
'36 Harold E. Munden, 11/23/01.
'36 Charles V. Shoemaker Jr., 1/7/03.
'37 Katharine K. Orcutt, 8/19/02.
'38 F. Maxfield Brown, 6/15/99.
'38 David T. Coiner.
'38 Quinton E. Simkins, 6/22/00.
'39 James H. Finnegan, 6/1/03.
'39 John P. Hunt III, 5/16/03.
'39 John A. Mulholland, 10/25/93.
'40 Robert F. Farrier, 6/11/03.
'40 Wendell P. Glick, 7/19/03.
'40 Fay L. Joerg, 6/8/03.
'40 C. Cleaves Johnson, 3/1/03.
'40 Roy E. Johnson, 6/26/03.
'40 Ralph S. Rasnic, 6/11/03.
'40 Virginia I. Rhodes, 8/2/03.
'40 Edward P. Samford, 8/14/03.
'40 Burns O. Severson Jr., 3/31/98.
'40 Edmund F. Tokarz, 8/14/00.
'41 Jennings W. Armstrong, 1/13/03.
'41 A. Grant Moffett.
'41 John W. Pickup, 2/23/02.
'41 James W. Sandridge Jr., 7/15/03.
'41 Leonard E. Starr Jr., 7/30/20.
'42 William G. Ammen, 8/7/03.
'42 William H. Eoff, 6/29/00.
'42 H. D. Forberg, 4/9/02.
'42 James A. Schools, 6/16/03.
'43 Frank O. Drummond Jr., 8/12/01.
'43 M. J. Hitt, 5/9/02.
'43 Thomas G. Jones, 7/15/03.
'43 Maury B. Linkous, 6/1/03.
'43 Roger N. McClure, 5/31/03.
'43 Eugene H. Remick, 6/17/03.
'43 J. H. Sale, 3/5/03.
'43 Jasper C. Sweet Jr., 11/13/02.
'44 E. Lacy Bowen, 7/1/03.
'44 Frederick E. Burton Jr., 8/17/03.
'44 William A. Garth, 1/23/99.
'44 Emerson W. Kelly Jr., 4/19/01.
'44 Alvin E. Mann Jr., 7/19/03.
'44 Robert A. McKay, 10/11/02.
'44 T. Newton Sparks, 7/26/02.
'44 Charles L. Stacy Jr., 5/16/03.
'45 Archie C. Adams, 8/2/03.
'45 Robert W. Graham, 4/15/03.
'45 Donald J. Motz, 7/20/97.
'45 L. J. Roper III, 6/5/03.
'47 Harry L. Dunn, 7/6/03.
'47 Samuel Weber, 6/2/03.
'47 Charles E. Whitmore Jr., 6/29/03.
'49 Dorothy T. Piercy, 9/3/02.
'49 Alfred N. Prewitt, 5/1/03.
'49 James W. Vinson, 6/6/02.
'50 Douglas T. Cheney, 6/30/03.
'50 Fred W. Claybrook, 5/31/03.
'50 David P. Curley, 7/19/03.
'50 William W. Fanning, 6/20/03.
'50 Robert E. Flaherty, 1/14/03.
'50 Marjorie S. Ford, 7/29/03.
'50 R. L. Hammerly, 11/24/00.
'50 Robert J. Kolker, 2/3/03.
'50 Carey I. Lane, 6/28/03.
'50 Marvin B. Parks Jr., 12/21/99.
'50 Thomas W. Tuggle Jr., 6/15/03.
'50 Frank M. West Jr., 5/19/03.
'50 George F. Whitley Jr., 9/15/01.
'51 Douglas B. Cross, 11/18/02.
'51 Richard P. Horwitz, 4/29/02.
'51 Herbert M. Jayne, 7/8/03.
'51 Lois L. Paxson, 8/1/03.
'51 Arthur V. Zawistowski, 3/21/03.
'52 Kermit A. Edwards, 7/30/03.
'52 William M. Farley Sr., 6/28/03.
'52 Beulah A. Jones.
'52 Thomas B. McCaleb, 6/19/03.
'52 John C. Sinex, 6/3/03.
'52 L. Mason Smith, 8/5/03.
'52 Edward L. Tulloh Jr., 12/3/00.
'53 Joseph M. Downey, 8/12/03.
'53 George N. Milona, 6/13/03.
'54 Ralph L. Austin, 6/25/03.
'54 George L. Beamer Jr., 3/15/03.
'54 Ellis H. Cobb, 8/4/03.
'54 Thomas A. Harris Jr.
'54 George G. Wade, 1/30/03.
'55 Gerhard G. Korn, 5/20/02.
'57 A. Grey Staples Jr., 3/30/03.
'57 Robert F. Wray, 7/11/03.
'58 David C. Kuhn, 4/21/03.
'58 Phillip G. Snyder, 7/14/03.
'59 Jerome M. Normann, 1/3/03.
'61 Cecil R. Cockran, 7/20/03.
'61 Greer W. Elliott, 8/17/03.
'61 J. D. Poffenbarger Jr., 1/27/03.
'61 John T. Rice, 8/3/03.
'62 John T. Slaughter Sr., 6/5/03.
'62 William K. Trowsdal Jr., 4/13/03.
'63 William R. Austin, 6/15/03.
'64 Itzhak I. Friedlander, 4/20/02.
'64 W. N. Green.
'64 R. D. Puckett, 4/4/03.
'64 Alvin W. Richardson Jr., 7/3/03.
'64 Frank Sutelan, 7/17/03.
'64 Floyd Whetstone, 6/13/03.
'64 Harry M. Whitman, 1/16/03.
'66 Maude B. Braford, 12/2/01.
'66 William H. Turner Jr., 6/4/03.
'67 William L. Boswell Jr., 7/13/03.
'67 T. M. Miller.
'70 Donald H. Byrd, 6/27/03.
'71 Randall C. Herndon, 5/25/03.
'71 Charles W. O'Rear Jr., 5/25/03.
'71 William G. Shipley, 7/9/03.
'72 Terry T. Collins, 6/28/03.
'72 John P. Deickman III, 7/1/00.
'72 Allan R. Schwarte, 4/5/03.
'73 Susan R. Buckley, 5/8/02.
'74 John E. Dobbins, 2/27/03.
'74 Thomas E. Wine, 5/29/03.
'75 Roderick J. Reasor, 8/5/03.
'75 Shirley A. Stapleton, 6/8/03.
'78 Claude V. Camden Jr., 2/3/03.
'80 Thomas R. Goodman Jr., 6/24/03.
'80 Edward M. Stowe, 8/13/03.
'81 Rex A. Kidd, 3/6/02.
'81 Gail Mayhew, 7/17/03.
'83 William C. Ruble, 4/13/00.
'87 Gary L. Nunn, 8/11/03.
'88 Elizabeth G. Koball, 6/2/03.
'88 Martin G. Seipel Jr., 7/26/03.
'88 Betsy E. Wagner, 2/14/03.
'89 Gary W. Prall, 5/21/03.
'98 Flora M. Gailliard, 5/29/03.
'98 Jody A. Goad, 7/9/03.
'02 Katheryn A. Tyree, 7/29/03.

Al Payne, counselor to generations of students, dies

Al PayneThe Rev. Alfred C. Payne, pastor, counselor, and friend to the Virginia Tech community for more than half a century, died Nov. 8. After serving in World War II--during which he was awarded five Battle Stars and two Bronze Stars--Payne attended Yale Divinity School, earning his divinity degree in 1946. That same year, he and his wife, Virle, came to Virginia Polytechnic Institute, where he became associate secretary of the YMCA. Payne left to work with the YMCA in Pittsburgh in 1949, but returned to VPI in 1958 to succeed Paul Derring as secretary of the YMCA. In 1964, Payne was appointed as assistant to the dean of students, and later served as counselor for religious affairs. Although he formally retired in 1981, he continued to serve the university and his community as a friend, pastor, and advisor.

Among the many roles he played at Virginia Tech, Payne participated in the dedication of dozens of buildings on campus, including, in 1993, the residence hall named in his honor. As well, Omicron Delta Kappa, the honorary leadership society, recognized his service to the community by establishing the Alfred C. Payne service award. Payne also served as honorary chairman of the United Way of Montgomery, Floyd, and Radford, and was named a Distinguished Citizen by the Blacksburg Chamber of Commerce. Payne, who had published two books compiled from thousands of his prayers, A University at Prayer and A Community at Prayer, was in the planning stages of a third book.

"He was a man of conviction, a man of his times, and a man who loved his life here with the extended Virginia Tech family," says Virginia Tech President Charles Steger, who was a student at the university when Payne was assistant dean of students. "We will miss him."

Faculty Deaths

Robert Cary Heterick Jr., vice president emeritus at Virginia Tech, died Nov. 7. Heterick, (civil engineering '58; M.S. '61; Ph.D. '68) began his varied, 33-year career at Virginia Tech in 1959, teaching in the department of civil engineering. He was named director of the University Computer Center in 1968, and joined the College of Architecture and Urban Studies as professor and director of the Design Automation Laboratory in 1973. In 1985, Heterick moved to the Department of Management Science in the Pamplin College of Business and was named vice president for information systems. Under his leadership, the university installed most of the most comprehensive voice, video, and data systems in all of U.S. higher education. After retiring from Virginia Tech in 1991, Heterick was named president and CEO of Educom, a Washington-based professional association.

Herbert Hall "Bill" Mitchell, 86, the founding dean of Virginia Tech's business school, died Oct. 30. Mitchell taught at several universities before becoming chairman of the department of business administration at what was then Virginia Polytechnic Institute in 1960. In 1961, he was appointed dean of the newly established business school, which had 28 faculty members and 823 students. Mitchell served as dean for 20 years, during which time the business school became a college in the university and named its building in honor of Robert B. Pamplin, a 1933 business graduate. (The college was renamed the Pamplin College of Business in 1986.) Upon his retirement in 1981, Mitchell was named dean emeritus and returned to the University of Alabama, where he had received his bachelor's and master's degrees and had worked as an assistant dean, to serve as dean of the College of Commerce and Business Administration until 1986.