William F. Guenther Jr. (MINE), Lake Havasu City, Ariz., 5/14/16.
Cleveland M. Meador (BAD), Charleston, W.Va, 9/14/16.
Karl E. Beisel (EE), Virginia Beach, Va., 3/8/16.
Milton A. Pilcher (EE), McLean, Va., 4/16/17.
Alfred H. Thompson II (AGEC) Falls Church, Va., 8/17/16.
Harry C. Whitlock (AGRN), Richmond, Va., 5/5/17.
Philip E. Frankfort (IE), Franklin, Va., 4/14/17.
James G. Walker (BIOL), King Of Prussia, Penn., 4/22/16.
Israel Longman (CE), Livingston, N.J., 1/31/17.
Anne Warriner Holberton (GHEC, MHFD ’43), Blacksburg, Va., 4/12/17.
Kermit “Mike” R. Kelley (ACCT), Suffolk, Va., 1/22/17.
E.D. “Gene” Bales (CE ’47, CE ’47), Chattanooga, Tenn., 4/25/17.
Walter A. Neisz (METE), Virginia Beach, Va., 3/9/16.
Paul B. Bates (CHE, CHE ’47), Midlothian, Va., 5/8/17.
Orran O. Hansbarger (IE), Roanoke, Va. 3/8/17.
Aldo M. Pulito (CHE), Orange, Conn. 1/28/17.
Arthur H. Rosenfeld Jr. (PHYS), Berkeley, Calif., 1/27/17.
Anne Slusser Siar (GHEC), Saint Petersburg, Fla., 2/2/17.
Robert C. Flaherty (BIOL), Olney, Md. 1/27/17.
Robert K. Floyd (BAD ’48), Danville, Va., 4/4/17.
Jay B. Foote Jr. (EE), Charlottesville, Va., 9/28/16.
William W. Jeffers (IE), Fort Belvoir, Va., 1/17/13.
J.B. Jones (ME ’44), Blacksburg, Va., 5/17/17.
Albert W. Hall (ASE ’47), Newport News, Va., 4/22/17.
Carl M. Leonard (EE), Hot Springs National, Ark., 1/29/17.
Philip B. Magruder Jr. (BAD ’49), Williamsburg, Va., 4/16/17.
Cornelia Nye Mowry (HNF), Hayes, Va., 3/13/17.
Joseph C. Reed (EE ’48), Wilmington, Del., 4/20/17.
William A. White (CHE), Madison, W.Va., 11/18/16.
William W. Burke (BAD ’49), Leon, Va., 4/1/17.
Thomas W. Gillespie Jr. (FW), East St. Louis, Ill., 2/10/17.
Nancy Galloway Markland (GHEC ’49), Spencerville, Ind., 3/15/17.
Norman W. Pedigo Sr. (BAD ’49), Bedford, Va., 2/15/17.
Donald F. Reilly Sr. (BAD ’47), Midlothian, Va., 1/6/17.
Charles H. Worley (DASC ’47), Greeneville, Tenn., 1/26/17.
Alan L. Rhodes (ME), Roanoke, Va., 5/14/17.
Hallie Anthony Slagle (HEED ’53, HEED ’53), South Boston, Va., 1/23/17.
John W. Watson (BIOL), Raleigh, N.C., 1/27/17.
Kathleen A. King Young (GSC), Blacksburg, Va., 1/31/17.
Roger “Bob” Firstbrook (CE), North Plainfield, N.J., 1/16/17.
Arthur D. Henderson (ME), Charlottesville, Va., 5/20/17.
Milton H. Shackelford (ME ’49), Wheaton, Ill., 2/26/17.
Helen Hillman Shears (GSC), Middleburg, Fla., 3/28/17.
Floyd B. Bowles Jr. (ME), Henrico, Va., 1/16/17.
George L. Britton Jr. (CHE), Williamsburg, Va., 4/7/17.
Roland E. Latta (CE), Farmville, Va., 3/29/17.
Elizabeth “Becky” Gabriel McGann (HEED), Waynesboro, Va., 2/16/17.
A.A. Modena (BAD), Midlothian, Va., 3/8/17.
Dorothy Johnston Moore (CE), Martinsville, Va., 3/9/17.
Joe C. Shaner Jr. (HORT), Lexington, Va., 3/8/17.
Hobart “Hobe” Speegle Jr. (ME ’50), Yorktown, Va., 1/23/17.
Chester A. Waldron (ECON), Charleston, S.C., 3/4/17.
Robert B. Younger Jr. (IE), Glen Allen, Va., 4/15/17.
Forrest C. Bailey III (METE), Deltaville, Va., 2/25/17.
Thomas L. Beale (ASE), Willow Street, Penn., 3/22/17.
Horace G. Blalock Jr. (GAG), Evans, Ga., 4/13/17.
Chet A. Duke Jr. (BAD), Timonium, Md., 3/24/17.
James W. Gilkeson Jr. (CE), Harrisonburg, Va., 5/10/17.
Hugh M. Jones (ANSC), Chilhowie, Va., 1/20/17.
William K. Lambert (BAD), Knoxville, Tenn., 4/28/17.
Arthur L. Lane Jr. (BAD ’58), Scottsville, Va., 5/16/17.
Leslie M. LaPlace Jr. (ME), Mechanicsville, Va., 4/29/17.
Robert H. Magarian (CE), Richmond, Va., 5/16/17.
William L. Proffitt (ME), Henrico, Va., 1/28/17.
Ernest H. Bowling Jr. (ANSC), Dillwyn, Va., 5/13/17.
Allen R. Cross Jr. (ARE), Atlanta, Ga., 1/31/17.
L.R. “Dee” Deitrick (BC ’52), Winter Haven, Fla., 2/15/17.
L. Warren Entsminger (SOC ’54), Beckley, W.Va., 1/23/17.
John P. Fairey (EE), Fort Myers, Fla., 1/25/17.
C. Richard Guthrie (AGE), Dublin, Va., 1/28/17.
Leon “Buck” D. Jordan (CHE), Cincinnati, Ohio, 1/18/17.
Berton H. Kaplan (BAD), Chapel Hill, N.C., 5/5/17.
Pauline Scholz Lombardi (GHEC), Broomfield, Colo., 3/12/16.
Charles E. Renner Jr. (CE), Bowie, Md., 3/25/17.
William A. Summerson (ME), Ashburn, Va., 2/24/17.
Frank W. Carpenter III (CE), Matthews, N.C., 5/11/17.
Shirley H. Carter Sr. (GAG ’57, AGEC ’58), Charles City, Va., 2/12/17.
R. D. Lymburner (BIOL), Brentwood, Tenn., 6/15/16.
Nelson M. Magee (ARE), Rome, Ga., 3/18/17.
Richard M. Marshall III (ME), Norfolk, Va., 4/23/17.
Howard C. Phillips (GEOL ’53), Lafayette, La., 5/15/17.
Bertram O. Taurman Jr. (FW), Lynchburg, Va., 5/9/17.
F.G. “Fred” Blottner (ASE, EM ’54), Albuquerque, N.M., 5/15/17.
Harry P. Boley Jr. (BAD ’52), Burlington, N.C., 2/1/17.
David A. Jones (CE ’51, ’55), Cocoa Beach, Fla., 1/27/17.
Donald E. Knibb (CE), Greensboro, N.C., 1/29/17.
Frank R. Kwiatkowski (DASC ’54), Radford, Va., 4/21/17.
Vernon M. Sheppard Jr. (AGEC ’60), Roanoke, Va., 2/7/17.
Stanley P. Stewart Jr. (ARE ’52), Herndon, Va., 3/14/17.
Donald E. Hayford (CHEM), Appleton, Wis., 5/15/17.
David P. Olinger (GSC.), Tazewell, Va., 3/7/17.
John A. Bostian (EE), Daleville, Va., 3/21/17.
George H. Spruce III (BIOL ’56), Greeley, Colo., 5/19/17.
Donovan S. West (BAD), Spartanburg, S.C., 2/8/17.
Charles E. Hamner Jr. (ANSC), Chapel Hill, N.C., was named to WRAL TechWire’s Hall of Fame in recognition of lifetime achievement.
J. David Bonham (CHE), Abingdon, Va., 5/7/17.
R.V. “Ralph” Partlow Jr. (IE), Cockeysville, Md., 6/4/17.
Stanley B. Sutton (GSC), Hopewell, Va., 2/21/17.
William M. Thornton (AGEC), Blacksburg, Va., 5/21/17.
Jerry W. Wood (BC ’58), Greensboro, N.C., 2/17/17.
Harry L. Daughtry III (BAD), Roswell, Ga., 4/2/17.
Shannon G. Higginbotham Jr. (ANSC), Midlothian, Va., 4/25/17.
Roscoe E. Kirk Jr. (BAD), Blacksburg, Va., 4/20/17.
W. Thomas Moore (DASC), Street, Md., 5/16/17.
C. Crockett Morris Jr. (FW), Waverly, Va., 4/27/17.
Don T. Morton (FW), Scottsville, Va., 3/27/17.
Nathan H. Williamson (GAG), Gloucester, Va., 2/10/17.
Theodore M. Cole Jr. (BAD ’61), Fishersville, Va., 5/14/17.
John R. Hinkle (BC), Salem, Va., 3/29/17.
Glenn H. Lineberry (AGEC), Kings Mountain, N.C., 5/24/17.
William Mays (MINE ’59), Bedford, Va., 2/8/17.
J.T. “Jim” McMaster (ME ’59), Chillicothe, Ohio, 5/12/17.
Clinton “Mike” Robertson (BAD ’60), Madison, Va., 2/3/17.
S.D.R. Moore (BAD), Roanoke, Va., was selected for inclusion in the 2017 edition of “Virginia Super Lawyers.”
Donald A. Gray (ANSC), Myrtle Beach, S.C., 1/18/17.
George E. Henderson (BAD), Chester, Va., 1/4/17.
Joseph H. Jones Sr. (EE), McDowell, Va., 2/22/17.
James T. Corbitt (CHE), Greenville, S.C., 5/1/17.
Walter A. Leyland Jr. (PHYS), Williamsburg, Va., 3/14/17.
Hunter R. McKenney (IE ’61), Rocky Mount, N.C., 2/1/16.
Herbert S. Mollen (VOED), Palm Desert, Calif., 9/28/16.
James R. Nichols (EE), Germantown, Tenn., 2/15/17.
William Joseph Story III (BAD), Waverly, Va., 7/14/17.
W. Andrew Beckstoffer (BC), Rutherford, Calif., was featured on the cover of the June issue of Wine Spectator.
J. Bart Evans (EE), Severna Park, Md., 1/28/17.
Richard T. McGeorge (EE), Garden Grove, Calif., 2/1/17.
Bruce W. Owen (CE ’61, SAEN ’75), Annapolis, Md., 4/20/17.
Luther A. Zirkle (ANSC), Richmond, Va., 2/16/17.
Lanny H. Brock (ME), Saint Simons Island, Ga., 4/9/17.
Kitty Gardner Dickerson (CTRA ’63), Columbia, Mo., 1/15/17.
Douglas S. Divers Jr. (EDBS), Roanoke, Va., 1/15/17.
Richard A. Fliess (BC ’63), Jacksonville, Fla., 1/22/17.
Fred B. Givens Jr. (AGE), Newport, Va., 4/13/17.
Robert S. Graham Jr. (CE), Greensboro, N.C., 2/23/17.
William C. Robertson Jr. (BAD), Bridgeville, Del., 4/3/17.
John “Jack” G. Danz Jr. (HIST ’64), Towson, Md., was certified as a lay minister for the Methodist church in March 2016.
Larry T. Frazier (MATH ’71, STAT ’72), Purcellville, Va., 4/16/17.
John W. Hall (EE), Pompano Beach, Fla., 4/20/17.
Donald L. Harris (ANSC ’65), Pensacola Bch, Fla., 4/21/17.
Richard D. Lunsford (FW ’64), Falls Church, Va., 2/13/17.
Robert J. McGhee (ME), Lincolnshire, Ill, 4/18/17.
William K. Bair (DE), Lake Lure, N.C., 1/3/17.
Henry J. Balch Jr. (AGE), Hendersonville, N.C., 3/21/17.
Stephen L. Cohan (ARCH ’67), Chester, N.J., 2/12/17.
Vincent F. Ewell Jr. (ECAS), Evergreen, Colo., 4/13/17.
Steven B. Korman (BAD), Milford, Conn., 5/9/17.
John S. Mullins (HIST), Decatur, Ga. 1/17/17.
William H. Von Mahland (ARCH ’66), Middletown, Conn., 3/22/17.
Ronald L. Salyer (FIN ’66), Roanoke, Va., 5/4/17.
Thomas W. White Sr. (BAD ’65), Saint Albans, W.Va., 5/26/17.
Robert C. Whitmore (BAD), Myrtle Beach, S.C., 3/1/17.
John E. Wright (ME), Chester, Va., 4/7/17.
Grayson William Marshall Jr. (MSE), Larkspur, Calif., received an Innovation in Oral Care Award from the International Association for Dental Research and GlaxoSmithKline for work on a remineralizing cement for dental caries.
Raymond W. Beaudry Jr. (EE), Naples, Fla., 5/1/17.
Roger D. Copenhaver Jr. (ANSC), Meadowview, Va., 2/24/17.
William T. Forbes (CE ’67), Hampton, Va., 4/22/17.
John H. Lewis (ME), Lynchburg, Va., 3/8/17.
Shirley D. McCormick (EDBS), Wytheville, Va., 8/30/16.
Kerry A. Nothnagel (CE ’68), Chesapeake, Va., 3/8/17.
George T. Werner (GSC ’66), Richmond, Va., 3/7/17.
Asa “Ace” L. Harris (BAD), Leesburg, Fla., 3/22/17.
Thomas M. Mountjoy (MGT), Naples, Fla., 2/10/17.
Howard R. Dawson (ME), Pulaski, Va. 3/12/17.
Howard P. King Jr. (BAD), Blacksburg, Va., 1/20/17.
Victor E. Sower (CHEM), Huntsville, Texas, co-authored a book, “We Move Our Own Cheese: A Business Fable About Championing Change.”
Richard Alley Jr. (BIOL), Clarksville, Va., 4/18/17.
Richard D. Chuises Sr. (MGT ’91), Roanoke, Va., 4/6/17.
Martha Guerreiro Valentine (BIOL), Martinsville, Va., 4/7/17.
Jacqueline Dunn Bannerman (ENGL), Bland, Va., 3/18/17.
Stephen J. Conrad (IAED), Harrisonburg, Va., 5/14/17.
Byron E. Wates Jr. (HORT), Clifton, Va., 3/14/17.
G. Rudy Wright Jr. (BAD ’70), Conover, N.C., 5/11/17.
Robert A. Davis (GSC), Union Hall, Va., 4/26/17.
J.D. East Jr. (BAD), Houston, Texas, 1/23/17.
Susan A. Fraser (CTRA, EDVT ’76), Arlington, Va., 1/31/17.
Michael C. Frieders (ASE, ASE ’73), Falls Church, Va., 2/27/17.
George C. Grigg (ARCH), Nashville, Tenn., 1/14/17.
Charles R. Leonard (ME), Little River, S.C., 4/16/17.
G.E. Ludwick (EDBS), Roanoke, Va., 5/22/17.
Steven M. Riddle (BAD), Pompano Beach, Fla., 6/23/16.
George E. Rowand (HIST ’71), Orlean, Va., 3/17/17.
James E. Webster III (BAD), Jensen Beach, Fla., 3/7/17.
David Foglesong (BION), San Antonio, Texas, was promoted to professor emeritus of biology at University of the Incarnate Word in San Antonio, Texas.
Nancy Lankford Hargroves (HNF, HNF ’73), Manakin Sabot, Va., is president of the National Garden Club, Inc.
Linda Ratcliffe Ayers (HIST), Pulaski, Va., 4/26/17.
Gerald P. Griffith (CHE ’72, CHE ’72), Seminole, Fla., 4/3/17.
Stephen C. Kenyon (EE), Charlottesville, Va., 4/21/17.
Joseph N. Uzel (ASE), Lake Mary, Fla., retired from Northrop Grumman Corp., where he served as integration and test manager for live virtual constructive mission integration.
Marianne Larkin Berman (HNF ’73), Richmond, Va., 3/21/17.
Leonard A. Budsock (SOC ’74), Kennesaw, Ga., 1/20/17.
Sidney “Gene“ E. Gibson (ESM), Knoxville, Tenn., 1/6/17.
Susan Lambert Odell (FW), Silver Spring, Md., 4/13/17.
James A. Wesson III (FW, FIW ’76), Gloucester, Va., retired from the Virginia Marine Resources Commission.
Michael B. Armstrong (BAD ’75), Staunton, Va., 1/15/17.
Sanat “Santu” K. Dutta (IE), Mission Viejo, Calif., 10/31/16.
George P. Dyson (MKTG ’75), Virginia Beach, Va., 3/25/17.
William W. Hedrick (MKTG ’75), Reisterstown, Md., 1/1/17.
William M. Naff (CE ’75), Glen Burnie, Md., 4/19/17.
Kathryn Garland Obenshain (EDAD), Christiansburg, Va., 2/12/17.
Benjy P. Profitt (EDBS), Alexandria, Va., 10/30/15.
Seth W. Wilson (CE), Southport, N.C., 3/19/17.
John L. Fitch III (MKTG ’76), Chesterfield, Va., retired as E.I. DuPont contract manufacturing sourcing manager after 33 years of service.
Linda K. Patton (ELED), Jewell Ridge, Va., 5/19/17.
Lubna R. Razia Ijaz (EDRE), Shawsville, Va., 1/8/17.
David A. Roberts (PSCI) and Diane Dillon Roberts (ACCT ’77), Midlothian, Va., 11/5/16.
Elizabeth P. Cate (CTRA), Vienna, Va., 2/1/17.
Michael M. Connors (MKTG), Anaheim, Calif., 1/20/17.
Joseph D. Molzhon (EE), Broken Arrow, Okla., 2/18/16.
Peggy-Lynn Prescott (EDSU), Jacksonville, Ala., 2/18/16.
W. William Gust (PSCI), Roanoke, Va., was selected for inclusion in the 2017 edition of “Virginia Super Lawyers.”
John E. Benoit Jr. (BUS), Sterling, Va., 1/6/17.
Michael L. Proffitt (ARCH), Harpers Ferry, W.Va., 2/10/17.
Dennis H. Treacy (FW), Hanover, Va., was elected chairman of the Virginia Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors. He is also the Virginia Tech Board of Visitors rector for 2017-18.
Robert W. Brooks (BIOL, MICR ’83), Acworth, Ga., 12/26/16.
W. Terry Dickey (FW), Greensboro, N.C., 5/11/17.
Michele B. McQuigg (EDAC), Woodbridge, Va., 2/16/17.
Peter M. Preisner (ETM), Quinton, Va., 2/2/17.
Gary E. Snapp (MGT), Strasburg, Va., 5/12/17.
Louis T. Levy (EDSP), Nebraska City, Neb., is a consultant assisting qualified students from Shanghai, China, with enrollment in American colleges and preparatory schools.
Mark R. Smith (FW), Montpelier, Va., 2/28/17.
Scott H. Williams (MKTG), Charlotte, N.C., 5/11/17.
Robert B. Anderson Jr. (EDAD), Bland, Va., 4/24/17.
Robert “Jack” O. Briscoe (EDAD), Abingdon, Va., 2/9/17.
Michael C. Dalton (IEOR), Byhalia, Miss., 2/17/17.
David P. George Jr. (MKTG), Sugar Land, Texas, 4/28/17.
Edward L. Goforth Jr. (FW), Richlands, Va., 4/28/17.
William “Wes” Hogan (CE), Lynchburg, Va., 1/30/17.
Karl S. Hossli (ARCH ’87), Hilton Head Island, S.C., 12/31/16.
Bruce R. Jones (GEOL), Norfolk, Va., 2/18/17.
Richard L. Kelly (AE ’94), Clifton, Va., 5/7/17.
Kevin W. Martin (FIN), Roanoke, Va., 3/9/17.
Betty Howard Peters (EDAD, EDAD ’87), Hampton, Va., 3/3/17.
Jean C. Robbins (HNF ’81), Buchanan, Va., 5/5/17.
Jane Huff Austin (CHE), Avondale, Penn., is senior vice president, integrated supply chain, for Hexcel Corp.
Robin D. Dalmas (ENGL), Redmond, Wash., authored a book, “Boisterous Bird of Paradise: Nonfiction Tales of Travel, Sailing, and Love.”
Ellen M. Buck (BIOC, VM ’86), Davidsonville, Md., 1/24/17.
Karen Throckmorton Zekert (MGT), Mechanicsville, Va., 1/24/17.
Darren R. Conner (CE), Callands, Va., was appointed to the 2017 Civil and Environmental Engineering Academy of Distinguished Alumni at Virginia Tech.
Jason O. Diggs (PHED), Christiansburg, Va., is manager, consumer and industry contacts, Appalachian District, United States Postal Service, for West Virginia and Southwest Virginia.
Martin A. Payne (FW), Portsmouth, Va., is an emergency medicine physician and palliative care specialist at Riverside Regional Medical Center in Newport News, Va.
Charles David Barker Jr. (MATE), Melbourne, Fla., 2/23/17.
Michael K. Hamilton (ACCT), Fairfield, Conn., 2/4/17.
James L. Hawkins (MKTG), Churchville, Va., 3/30/17.
Mitchell C. Bernstein (CE), Alexandria, Va., is director of the Department of Project Implementation for the City of Alexandria.
Bartholomew A. Butler (BAD), Owings Mills, Md., owns and operates Hammer & Nails, a high-end men’s grooming business.
Sean O’Leary (IEOR), Southern Pines, N.C., transitioned to captain on the B777, flying long haul international routes for FedEx. In August, he celebrated 23 years with the organization.
V. Randall Tinsley (FIW), Summerfield, N.C., was recognized in the 2017 edition of Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business.
Matthew S. Duggan (ME), Clemmons, N.C., 2/20/17.
William E. Fish (AOE), Pataskala, Ohio, 4/4/17.
John W. Tuttle (CS), Stanardsville, Va., 2/9/17.
Gregory W. Updike (FIN), Fairfax, Va., 4/2/17.
Jeffrey S. Midkiff (MUS), Blacksburg, Va., was the recipient of 2017 Yale Distinguished Music Educator Award. He also performed an original concerto, “From the Blue Ridge,” at The Kennedy Center along with the Boulder Philharmonic.
Susan Saboe Springirth (ACCT), Carmel, Ind., is vice president of finance at the Virginia Tech Center for the Performing Arts.
Belinda Stone Carroll (FW, EDVT ’96), Blacksburg, Va., 3/21/17.
Beverly D. Pinckard White (ANSC), Virginia Beach, Va., 3/16/17.
H. Thompson “Huntley” Kendall (ID), Virginia Beach, Va., 4/22/17.
Matthew R. Heffernan (COMM), Spartanburg, S.C., is director, master control hubs and project services for Nexstar Media Group.
James B. Lackey (AOE), Madison, Ala., is senior vice president of Quantum Research International in Huntsville, Ala.
Carol J. Mehmood (HIDM), Blacksburg, Va., 5/25/17.
Timothy P. Michael (EDSS), New Hope, Penn., 5/6/17.
Jeannine E. Beaudoin James (COMM), La Plata, Md., is the first female mayor of La Plata, Md.
Percival G. Ricketts (POUL), Pembroke Pines, Fla., has developed a new record-keeping tool to help patients log their progress between visits for medical or mental health services.
James D. Godek (MGT), Virginia Beach, Va., 2/18/17.
Mitchell W. Holshouser (FIN), Chesterfield, Va., 4/28/17.
Judith G. Patterson (GEOL), Montreal, Quebec, 1/27/17.
Robert M. Brooke (MKTG), Fairfax, Va., was selected as a U.S. Small Business Administration 2016 Tibbetts Award winner for contributions to the Small Business Innovation Research Program.
Steven Patrick McConnell (FOR), Spokane, Wash., was named city forester for Billings, Mont.
Marc T. Steiner (ECAS), Chesapeake, Va., was honored with the third annual Franchise Action Network of the Year Award by the International Franchise Association.
Audrey L. Anderson Biggs (ENGL), Dublin, Va., 1/6/17.
Steve M. Hankinson (FIN), Ashburn, Va., 4/24/17.
Taylor R. Johnson (LASC), Richmond, Va., 3/26/17.
Joseph W. Guthrie (AGEC), Dublin, Va., is senior instructor in the agricultural technology program at Virginia Tech.
Robert C. Lowerre (PSCI), Glen Allen, Va., is director for the Maggie L. Walker Governor’s School for Government and International Studies in Richmond, Va.
E. Austin Short III (FW, FOR ’91), Georgetown, Del., is deputy secretary of agriculture for Delaware.
Jamie C. Perrine Stewart (COMM), Portsmouth, Va., earned her Ed.D. in higher education from Regent University and also received the 2017 Award of Excellence for Outstanding Ed.D. Graduate.
Jennifer E. Hooper (FIN), Springfield, Va., 3/27/17.
Alan L. Eisenberg (COMM), Burke, Va., published his second novel, “Crossing the Line,” which focuses on the long-term damage of bullying.
Jon R. Smibert (UA), Dulles, Va., is a finalist for the Samuel J. Heyman Service to America Medal for his work reforming Albania’s criminal justice system
Susan M. Webb (MGT, BAD ’92), Spring, Texas, was promoted to vice president of human resources/surface technologies for TechnipFMC in Houston.
Susan R. Lawrence (EDSP), Apex, N.C., 2/2/17.
Michael D. Monk (MINE), Tazewell, Va., 5/2/17.
Christopher L. Bennett (FIN, ACCT), Vienna, Va., was named vice chair of the Hospitality and Gaming Group for Eckert Seamans Cherin & Mellott.
Laura W. Fornash (MKTG, HTM ’98), Richmond, Va., is senior vice president and co-leader of McGuire Woods Consulting’s National Education Practice.
Diana L. Zehrer Connolly (MSCI), Papillion, Neb., 4/8/17.
Chandrika J. Bhalla (BAD), Pleasanton, Calif., is senior vice president and chief financial officer for Kaiser Permanente Northern California.
Kristi L. Hedges (COMM), McLean, Va., authored a book, “The Inspiration Code: How Leaders Energize People.”
Patrick S. Larkin (HORT), Nashville, Tenn., is executive director of Daniel Stow Botanical Garden in Belmont, N.C.
Thomas D. Mays (HIST), Eureka, Calif., has authored his fourth book, “American Guerrillas: From the French and Indian Wars to Iraq to Afghanistan - How Americans Fight Unconventional Wars.”
Judith Joerger Ink (EDAD, EDAD ’93), Chesapeake, Va., 2/11/17.
Robert W. Ward (COMM), Arlington, Va., is chief operating officer for Skanska USA Commercial Development in New York.
William H. Clements Jr. (PHYS), Milpitas, Calif., 5/10/17.
Richard J. Obiso Jr (BIOL, BCHM 97), Christiansburg, Va., a daughter, 12/21/16.
Sherman L. Lewis III (ECAS), Pearland, Texas, is chief executive officer of the Lewis Group, LLC.
Heather M. Bishop Bryson (MKTG), Woodstock, Ga., 3/22/17.
Laura M. Casella (LASC), Roanoke, Va., 5/1/17.
Almira J. Leslie (VM), Seattle, Wash., 3/10/17.
Sarah Brown Steuteville (FOR), Ithaca, N.Y., 3/10/17.
Alvin R. Smith (ENGL), Roanoke, Va., received his MBA from the University of Tennessee with a concentration in healthcare leadership.
Milton R. Liverman (EDAD, EDAD ’97), Suffolk, Va., 2/2/17.
Shannan A. Billings (CHE), Chattanooga, Tenn., received the Women in Manufacturing STEP (Science, Technology, Engineering and Production) Ahead Award from The Manufacturing Institute.
Richard A. Collie (BIOL), Radford, Va., 4/30/17.
William B. Lamb (BMGT), Needham, Mass., is dean of the Hagan School of Business at Iona College.
David L. Jackson (PHED, EDPE ’99), Blacksburg, Va., a daughter, 4/05/17.
Keith D. Switzer (ID) and Jill Thompson Switzer (ITDS ’10), Fairfax, Va., a daughter, 2/5/17.
Jym G. Boucher (ACCT), Annandale, Va., 4/9/17.
Mitzi L. Frank (PSYC ’97), Palm Beach Gardens, Fla., 3/19/17.
Crystal F. Graham (COMM), Waynesboro, Va., was named Virginia area director for the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention.
Steven K. Kuntz (CE), Haymarket, Va., was named a 2017 Top Young Professional by ENR MidAtlantic.
Janet Broadley Densmore (EDCO), Roanoke, Va., 3/9/17.
Kimberly Dail Forbes (PUA), Chesapeake, Va., was named a 2017 Top Young Professional by ENR MidAtlantic.
Noah D. Conner Jr. (MATH ’01), Christiansburg, Va. a daughter, 1/18/17.
Stephen J. Korving (FIN) and Megan Halstead Korving (FCD ’01, EDCI ’02), Chesapeake, Va., a son, 1/25/17.
Matthew J. Lanz (BIOL), Canonsburg, Penn., a son, 4/14/17.
Travis E. Hardy (GEOG), Leesburg, Va., a daughter, 2/18/17.
Brian V. Bowman (ART), Ashburn, Va., 4/1/17.
Christopher S. Rogers (VM), Roanoke, Va., 4/6/17.
John T. Farnum (PSCI), Arlington, Va., is partner in the Commercial Litigation/Bankruptcy Group with Linowes and Blocher LLP in Bethesda, Md.
Courtney Perschall Nalty (AHRM), New Orleans, La., will serve as secretary for the Junior League of New Orleans Board of Directors for the 2017-18 term.
Jaclyn B. Shipley (BIT), Chapel Hill, N.C., a son, 4/26/17.
Anthony J. Timpano (ENSC, ESEN ’11) and Autumn Clapp Timpano (BIOL ’03, PH ’13), Christiansburg, Va., a daughter, 10/13/16.
Kristin Donnally Doller (ACIS), Trophy Club, Texas, is principal, investor relations for Sabre at the NASDAQ in New York City.
Felicia M. Rankin Qashu (BIOL), Germantown, Md., is a health science administrator in the Office of Strategic Coordination, Division of Program Coordination, Planning, and Strategic Initiatives for the National Institutes of Health.
Kristin Donnally Doller (ACIS), Trophy Club, Texas, and Jonathan Doller, 2/28/17.
Kelly A. Hughes (HNFE), Chamblee, Ga., a son, 4/14/17.
Jeremy R. Moss (PSCI, SOC), Norfolk, Va., a son, 4/23/17.
Emily B. Peterson (COMM), Chicago, Ill., a daughter, 12/25/16.
Cliff Hyra (AOE), Mechanicsville, Va., is the Libertarian Party candidate for the gubernatorial race in Virginia.
Lindsay P. Reames (AAEC, PAPA ’06), Amelia Court House, Va., was appointed assistant secretary of agriculture and forestry of Virginia by Gov. Terry McAuliffe.
Pablo A. Tarazaga (ME, ME ’09), Blacksburg, Va., received the John R. Jones III Faculty Fellowship in mechanical engineering from the Virginia Tech Board of Visitors.
Theresa Cimorelli Willis (MATH), Springfield, Va., is an assistant professor at George Mason University.
Karina K. Cheung (PHYS ’04, GEOS ’05, GEOS ’12), Houston, Texas, and Ian McGlynn, 2/28/16.
Matt Hepler (GEOG), Norton, Va., was named central Appalachian water scientist for Appalachian Voices.
Eugene Jackson Jr. (MKED), Fredericktown, Mo., was named publisher of the Daily Journal in Park Hills, Mo.
Brigitte K. Orrick (FPR), Colorado Springs, Colo., was named director for grants for Pikes Peak Community College.
Christopher J. Parker (HNFE), Concord, N.C., is executive director of the National Junior College Athletic Association.
Brendyn A. Ward (ARCH), Yorktown, Va., is an associate with Commonwealth Architects in Richmond, Va.
James T. Scanlon (MKTG, COMM) and Emily J. Olsen (MKTG ’08), Burke, Va., 5/7/16.
Laura King Schinkel (HD), Colonial Heights, Va., and Marcus Schinkel, 10/22/16.
Clara Cullen Sharp (PSCI), Chappaqua, N.Y., a daughter, 9/23/16.
Jonathan M. Tremonte (CS), Alexandria, Va., a son, 9/16/16.
Mittal Desai (BIT), Fairfax, Va., received the 2017 Federal 100 Award from Federal Computer Week.
Catherine J. Huff (COMM), Forest, Va., was selected for inclusion in the 2017 edition of “Virginia Super Lawyers.”
Stacy C. Whipple Daley (FIN) and J. Charles Daley (FIN ’09), Fairfax, Va., a daughter, 3/17/17.
Benjamin W. Deen (MKTG) and Cynthia Ahari Deen (AHRM ’07), Leesburg, Va., a son, 12/24/16.
Joshua D. Elliott (PSCI, MGT), Glen Allen, Va., a daughter, 3/3/17.
Heather Hewitt Lockridge (AAEC), Winchester, Va., a son, 8/12/16.
Christian M. Barlow (BIOL), Manteo, N.C., is chief resident at Pennsylvania Hospital/University of Pennsylvania Health System.
Daniel S. Cheatham (ENGL, EDCI ’08) and Megan E. Hoops (IDST ’11), Chesterfield, Va., 10/22/16.
Adedoyin O. Adewodu (EE), Veronica Gentry Adewodu (ACIS ’08), Crofton, Md., a daughter, 7/20/16.
Carolyn Penry Fisher (CE), Columbia, S.C., a son, 3/25/17.
John Christopher Flores (MKTG) and Molly Joy Flores (AHRM), West New York, N.J., a daughter, 05/21/17.
Andre J. Ford (MGT) and Megan Moriarty Ford (PSYC ’08), Glen Allen, Va., a son, 2/26/17.
David A. Machaj (CS, CSA ’09) and Erin R. Machaj (AHRM ’08), Redmond, Wash., a daughter, 11/16/16.
Jennifer Sue Harris Miller (HNFE), Locust Hill, Va., a daughter, 10/3/16.
Gregory J. Sagstetter (PSCI, PHIL), Moseley, Va., a daughter, 4/9/17.
Mark R. White (CS), Leesburg, Va., a son, 3/23/17.
Charity Kimpel Zajac (HTM) and Michael P. Zajac (FIN ’08, MGT ’08), Salisbury, Md., a son, 10/30/16.
Bryan L. Griffith (ENGL), Richmond, Va., 2/22/17.
Luis O. Velez Alvarez (ARCH), New Carrollton, Md., received the American Institute of Architects 2017 Young Architects Award.
Phillip Chong (PSCI, AAEC), Baltimore, Md., was the keynote speaker at the 47th Annual Korean American Education Foundation Dinner.
Ashley N. Duncan (CE), Etters, Penn., was promoted to senior engineer for the solid waste department with Barton & Loguidice.
Megan C. Mather (BIOL), Allison Park, Penn., is a physician for Baylor Scott & White Healthcare System.
Manisha P. Patel (ECAS, HIST), Greensboro, N.C., was selected for the North Carolina Bar Association Leadership Academy Class of 2017.
Brian Akinyanju (BIT) and Behnaz Bonyadian (BIOL, IS ’09), Washington, D.C., 3/31/17.
Shari Baloch Delung (SOC) and Joshua A. Delung (COMM ’09), Sterling, Va., a daughter, 1/17/17.
Brian M. Jasion (CE, CE ’09) and Patricia Adkins Jasion (CHE ’11), New Kent, Va., a daughter, 1/2/17.
Erin Ricker Machaj (AHRM), Redmond, Wash., a daughter, 11/16/16.
Kristin Moreno Westover (CE), Fairfax, Va., a daughter, 5/15/17.
Leigh B. Rogers (HNFE), Sparks, Md., 2/17/17.
Katherine Huffman Bauman (HNFE) and Scott M. Bauman (ENSC ’15), Glenmoore, Penn., 11/6/16.
Aimee Lane Fausser Hawkaluk (IS) and Justin Hawkaluk, Montana City, Mont., 9/2/16.
Christine Manfredo Hirschberg (ID) and Brian Hirschberg, Bernardsville, N.J., 07/08/17.
John J. Eberhart (IDS), Somerville, Mass., launched a new product called Fit Ties, performance hair accessories created for active lifestyles.
Rigel C. Farr (COMM), Philadelphia, Penn., was included in the 2017 edition of “Pennsylvania Rising Stars.”
Chad S. Ratliff (BAD), Charlottesville, Va., was named one of the 20 to Watch educational leaders for 2017 by the National School Boards Association.
Patrick W. Bates (CHEM), Jacksonville, Fla., was selected as a Hokie Hero at the football game against Boston College.
Daniel M. Hingley (ENE), Richmond, Va., is director of operations for Aqua Virginia
Mary Kate Z. Littlejohn (PSCI), Greenville, S.C., was named to the 2017 Super Lawyer’s Rising Stars.
Wesley O. Hutchins (CE) and Amanda E. Hutchins (PSYC ’12), Garner, N.C., 5/20/17.
Mary Kate Z. Littlejohn (PSCI), and Christopher Littlejohn, Greenville, S.C., 3/18/17.
Ian K. Barnes (MKTG) and Caitlin Anne B. Barnes (ENGL, EDCI ’12), Ashburn, Va., a daughter, 5/12/17.
Paul D. McLean (ELPS), Newport News, Va., 1/15/17.
Kristie J. Pichler (BAD), Springfield, Va., a son, 4/8/17.
Mallory M. Noe-Payne (PSCI, COMM), Richmond, Va., is a reporter for WVTF Radio IQ.
Mireya D. Pasa (MNR), Reston, Va., completed a 60-day assignment as a park ranger in the Summit District in Maui on the top of a volcano.
Stephen A. Guardipee (EPP) and Laura K. Guardipee (EDCI ’15, GSCR ’15, HIST ’15), Charlotte, N.C., 4/29/17.
Alex N. Barrette (IDS), Blacksburg, Va., is a co-founder of JoBa, a design firm that was named a silver award-winner in the European Product Design Awards for the Kizingo toddler spoon.
Kevin S. Jones Sr. (IDS), Blacksburg, Va., is a co-founder of JoBa, a design firm that was named a silver award-winner in the European Product Design Awards for the Kizingo toddler spoon.
Brian F. McNulty (ME), Orlando, Fla., is a planner with Walt Disney World.
Benjamin A. Shryock (WSCI), Blacksburg, Va., is a park ranger for Alaska state parks.
Paige E. Kassalen (EE), Pittsburgh, Penn., was selected to the Forbes Thirty under Thirty Class of 2017.
Jessica K. Li (HNFE, BIOL), Martinsville, Va., received the inaugural Richmond Academy of Medicine medical student scholarship at Virginia Commonwealth University School of Medicine.
Kiruthika Balasubramanian (ARCH), Falls Church, Va., is a staff designer with Quinn Evans Architects in Washington, DC.
Travis D. Whaley (GER, MUS), Blacksburg, Va., recorded and sold an album of his own arrangements and improvisations of hymns to benefit Habitat for Humanity.
Thomas J. Grizzard, Jr. (civil engineering ’68, M.S. ’72, Ph.D. ’77), professor emeritus of civil and environmental engineering in the College of Engineering at Virginia Tech and former director of the Occoquan Watershed Monitoring Laboratory, died on June 24. Grizzard worked at the university from 1974 to 2014—an impressive 40-year span that included three decades also serving as director for civil and environmental engineering graduate programs in the National Capital Region.
James Beverly “J.B.” Jones (mechanical engineering ’45), a William H. Ruffner Medal recipient and former mechanical engineering department head at Virginia Tech, died on May 17. Jones earned the American Society of Mechanical Engineers’ James Harry Potter Gold Medal for contributions in thermodynamics, and in 2008, he was awarded the William H. Ruffner Medal, Virginia Tech’s most prestigious honor.
Fernando Ruiz, associate professor emeritus of architecture in the Virginia Tech College of Architecture and Urban Studies, died on July 10. Ruiz traveled extensively, collecting visual information and experiencing significant works of architecture in the U.S., Central America, Puerto Rico, Europe, and the People’s Republic of China, where he served as a visiting faculty member at the Department of Architecture at Zhengzhou Institute of Technology.