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Harry N. Upson (METE), president and CEO of RECO Industries Co. Inc. in New Jersey, received a Ph.D. in engineering management.

Benjamin L. Abramowitz
(BAD), who retired from the Army, was designated a Fulbright Scholar and will teach ethical decision making and leadership at National University, Ostroh Academy, in the Ukraine.

James H. Boykin
(BAD) authored a book, Investing in a Vacation Home for Pleasure and Profit.



C. Frederick King
(CE) spent three weeks teaching conversational English to unemployed citizens of Siedlce, Poland.
Richard L. Daugherty (CE) was appointed administrator for the Pamplin College of Business.

William H. Swan Jr.
(MGT) retired from the Army Contracting Agency after 39 years of federal service.
Phillip T. Henry (CE) retired as public works director of Boulder City, Nev.

R.A. Boynton
(ARCH) was appointed to a three-year term on the board of directors of the National Architectural Accrediting Board.
Robert S. Miller III (CE) was named president-elect of the National Society of Professional Engineers.

Harry W. Johnson Jr.
(BAD), who retired after 37 years of active duty and contract support to the U.S. Army, opened a new business, Buckhorn Creek Nursery, in South Hill, Va.
Barbara D. Muse (PLPP) was promoted to chair of agronomy and environmental science, horticulture, ornamental horticulture, and environmental design at Delaware Valley College.
Patrick J. Neri (SOC) was named head coach of varsity girls basketball at W.T. Woodson High School in Fairfax, Va.
Victor E. Sower (CHEM) was named a 2005 Piper Professor by the Minnie Stevens Piper Foundation of Texas.

Eugene D. Thayer
(CE) joined MMM Design Group as a senior civil engineer.

Mark D. Musick (HIST) was named to the James H. Quillen Chair of Excellence in Teaching and Learning in East Tennessee State University's Claudius G. Clemmer College of Education.



George E. Rowand
(HIST) published a book, Diary of a Dream: My Journey in Thoroughbred Racing, which chronicles his 17-year career in horseracing.

James C. Parker
(ZOOL) was honored by North Georgia College & State University with a plaque placed at the entrance of a 62-acre tract of land that he developed as a wildlife conservatory.

Kathleen B. Yancey
(ENGL) was elected vice president of the National Council of Teachers of English.

C. Edwin Weeks
(MKTG) was named a Virginia Department of Correctional Education outstanding employee.
Edward L. Janney (CE) was promoted to vice president with Hayes, Seay, Mattern & Mattern Inc.

Carol T. Tucker
(CTRA) completed an externship at the Hyatt Regency in Newport, R.I., as part of the Rhode Island Hospitality Association Education Foundation Educator Extern Program.
Brian R. Brown (HIST) is a partner in the law firm of Parker Poe Adams & Berstein LLP in Raleigh, N.C.

Nancy K. Cook
(ANSC) was appointed to the USDA's National Organic Standards Board Pet Food Task Force, which has been charged with helping to develop organic labeling standards for pet food products. Cook was also re-appointed to the USDA's Agricultural Technical Advisory Committee for Trade for Processed Foods.

Nathaniel J. Davis
(EE) heads the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at the Air Force Institute of Technology, Wright-Patterson AFB.

Sandra P. Kemmish
(EDBS) is president-elect of the Association of Junior Leagues International Inc.

Eugene T. Camponeschi Jr.
(ESM) was awarded the 2005 ASTM International Award of Merit and accompanying title of Fellow.
Douglas J. Nelson (ME) received the Outstanding Long-Term Faculty Advisor Award from the National Science Foundation.
Rebecca B. Kates (IEOR) was named vice president of process improvement at Belk Department Stores.

Marlene A. Condon
(PHYS) published The Nature-Friendly Garden: Creating a Backyard Haven for Plants, Wildlife, and People, Too in January 2006.
Gary F. Arnold (ARCH) was promoted to vice president with Hayes, Seay, Mattern & Mattern Inc.



Theodore C. Harrison III
(MKTG) was deployed to Baghdad, Iraq, where he is the chief of staff for Joint Contracting Command.
Thomas R. Byrd (ACCT) was named president of Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield in Virginia.

Alfred L. Guiffrida
(BAD) received a Ph.D. in industrial engineering from State University of New York at Buffalo.
Charles M. Moore (ARCH) of Moore Architects has had his firm's award-winning projects appear in Southern Living and Washington magazine and on the cover of Fine Homebuilding, Remodeling.
Douglas S. Fritz (MKTG), who has served as track president of the Richmond International Raceway for five years, was named the Henrico County, Va., Business Leader of the Year.
Pamela A. Ray (ANSC) dedicated a year of service to the Dominican Volunteers USA, teaching science and health classes and establishing an animal-assisted therapy program for residents at St. Dominic's.

Mark P. Maberry
(MKTG) formed a real estate development company in Alpharetta, Ga.

Mark A. Ritter
(FST) is director of international sales for SunOpta Ingredients.
Ross A. Weinstein (HIST) is director of the newly formed business brokerage services department for Advantis Real Estate Services Co. for Hampton Roads and Richmond, Va.

Sara A. Stein
(ACCT) is manager of tax services at RSM McGladrey in Alexandria, Va.
Stelios M. Xystros (ARCH) was appointed to the board of directors for MMM Design Group, where he is the chief of design.
Paul P. Anderson (CE) was promoted to assistant vice president with Hayes, Seay, Mattern & Mattern Inc.
Alan C. Banks (ME) was awarded the 2005 Pacesetter Award as one of the custom-building industry's top achievers.

Kevin B. Sullivan
(ARCH) received the 2005 National Design Award for the best new campus precinct from the American Institute of Architects and the Society of College and University Planners.
Peter L. Mora Sr. (EDCC) was named the eighth president of Atlantic Cape Community College in New Jersey.
Hoda Kotb (COMM) is a "Dateline NBC" correspondent and is host of the weekly syndicated series, "Your Total Health."
Bob G. Merrill (ME) was promoted to registered associate with Hayes, Seay, Mattern & Mattern Inc.
Gary W. Obermeyer (EDMA) is the counterintelligence staff officer, U.S. Strategic Command.

Glenn M. Mathews
(PSYC) is director of customer service operations with Echostar.

Gary David A. Colby
(CHE) was named partner with Duane Morris LLP, where he practices intellectual property law for biotechnology, medical, and chemical technologies.
Steven L. Sims (CE) was promoted to commander in the U.S. Navy's Civil Engineer Corps and assigned as public works officer and officer in charge of construction.
R. Scott Quast (CE) was named assistant vice president and director of municipal water and wastewater programs in the mid-Atlantic region for Michael Baker Corp.

Maureen F. Barkowski
(FIN) joined Lockheed Martin as the program finance lead for the Moorestown, N.J., homeland security team.



Jeffrey S. Vipperman
(ME) was promoted to associate professor in the Department of Mechanical Engineering at the University of Pittsburgh.
Pauline T. Donato (FCD) was promoted to regional vice president of human resources at Performance Food Group.
Robyn C. Martin (ACCT) was awarded William John senior faculty status by Becker CPA Review.
Allison S. Bartlett (HIDM) received a Non-Traditional Scholarship at East Tennessee State University.
Michael A. Draper (COMM) was named general manager of the Southern Minnesota branch of Ferguson Enterprises Inc.

Paul R. Campbell
(PSYC) is the assistant director of alumni relations at James Madison University.
Ian D. Shaw (CE) is project manager and environmental sciences department head in Hayes, Seay, Mattern & Mattern's civil/environmental division.

Sean C. Colbert-Lewis
(HIST) received a Ph.D. from the University of Virginia and is assistant professor in elementary education and social studies at Slippery Rock University in Pennsylvania.
Paula V. Johnson (STAT) was promoted to manager in clinical statistics and database for BD Diagnostic Systems.
Lanier B. Yarbrough III (COMM) received third place for continuing coverage, third place for best crime/law enforcement, and first place for best cultural/diversity story from the Society of Professional Journalists.

Sylvia M. DeSantis
(ENGL) published a short story, "El Nino Bendito Del Grandmom" in Chicken Soup for the Latino Soul.
Rodney W. Chapin (ENE) is manager of the new consulting and engineering firm R.W. Beck in Texas.

Andrew B. Moore
(ARCH) is an LEED-accredited professional with Glave and Holmed Associates in Richmond, Va.

Stefanie F. Lazanov
(SOC), area revenue manager with Kimpton Hotels & Restaurants, oversees the Hotel Monaco and the Hotel George in downtown Washington, D.C.
Darla J. Wise (VMSC) has co-authored three books with emeritus professor Gordon Carter.

Michael F. Ciccarelli Jr.
(BIOL) received an M.D. from New York College of Osteopathic Medicine and is an emergency medicine resident at Albany Medical Center Hospital.
Jeffrey A. McInnis (CEEN) is environmental department head in Hayes, Seay, Mattern & Mattern’s civil/environmental division in Roanoke, Va.

Lynnette K. Hupman
(PAPA) was elected president of the International Lutheran Women's Missionary Society.
Brian K. Pollack (ACCT) was promoted to manager for Lanigan, Ryan, Malcolm & Doyle, PC.
Ryan M. Fedak (CE) was promoted to registered associate with Hayes, Seay, Mattern & Mattern and works on hydraulic and drainage projects.
Keith M. Sarver (EE) was promoted to registered associate with Hayes, Seay, Mattern & Mattern Inc.
John T. Neel (CE) was named a partner in Gay and Neel Inc.
James P. O'Connell (BIOC) is pursuing an M.B.A. at the Wharton School of Business.
Sally N. Jewell (BIOL) was promoted to project manager at Egea Biosciences in San Diego, Calif.
Candice C. Whittaker (PSYC) received an M.A. in global communications and marketing and is a commercial real estate consultant with Marcus & Millichap.

Robert Prince
(CE) is the lead bridge engineer on the Coalfields Expressway project in Southwest Virginia.
Christopher S. Lawrence (PUA) was promoted to assistant to the town manager for the Town of Blacksburg, Va.
James W. Barnes (AAEC) was promoted to advisory software engineer with IBM.
Tobin M. Harris (CE), who joined Bridgetek as a project consultant, is a licensed professional engineer in North Carolina.

Danielle S. Cummins
(BIOL) is a scientist at ImClone Systems Inc. in Branchburg, N.J.
Robert E. Emard (ARCH) was selected through the 2005 Designing Tomorrow's Architect Essay Competition to attend the 2005 Internship Conference in Texas.
Cynthia M. Gonzalez (BIOL) received a D.O. from the Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine.
Charles H. Forbes IV (FW) is the senior survey party chief with Thompson & Litton's office in Radford, Va.



Justin D. Fair
(BCHM) received an M.S. in chemistry from Indiana University and is pursuing a Ph.D. in organic chemistry at the University of Connecticut.
Emily G. Proctor (HIDM) was promoted from senior designer to partner in the office of NFD Inc.
Patrick C. Sliter (ACCT) was promoted to senior accountant for Lanigan, Ryan, Malcolm & Doyle, PC.
Joseph T. Byerly (FIN) started his own financial planning firm, ByerlyReisenweaver, in Midlothian, Va.
Marshall R. Eichfeld (CE) was promoted to project engineer at Delta Airport Consultants Inc. after earning his professional engineer licensure in Virginia.
Abbie C. Beltz (BIOL), who received a Ph.D. in molecular medicine at Wake Forest University, is employed at Carolina's Medical Center.

Kathryn E. Muller
(HIST) received an M.D. from Jefferson Medical College of Thomas Jefferson University.
Candice E. Clemenz (HTM) was appointed associate dean for undergraduate programs in the Pamplin College of Business.
Daniel F. Boxwell (BIOC) received a D.O. from West Virginia School of Osteopathic Medicine.

Rahsean L. Jackson
(CE) received certification as a professional engineer in Maryland.
Ronald B. Fink (CE) is a project manager for Gay and Neel Inc.
Marcus K. Yasumatsu (CEEN) was designated a naval aviator while serving with Training Air Wing One.

Kyle Charlesworth
(ACIS) was promoted to senior accountant at Wiss & Co., LLP in New Jersey.
Janet E. Greber (ACIS) was promoted to in-charge accountant for Lanigan, Ryan, Malcolm & Doyle, PC.
Robert B. DiGiacomo (COMM) is assistant director of promotions with Seminole Athletics Marketing at Florida State University.
Garrett A. Blakely (ACIS) completed the basic school at U.S. Marine Corps Base, Quantico, Va.

Allyson V. Hamilton
(ITDS) joined Hayes, Seay, Mattern & Mattern Inc. in Virginia Beach, Va., as an interior designer.



'51 Frank A. Faison and Bette Thomas Rogers, 1/1/05
'75 Jane Craig and Carl M. Sebok, 9/1/05
'84 Debbie Day and '89 Joseph S. Brown, 6/19/05
'84 Ruth Overbeck and David V. Carmines, 6/18/05
'88 Jeffrey M. DeGroot and Melanie Anne Lengyel, 4/23/05
'91 Barbara Watts and Scott Donelson, 4/23/05
'92 Michael A. Duckett and Nida Dow Sun, 4/16/05
'92 Angela Jackson and Steven Hertzberg, 5/21/05
'93 Catherine Tweel and Brian Katona, 5/29/05
'95 Brigitte Azran and Lawrence M. Mandel, 4/17/05
'95 Jason S. Fulmer and '97 Joanne C. Sarkuti, 4/30/05
'95 Megan Lucas and Clint Hopkins, 10/23/04
'95 Nancy Mellady and Gregg Cosimi, 6/11/05
'96 Maria Clifford and Brad A. Van Lenten, 11/19/04
'96 Thomas A. Gilliatt and '97 Inci H. Gunessever, 9/4/05
'96 Holly C. Myers and '01 Joshua M. Marden, 9/25/04
'96 Nicole Saunders and David A. Alvarez, 5/14/05
'97 Kristen Drummond and Timothy Damian Bonney-James, 3/5/05
'97 Sally N. Jewell and Richard Allain, 8/6/05
'97 Michael F. Liska and '01 Amanda M. Watters, 5/21/05
'98 Brian W. Casto and '98 Carrie A. Willems, 5/14/05
'99 Corey W. Irvin and '00 Amber M. Marchant, 6/25/05
'99 Leah P. Roberts and '00 Ryan Bourne, 5/21/05
'00 Joseph T. Byerly and '00 Debbie Strauss, 5/21/05
'00 Abbie Connoy and Raymond R. Beltz Jr., 6/11/05
'00 David M. DeCerbo and '01 Joanne Elizabeth Schissler, 6/25/05
'00 Stephen J. Korving and '01 Megan E. Halstead, 7/30/05
'00 Corey O. Nardone and '02 Heidi B. Larson, 5/15/05
'01 Brian V. Bowman and '01 Joy C. Roebuck, 7/16/05
'01 David P. Fowler and Hongjoo Joanne Lee, 7/2/05
'01 Denise E. Gillam and '01 Brian M. Nelson, 4/23/05
'01 Jeremi D. Hale and '01 Lyena M. Morgulis, 5/29/05
'01 Megan Nester and Oswaldo Ramirez, 6/24/05
'01 Michael F. Patton and '01 Heidi Ellen Ryan, 6/25/05
'01 Evan M. Thomas and '02 Bridgett Baker, 10/9/04
'02 Ronald B. Fink and Sarah Elliott, 8/13/05
'02 Audrey Hester and Barret Edward Lohr, 4/2/05
'02 A. Katie Hicks and '02 Dennis J. Leary, 8/6/05
'02 Heather Kreutter and '02 Michael V. Zakrzewski, 8/13/05
'02 Matthew R. McGarry and '02 Laura Torgersen, 7/31/04
'03 Mirjhana A. Boggs and '03 Patrick W. Buck, 8/20/05
'03 Phillip J. Ewell and '05 Jennifer S. Fowlkes, 8/13/05
'04 Christopher M. Minton and Melisa P. Crouch, 5/21/05
'05 Kevin D. Earle and '05 Kathryn Rainsberger, 5/28/05



'85 D. Craig Gilley and '88 Susan M. Albuerne Gilley, a son, 6/28/05.
'86 Kenneth P. Siegfried and '88 Ellen Thompson Siegfried, twin boys, 2/17/05.
'86 Susan Luther Trongard, a son, 1/28/05.
'88 Brian J. Schuh and '96 Jodi Salansky Schuh, a son, 11/11/04.
'88 Mark A. Schweitzer and '91 Laura Gooding Schweitzer, twin boys, 11/18/04.
'89 Dana T. Johansen-Kilrain, a son, 10/23/04.
'89 Matthew T. Loughney, a son, 7/11/05.
'90 Steven V. Norris, a daughter, 7/11/05.
'90 Thomas A. Rockecharlie III and '93 Michelle Caron Rockecharlie, a son, 5/16/05.
'90 Angela Gaffos Scopel and '90 Gary Scopel, twin boys, 3/3/05.
'91 Jennifer Gill Tyrrell and '92 William D. Tyrrell Jr., a daughter, 7/29/05.
'91 Charles E. Yeager, a son, 6/20/05.
'92 Jeffrey N. Brown and '93 Kathleen Leemers Brown, a daughter, 4/6/05.
'92 Lori Brown Drumheller, a son, 8/19/05.
'92 Stephen R. Payne, a daughter, 8/12/05.
'92 Tracey Newcomer Shepherd, twin sons, 4/14/05.
'92 Tamera Gregory Tresemer, a son, 3/8/05.
'93 Jennifer M. Chomicky-Brooks and '94 Patrick C. Brooks, a daughter, 7/16/05.
'93 Denise Lemon Holliday and '93 William K. Holliday, a daughter, 6/28/05.
'93 Stacey Muddiman Rosenquist, a daughter, 6/26/05.
'93 Lucinda Fannon Vance, a son, 7/15/05.
'94 Andrea Roberts Gustafson, a son, 5/21/05.
'94 Aaron S. Hall and '95 LynnMarie Ficalora Hall, a daughter, 8/4/05.
'95 Carrie Wilmer Comer, a son, 7/20/05.
'95 Brandy Carr Ewell and '95 Jeremy R. Ewell, a daughter, 1/30/05.
'95 Mary R. Glasscock, twins, 6/10/05.
'95 Jonathan H. Petcu and '96 Michelle Grizzard Petcu, a son, 5/21/04.
'95 Kenneth A. Raffel, a daughter, 1/12/05.
'95 Amy Marshall Robbins, a daughter, 7/4/05.
'95 Pamela J. Rodriguez, a son, 3/24/05.
'95 Jesse S. Stapleton and '97 Laura Gwen Stapleton, a daughter, 7/21/05.
'96 Chadwick L. Cox and '97 Heather Kelly Cox, twins, 6/22/05.
'96 Leanne Linden Dickens, a son, 5/26/05.
'96 Martin P. Haught and '96 Lauri Pizzano Haught, a daughter, 6/22/05.
'96 Randi Richards Lutz, a son, 4/26/05.
'96 Timothy G. McVady, a daughter, 5/15/05.
'96 Michelle Frye Shirkey, a son, 10/13/04.
'97 Gary J. Cope, a son, 5/9/05.
'97 Laura Fravel Moorer and '98 Richard M. Moorer, a daughter, 4/27/05.
'97 Jennifer Stern Smith, a son, 6/25/04.
'97 Karen Williams Stone and '98 Peter J. Stone, a daughter, 7/28/05.
'98 Heather Gentry Lawrence and '98 Christopher S. Lawrence, a son, 4/2/05.
'98 Christina Johnson Loy and '99 Christopher S. Loy, a daughter, 5/17/05.
'98 Michael J. Romano, a son, 7/29/05.
'98 Jeffrey J. Stemple, a daughter, 5/16/05.
'99 Terje Aasland and '99 Valerie D. Renton, a daughter, 7/21/05.
'99 Kara W. Beasley, a son, 7/9/05.
'99 Nina Huang Brown and '00 Michael T. Brown, a son, 3/25/05.
'99 Jeremy J. Corsmo and '99 April Theuring Corsmo, a daughter, 8/23/05.
'99 Sean T. Hoffman, a son, 6/4/05.
'99 Heather Lawrence Montgomery and '99 Scott P. Montgomery, a son, 3/29/05.
'99 Amy L. Morgan-Hunter and '00 James M. Hunter, a daughter, 3/16/05.
'00 Brian P. Little and '00 Gretchen Waagner Little, a son, 11/13/04.
'00 Erik M. Meline, a son, 8/20/05.
'00 Matthew T. White, a daughter, 7/6/05.
'01 Bradley W. Densmore, a daughter, 2/8/05.
'01 Allison L. Moorhouse, a son, 8/2/05.
'01 Matthew C. Snare and '02 Miriam Scheidt Snare, a son, 7/9/05.
'02 Roger A. Norris, a daughter, 1/1/05.



'27 Clarice S. Pritchard, 6/29/05
'31 Malcolm G. Robinson, 7/1/05
'32 George R. Elder Jr., 5/31/05
'32 W. Norris Parks, 8/10/05
'34 W.S.G. Britton, 7/15/05
'34 William A. Spillman Jr., 2/5/05
'35 M.J. Bogese, 6/15/05
'36 Henry G. Ruzza, 7/26/04
'36 R. Kemp Slaughter Jr., 3/13/05
'37 William Laird, 5/5/05
'37 Irving R. Mollen, 2/8/05
'37 Joseph B. Stover, 5/19/05
'37 Charles A. Womack Sr., 6/1/05
'38 Paul O. Delano, 7/12/05
'38 Francis C. Green, 6/11/05
'38 Richard C. Kinzie, 6/27/04
'39 Thomas F. Waddington, 3/4/05 .
'40 John W. Dryden Sr., 7/5/04
'40 Marie J. Garnett, 8/19/05
'40 Alexander S. Hall, 8/20/05
'40 Lawrence W. Latane Jr., 5/25/05
'40 Jesse R. Noell, 4/24/04
'41 Ernest V. Bowman
'41 Wayne M. Hypes, 6/9/05
'41 Odis Small Jr., 6/26/05
'42 Raymond J. Browder, 5/2/05
'42 F. Talmadge Buchanan, 6/20/05
'42 John K. Clark Sr., 11/2/04
'42 Edward H. Dickinson, 3/12/05
'42 J.B. Griffin Jr., 7/20/05
'42 Percy R. Keffer Jr., 5/22/05
'42 Maynard H. Thompson, 5/26/05
'43 C. Ross Lemon, 8/13/05
'43 Daniel P. Webster Jr., 3/9/05
'43 Robert G. Webster, 6/9/05
'44 Frank W. Bell Sr., 5/7/05
'44 Vincent R. Gallalee, 5/17/05
'44 William H. Gay, 6/16/05
'44 Richard G. Kimbell Jr., 6/9/05
'45 Fred G. Ashworth, 12/2/04
'45 Malcolm M. Brown Jr., 5/22/05
'45 James E. Bryan, 5/28/05
'45 Charles C. Doughty, 7/22/05
'45 W.G. Farthing, 6/5/05
'46 Taylor L. Grizzard, 8/20/05.
'46 Clifford F. Phillips, 8/7/05
'46 James E. Thompson, 5/21/05
'46 Arthur L. Vanderhoogt, 5/21/05
'47 Joseph H. Austin, 7/9/05
'47 Barbara P. Chester, 7/2/05
'47 Myron B. Comley, 6/27/05
'47 Ross C. Cramer
'47 Ruth J. Jones, 6/23/05
'47 Jacquelin A. Walder, 5/22/05
'49 James P. Brooks, 5/13/05
'49 Earl H. Hann, 8/30/05
'49 B.C. Tyler, 3/30/05
'49 Martin I. Warshaw, 5/19/05
'50 Claude P. Gourley, 2/12/05
'50 Robert C. Haynes, 12/18/04
'50 Harold J. Hunt Jr., 7/10/05
'50 A.V. Isaac, 6/19/05
'50 Arthur S. Jenkins Jr., 6/13/05
'50 Ben W. Lewis, 1/1/05
'50 Charles E. Minnigerode Jr., 5/22/05
'50 Paul Mirakian Jr., 9/28/04
'50 Thomas H. Ratliff Jr., 7/19/05
'50 Harry Raykes Jr., 5/9/05
'50 E. Leslie Spence III, 7/26/05
'50 Alvin B. Wasserman, 6/19/05
'51 Paul H. Brantley Jr., 3/8/05
'51 Edward J. Brazill, 8/21/05
'51 Dallas E. Carico, 5/19/05
'51 Don H. Mergler, 6/1/05

'52 Harvey B. Bennett Jr., 5/19/05
'52 Raymond W. Moore, 4/27/05
'53 William L. Parsons, 4/16/05
'54 Samuel J. Snuffer, 6/2/05
'55 Charles S. Farmer Jr., 7/16/05
'56 Byron C. Bowden Jr., 8/28/05
'56 C. Bowie Lanford Jr., 6/17/05
'56 James R. Randall Jr., 5/15/05
'56 Richard E. Reeder, 7/17/05
'56 Charles A. Trischman Jr.
'57 Gordon W. Kann Jr., 7/11/05
'57 Calvin O. Poates, 5/12/05
'57 Robert L. Spear Jr., 7/16/05
'58 C. William Baker Jr., 2/18/05
'58 Donald E. Barton, 10/4/04
'58 Everett C. Carter, 8/10/05
'58 John Melton, 8/12/05
'58 Denny M. Short, 7/25/05
'59 Louis P. Corleto, 6/25/05
'59 S. William Kight Jr., 6/13/05
'59 Aubrey P. Marks II, 12/2/04
'59 Donald Stanulis, 7/1/05
'59 Keith L. Teele, 11/8/04
'59 Henry B. Whitlock Jr., 8/18/05
'60 Harlan D. Wood, 10/10/04
'61 Alvin L. Myers, 6/28/05
'61 M. Robert Scott III, 8/18/05
'61 Virginia S. Wilson, 5/27/05
'62 William E. Dressler Jr., 11/14/04
'62 Alden R. Guy
'63 James O. Heptinstall Jr., 6/5/05
'63 Richard R. Nolan, 8/23/04
'63 James W. Tankard Jr., 8/12/05
'64 Richard J. Koll, 6/19/05
'64 Cecil J. Watkins, 7/14/05
'65 Thomas C. Rutherford, 5/24/05
'68 Ernest J. Gardner Jr., 12/24/04
'70 J.W. Hopkins, 12/26/04
'70 Sandra M. James, 5/24/05
'70 R.L. Rittenhouse, 5/19/05
'71 Richard W. Rau, 5/27/05
'71 Edwin R. Sisson, 5/25/05
'72 Michael S. Owens, 6/18/05
'72 David S. Post, 6/3/05
'73 Anne D. Nelson, 8/12/05
'73 Thomas M. Wells, 6/16/05
'74 Timothy W. Gubala, 7/2/05
'74 Wilson N. Phelps Jr., 6/14/05
'74 Thomas C. Vass, 2/20/05
'75 Lloyd E. Black Jr.
'75 C. Franklin Godfrey Jr., 6/23/05
'76 Lee D. Alexander, 7/29/05
'76 James C. Gamel, 8/26/04
'77 Arnold G. Kloock, 4/8/05
'79 Jean B. Shaw, 1/13/05
'79 Perry F. St. Raymond, 6/14/05
'79 Robert J. Woods, 5/30/05
'81 Marie E. Schroeder, 10/13/03
'82 Steven A. Libassi, 7/6/05
'83 Teresa C. Dolan, 5/20/05
'83 Gerald M. Lester, 7/13/05
'85 Paul B. Blackiston, 7/28/05
'86 Frank R. Hale III, 8/6/05
'87 Joseph A. Tiller, 8/15/05
'88 Ahmad Naser, 5/17/05
'91 Ren S. Li, 8/8/05
'92 Ibrahim M. Janajreh, 8/21/05
'93 Joyce E. Stewart-Tambe, 7/17/05
'93 Allan F. Toth II, 5/1/05
'94 Kevin C. Cochrane, 6/24/05
'99 Marilyn Anderson, 12/27/04
'99 Milissa R. Fletcher, 7/3/05
'01 Frances Y. Hatton, 6/20/05
'02 Jill L. Creedon, 7/7/05


Margaret "Marnie" Andrews, a former faculty member in forestry, died on Oct. 29. Andrews earned her M.S. in forestry from Virginia Tech in 1984. Later in her career, she returned to Tech as an undergraduate adviser, recruiting new students and assisting in their job placement. Considered a pioneer woman in the field of forestry, Andrews served as a role model for many. The granddaughter of the late Governor Richard Irvine Manning, she also raised five children while working. Andrews remained active after her retirement in 1994, including volunteering at Virginia Tech's Horticulture Garden and in Special Collections at Newman Library.

Victor Maderspach, professor emeritus of engineering, died on Nov. 12. Maderspach received his M.S. in engineering science and mechanics (ESM) in 1962 and was a member of the ESM faculty from 1957 until his retirement in 1987. Born in Transylvania, Hungary, he graduated from the Hungarian Military Academy in 1939 and served with the Second Hungarian Army in World War II. After beginning his teaching career at Virginia Tech, Maderspach earned a Ph.D. from Die Technische Hochschule in Vienna, Austria, in 1964. During his 30 years in ESM, he became a familiar figure throughout the College of Engineering. Some of the courses he taught, such as dynamics, were required for all engineering undergraduates.