R.C. "Bob" Heterick Sr. (CE), Blacksburg, Va., 8/4/12.
H. Boyd C. Campbell (HORT), Hendersonville, N.C., 9/2/12.
George A. Costan (IE), Lynchburg, Va., 9/23/12.
Oscar W. Ward Jr. (BIOL), Hampton, Va., 7/25/12.
L.C. Angle Jr. (AGE), Radford, Va., 7/21/12.
John M. Rhoads (BIOL), Durham, N.C., 1/29/12.
Noel A. Wright (ME), Tallahassee, Fla., 8/9/12.
C. Edward Hedgepeth (HORT), Castlewood, Va., 4/14/12.
William V. Steele (ME), Merced, Calif., 7/17/12.
John E. Ginter (IE), Wheeling, W.Va, 8/16/12.
Thomas R. White (IE), Salt Lake City, Utah, 8/15/12.
George A. Zirkle Jr. (BIOL), Knoxville, Tenn., 3/20/12.
Richard Ferguson (ME), Charlotte, N.C., 8/14/12.
I. Stokes Hoffman (ME), Newport News, Va., 9/21/12.
John J. Lilley Jr. (AGED), Waverly, Va., 7/15/12.
Edwin T. Robertson (AGED), Rocky Mount, Va., 9/5/12.
Irene Price Seib (HEED), Kingwood, Texas, 7/6/12.
John C. Wysor (EE), Harrisonburg, Va., 4/23/12.
R. Baird Cabell (BAD), Franklin, Va., 7/21/12.
William B. Hoover (MNE), Salem, Va., 8/20/12.
Arthur "Pat" Meakin (BIOL), Greenville, S.C., 10/9/12.
Edward S. Szczepanski (BAD), Monessen, Pa., 1/18/12.
J. Douglas Tauscher (FW), Gastonia, N.C., 5/8/12.
Lee W. Walker Jr. (EE), Portsmouth, Va., 3/17/12.
J.A. "Pete" Kolbe (CHEM '44), Richmond, Va., 7/2/12.
John B. Lee (ME '48), Houston, Texas, 9/19/12.
William R. Elder Jr. (BAD), Brookneal, Va., 7/17/12.
Ernest M. Holdaway (BAD '48), Richmond, Va., 7/13/12.
Norman C. Ratliffe (BIOL '49), Clintwood, Va., 8/5/12.
James W. Rush Jr. (EE '48), Owensboro, Ky., 8/10/12.
Thomas E. McDonald (EE), Port Richey, Fla., 7/20/12.
B. Shepherd Trant (BC '48), Portsmouth, Va., 8/5/12.
John P. Duda (CE), St. Albans, W.Va., 7/14/12.
C.M. "Claude" Hollyfield (METE), Accokeek, Md., 9/14/12.
Winston "Jerry" Jackson Jr. (CHEM), Kingsport, Tenn., 8/1/12.
James C. Lee (IE '50), LaGrange, Ga., 2/5/12.
B.B. "Bill" Powell (ASE), Washington, N.C., 5/7/12.
David B. Ballard (METE), Vienna, Va., 1/28/12.
Joseph J. Basgier (CE '55, CE '55), Virginia Beach, Va., 9/14/12.
Wickham B. Coleman Sr. (AGED '67, AGED '67), Ruther Glen, Va., 4/13/12.
Robert A. Cramer (BAD), Franklin, Va., 2/8/12.
Joseph "Ted" Domazet Jr. (CE), Falls Church, Va., 7/19/12.
T.C. "Ted" Harrison Jr. (AGE), Jacksonville, Fla., 3/30/12.
Gordon W. Hicks (DASC), Evington, Va., 7/1/12.
Auzville Jackson Jr. (METE), Henrico, Va., 7/27/12.
Harold "Skeebo" Lucas (BAD), Richmond, Va., 8/15/12.
Thomas Sarver (CE), Louisville, Ky., 4/27/12.
Donald L. Whiteman (BAD), Charlotte, N.C., 1/14/12.
David K. Whittington (CHE), Pittsburgh, Pa., 8/6/12.
Raymond C. Woodard (ASE), Jacksonville, Fla., 6/29/12.
H. Winston Woodford Sr. (AGEC), Huddleston, Va., 8/26/12.
Delbert L. Boggs Jr. (MINE), Wise, Va., 7/24/12.
Gerald E. Bolen (BAD), Pulaski, Va., 7/21/12.
Leonard H. Childers Jr. (ME, IEOR '52), Sterling, Va., 4/16/12.
Robert G. Covel Jr. (ME '52), Cocoa, Fla., 3/31/12.
Gordon D. Lewis (FW), Asheville, N.C., 4/25/12.
Albert J. Ramey (CE), Henrico, Va., 7/14/12.
Sterling L. Wingo (BAD), Richmond, Va., 7/7/12.
Frank C. Holton Jr. (ARCH '58), Chesapeake, Va., 7/11/12.
Grayson B. Morris Jr. (EE), Newport News, Va., 7/16/12.
William B. Poff (ACCT), Roanoke, Va., 9/5/12.
Gerald S. Briney (EE), Austin, Texas, 6/13/12.
James G. Dymock (BAD '53), Blacksburg, Va., 6/12/12.
Charles O. Everly (ARE), Sarasota, Fla., 4/8/12.
Howard L. Fisher (DASC, DASC), Callaway, Va., 5/16/12.
George C. Frazier Jr. (ME), Loudon, Tenn., 6/1/12.
Robert H. Merriam (EE), Owensboro, Ky., 3/30/12.
W.L. Michelinie (MINE), Wilmington, Del., 5/14/12.
Nancy Darnell Moncol (GHEC '52), Raleigh, N.C., 8/27/12.
David R. Miller (EE '56), Surprise, Ariz., 8/29/12.
C. William Smith Jr. (GBUS '56), Willis, Va., 8/30/12.
William S. Shelton (CE), Lexington, Va., 5/6/12.
C. "Pete" Georgallis (EE '58), Leesburg, Va., 7/6/12.
Merrel E. Spence (BAD '57), Ilion, N.Y., 5/7/12.
Maywood F. Wallace Sr. (EE), Glen Allen, Va., 8/20/12.
Alfred Patrick (BAD, EDBS '60), Richmond, Ky., published a murder-mystery novel entitled "Clinch River Justice."
Sue Plunkett Hill (EDBS), Bent Mountain, Va., 5/10/12.
William "Jack" Mayo (BAD), Naples, Fla., 2/8/12.
Hugh M. Eaton Jr. (BAD), Palmer Lake, Colo., 8/5/12.
Horace "Bud" Keever Jr. (BAD), Broadway, Va., 8/15/12.
Robert B. Kerby (GBUS '65), Waynesboro, Va., 4/24/12.
K.A. "Ken" McPherson (BAD '61), Fort Mill, S.C., 8/30/12.
Benjamin L. Taylor Jr. (EDBS), Roanoke, Va., 7/16/12.
Leo "Buck" Wright Jr. (VOED), Salem, Va., 9/4/12.
Charles C. Thigpen (STAT), Knoxville, Tenn., 8/21/12.
L. Wayne Wiles (CE), Richmond, Va., 4/19/12.
'John J. Bartko (STAT '61, STAT '62), Newville, Pa., has been accepted into the American Statistical Association's newly initiated Accredited Professional Statistician program.
Harvey W. Herring (METE, MESC '72), Gloucester, Va., 7/1/12.
David Finkleman (ASE), Colorado Springs, Colo., was elected to the International Academy of Astronautics.
Michael J. McGinnis (ME), Gallipolis, Ohio, 8/24/12.
J. Roy Murphy (GSC '64, GEOL '74), Broken Arrow, Okla., 4/14/12.
Roger P. Pence (CE), McGaheysville, Va., 8/29/12.
William E. Thomas (DASC, EDAC '81), Culpeper, Va., was appointed to the Germanna Community College Advisory Board.
G. William Marshall Jr. (METE), Larkspur, Calif., was named distinguished professor emeritus at the University of California, San Francisco. He also received an honorary doctorate from Malmo University in Sweden.
Michael G. Cahill (DE), Louisville, Ky., 8/6/12.
Robert C. Wagner Sr. (BAD), McKeesport, Pa., 8/21/12.
David E. Williams (CE), Hampton, Va., 7/30/12.
Earving L. Blythe (ENGL '68, URBA '83), Blacksburg, Va., retired as vice president for information technology and chief information officer at Virginia Tech. He was conferred the title of vice president emeritus by the Virginia Tech Board of Visitors. Additionally, the Mid-Atlantic Research Infrastructure Alliance named Blythe an honorary board member and presented him with a certificate of appreciation for his service to Tech and the commonwealth and his leadership at the national level in information technology and advanced networking programs.
John C. Hrapchak (ARE), Columbia, Md., was elected to the board of directors of the Orthodox Christian Mission Center in St. Augustine, Fla.
David W. Ratcliff Jr. (BAD), Pulaski, Va., 4/16/12.
Virgil "Brownie" Cauley Jr. (FW, FW '73), Newport, Va., 8/2/12.
James M. Weddle (EDBS), Salem, Va., 8/16/12.
Jack W. Bowling (BAD '70), Dublin, Va., 5/13/12.
R. James Foster Jr. (MGT), Lynchburg, Va., 10/8/12.
Carl E. Lawson (BAD '70), Richlands, Va., 8/27/12.
Daniel M. Dick (IE), Keswick, Va., is serving on the board of directors of Cardno TEC and is the Government Security Committee chairman.
Gary P. Miller (BIOL), Danville, Va., is vice mayor for the City of Danville, Va.
James W. Baker Jr. (EDVT, GSC), Roanoke, Va., 8/5/12.
Susan J. Masterson (CTRA), New York, N.Y., 7/13/12.
Stephen G. Lippy (CE), Lutherville, Md., retired after 40 years of service with the Baltimore County Bureau of Solid Waste Management and received the 2012 Stanley E. Kappe award from the American Academy of Environmental Engineers.
James C. Cardellichio (PSCI), Fairfax, Va., 3/26/12.
John C. Farris (PSYC, PSYC '75), Virginia Beach, Va., 5/26/12.
Stephen E. Fuller (FDSC), Windsor, Va., 12/6/11.
Raymond L. Morrison Jr. (PSCI, PSCI), Summerfield, Fla., 3/25/12.
Susie J. Blankenship (HNF), Johnson City, Tenn., 2/8/12.
Jacqueline P. Martin (SOC), Litchfield, Conn., 2/9/12.
Bruce A. Oyler (PSYC), Knoxville, Tenn., 4/14/12.
Roland H. Macher (HRIM, HNF '95), Roanoke, Va., built a soccer field in Tanzania for children with the O'Brien School for the Maasai.
Margaret H. Baumgardner (EDVT), Wytheville, Va., 7/28/12.
R.B. "Dick" Brewer (SOC), Santa Cruz, Calif., 8/15/12.
Grace Reynolds Karnes (CTRA '75), Christiansburg, Va., 9/15/12.
David W. Morey (BAD), Lynchburg, Va., 7/20/12.
Edward J. Vengenock Jr. (MAED), Salem, N.J., 7/19/12.
Nancy E. Graham Monson (MHFD), Gum Spring, Va., 3/5/12.
William D. Fairchild III(BC), Gainesville, Va., was appointed by Gov. Bob McDonnell to serve on the Virginia Tech Board of Visitors until June 2016.
Thomas R. Anable (BAD '78), Benbrook, Texas, 8/18/12.
Mary Mears Barber (EDVT, EDVT '80), Virginia Beach, Va., 3/16/12.
John L. Monroe (FW, EDSC '84), Henrico, Va., 7/30/12.
Randal H. Ringstaff (AGRN), Radford, Va., 7/27/12.
Teressa D. Vickers (ELED '78), Kingsport, Tenn., 3/1/12.
Duncan D. Aukland (PSCI), Worthington, Ohio, was promoted from National Guard AGR judge advocate to colonel.
Walter L. Daniels (FW, AGRN '81, AGRN '85), Blacksburg, Va., received the William T. Plass Award for his work in the reclamation and rehabilitation of lands impacted by mining, waste disposal, road building, and other disturbances.
Richard L. Ford III (GEOL), Salt Lake City, Utah, is chairman of the Department of Geosciences at Weber State University.
Robert D. Grisso Jr. (AGE '79, AGE '81), Blacksburg, Va., is associate director of agriculture and natural resources for Virginia Cooperative Extension.
Dennis H. Treacy (FW), Hanover, Va., was appointed by Gov. Bob McDonnell to serve on the Virginia Tech Board of Visitors until June 2016.
Gordon E. Groover (ANSC, AGEC '88, AAEC '01), Blacksburg, Va., received the 2012 Andy Swiger Land-Grant Award, an honor that recognizes recipients' creative accomplishments in research, teaching, or extension.
Thomas G. Tingle (ARCH '80), Williamsburg, Va., received the 2013 Small Business Person of the Year award from the Greater Williamsburg Chamber and Tourism Alliance.
Phillip C. Harris (CE), Spout Spring, Va., 4/8/12.
Walter F. Pearce (BAD),Waynesboro, Pa., 3/24/12.
Margaret B. McQuade Surbaugh (BED), Dover, Del., 12/30/11.
Chris E. Wilt (SYSE), Fairmont, W.Va., 8/14/12.
William O. Turner III (CE), Roswell, Ga., is a national engineering manager with Parsons Corp.
Allison Caskie Kingston (MKTG), Cincinnati, Ohio, 8/30/12.
Frederick P. Heller (ESM), Richmond, Va., received the Commanders Award for Civilian Service as the Sharana regional support activity site lead for the Joint Program Office Mine Resistance Ambush Protected Vehicles program.
Thomas C. Maness (FOR), Corvallis, Ore., is dean of the College of Forestry at Oregon State University.
John C. Sadler (MKTG), Dumfries, Va., 4/21/12.
Theresa L. Defore (CE '83), Arlington, Va., 5/31/12.
Ralph G. Lampert Jr. (COMM), Chesapeake, Va., 9/6/12.
Robert A. Wharton Jr. (BOT), Rapid City, S.D., 9/19/12.
Julia O. Beamish (HIDM), Blacksburg, Va., showcased a universally designed kitchen—a space meant to be aesthetically appealing and usable by everyone, regardless of age, ability, or status in life—at the university's Disability Employment Awareness Month event.
Burton J. Burch Jr. (ME), Lynchburg, Va., is general manager of Babcock & Wilson Nuclear Operations Group Inc.
K. Mark Gill (MKTG), Richmond, Va., 8/17/12.
Michael E. Mease (AGRN), Gaithersburg, Md., 3/28/12.
Francis J. Huber (EE), Manakin Sabot, Va., was selected as the Hokie Hero for the University of North Carolina game.
R. Bruce Perry (ME), Leicester, N.Y., received Delphi Powertrain's 2012 Boss Kettering Award for the development of Delphi's gasoline direct injector, Multec 12.
Larado M. Robinson (CE), Blacksburg, Va., received the American Water Works Association's Vernon Lucy Award.
Philip S. Burkholder (ME), Pittsboro, Ind., received the College of Engineering's 2012 Distinguished Service Award for his personal service to his profession and to the college.
Roderick A. Hall (FIN, BAD '89, ELPS '09), Christiansburg, Va., is associate director for operations and finance for the Virginia Tech Transportation Institute.
Robert L. Holloman Jr. (IEOR '87), Glen Allen, Va., is the founder of an engineering consulting firm, The Holloman Group LLC, and Kollege Kicks, a company that supplies sneakers featuring university logos.
Bradford A. King (COMM), Ashland, Va., was selected for inclusion in the Best Lawyers in America 2013 publication.
Janice M. Mueller (CHE), Lexington, Ky., has authored her second book, "Mueller on Patent Law: Patentability and Validity."
James E. Foster (EE, BAD '97), Roanoke, Va., and his firm, SoftSolutions Inc., entered an enterprise-wide agreement with Cenveo Inc. to incorporate the Flex integration platform to automate shop-floor data collection.
Steve F. Ewankowich Jr. (ME), Raleigh, N.C., is a business development manager for HMS Industrial Networks in Halmstad, Sweden.
A. Jerome Fowlkes (FIN), McLean, Va., is the associate director and team leader of the credit and mission team for Farm Credit Administration.
Nigel A. Greene (PSCI), Elkins Park, Pa., was appointed vice chair of the American Bar Association Tort Trial and Insurance Practice Section's Commercial Transportation Litigation General Committee for the 2012-13 fiscal year.
Steven L. Sims (CE), Dumfries, Va., is an inspector general for the U.S. Navy's Naval Facilities Engineering Command.
Jizeng Chen (URPL), Haymarket, Va., 1/31/12.
Douglas P. Frye (EDPE), Radford, Va., 3/10/12.
Timothy O. Slaterbeck (ENGL, ENGL '91), Starkville, Miss., 4/24/12.
B.K. Fulton (UA), Glen Allen, Va., was appointed by Gov. Bob McDonnell to serve on the Virginia Tech Board of Visitors until June 2016.
Timothy J. Mersmann (FIW), Snellville, Ga., is district ranger for the Conecuh National Forest in Alabama.
Wayne A. Morrison (FIN), Marietta, Ga., started a law firm named Hedgepeth, Heredia, Crumrine & Morrison LLC.
Cecil C. Snead II (EDMA, ELPS '05), Roanoke, Va., is superintendent of Buckingham County Public Schools.
Marta C. Carter Wilson (PSYC, PSYC '93), Harrisonburg, Va., has authored her second book, entitled "Everybody's Business."
Cynthia A. Bowman (EDCI), Powell, Ohio, 8/4/12.
Curtis M. Mitchell (PSCI), Silver Spring, Md., 8/11/12.
Cynthia Crotts Roos (ELED), Bassett, Va., 9/4/12.
Nestor E. Sanchez (EM), San Antonio, Texas, 8/12/12.
Eric D. Schardt (ME), Powhatan, Va., 4/26/12.
John P. Noonan (FIN), Virginia Beach, Va., is a wealth management advisor for Merrill Lynch, Pierce, Fenner & Smith Inc.
Latanya R. Walker (FCD), Blacksburg, Va., is director of alumni relations for diversity, inclusion, and community engagement at Virginia Tech.
Richard W. Hastings Jr. (FIN, BAD '93), Baltimore, Md., a daughter, 7/30/12.
Ronald D. Murphy Jr. (FIN), San Francisco, Calif., was promoted from senior manager to partner with Ernst & Young LLP.
Lucie A. Pelletier (ANSC '89, VM), Glen Allen, Va., 8/12/12.
Kelly Williamson Buechner (COMM), Alexandria, Va., a daughter, 7/3/12.
Wesley R. Hale (CHE), Kingsport, Tenn., 7/16/12.
Matthew E. Hilburn (HIST), Arlington, Va., 7/1/12.
Elizabeth H. Spencer (FCD), Blacksburg, Va., 9/9/12.
Ashwin E. Amanna (BIOL, EE '12), Leesburg, Va., is a research program manager for the Institute for Critical Technology and Applied Science at Virginia Tech.
Gregory M. Jarvis (HIDM), Raleigh, N.C., is athletic director for North Carolina School of Science and Mathematics.
Christopher M. Olds (CHE), Pawleys Island, S.C., is corporate counsel for Mercom Corp.
Robert F. Warther (CE), Oak Ridge, Tenn., is the deputy program manager for the American Centrifuge research, development, and demonstration program.
Edward L. Martin (ISE), Camp Hill, Pa., 4/20/12.
Lester K. Ortley (ARCH), Dallas, Texas, established a public magnet high school program for underprivileged youth.
Phillip E. Wiseman (FW, FOR '01), Christiansburg, Va., received the Early-Career Scientist Award from the International Society of Arboriculture.
Lara E. Bartl-Wilson (VM), Blacksburg, Va., is assistant professor in Virginia-Maryland Regional College of Veterinary Medicine's Department of Small Animal Clinical Sciences.
Leila Cosby Longcor (PSCI) and Jason D. Longcor (ENGL '98), Harrisonburg, Va., a daughter, 4/8/12.
Keith E. Knipling (MSE), Alexandria, Va., received the Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers for research related to Department of Defense projects.
Kristin Burke Greentree (AE), Virginia Beach, Va., is featured in the book "Military Fly Moms," which depicts women aviators in the U.S. Army, Navy, Air Force, Marine Corps, and Coast Guard.
Noelle Mooney Stanley (MUS), Manassas, Va., a son, 8/15/12.
Benjamin Araman (HIDM), Blacksburg, Va., 7/19/12.
McGregor J. Ferguson (VM), Annapolis, Md., 8/12/12.
Gardner E. Barrier (ECON), Winston-Salem, N.C., is director of the Upper School program at Summit School.
Elizabeth Markle Leach (MSCI), Woodstock, Ga., a daughter, 4/6/12.
Beth L. Quartel (COMM), Clinton, N.J., a daughter, 8/30/11.
Brian Slingerland (FIN), San Francisco, Calif., a daughter, 6/12/12.
Benjamin P. Cripps (HTM, HIST '09) and Haley B. File (FR '07, IS '07), Blacksburg, Va., married 8/18/12.
Mary Lowzinski Marks (MSCI) and Brian E. Marks, Roswell, Ga., married 6/30/12.
Adam L. Garland (ARCH) and Andrea Bobik Garland (ARCH), Mount Laurel, N.J., a daughter, 6/28/12.
Paula David Monte (APSC), New Milford, Conn., a daughter, 7/22/12.
Colleen Quattlebaum (COMM) and Steve Quattlebaum (CE), Glen Allen, Va., a daughter, 6/10/12.
Michael S. Moulton (CPE), Chesapeake, Va., 8/8/12.
Kendall, daughter of Colleen Quattlebaum '01 and Steve Quattlebaum '01. Photo by Allison Kuhn '02.
John T. Farnum (PSCI), Arlington, Va., is an attorney with Wiley Rein LLP focusing on bankruptcy, creditors' rights, and commercial litigation.
Lawton E. Grinter (FOR), Wheat Ridge, Colo., has authored a book entitled "I Hike: Mostly True Stories from 10,000 Miles of Hiking."
Joseph D. Grist (FIW), Newport News, Va., is the deputy chief of the Virginia Marine Resources Commission's Fisheries Management Division.
Matthew S. Hull (BIOL, CE '11), Dublin, Va., is a research program manager for the Institute for Critical Technology and Applied Science at Virginia Tech.
Zachary D. Sherman (AE), Arlington, Va., was named one of the 99 most influential foreign policy leaders under the age of 33 by the Diplomatic Courier and Young Professionals in Foreign Policy group.
Dave D. White Jr. (FOR), Tempe, Ariz., is principal investigator and co-director of the Decision Center for a Desert City in the Arizona State University College of Public Programs.
Marsha Wood Canfield (BIOL) and Matthew A. Canfield (CPE), Ashburn, Va., a daughter, 10/10/11.
Johnny R. Cross (BIOL, VM '07) and Pamela Brierley Cross (VM '07), Carmel, Ind., a daughter, 6/16/12.
Kevin P. Heaslip II (CE, CE '03) and Ann Hutton Heaslip (PSCI '03), Logan, Utah, a daughter, 8/12/12.
Joshua D. Kanera (BIT) and Tamara Williams Kanera (COMM '04), Charlotte, N.C., a daughter, 3/2/12.
Justin M. Kerns (FIN) and Jacqueline Smith Kerns (BIOL '00), Paris, France, a daughter, 6/27/12.
Bettina C. Agnor Soost (ISE), Chesapeake, Va., a son, 8/19/12.
Benny Summerlin Jr. (PAPA), Axton, Va., 8/15/12.
Jennifer Kerr Di Sessa (BIOL), Lebanon, Tenn., earned her degree from the University of Kentucky's College of Nursing Second Degree program, passed the NCLEX, and is now a registered nurse.
Robert B. DiGiacomo (COMM), Greensboro, N.C., is assistant athletic director of marketing and promotions at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro.
Matthew A. Thackray (ARCH), Victor, Idaho, is a licensed architect in the State of Idaho.
Jonathan D. Catania (ISE), Gainesville, Va., a daughter, 12/30/11.
Jennifer Kerr Di Sessa (BIOL) and Peter R. Di Sessa (CS '04), Lebanon, Tenn., a son, 2/17/12.
Dustin L. Grissom (AE, AE '05, AE '07) and Kathy Despain Grissom (CHE '04, CHEM '04, EDCI '05), Sahuarita, Ariz., a son, 8/17/12.
Edward L. McCarty Jr. (BIT), Arlington, Va., 4/6/12.
Kimberly A. House (PSCI), Winston-Salem, N.C., is an associate for Rawle & Henderson LLP in Philadelphia, Pa.
Leslie Funkhouser Hawkins (AAEC, EDCT '05) and Zachary A. Hawkins, Winchester, Va., married 9/8/12.
Lindsay Hession Grainger (HNFE), Fredericksburg, Va., a son, 3/31/12.
Christine R. Shearer Moser (ITDS), Annandale, Va., a son, 12/7/11.
Jacqueline Koerner Rommell (CHEM) and Eric C. Rommell (FIN), Vienna, Va., a daughter, 5/17/12.
Lindsey Heath Stone (ISE), Chesterfield, Va., a daughter, 8/9/12.
Amy Adamchik Tate (ITDS), Baltimore, Md., a daughter, 5/19/12.
Stefanie Hartman Chen (BCHM), Chapel Hill, N.C., earned her doctorate in biochemistry from Duke University.
Laura A. Flessner (ARTF), Wilmington, N.C., began her appointment with the Coastal Management Fellowship Program sponsored by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's Coastal Services Center.
Amy C. Frady (HNFE), Springfield, Va., is a nutrition program analyst in food distribution in the USDA's Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program.
Kimberly D. French (IDST), Arlington, Va., was selected as the Hokie Hero for the Virginia Tech vs. Austin Peay game.
John P. Holland (ENSC) and Julie N. Robbins, Jacksonville, Fla., married 7/27/12.
Patrick G. La Vay (MINE) and Alli Sturges (SOC '08), Columbia, Md., married 6/23/12.
Brian S. Board (CE), Hampton, Va., a son, 6/12/12.
Aimee Elm Miller (PSYC), New Market, Va., a daughter, 6/30/12.
Erin Robertson Neuman (HNFE), Richmond, Va., a son, 7/12/12.
Lauren Burnette Opett (SOC), Leesburg, Va., a son, 9/10/12.
Matthew C. Avery (BIOL) and Chelsea M. Butterfield (MKTG), Chapel Hill, N.C., married 5/18/12.
Owen K. Keenan (CE) and Lily Tam (APSC), Littleton, Colo., married 7/21/12.
Ashley Cleveland Antonides (MKTG) and Evan C. Antonides (MKTG), Centreville, Va., a daughter, 6/4/12.
Kristin Smith Sweeney (MINE), Mountain Top, Pa., a daughter, 3/20/12.
Andrew D. Fox (AT), Rescue, Va., 10/5/12.
David W. Crotts (ACIS), Christiansburg, Va., received the international Most Promising Novice ACL Impact Award and was awarded the professional designation of Certified Data Analyst.
Joshua J. Davis (CHEM, BCHM), Blacksburg, Va., assumed command of Delta Company, 4th Combat Engineer Battalion, U.S. Marine Corps, in Knoxville, Tenn.
Andrew P. McCoy (BCSM), Blacksburg, Va., is director of Virginia Tech's Center for Housing Research.
Jessica L. Clatterbuck (FIN) and Andrew D. Summer (BIT), Virginia Beach, Va., married 8/4/12.
Michael A. Foussekis (PHYS) and Katherine A. Golkow (PSYC '08), Burke, Va., married 9/2/12.
Clinton J. Hepner (HORT) and Paige M. Plunkett (CHEM '11), Woodstock, Va., married 10/8/11.
Duane A. Kuykendall (HIST) and Kelly Schnabel (BIOL), Culpeper, Va., married 10/22/11.
Christina M. Lilick (WSCI) and Brian Clevenger (HIST '08, PSCI '08, PIA '11, GSCR '12) Fairfax, Va., married 5/11/12.
Holly Kuntz Pratt (MKTG) and Michael R. Pratt (ENGL), Chesterfield Va., a daughter, 3/4/12.
Katherine E. Biniek (SOC), Dublin, Va., is a sergeant for the Virginia Tech Police Department.
Lindsey R. Aitcheson (PSCI, SOC '11) and AK Kanode (HSE '10) Seattle, Wash., married 7/7/12.
Mackenzie D'Assis Buice (COMM) and William Buice (ME ’10), Southbridge, Mass., married 6/17/12.
Jonathan A. Clifton (COMM) and Meghan E. Gilstrap, Chesterfield, Va., married 11/4/11.
Lauren C. Lee (COMM) and Hugh F. McCarthy (ACIS, FIN '09), Arlington, Va., married 4/14/12.
Mallory Casey Banks (NRC), Dover, Del., a daughter, 4/10/12.
Mackenzie D'Assis Buice '08 and William Buice '10
Randy J. Coggin Jr. (ECAS), Warrenton, Va., was selected as the Hokie Hero for the Virginia Tech vs. Georgia Tech game.
Kevin H. McLaughlin (HNFE), Roselle Park, N.J., earned his doctor of physical therapy degree from Temple University and is completing his residency at Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, Md.
Lindsay Cooper West (COMM) and Charles M. West (ENGL '10), Woodbridge, Va., married 10/21/11.
Ian A. Hamre (FIN) and Cass Maloy (ACIS), Rocky Mount, Va., married 6/16/12.
Samantha Simcik Reddy (MATH, EDCI '11) and Robert J. Reddy, Stafford, Va., married 1/21/12.
William T. Satterwhite Jr. (MUS, EDCI '11) and Julie A. Terrell (STAT '11), Roanoke, Va., married 6/30/12.
William T. Satterwhite Jr. '10, '11 and Julie A. Terrell '11 (William Mahone Photography)
Brent M. Casteele (CE), Pulaski, Va., is a staff engineer with the utilities division of Draper Aden Associates in Blacksburg, Va.
Samuel C. Hardin (CE), Starkville, Miss., earned his professional engineering license and is employed at Clearwater Consultants Inc.
Rachel Kistler Thomas (ENSC) and Wesley A. Thomas (CE '12), Burlington, Mass., married 5/26/12.
Jennifer L. Boyd (ITDS), Carmel, Ind., received honorable mention in a student design competition sponsored by the American Society of Interior Designers.
Hannah C. Chessman (ITDS), Charleston, S.C., placed first place in a student design competition sponsored by the American Society of Interior Designers.
Emily M. Jasper (BAD), Weldon Spring, Mo., authored an article, "The Graduation Edition: 13 Entrepreneurial Blogs & Sites You Should Read Before 2013," featured on the BuyerZone website's Best of BuyerZone list.
Tiffany E. Jebson (GEOS), Blacksburg, Va., is a geologist at Draper Aden Associates in Blacksburg, Va.
Titi-Mary Omotade (HIST, BIOL), Brookeville, Md., is leading laboratory instruction and experiments with high school students through the GEMS (Gains in the Education of Mathematics and Science) program with the Walter Reed Army Institute of Research.
Hubert John Gerken Jr., an internationally known beef cattle specialist who held a bachelor's degree and a master's degree from Virginia Tech, died Oct. 27, in Burlington, N.C. As a professor of animal science in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences and a Virginia Cooperative Extension animal scientist, his programs in beef cattle nutrition and management helped improve beef production. Gerken also coordinated the Powell River Project, which uses reclaimed mined land for livestock production. He and his wife, Shirley, made a generous gift to support the professional development of Extension faculty.
Stanton R. Musser, a retired U.S. Air Force major general and former commandant of the Virginia Tech Corps of Cadets, died Oct. 8. Upon retiring from the Air Force in 1989, Musser took over as corps commandant, retiring in 1999 as the then-longest-serving commandant in the university's history. Under his leadership, the corps experienced positive changes in program quality while also embarking on the first period of sustained growth in several decades. Following Musser's passing, the Corps of Cadets placed a memorial wreath by the flag pole on the Upper Quad and flew the flag at half-staff in his honor.
Mike Varelos, the longtime owner of Mike's Grill in downtown Blacksburg, died Nov. 12. Known for his burgers and his storytelling, the Greek immigrant operated the restaurant for 29 years; it remains open under the ownership of his son, Nick.