Robert S. Dicks Jr. (CHE), Chapel Hill, N.C., 5/1/13.
Bob Fulton (ME), Baltimore, Md., 5/25/13.
H. Barnes "Cope" Copenhaver (ANSC), Blacksburg, Va., 3/23/13.
John T. Faircloth Jr. (AGED), Courtland, Va., 4/16/13.
John E. Wetsel (AGED), Winchester, Va., 4/3/13.
Dan K. Corell (AGEC), Pinehurst, N.C., 7/5/13.
Al F. Giacco (CHE), Wilmington, Del., 6/27/13.
Wincie Osborne Howell (GHEC), Texarkana, Texas, 1/5/13.
Don N. Fox (HORT), Graham, N.C., 5/15/13.
Charlie M. Hall (AGEC), Buckingham, Va., 6/18/13.
L.C. Shelton Jr. (BAD), Portsmouth, Va., 5/2/13.
Vaughan E. Calder Jr. (METE '46), Richmond ,Va., 5/17/13.
Duval Dickinson (DASC), Fredericksburg, Va., 3/10/13.
Walt S. Medding (CE '47, CE '47), Fredericksburg, Va., 6/21/13.
Tom Sydnor Jr. (ME), Lynchburg, Va., 4/10/13.
Dick Carroll Jr. (ME '47), Whiting, N.J., 1/5/13.
Tom J. Chaffin Jr. (ME '48), Lynchburg, Va., 4/16/13.
Lewis B. Connelly (CHE '47), Kingsport, Tenn., 4/25/13.
Nat W. Covington Jr. (SOC '47), Richmond, Va., 3/30/13.
Mildred Hudson Henderson (GHEC '44), Cincinnati, Ohio, 5/3/13.
James G. Jones (ME), Lynchburg, Va., 4/12/13.
Robert L. Retallack (EE '48), Columbus, Ohio, 4/3/13.
Doug Winquist Jr. (CHE), West Bend, Wis., 4/3/13.
Guy C. Lewis (EE '48), Richmond, Va., 4/16/13.
F. Lynn Padan (CERE), Jonesboro, Ark., 4/16/13.
Bob Keith (DASC), West Boylston, Mass., 4/22/13.
Gloria Kuhn Koenig (GHEC), Ann Arbor, Mich., 3/20/13.
Joe R. Loring (EE '48), Arlington, Va., 5/30/13.
Ernie Rorer Jr. (ANSC), Ridgeland, S.C., 5/2/13.
Jack R. Stebbins Jr. (BAD), Richmond, Va., 4/15/13.
A.B. Windham Jr. (IE), Greenville, S.C., 6/3/13.
William E. Beamer (GSC), Newport News, Va., 4/8/13.
Hugh D. Clark (ASE), Maitland, Fla., 6/30/12.
Kenny Dale (FW), Newport News, Va., 3/30/13.
Patrick A. Romano Sr. (CE), Bluefield, W.Va., 7/4/12.
Charles Smathers (BIOL '50), Jacksonville Beach, Fla., 6/1/13.
Charlie E. Spitzer (ARE), Springfield, Va., 5/3/13.
Don Trotter (CE '50), Williamsburg, Va., 4/5/13.
Blair Brooks (BC), Cocoa, Fla., 4/9/13.
Ray Dovell (CHE), Wilton, Conn., 5/19/13.
Joe C. Grey Jr. (ME), Charlotte, N.C., 5/6/13.
Jimmy Houck Sr. (DASC), Fredericksburg, Va., 8/1/12.
Russ Hummel Jr. (CE), Richmond, Va., 3/24/13.
Andy F. Johnson Jr. (PHYS), Hardyville, Va., 3/25/13.
Charlie F. Payne Jr. (IE), Midlothian, Va., 6/7/13.
James J. Slovic (ME), Aiken, S.C., 4/26/13.
Roy A. Sommers (IE), Winston-Salem, N.C., 4/20/13.
Jim B. Young (ASE), Gainesville, Fla., 5/19/13.
William C. Yowell Jr. (IAED), New Bern, N.C., 4/9/13.
Jack J. Baker (CERE '52, CERE '52), Strasburg, Va., 5/26/13.
Gib Greer (AGED '52, AGED '52), Troutdale, Va., 6/26/13.
Charles J. Kerns Sr. (AGE), Gloucester, Va., 4/24/13.
Kirk L. Kuykendall Jr. (ME), Indianapolis, Ind., 5/17/13.
Charlie D. Rynex Jr. (CE), Williamsburg, Va., 4/16/13.
Richard A. Snyder (CHE), Wilmington, Del., 5/27/13.
Bill C. Calhoun (BAD), Hagerstown, Md., 5/5/13.
Al D. Gammon (FW), Denver, Colo., 9/7/12.
Dink H. Gordon Jr. (IE '53), Greensboro, N.C., 5/15/13.
John S. Long (AGED, EDAD '57), McGaheysville, Va., 3/31/13.
Pat W. Patterson (CE), Gaithersburg, Md., 3/23/13.
Herbert C. Reuter Jr. (FW '54), Grass Valley, Calif., 4/7/13.
Ed D. Graham (CHEM), Roanoke, Va., 6/7/13.
Bob E. Hicks Jr. (ANSC '52), Evington, Va., 5/11/13.
W. Crawford Jenkins (BAD '53), Norfolk, Va., 5/26/13.
Robert J. Matos (BAD), San Juan, Puerto Rico, 6/28/13.
Robert C. Perdue (EE '55), Salem, Va., 4/26/13.
Flip W. Phillips (CERE '57), New Hope, Ala., 5/4/13.
Stanford H. Roberts (CHE), Delray Beach, Fla., 4/12/13.
James T. Vaughan (BAD '56), Livermore, Calif., 2/8/13.
William E. Anderson (BAD), Danville, Va., 6/20/13.
Charles V. Bashara (BAD), Norfolk, Va., 1/23/12.
Bill O. Hardy (GBUS), Danville, Va., 4/14/13.
Bill M. Haydon (CHE), South Charleston, W.Va., 4/28/13.
Jim J. Hewlett Jr. (CE '55), Lynchburg, Va., 6/17/13.
Robert F. Hutchinson (AGED), Tappahannock, Va., 5/23/13.
Charles W. Kibler (ARCH '56), Charlotte, N.C., 4/5/13.
Harry W. Lee Jr. (ME), Richmond, Va., 3/10/13.
Frank C. Martin Jr. (BAD), Roanoke, Va., 5/11/13.
Earl H. Rakes (EE), Fincastle, Va., 6/12/13.
Mac E. Rein (MATH, MATH '57), Bethesda, Md., 6/14/13.
Mike Womeldorph (IE), Cincinnati, Ohio, 5/27/13.
Jim Bishop Jr. (GBUS), Rome, Ga., 3/26/13.
Beatrice Ramsey Gilbert (EDBS), Fyffe, Ala., 6/8/13.
Phil Rutledge Jr. (CE), Henrico, Va., 4/8/13.
Bob Epperly (CHE, CHE '58), Mountain View, Calif., wrote a book entitled "Growing Up After Fifty: From Exxon Executive to Spiritual Seeker."
Bill R. Carr Jr. (GAG), Nathalie, Va., 5/27/13.
Bryce S. Genzlinger (IE), Lake Worth, Fla., 3/24/13.
Pete H. Papadakis (ME), San Antonio, Texas, 5/23/13.
Bill Cantees Jr. (IE), Chapel Hill, N.C., 3/13/13.
Paul V. Childress Jr. (ME '58), Roanoke, Va., 4/25/13.
Mike Hudson (EM '65, CE '65), Williamsburg, Va., 3/27/13.
William E. Kidd Jr. (FW '65, FW '65), Morgantown, W.Va., 6/1/13.
John E. Kurz Jr. (VOED '60), Bethpage, N.Y., 3/22/13.
W.A. Lindamood (RS '58), Manassas, Va., 4/2/13.
Ken Parcell (BAD), Torrance, Calif., 5/4/13.
Rodney F. Pierce Jr. (ME), Prospect Heights, Ill., 4/12/13.
Herb R. Teets (CE), Highlands Ranch, Colo., 6/7/13.
Frank M. Ballentine Jr. (ME), Bradenton, Fla., 3/30/13.
Carlos Carter (ME), Dayton, Tenn., 5/25/13.
Iris L. Phillips Carthron (GHEC '59), Kennesaw, Ga., 11/18/12.
Benjamin N. Joyce (IAED), Stuart, Va., 4/12/13.
Allen R. Stickley Jr. (FW '57), Starkville, Miss., 4/18/13.
Bob B. Kilgore (EE), Abingdon, Va., 4/4/13.
Conley Stone Sr. (ARE, ARE '60), Destin, Fla., 4/1/13.
Richard T. Crowder (AGEC, AGEC '62), Alexandria, Va., was named the C.G. Thornhill Professor of Agricultural Trade by the Virginia Tech Board of Visitors.
Jim Johnson (ANSC, EXT '67), Roanoke, Va., was awarded, along with his wife, Janet, the Ruby C. McSwain Outstanding Philanthropist Award by the National Agricultural Alumni and Development Association.
Terry Adair (IE), Williamsburg, Va., 4/12/13.
James T. Clemons (SOC), Orange Park, Fla., 5/11/13.
Rich B. Elsea (EE '59), Camarillo, Calif., 6/5/13.
Carl R. Howard (EDBS), Petersburg, Va., 4/1/13.
William L. Sellars (CE), Moneta, Va., 5/23/13.
Linwood H. Tucker (EDBS), Vinton, Va., 4/10/13.
Don E. Boswell (CHEM, CHEM '63), Wilmington, N.C., 6/19/13.
Howard R. Jeter (EM), St. Johns, Fla., 3/22/13.
Charlie B. Perkins Jr. (EE), Cedar Park, Texas, 4/20/13.
Jack W. Stadler (ACCT), Midlothian, Va., 4/29/13.
George F. Chandler III (ME '63), Houston, Texas, 5/23/13.
George L. Maddrea Jr. (EE), Yorktown, Va., 4/2/13.
Bob E. Simons (BAD), Burlington, N.C., 5/17/13.
Charles G. Smythers (EDBS), Austinville, Va., 12/24/12.
Dave E. Lowe (BAD), Blacksburg, Va., received Virginia Tech's 2013 Alumni Distinguished Service Award.
Dick S. Courtney Jr. (ARCH, URS '64), Atlanta, Ga., 5/31/13. Ralston Lecky III (EE), Mobile, Ala., 5/30/13. Frank B. Meador Jr. (ME), St. Leonard, Md., 4/18/13. Gene E. Wood Jr. (BAD), Waynesboro, Va., 4/9/13.
Hollis B. "Skeets" Cahoon (electrical engineering '63), who developed and officially registered the Virginia Tech tartan, died March 16. After the Corps of Cadets alumnus served in Korea, he owned a plumbing and HVAC construction company and established an electrical and mechanical engineering consulting practice. He helped to create Collegiate Tartan, a company that designs and registers tartans for colleges and universities.
Ben J. Davenport Jr. (BAD), Chatham, Va., was elected chair of the Virginia Early Childhood Foundation and received Virginia Tech's 2013 Alumni Distinguished Service Award.
Robert Pitera Sr. (CE), Falls Church, Va., 3/17/13.
Steve R. Huggins (ASE), Madison, Ga., retired from the Goodrich Corp., received a doctoral degree from the University of Georgia, and began teaching history at the university in fall 2013.
Pete L. King (EE), Newark, Del., co-authored a book entitled "The Product Wheel Handbook: Achieving Balanced Flow in Multi-product Process Operations."
Renny R. Lacy Jr. (ME '65), Lexington, S.C., 5/14/13.
Sandy F. Seay Jr. (ENGL '67), Orlando, Fla., was appointed to the St. John Neumann Catholic Academy Board of Governors in Blacksburg.
John W. Bartholomew (EE), Oak Island, N.C., 4/1/13.
Bob E. Dillard (EUS '67, ARCH '67), Charlottesville, Va., 1/2/13.
William H. Hancock Jr. (ACCT), Roanoke, Va., 6/24/13.
Norm Prillaman (ME), Forest, Va., 6/19/13.
Joseph T. Wu (CE), Springfield, Va., 5/15/13.
William H. Gordon (HPE '68), Lynchburg, Va., was inducted into the Waynesboro (Va.) High School Athletic Hall of Fame.
Bob S. Miller III (CE), Virginia Beach, Va., was inducted into the Hardy Cross Hall of Fame by the Old Dominion University Civil and Environmental Visiting Council.
Mary "Dianne" Murphy (BIOL), Alexandria, Va., received the Excellence in Public Service Award from the American Academy of Pediatrics for her distinguished service to the nation's children, adolescents, and young adults.
W. Southard Jones Jr. (ANSC), New Castle, Del., 6/17/13.
Bill L. Seiver (CE '68), Hawk Point, Mo., 2/6/13.
Randy W. Sinclair (HIST), Danville, Va., 4/22/13.
Cary B. Adkins Jr. (CE), Midlothian, Va., 5/24/13.
Ray H. Barker Jr. (ASE, ASE '69), Alexandria, Va., 5/3/13.
Bruce Hollett (ANSC), Athens, Ga., 4/23/13.
David McClinton (BAD '69) and Susie Kane, Tucson, Ariz., 3/25/13.
David W. Brown (EDBS '70), Sebastian, Fla., 4/10/13.
Bill Pruitt Jr. (ECAS), Crozier, Va., 5/25/13.
Al Sauvageau Jr. (MGT), Roswell, Ga., 4/17/13.
Phil D. Ward (BIOL), Buffalo Junction, Va., 4/16/13.
Dan M. Dick (IE), Keswick, Va., was inducted into the Virginia Tech Academy of Engineering Excellence and the Circleville High School Alumni Achievement Hall of Fame.
Dave O. Smith (ENGL), Blacksburg, Va., received the Virginia Sports Information Directors Distinguished Service Award.
Melvin J. Almarode Jr. (ENGL '71), Orange, Va., 6/10/13.
Jane M. Dail (CTRA), Emery, S.D., 1/5/13.
R.L. Goble (EM), Yorktown, Va., 6/8/13.
Peggy Bailey Rusek (EDVT '71), Gate City, Va., 4/27/13.
David Foglesong (BION), San Antonio, Texas, was appointed the Sister Joseph Marie Armer Endowed Chair of Biology at the University of the Incarnate Word in San Antonio.
Mary Guy Miller (ELED, INFS '85, EDCI '96), Blacksburg, Va., received the 2013 Virginia Tech College of Engineering Distinguished Alumna Award.
John G. Lewis Jr. (ARCH), Richmond, Va., 3/30/13.
Howard K. Sumner (ACCT), Mount Airy, N.C., 6/8/13.
Rodger P. Fitzgerald (EDBS), Woodbridge, Va., 6/21/13.
John E. Foltz Jr. (METE), Monroe, Va., 5/17/13.
Mary Liesfield Taylor (MAED), Stuart, Va., 1/13/13.
Stephanie Burner Traube (GEOP), Woodbridge, Va., 1/5/13.
Jon G. Zeliff (BUS), Canby, Ore., 3/28/13.
Jerry W. Spessard (DASC), Mercersburg, Pa., invented the Eagle Eye Electronic Home Plate product, to be released in late 2013.
Carol Andria Brown (EDBS '75), Scottsdale, Ariz., 1/30/13.
William M. Hannah (MGT), Radford, Va., 5/21/13.
Donald T. Stuck (GBUS '76), The Villages, Fla., retired after 28 years with the U.S. Army as a pilot and 10 years with Federal Service as an aviation analyst for future operations.
Michael J. Johnson (GBUS), Pearisburg, Va., 6/19/13.
Lucy Bransford Nicholas (HEED), Arlington, Va., 4/17/13.
Sam P. Saufley (AGED), Grottoes, Va., 6/16/13.
Brenda Blackburn Talbott (EDCI), Grundy, Va., 6/12/13.
Tom H. Twine Jr. (ETE), Altoona, Pa., 5/18/13.
Dan T. Burnett (EDSP), Rocky Mount, Va., 5/21/13.
Judy Imhoff Mundy (ANSC), Eagle Rock, Va., 5/26/13.
George L. Sims III (MKTG), Virginia Beach, Va., 4/30/13.
Rolando J. De Leon (BIOL), Miami, Fla., is chief of staff at Mercy Hospital.
Bob D. Hull (AGRN), Falls Church, Va., is the community outreach specialist for the Annandale Campus of Northern Virginia Community College.
Chris E. Mandel (MGT), Nashville, Tenn., is senior vice president for strategic solutions at Sedgwick Inc.
Doug J. Nelson (ME, ME '79), Blacksburg, Va., received his fourth National Science Foundation Outstanding Long-Term Faculty Advisor Award.
Sam R. Holliman (ETE), Durham, N.C., invented a criminal and forensics product called the FOCOS2 Forensic Optical Comparator & Examination System.
Wayne A. Hubert (FIW), Laramie, Wyo., received the Gerald E. Cross Alumni Leadership Award from Virginia Tech's Department of Fish and Wildlife Conservation and the College of Natural Resources and Environment's Leadership Institute.
Michael M. Malta (BIOL), New Market, Ala., 6/11/13.
Joe L. Marsan (URPL '81), Newington, Conn., 4/11/13.
Mike E. Piner (BC), Wilmington, N.C., 4/24/13.
Susan Dewar Zajac (EDVT '80), Arlington, Va., 6/7/13.
Noel L. Chitwood (FIN '81), Summerfield, N.C., received the 2013 Pamplin College of Business Distinguished Alumnus Award for his outstanding career accomplishments and contributions to the college.
Cathie Mahoney Crummet (PAD), Mount Crawford, Va., is assistant vice provost of university programs at James Madison University.
Patricia Martin Dove (AGRN, GEOL '84), Blacksburg, Va., was elected to the National Academy of Science and was named a University Distinguished Professor at Virginia Tech.
Robert A. Hopkins (CE), Lynchburg, Va., is a senior project manager in the water and wastewater sector at Herbert, Rowland, & Grubic Inc.
Bob R. Putman (CHE), Charleston, S.C., was promoted to process control group leader at Kapstone Paper.
Helen L. Reed (ESM, EM '81), Bryan, Texas, received the 2013 Presidential Professor for Teaching Excellence Award from Texas A&M.
Diane Mannino Bisbee (CS '89), Herndon, Va., 6/6/12.
Chris C. Heasly (PSYC, IEOR '88), Fairfax, Va., 4/13/13.
Beth Keathley (CS), Englewood, Fla., 3/22/13.
Chris Rosenthal (ACCT), Edgewater, Md., is president-elect of the Baltimore Estate Planning Council.
Gary J. Saunders (COMM), Fairhope, Ala., is CEO of DixieDining, a southern premiere culinary website.
Dane M. Giles (EE), Pickerington, Ohio, 5/31/13.
Jana H. Hammer (PSYC), Littlestown, Pa., 5/15/13.
Rich H. Puryear (MKTG), Stanardsville, Va., 2/15/13.
Scott A. Couture (ME, ME '86), Arlington, Va., is the principal advisor for nuclear plans and policies to the undersecretary of the U.S. Air Force.
Lawrence N. Sewell (CSA), Laurel Fork, Va., received the Governor's Award for Innovation for his work in designing and constructing the core service systems at the Math Emporium at Virginia Tech.
Truman Capone (EDVT), Blacksburg, Va., received the grand prize in an international art exhibition with his pieces "Chromatmos I" and "Chromatmos II."
Kevin M. Wills (FIN '84), Blacksburg, Va., is senior project manager for McDonough Bolyard Peck.
Richard N. Mensch II (MATE), Quakertown, Pa., 5/3/13.
Marcia Pizoli Bates (ARCH), New Freedom, Pa., is a certified registered nurse anesthetist at OSS Health.
Glenn A. Costie (ME), Bellbrook, Ohio, is the CEO and medical center director at a U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Center.
Gaynor Richardson Flynn (BIOL), Chesapeake Beach, Md., earned a master's in public health degree from George Mason University.
Melissa M. Groves (FCD, FCD '87), Chico, Calif., 3/15/13.
Michael J. Heath (EE), Catonsville, Md., 3/25/13.
Christopher M. Higdon (BC), Atlanta, Ga., 4/24/13.
Tom A. Dingus (IEOR, IEOR '87), Blacksburg, Va., director of the Virginia Tech Transportation Institute, was honored by the White House as a Champion of Change for helping shape national and global change in public policies for driver, passenger, and pedestrian safety and for advancing the design of vehicles and infrastructure to improve safety.
Dhruv Grewal (GBUS, BMKT '89), Wellesley, Mass., received Virginia Tech's 2013 Graduate Alumni Achievement Award.
Brian J. Psioda (ARCH '87), Las Vegas, Nev., 8/18/12.
Jodi Ecker Detjen (MSCI), Newton Highlands, Mass., is co-author of a book entitled "The Orange Line: A Woman's Guide to Integrating Career, Family, and Life."
Jennifer B. Breslin (FIN), Midlothian, Va., 5/21/13.
Judy Sedlar Lubnow (MSCI), Falls Church, Va., 5/5/13.
John C. Taylor (ME), Seaford, Va., 5/12/13.
Michael D. Erskine (VM), Woodbine, Md., is the interim director of Virginia Tech's Marion duPont Scott Equine Medical Center.
Robert A. Bergeron (COMM), Alexandria, Va., is executive director and CEO of the Society of Government Meeting Professionals.
Richard T. Nielsen (MGT) and Christine A. Espinoza Nielsen (MSCI '91), Bristow, Va., a daughter, 12/20/12.
Douglas K. Clark (LASC), Springfield, Va., was promoted to colonel in the U.S. Marine Corps.
Michael P. Maxwell (FIN), Hartland, Wis., was appointed by Wisconsin Gov. Scott K. Walker to serve on the State Public Defender Board.
Jerryanne T. Bier (EDSP), Ferrum, Va., 6/27/13.
Roger L. Zimmers (COMM), Raleigh, N.C., 6/1/13.
Jennifer Poff Cooper (MKTG), Christiansburg, Va., received a master of arts in liberal studies from Hollins University.
Diane Coy Mayer (ISE), Weston, Mass., 5/1/13.
Kevin R. Mitchell (ARCH, ARCH '95), Clackamas, Ore., is a project management professional with Smith-Root Inc.
Scott L. Christopher (EE), Virginia Beach, Va., earned his registered Communications Distribution Designer credential.
Elliott M. Gordon (COMM), Sherman Oaks, Calif., launched an iPhone app called Kid Notice that shares a child's emergency-information profile privately with trusted care providers.
Michael M. Taylor (HIST), Leesburg, Va., is senior vice president, general counsel, and corporate secretary for Inmarsat Government, a satellite communications company.
Richard M. Wardrop III (BIOL), Raleigh, N.C., won The Teaching Attending Award of the year at WakeMed.
Jesse M. DeShazo (PHED) and Natalie S. Saunders DeShazo (CT '03), Portsmouth, Va., a daughter, 9/28/12.
Jason M. Mennard (HIST), Winchester, Va., a daughter, 6/11/12.
Matthew J. Lohr (AGED), Broadway, Va., is president of the Southern Association of State Departments of Agriculture.
Kevin M. Phillips (CE), Poquoson, Va., 6/16/13.
Joshua R. Lorenz (PSCI), Murrysville, Pa., was named a 2013 Rising Star on the list of up-and-coming attorneys in Pennsylvania.
Randi Richards Lutz (HIDM), Culpeper, Va., received the National School Administrator of the Year award from the Family, Career, and Community Leaders of America organization.
Karl W. Gross (PSCI, BAD '99) and Jennifer Mills, Atlanta, Ga., 5/5/12.
Kimberly D. Wheeler Staton (PSYC), Pensacola, Fla., adopted two boys.
Jonathan C. Caron (CE), Warrenton, Va., is president of Jonathan Caron Construction Inc.
Marlene M. Preston (EDCI), Roanoke, Va., received Virginia Tech's 2013 Alumni Award for Excellence in Teaching.
Bridget D. Anibal (CT), Annandale, Va., 2/13/13.
Brian K. Pollack (ACCT), Fairfax, Va., a daughter, 8/23/12.
Matthew Ames (EDCI), Roanoke, Va., designed artwork for solar-powered trash-compacting receptacles in the Roanoke area.
Janet R. Wojcik (HNFE), Charlotte, N.C., is associate professor at Winthrop University and exercise-science program coordinator.
Douglas S. Graham (FW '94, VM), Blacksburg, Va., a son, 5/21/13.
Michelle Carter Parks (MKTG), Arlington, Va., a daughter, 4/10/13.
Kristin R. Sears de Ruiter> (FW) and Darryl de Ruiter, College Station, Texas, 8/18/12.
Kimberly R. Burnop (MSCI), Chesapeake, Va., celebrated 10 years of owning a business as a farrier, trimming, shoeing, and boot-fitting horses.
Ryan Carey (OE), Gulfport, Miss., received the 2012 Moreell Medal from the Society of American Military Engineers for his service in the U.S. Navy.
Timothy J. Murphy (CHE '01), Vienna, Va., is an associate in the law firm of Cantor Colburn LLP.
William D. McShane (AE, OE), Arlington, Va., a son, 4/16/13.
Kevin A. Secrest (ACCT), Wynnewood, Pa., a daughter, 9/19/12.
Robert A. Weaver (CE), Hanover, Pa., completed the climb to the top of Mount Kilimanjaro on March 3, 2013.
Brian K. Cabacar (MATH), Woodbridge, Va., a son, 5/20/13.
Giles A. Gray (VM, BMVS '06) and Kerri Carico Gray (APSC '02, VM '06), Bluff City, Tenn., a daughter, 2/4/13.
Mary Wilkins Hunt (PSCI) and John B. Hunt (ENGL '03), Henrico, Va., a son, 1/1/13.
Oddbjoern Hestnes (MATH), Blacksburg, Va., received Virginia Tech's 2013 XCaliber Award for excellence as a member of a group involved with technology-assisted teaching.
Eric J. Melniczek (ELPS), High Point, N.C., received the Outstanding Professional Award from the North Carolina Association of Colleges and Employers.
Anton J. Schaeffer (CE), Roanoke, Va., is an area engineer for the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Nature Resources Conservation Service.
Erica Weikel Muddiman (HTM) and Bryan A. Muddiman (MGT '03), Marietta, Ga., a son, 6/18/13.
Britta Long Petrich (COMM) and Jan Petrich (EE '09), Danville, Va., a daughter, 1/27/13.
Jennifer Robinson (PSCI '02, MPA '04) and Walter Robinson Jr. (ME '03, MS '05), Eagle River, Alaska, a son, 05/17/12.
Anton J. Schaeffer (CE) and Meghan S. King Schaeffer (PHED '04), Roanoke, Va., a son, 6/23/12.
David R. Spracher (ME) and Erika L. Murtaugh Spracher (HNFE '05), Simpsonville, S.C., a son, 2/12/13.
Jeremy R. Moss (PSCI, SOC), Alexandria, Va., was named a 2013 Rising Star by both Virginia Super Lawyers and Washington, D.C., Super Lawyers.
David E. Blanchard (BIT) and Lindsay K. Jones Blanchard (HD '04, EDCI '06), Herndon, Va., a daughter, 4/30/13.
Elizabeth Lee Senft (BIOL) and Michael S. Senft (MINE), Spring Lake, N.C., a son, 3/23/13.
Erin B. Szczurek (HD), Marlton, N.J., a son, 11/21/12.
ATTENTION, CLASS OF 2003 ALUMNI: After Dec. 1, the Schiffert Health Center will destroy the medical records of all 2003 graduates. If you would like a copy of your records, please contact Paula Robertson at 540-231-9430 or firstname.lastname@example.org before Nov. 15.
Sebastian A. Burzacchi (ISE), Old Greenwich, Conn., is vice president of operations at Vineyard Vines.
Deborah A. Daley (ENGL), West Point, N.Y., a daughter, 3/16/13.
Danielle R. Straus Donahue (BIOL), Germantown, Md., a daughter, 4/5/12.
Brian J. Donovan Jr. (MATH) and Candace L. Baracat-Donovan (COMM '05), Leesburg, Va., a son, 12/17/12.
Erin E. Brush Forys (HTM, HTM '05) and Brent M. Forys (BIT '06), Toano, Va., a daughter, 5/9/13.
Ashleigh Gardner Volker (EE, EE '06) and Daniel P. Volker (EE), Kennesaw, Ga., a son, 2/12/13.
Marc L. Fisher (GSCR, ENT '06), Carmel, Ind., is the global technology transfer leader for Dow.
Gary C. Harrison (FIN), San Diego, Calif., earned a juris doctorate from University of San Diego School of Law and will be joining the firm of Morris, Sullivan, & Lemkul LLP.
Gregory J. Overkamp (ARCH), Reston, Va., is a licensed architect in the State of Maryland.
Kathleen A. Glymph (BIOL) and Christopher N. Hagedon (HIST), Harrisonburg, Va., 4/20/13.
Walter R. Hackett (ISE) and Hiwot Seife, Arlington, Va., 5/11/13.
Matthew W. Kelly (FIN) and Jordan R. Smith, Falls Church, Va., 4/6/13.
Kevin R. Denholm (ISE) and Shannon Baker Denholm (COMM), Charlotte, N.C., a son, 11/19/12.
Cheryl D. Simpson-Freeman (VM), Spout Spring, Va., a daughter, 11/19/12.
Ashley Gwaltney Smith (MKTG) and Charles A. Smith (ME), Greenville, S.C., a son, 12/31/12.
Jennifer Basham Batchelor (COMM), Nokesville, Va., a daughter, 6/11/13.
Heather Hewitt Lockridge (AAEC), Winchester, Va., a daughter, 4/1/13.
William E. Gibson Jr. (ELPS), Chesapeake, Va., 5/30/13.
Michael S. Wall (CHEM) and Meghan Kees Wall (HTM '09, BAD '12), Gretna, Va., 6/9/12.
James W. Berger (BIOL) and Amanda L. Blakeney Berger (HNFE '09), Ballwin, Mo., a daughter, 9/16/12.
Duane A. Kuykendall (HIST) and Kelly M. Schnabel (BIOL), Culpeper, Va., a daughter, 12/22/12.
Laura P. Prangley (COMM), Brooklyn, N.Y., appeared in the Comedy Central television series "Inside Amy Schumer."
Allison B. Chambliss (CHE), Baltimore, Md., was selected to attend the annual Lindau Nobel Laureate Meeting sponsored by the U.S. Department of Energy, Mars Inc., the National Science Foundation, and Oak Ridge Associated Universities.
Emily A. Hiller (MKTG), Arlington, Va., is assistant category manager for the category management team at Perrigo Nutritionals.
Robert L. Jimenez (ARCH), Berwyn, Pa., is employed at the Home and Education Studios at TruexCullins.
James A. Kennedy IV (IDST), Roswell, Ga., is working for a nonprofit organization and travels to Kenya and Haiti to facilitate community development and the alleviation of poverty.
Bradford L. McDaniel (BIOL), Roanoke, Va., earned a doctor of pharmacy degree from Virginia Commonwealth University School of Pharmacy.
Wencong Su (EE), Raleigh, N.C., is a tenure-track assistant professor of electrical and computer engineering at the University of Michigan-Dearborn.
Andrew J. Pafford (HNFE) and Elisabeth Bogart Pafford (PSCI '10), Rockville, Md., 10/20/12.
Sarah M. Hilbert (EPP), Chantilly, Va., is an associate attorney for the law firm of Roetzel's Real Estate Group.
Dennis P. Hollich (MSE), Arlington, Va., is an engineer at the U.S. Marine Corps Systems Command.
Josh Arnett (BSE) and Gina Hayes (BSE), Silver Spring, Md., 5/25/13.
Brittany D. Worrell (PSCI) and Michael C. Boyce, Norfolk, Va., 10/13/12.
Randi H. Brazeau (CE, GSCR), Denver, Colo., published a paper that reports that hot-water recirculating systems touted as "green" actually use both more energy and water than their standard counterparts.
Doray A. Sitko (EDPE), Baltimore, Md., is a project management professional certified by the Project Management Institute.
Colleen Carlson, a research associate in the College of Natural Resources and Environment, died June 30. Carlson, who worked in the field of forestry and biometry for more than 22 years in the U.S., New Zealand, and South Africa, was most recently on the forest productivity cooperative team in the Department of Forest Resources and Environmental Conservation.
Robert D. Dryden, former head of the Grado Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering, died July 7. Dryden left Virginia Tech in the mid-1990s to become dean of engineering at Portland State University. He served in that position for 13 years, stepping down in 2008 to join its engineering and technology management department. His areas of research were rehabilitation engineering, construction productivity, human factors engineering, and safety.
Hayward "Woody" Farrar Jr., the Gloria D. Smith Professor of Africana Studies and associate professor of history in the College of Liberal Arts and Human Sciences, died May 31. Farrar was the advisor of the Virginia Tech chapter of the NAACP from 1992 to 2005, the Phi Gamma Delta Fraternity since 1999, the Kemetic Benu Order Inc. from 1995 to 1998, and the Enlightened Gospel Choir. He received numerous awards for his efforts, including the 2005 Overton Johnson Presidential Award, the 1999 and 2000 Black Caucus Leadership Award, and the 1998 Black Caucus Faculty Member of the Year Award.
Col. James Robert Finton, a professor of air science at Virginia Tech from 1963 to 1967, died April 26. The World War II veteran served in various U.S. Air Force capacities at the Pentagon, Andrews Air Force Base, and elsewhere. He received numerous awards, including the Air Force Legion of Merit with Oak Leaf Cluster and the Air Force Commendation Medal.
Marco Frascari, former professor of architecture, died June 2. Frascari served as G.T. Ward Professor of Architecture from 1998 to 2005. He last returned to Virginia Tech in 2010 to give the keynote address at the Constructing Imagination symposium, which marked the 11th anniversary of the Ph.D. program he founded at the Washington-Alexandria Architecture Center.
D.W. Murphree, adjunct professor of history in the College of Liberal Arts and Human Sciences, died on July 9. Murphree earned a bachelor's degree in history from Radford University in 1988 and a master's in history from Virginia Tech in 1991, and was preparing to defend a science and technology studies doctoral dissertation in early August. Beginning in 1995 and continuing regularly since then, Murphree taught a variety of courses in history, religion and culture, and science and technology in society. Murphree also served as co-chair of the LGBT Caucus and officiated the 2013 Lavender Commencement Ceremony.
Donna L. Taylor, financial aid processing manager in the Office of University Scholarships and Financial Aid, died May 23. Taylor worked for 27 years in the office. Her colleagues at Virginia Tech and across Virginia described her as "dependable, professional, eager to help, reliable, hard working, knowledgeable, genuine, compassionate, kindhearted, encouraging," and as a "training enthusiast and mentor, with a good sense of humor, and contagious smile."
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