Virginia Tech Magazine
Alumni Association News -|- Winter 2007

Outstanding Recent Alumni award for 2006-07

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The Alumni Association congratulates its Outstanding Recent Alumni for 2006-07. Representing each college, the following alumni are being honored for their career achievements and service to the community and the university.

• Donald Shane Horsley '99, '01, Virginia Beach, Va., agriculture and life sciences
• Erik Stenberg '95, Stockholm, Sweden; and Marc Verniel '92, '94, Blacksburg, Va., architecture and urban studies
• Marshal M. Minor Jr. '00, Las Vegas, Nev., business
• Joseph M. Calkins '93, '95, '02, Lanexa, Va., engineering
• Mark L. Ingerson '00, Salem, Va., liberal arts and human sciences
• Anthony P. Foisy '02, Midland, Mich., natural resources
• Mark P. Embree '96, Houston, Texas, science
• Lesley Ann Colby '96, Ann Arbor, Mich., veterinary medicine

Class of '56 celebrates 50th

VPI Class of 1956

More than 290 members of the Class of 1956 and their guests returned to campus Oct. 20-22 to celebrate the class' 50th anniversary reunion. A class gift totaling $594,267 was raised to support the Holtzman Alumni Center, Solitude, Newman Library, a University Honors Scholarship, and a scholarship for the corps of cadets. In addition, the class commissioned a bronze sculpture in the likeness of William Addison Caldwell, the first student to enroll in Virginia Agricultural and Mechanical College. Class members enjoyed a "virtual tour" of the Lane Stadium additions, tours of the alumni and conference center, a presentation on today's corps of cadets, and a regimental parade and memorial service honoring deceased classmates. President Charles Steger joined the class for its 50th reunion banquet, where classmates were inducted into the Old Guard. Festivities continued on Saturday with an academic speaker, campus tours, a pre-game "spirit lunch," and the football team's victory over Southern Miss.

Alumni Association board election ballot

The Alumni Board of Directors nominating committee has proposed the following nominees to serve on the board from 2007-10. Please vote for up to 12 nominees and return the ballot by March 30. Results will be announced in April.

__ Dwight A. Holland '86, '91, '01, Roanoke, Va., geophysics and industrial systems engineering

__ Kevin W. Leclaire '95, Reston, Va., economics and industrial systems engineering

__ R. Easton Loving '89, '91, Fork Union, Va., forestry

__ David E. Lowe '63, Blacksburg, Va., business administration

__ Aaron L. McClung '00, Chesterfield, Va., political science

__ Nicholas J. Moga '76, Covington, Va., aerospace and ocean engineering

__ Wayne H. Robinson '80, Greensboro, N.C., finance

__ J. Thomas Ryan '68, Fredericksburg, Va., biology

__ Amy Melissa Smarr '00, Vienna, Va., apparel, housing, and resource management

__ Lance L. Smith '68, Norfolk, Va., business administration

__ John C. Watkins '69, Midlothian, Va., horticulture

__ Matthew M. Winston Jr. '90, Athens, Ga., marketing

Return to: Alumni Ballot, Holtzman Alumni Center, Blacksburg, VA 24061.

Go here to open a PDF of the ballot to print.

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2007 alumni events

Learn more at
or call 540.231.6285.

Hokie Sweethearts Weekend
Feb. 16-17

Civil War Weekend
March 9-11

Black Alumni Reunion
March 16-17

Old Guard Reunion: May 17-18

Summer Around the Drillfield
June 21-24 and July 5-8

Alumni Family College
Admissions Weekend
June 29-30

New alumni association staff in engineering
Carolyn Bain has been named assistant director for alumni relations in the College of Engineering. Her primary responsibilities include planning, coordinating, and executing alumni events for the college. A 1996 graduate of High Point University, Bain previously served as development associate with the college.

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