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Worth M. Hudson (AGED) received the 2004 Unsung Virginian Award in Richmond, Va.



Carlyle R. Wimbish Jr.
(DE), president of the Travelers Protective Association (TPA) of America, Virginia Division, and secretary of the TPA post in Halifax County/South Boston, Va., was elected TPA second national vice president and received the Outstanding State President Award.

Robert M. Bales
(GEOL) retired from Midwest Generation, LLC and opened a fuels transportation consulting practice.

Neil F. Payne (FW), professor emeritus of wildlife at the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point, co-published a book, Wildlife, Conservation, and Human Welfare: A United States and Canadian Perspective.

Larry R. Marshall
(EM), who works in the nonwovens' business unit of DuPont in Richmond, Va., was promoted to DuPont Fellow, the company's highest research level.

R. A. Boynton
(ARCH), who received the presidential medal from the Royal Architectural Institute of Canada and was named an honorary member, also received the distinguished service award from the National Council of Architectural Registration Boards.

Samuel L. Camden
(SOC) graduated from the Department of Human Resource Management's Virginia Certified Public Manager program, earning a national designation.


Corps of Cadets
On Sept. 8, members of the Virginia Tech Corps of Cadets held
a vigil at the War Memorial in honor of 1st Lt. Tim Price '01,
who had been killed by hostile fire in Baghdad the previous day. Price had returned to campus in April while on leave to talk to members of the corps about his experiences in Iraq. His name has been engraved on the Ut Prosim pylon beneath that of his classmate, 1st Lt. Jeffrey Kaylor '01, who was killed in Iraq in 2003.


Otis C. Crowther Jr.
(PSCI) was named director of development in Virginia Tech's Pamplin College of Business.

Suzanne B. Stafford
(PSCI) was named a full member of the Russian Academy of Sciences at the 54th Presidium for her two decades of assisting Russia in economic development, management, education, and humanitarian aid.

John L. Vincie III
(ACCT), tax partner and partner-in-charge of PBGH, LLP in Warrenton, Va., was elected chair by the board of directors of the Virginia Society of Certified Public Accountants.
Jay Stoeckel (ARCH), associate professor of architecture in Virginia Tech's College of Architecture and Urban Studies, was named associate professor emeritus by the Virginia Tech Board of Visitors.

Jack B. Weatherby
(ARCH), a project manager/project architect at SFCS Inc., was promoted to associate.

John G. Kines Jr.
(UA) was elected chair of the Virginia Commission on Local Government.
Raymond A. Dewberry (CHEM) was promoted to fellow scientist at the Savannah River National Laboratory and named adjunct professor of nuclear science and engineering at Clemson University. He also published a book, History of the 14th Georgia Infantry Regiment.
Donald R. Boyken (BC), chair and CEO of Boyken International, was named a Fellow of the Association for the Advancement of Cost Engineering.

James Brown Jr.
(HORT), interim director of Virginia Tech's Office for Student Life and Advocacy, was appointed director of the renamed department, the Office for Student Life at Virginia Tech.
Robert R. Collins (MGT) was named city manager of Martinsville, Va., by the city council.
Bea T. Mahan (BAD), former associate vice president for budget and financial planning at Virginia Tech, was named associate vice president emerita by the Virginia Tech Board of Visitors.

Frank R. Faykes
(ECAS), director of financial management and comptroller at Air Force Materiel Command, Wright-Patterson AFB, Ohio, was nominated by President Bush for promotion to major general.

Susan L. Hensley
(GHEC) is the executive assistant to the president of Delta Dental Insurance Co.

Stanley A. Huffman III
(ACCT), chief financial officer at Friendship Manor, one of Virginia's largest retirement communities, became president and CEO in January 2005.

Francis Hall Chaney II
(ACCT), named 2003 AggMan Professional of the Year by Aggregates Magazine and 2003 Board Member of the Year for the Annapolis & Anne Arundel County Boys & Girls Club, received the 2004 Good Scout Award from the Charles County Boy Scouts.
James N. Lovell Jr. (HORT) joined Earth Environmental Consultants Inc. as vice president of engineering services and corporate secretary.
Christine S. Davis (COMM), a Ph.D. candidate in the Department of Communication at the University of South Florida (USF), received the Art Bochner Award for outstanding Ph.D. student, the Provost's Teaching Commendation, and the Norman Dezin Qualitative Research Award from the Carl Couch Center. She accepted a faculty position at USF's Florida Mental Health Institute.
Douglas J. Lincoln (GBUS), a marketing professor in Boise State University's College of Business and Economics, was named marketing educator of the year by the Marketing Educators' Association.


Olympic stadium

Chris Scott '77 and his crew burned the midnight oil in Olympic Stadium in Athens, Ga., during the wee hours of August 14.

Scott, the president and co-founder of GreenTech Inc--which made the same natural grass sports turf used in Lane Stadium--installed his signature turf for the 2004 Summer 2004 games immediately after opening ceremonies and in time for the first events to be held the following morning.


Ronnie W. Rouse (CE) was appointed principal at Clark Nexsen Architecture & Engineering.
Gerald H. Luttrell (MINE) was named the A.T. Massey Coal Co. Professor of Mining and Minerals Engineering by the Virginia Tech Board of Visitors.

Mark D. Kinser
(ETE) was reappointed by Virginia Gov. Mark Warner to the state board for contractors for a second term and named chair.

Christopher Shumaker
(MKTG) joined the New York office of Grey Worldwide North America as EVP/director of development.

Pamela Lea H. Feuer
(ARCH), a project architect/construction administrator at SFCS Inc., was promoted to associate.
Alan D. Long (ARCH) was promoted to senior associate at Hayes, Seay, Mattern & Mattern Inc., where he is the architectural department head.
Judith H. Jones (EDAD), interim director of Virginia Cooperative Extension and associate dean in Virginia Tech's College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, was named associate director emerita of Extension administration by the Virginia Tech Board of Visitors.
David P. McGill (ARCH), adjunct faculty of landscape architecture at Virginia Tech, was named vice president at SFCS Inc.
Samuel V. Albimino (FIN) was named director of corporate relations in Virginia Tech's Pamplin College of Business.
Kerry D. Buck (ARCH) was named an associate principal at SFCS Inc.
James R. Pratt (ZOOL) was appointed dean of Clarkson University's School of Arts and Sciences.

William H. Vipperman Jr.
(CHE) received an M.B.A. from the University of Phoenix.
Allen W. Hale (ARCH) was named an associate principal at SFCS Inc.

Jennifer D. Hill
(CT) received a Ph.D. in mathematics/statistics from the University of North Carolina-Charlotte.
Timothy T. Murray (CE) is a certified financial planner with Capital Planning & Investments Inc., an independent financial planning firm in Fairfax, Va.
Sam L. Robinson (MATH), chair of Augusta State University's Department of Mathematics and Computer Science, was promoted to professor by the board of regents.

Robert B. Cummings II
(CE) was named vice president at Clark Nexsen Architecture & Engineering.
Jacqueline L. Nottingham (FCD), former associate director of undergraduate admissions at Virginia Tech, was named the university's director of annual giving and special gifts.
Erica F. Sunshine (ARCH), a project architect at SFCS Inc., was promoted to associate.

Patrick S. Burke
(MGT) was promoted from vice president to first vice president in investments at Merrill Lynch.
Wayne C. Durham (AE), associate professor of aerospace and ocean engineering in Virginia Tech's College of Engineering, was named associate professor emeritus by the Virginia Tech Board of Visitors.
Jeffrey W. Burkett (MGT) was named domestic plans branch chief, Bi-National Planning Group, USNORTHCOM/J5.


276th Engineers Battalion
"We raise our banner to the sun"

Like the line from the "Virginia Tech Alma Mater," a banner displayed at the Tech/USC football game--made by the family of VMI alumnus Cpt. Chris Doss--has been raised in Mosul, Iraq. Signed by Tech's coaching staff and players after the game, the banner was then sent to Doss and his National Guard Unit from Richmond, Va. (pictured here), which was called up in January 2004. The Hokies in the unit are Capt. John Harrison '99, Capt. Chris Dunn '94, Spc. Steven Kim '88, Sgt. 1st Class Jamie Timberlake '01, Sgt. Timothy VanOrder '01, Spc. Charles Jones '79, and current students, Spc. Jonathan Arnold and Spc. William Carr.


Lori K. Stevens
(MGT) was elected commissioner of the revenue for Dinwiddie County, Va.
Thomas W. DiGiulian (CE) was promoted to vice president at Anderson & Associates.
Beverly C. Teske (HIDM) was hired as senior interior designer at SFCS Inc.
Jorge H. Atiles (URPL), an associate professor of housing and consumer economics and a housing specialist with the Georgia Cooperative Extension Service, was named associate dean for outreach and extension in the University of Georgia's College of Family and Conusmer Sciences.

Anthony T. Kennedy
(BC), a construction administrator at Thompson & Litton, passed the Construction Specifications Institute Construction Document Technology Exam.

Willard M. Hamill
(ME) was promoted to registered associate at Hayes, Seay, Mattern & Mattern Inc., where he is a mechanical engineer.

Jeffrey K. Woodford
(MKTG), a financial center manager at the Lynchburg, Va., branch of BB&T, was promoted to banking officer.

Moira L. Cook
(HLED) took second place with her business, Champlain Valley Creamery, in the fresh unripened cheese division at the 2004 American Cheese Society's competition in Milwaukee, Wis.

Daniel B. Skinner
(ME) received an M.B.A. from Cornell University's S.C. Johnson Graduate School of Management and is a senior consultant with IBM Business Consulting Services.
Joseph N. Grabar III (IS), a financial representative of Northwestern Mutual Financial Network, Carolina Condrey Group, in Raleigh, N.C., was named a certified financial planner.
Christopher T. Case (ARCH) passed the LEED accreditation exam and is a LEED 2.0 accredited professional.

Carleton C. Yoder
(FST) took second place with his business, Champlain Valley Creamery, in the fresh unripened cheese division at the 2004 American Cheese Society's competition in Milwaukee, Wis.
Keith Almoney (CE) was promoted to registered associate at Hayes, Seay, Mattern & Mattern Inc., where he is a structural engineer.
Carrie S. Allison (LASC) was promoted to vice president at BB&T.
Patricia A. Chandler (PSYC) opened a law office, Patricia A. Chandler, Attorney at Law, in Atlanta, Ga.
Daniel H. Dougherty (PSCI) was promoted to manager of production control at the John Deere Engine Works in Waterloo, Iowa.

Craig M. Favor
(CE) was hired by SFCS Inc. as a structural engineer.
Sally N. Jewell (BIOL) was promoted to senior research and regulatory affairs associate with Egea Biosciences, Inc., in San Diego, Calif.

Matthew S. Bumgardner
(FPR), a forest products research technologist at the Northeastern Research Station's laboratory in Princeton, W.Va., received the 2004 Early Career Scientist Award from the USDA Forest Service.

Jessica Venter
(COMM) was promoted to producer of the weekend morning show at Young Broadcasting's WTEN-Albany, N.Y.
John M. Dovie (BIOL) received a Doctor of Optometry from the Pennsylvania College of Optometry (PCO) and is a resident at The Eye Institute of PCO.
Carolyn J. Weber (BSE) moved to Burgess & Niple's Woodbridge, Va., district office as a project engineer.
Kelly B. Henshaw (CEEN) was elected to the ESOP Advisory Committee.
Jonathan R. Maher (ACCT) received an M.D. from Jefferson Medical College of Thomas Jefferson University in Philadelphia. He is a resident in orthopedic surgery at the Naval Medical Center in Portsmouth, Va.


Virginia Tech lit up the sky and the field in its Nov. 18 victory over the University of Maryland.


Jennifer J. Moore (CE) passed the licensed professional engineer exam

Olivia M. Webber
(ITDS) was hired as an interior designer at SFCS Inc.
Joyce A. VanGilder (ARCH) was hired as an architectural intern at SFCS Inc.
Laird-Philip R. Lewis (AE) participated in Combined Joint Task Force Exercise 04-2 in preparation for a routine, scheduled deployment while assigned to the guided missile cruiser USS Vicksburg, homeported in Mayport, Fla.
Keri E. Mitchell (HNFE) graduated from the damage control assistant course at Surface Warfare Officer School, Newport, R.I.

Stacy E. Spadafora
(ECAS), an Army Reservist, returned from one year of active duty with the 400th Military Police Battalion in Baghdad, Iraq, and was promoted to sergeant first class. Assigned to Headquarters Company at Ft. Meade, Md., she is a program reviewer in the U.S. Coast Guard's Office of Budget and Programs.

Edwin W. Coles Jr.
(APSC) entered the doctor of veterinary medicine program in the University of Wisconsin-Madison's School of Veterinary Medicine.
Alexandra E. Rodriguez (ITDS) joined the interior design department at Clark Nexsen.
Sara R. Aiken (ARCH) is an architectural intern at SFCS Inc.



'75 Lisa M. Keen and Sheilah McCarthy, 5/29/04.
'87 Natalie D. Ross and Eric Michael Ross.
'90 Alisa L. Thompson and Douglas Trent Carter, 05/22/04.
'94 Gregory L. Frahm and Whitney Ellen Earles, 6/19/04.
'95 Ami J. VanDeventer and Matthew J. Scardino, 8/7/04.
'96 Suzanne M. Whitley and Kevin R. Witcher, 5/8/04.
'97 Sydney B. Lee and '97 Eric B. Robison, 6/26/04.
'97 Jeffrey T. Traynor and '99 Jennifer Shaw, 05/15/04.
'00 Amy K. Weaver and Bryan W. Kendall, 6/19/04.
'02 Cynthia J. Moore and Matthew Alan Curtis, 10/18/03.
'02 Emily Blythe Moyer and '03 Terry J. Simon, 7/24/04.
'03 Michelle Williams and David Martin, 06/05/04.
'04 Sara A. Board and Marshall B. Powell, 8/21/04.
'04 Jace W. Ely and '04 Meghan Lucille Grice, 7/17/04.
'04 Ryan D. Eaves and Carrie Elizabeth Parker, 7/31/04.



'78 Michael J. Montalbano, a daughter, 6/12/04.
'85 Carol H. Lacour, adopted a son, 6/10/04.
'85 Kimberly S. Schultz, a son, 1/5/04.
'87 David A. Dempster and '92 Dawn C. Dempster, a daughter, 4/7/04.
'87 Tracy P. Robinson, a daughter, 06/17/04.
'87 Angela S. Vaughan and '90 G. Robert Vaughan, a daughter, 6/6/04.
'88 Maria M. Bedard, a twin boy and girl.
'88 Timothy M. Cone, triplet girls, 6/7/04.
'88 James K. Richardson and '89 E. Renee Black Richardson, a son, 3/26/04.
'91 Caroline B. Jackson and '94 Stephen L. Jackson, a daughter, 3/24/04.
'92 Neil P. Bombardier, a son, 5/24/04.
'92 Douglas A. Dameron, a daughter, 10/31/03.
'92 Michele R. Herd and '95 Jeffrey W. Herd, a daughter, 5/5/04.
'93 Kelly Barton-Rhea and '94 Zane M. Rhea, a daughter, 4/27/04.
'94 Michelle C. Bemmann-Woods, a daughter, 3/19/04.
'94 Laura F. Khan and '94 Suhail S. Khan, a daughter, 5/22/04.
'95 Jeffrey W. Wilder, a son, 7/1/04.
'96 Spencer L. Grogin and '97 Lisa M. Grogin, a daughter, 6/7/04.
'97 Joel W. Campbell Jr. and '97 Taryn S. Campbell, a son, 7/23/04.
'97 Brady S. Dehoust and '97 Deidre C. Dehoust, a son, 5/24/04.
'98 Lindsay R. Kramer and '98 Todd C. Kramer, a daughter, 7/1/04.
'99 Christopher C. Donahue, a son, 7/1/04.
'00 Jennifer B. Middleton and '00 Russell K. Middleton, a son, 6/21/04.
'00 Karen M. Stump, a daughter, 04/7/04.
'01 Sean S. Blackburn and '02 Sarah C. Blackburn, a son, 8/1/04.



'32 Lucien D. Adams, 6/21/04
'33 Richard P. Hankins, 5/26/04
'34 Richard F. Whitaker, 8/8/04
'35 W. Earl Allen Jr., 7/13/04
'35 A. D. DeShazo, 12/1/03
'35 E. C. Brandon Jr., 8/30/03
'36 James L. Henkel, 7/24/04
'37 Grover L. Wilson Jr., 7/18/04
'38 S. Carter Steele, 7/4/04
'38 Jack L. Oakey, 8/2/04
'38 William J. Martin
'39 Bernard B. Ferguson Jr., 1/4/04 .
'39 Mason A. Vaughan, 5/29/04
'39 E. Ed Acree, 6/25/04
'41 R.M. Biggs Jr., 7/27/04 .
'41 William R. Miller, 4/23/04
'41 J. Robson Coiner Sr., 5/7/04
'41 Joseph L. Guthrie Jr., 5/28/04
'42 William H. Armstrong, 8/3/04
'42 Joseph J. Welch Jr., 7/14/04
'42 Charles O. Gordon Sr.
'42 James J. Myers, 6/9/03
'43 T.P. Cassell Sr.
'43 D.G. Fields, 6/7/04
'45 David H. Walker, 5/16/04
'45 Ernest M. Dixon, 7/4/04
'45 Edward S. List Jr., 8/5/04
'45 Janet A. Sowers, 10/26/03
'45 B. C. Schott, 7/2/04
'46 Benjamin B. Lecompte Jr., 8/6/04
'46 G. Bevins, 5/30/04
'46 Moyer C. Bralley, 7/16/04
'46 Henry J. Banach, 7/11/04
'46 John R. Watts Jr., 4/1/98
'48 Walter D. Taft Jr.
'48 W. Winfrey Tinder Jr., 7/7/03
'49 W. Richard Westlake, 7/31/04
'49 Robert L. Ballentine
'49 Rembert D. McNeer Jr., 6/11/04
'49 Robert T. Nollet, 5/31/04
'49 T. Tuttle Connelly, 8/1/03
'49 Christopher H. Hall, 8/6/04
'50 John A. Cornwell, 8/2/04
'50 Horace G. Ashburn Jr., 4/8/01
'50 Philip J. Smith, 6/23/04
'50 Albert Folden, 6/11/04
'50 Rodney J. Fringer, 6/11/04

'50 Jerry R. Whitehurst, 7/13/04
'50 Donald F. Hemenway, 5/28/04
'50 E.T. Ruehl, 7/17/04
'51 E.O. Willis III, 6/29/04
'51 William A. Holland, 6/8/04
'51 Clarence G. Barrett, 6/8/04
'51 C. Key Wood, 6/25/04
'51 James C. Williams III, 6/14/04
'52 Charles R. Ward, 6/30/04
'53 Aubrey B. Connelly Jr., 6/16/03
'53 George H. Billings, 6/15/04
'54 Robert M. Abelson
'54 Lewis B. McNeace, 8/13/04
'54 Jimpsie Farmer II, 6/14/04
'56 P. D. Gilbert, 5/28/04
'56 H. Leon Lytton
'57 Robert E. Budd, 7/9/04
'57 Joseph Y. Longmire, 8/12/04
'57 Robert T. Santoro, 3/8/04
'60 Raleigh G. Thomas Jr., 6/1/04
'60 Donald W. Graham, 8/13/04
'62 Charles L. Best, 6/21/04
'62 M. Blair Smith, 7/25/04
'63 Jane S. Ellison, 6/23/04
'64 Randolph L. Boaze, 7/14/04
'68 Francis L. Eargle Jr., 6/20/04
'68 John W. Dryden Jr., 7/5/04
'69 W.R. Motley III, 5/28/04
'70 D.J. Walker, 8/8/04
'70 Klaus D. Albuquerque, 12/10/99
'70 Charles T. Hager, 5/1/04
'71 Gary W. Jones, 8/9/04
'72 Thomas E. Short, 11/7/03
'72 Floyd J. Clingenpeel, 7/5/04
'73 Leslie L. Keffer, 10/31/03
'73 Paul G. Rasmussen Jr., 6/25/04
'75 Joanne B. Whitley, 6/3/04
'75 Wayne C. Taylor, 7/6/04
'75 George E. Hanauer, 11/1/98
'76 Mary F. Hall, 8/10/04
'77 Bruce N. Drake, 8/2/04
'78 Steven O. Lane, 5/14/04
'81 Fred H. Minson III, 5/25/04
'82 Karin A. Ayers, 7/15/04
'82 James C. Gay, 8/15/04
'95 William J. Domoracki, 7/25/04
'96 Shirish Reddy, 5/31/04