Ernest D. Proudman Jr. (ME), Williamsburg, Va., 10/31/12.
Alvin R. Schwab (CE), Silver Spring, Md., 9/30/12.
Francis H. Dobbins (ANSC), LaGrange, Ga., 10/31/12.
Jesse B. Grove Jr. (CHE), Scottsville, Va., 10/16/12.
Francis D. Irving (ANSC, EDBS'’53), Cartersville, Va., 9/7/12.
R.P. Graves (METE), Wilmington, N.C., 9/2/12.
Richard M. Williams Sr. (DASC), Suffolk, Va., 10/16/12.
James G. Van Oot (CHEM, CHEM '51), West Grove, Pa., 9/10/12.
Charles A. Absher Jr. (ANSC), Big Stone Gap, Va., 8/2/12.
Glynn D. Barranger (CE), Roanoke, Va., 11/22/12.
Hugh S. Harris (AGRN), Bridgewater, Va., 9/12/12.
William R. Jones (CHE), Spring Hill, Fla., 8/23/12.
Clifford G. Dorn (EE '46), Irvington, Va., 10/9/12.
Thomas W. Booth (CHE '48 '49), Lexington, Ky., 11/2/12.
George S. Potts (AGEC '46), Kenbridge, Va., 10/16/12.
John L. Whaley (BIOL), Chapel Hill, N.C., 11/1/12.
Russell H. Inskeep Sr. (DASC), Culpeper, Va., 11/9/12.
William F. Thomas (AGEC '48), Richmond, Va., 9/21/12.
Willis H. Underwood Jr. (BAD), Sterling, Va., 9/1/12.
Charles A. Wilson Jr. (BC '48), Richmond, Va., 3/18/12.
Harry L. Brooks (ME), Wilson, N.C., 10/11/12.
Daniel W. Sturt (AGEC '47), La Canada, Calif., 6/17/12.
Millard E. Rives (ME), Leesburg, Va., 11/11/12.
Laura Lucas Garrette (GSC '45), Birmingham, Ala., 10/8/12.
John M. Mabon (BAD '45), Richmond, Va., 7/19/12.
Bernard A. Weston Sr. (CHEM), Pennington Gap, Va., 10/26/12.
Lucian Y. Grove (EE), Roanoke, Va., 11/10/12.
Charles A. Feeser Jr. (ME), Huntsville, Ala., 9/17/12.
Benjamin Sheffield (EE), LaGrange, Ga., 12/29/11.
B. Gordon Cromer (AGED, AGED '58), Roanoke, Va., 10/22/12.
Willard H. Hawley (METE), Randolph, N.J., 9/23/12.
Frank Iannolo (BSAE) San Diego, Calif., 2/1/12.
Richard D. Blasser (BAD), Dillon, S.C., 9/4/12.
Joseph E. Bon Durant (ME), Aurora, Ill., 9/12/12.
Richard D. Fowlkes (IE), Alexandria, Va., 7/19/12.
Joseph Goldsten (METE), Lexington, Va., 10/11/12.
Howard G. Gouger (EE), Yorktown, Va., 10/5/12.
Frank J. Hierholzer (EE), Florissant, Mo., 7/17/12.
Robert L. Johnson (ME), Wilmington, Del., 10/18/12.
Oliver T. Kittinger (BAD '51), Rocky Mount, Va., 11/5/12.
W.K. Rodenbaugh II (CHE), Pascagoula, Miss., 6/10/12.
Harry N. Upson (METE), Upper Gwynedd, Pa., 11/14/12.
Dennis E. Verner (IE), Galveston, Texas, 10/19/12.
Elwood A. Woolwine (AGED), Williamsburg, Va., 11/4/12.
Kenneth E. Hasle (ME), Anchorage, Alaska, 10/24/12.
Vernon W. Hodges (ME), Lancaster, Calif., 11/11/12.
James S. Love (AGED), Stuart, Va., 12/11/12.
Robert W. Oast (FW), Asheville, N.C., 10/13/12.
James H. Smith (BAD), Martinsville, Va., 9/23/12.
Robert F. Sutton Jr. (ME), Lebanon, Ohio, 9/26/12.
J. Harry Thompson (CHE), Morgantown, W.Va., 3/19/12.
John S. Long (AGED, EDAD '57), McGaheysville, Va., was inducted into the Fort Defiance High School Athletic Hall of Fame in honor of his 46 years of support.
Lauren O. Lyons (FW), Lambsburg, Va., 9/25/12.
Richard B. Mottley Jr. (EE), Chester, Va., 11/11/12.
Troy N. Washburn (METE), Knoxville, Tenn., 9/8/12.
John B. Deaton (GSC '58), Bohannon, Va., 11/13/12.
Ralph C. Slusher (BION, EDCI '83), Altavista, Va., 10/29/12.
John E. Strickland (CE, CE '60), Arvada, Colo., 8/29/12.
Ronald T. Binner (IE), Macon, Ga., 12/4/12.
Richard E. Hawks (POUL), Rogersville, Tenn., 9/5/12.
John M. Underwood (CE), Roanoke, Va., 11/16/12.
James E. Kalasky (ME), Royal Oak, Mich., 9/21/12.
Rushford K. Fleshman Jr. (ANSC), Spotsylvania, Va., 10/9/12.
M. Thomas Keister (BAD), Falls Church, Va., 11/3/12.
Harry L. McGehee (BAD '61) Jupiter, Fla., 11/3/11.
Hillmer J. Olson Jr. (IAED), Hampton, Va., 11/22/12.
D. Bruce Wygal (CHE), Pine Bluff, Ark., 12/18/12.
W.W. Dise (BAD), Midlothian, Va., 9/5/12.
Robert Richardson, Nobel Laureate physicist and member of the College of Science Roundtable, died Feb. 19. Richardson, who received both his bachelor of science and master of science degrees from Virginia Tech in 1958 and 1960, respectively, received the Nobel Prize in physics in 1996 for his work on superfluidity in helium-3, a breakthrough in the area of low-temperature physics. In 1966, he joined the staff of Cornell University, where he remained as a researcher and where he and his wife, Betty, both taught undergraduate physics.
S.D. R. Moore (BAD), Roanoke, Va., was named in Virginia Living Magazine as a Legal Eagle and was named to the 2013 Best Lawyers list.
John F. Brown (ME), Graceville, Fla., 11/25/12.
Jerry M. Hammond (AGED), Roanoke, Va., 12/11/12.
Franklin C. Moore (CE), Winter Park, Fla., 9/22/12.
John E. Pace Sr. (IE '60), Chambersburg, Pa., 10/4/12.
Lawson H. Carr (HORT '71, AGED '71), Smithfield, Va., 12/7/12.
J. Edward Jackson (STAT), Rochester, N.Y., 9/13/12.
Jon D. Newell (ME '61), Gloucester, Va., 11/27/12.
Charles L. Putnam Jr. (CE), Millboro, Va., 10/14/12.
John J. Bartko (STAT '61, STAT '62), Newville, Pa., was granted Accreditated Professional Statistician status by the American Statistical Association.
John A. Brothers (CHE, CHE '66, MESC '68), Naples, Fla., 10/9/12.
Michael R. Dovel (GEOL '63), Glade Spring, Va., 8/21/12.
G. Karr Linkous Jr. (ENGL), Durham, N.C., 6/26/12.
Robert D. Saunders Jr. (PHYS), Gaithersburg, Md., 12/9/12.
Maston E. Poole Jr. (IE), Lake Frederick, Va., retired as director of financial services for Loudoun County, Va., after 34 years of service.
Charles E. Yearout (ME), Hendersonville, Tenn., retired from Bridgestone Americas LLC but continues to serve as an engineering consultant.
Richard L. Gallo (BAD), Atlanta, Ga., 9/19/12.
Jay W. Garvin (ARCH), Reston, Va., 10/9/12.
Clark J. Wagner (EE), Westminster, Md., 10/5/12.
James W. Moyer Jr. (STAT), Phoenix, Ariz., published his second book, "We the People: The Sleeping Church."
Lewis A. Robinson Jr. (ANSC '66), Glade Spring, Va., 9/8/12.
Raymond L. Board (BAD), Wirtz, Va., 12/19/12.
Paul J. Buhan (ZOOL, BIOL '70), Chambersburg, Pa., 10/9/12.
Earving L. Blythe (ENGL '68, URBA '83), Blacksburg, Va., received the 2012 Leadership Award from EDUCAUSE.
Victor R. Drewry (DASC), Mount Crawford, Va., 5/12/12.
G. Edgar Brown Jr. (GEOL, GEOL '70), Stanford, Calif., was the 2012 recipient of the Ian Campbell Medal for Superlative Service to the Geosciences.
Ralph T. Grizzel (CHE '69), Newark, Del., retired as general manager from Rath Inc. after 22 years of service.
Ralph T. Rader (ME '70), Troy, Mich., was named to the 2013 Best Lawyers list.
Mary Anne Marshall Richey (CTRA, EDSU '70), Hobe Sound, Fla., was selected 2012 Florida School Psychologist of the Year by the Florida Association of School Psychologists.
Margaret Moore Meador (EXT), Plant City, Fla., 11/2/12.
D. Edwin Parks (BAD), Dublin, Va., 11/12/12.
John W. Young Jr. (PHYS), Emory, Va., 10/31/12.
Kenneth A. Carroll (SOC), Vienna, Va., 9/22/12.
Jennifer Hale Chrisman (MHFD '71), Sandston, Va., 11/11/12.
Melvin G. Schnappinger Jr. (AGRN), Centreville, Md., 9/11/12.
Leticia Lamie Bryant (HNF), Bainbridge, Ga., 9/7/12.
Raymond D. Cooper (ME), Bowling Green, Va., 9/1/12.
James L. Duesberry (MGT '72), Virginia Beach, Va., 9/27/12.
Philip A. Shucet (HIST), Norfolk, Va., was named 2012 Virginia Business Person of the Year for his work on The Tide, a 7.4-mile light-rail system.
Beth A. Turner (STAT, ESEN '73), Wilmington, Del., retired after 39 years of service with E.I. DuPont de Nemours and Company Inc.
Fred R. McDavid Jr. (EE), Harrisonburg, Va., 9/18/12.
Kathryn Ford Conrad (URBA '75), Reston, Va., 10/7/12.
Vaughn M. Douglass (FIW), Nashua, N.H., 9/3/12.
William H. Mastbrook (EDBS), Manassas, Va., 11/12/12.
William K. Crist (EDBS, EDCI '77), Wellsville, Pa., is a senior geologist with Geo-Technology Associates Inc.
Darlene A. Morgan (EDBS '75), Roanoke, Va., 8/22/12.
Judith A. Watson (CS), Norristown, Pa., 8/26/12.
Donald H. Beck Jr. (CE), Bethany Beach, Del., is a Realtor for Long & Foster Inc.
Christine E. DeMeter (BIOL), Riva, Md., 10/25/12.
Mark A. Graham (HORT, ACCT '79), Harrisonburg, Va., received his designation as a Certified Valuation Analyst from the National Association of Certified Valuators and Analysts.
Robert A. Rapaport (PSCI), Norfolk, Va., was named in the 2012 edition of Virginia Super Lawyers.
Carolyn Potts Grubb (CTRA), Purcellville, Va., 11/7/12.
Joseph H. Kyle III (EDSP), Salem, Va., 11/19/12.
Bequita A. Morse (EDBS), Tallahassee, Fla., 11/12/12.
W. William Gust (PSCI), Roanoke, Va., was named to the 2013 Best Lawyers list.
Nora M. Barksdale (EDCI), Java, Va., 10/22/12.
Lois B. Rambo (EDCI), Fredericksburg, Va., 11/12/11.
Roger M. Shelor (ECAS), Athens, Ohio, 10/29/12.
Eugene W. Browning (CE), Natural Bridge, Va., 12/19/12.
Claudia M. Chaille (EDSP), Reston, Va., 1/18/12.
William L. Fowler Jr. (EDVT), Wytheville, Va., 12/7/12.
Gerald W. Mabry (CE), Blacksburg, Va., 10/24/12.
Samuel C. Robinson (ECAS), Springfield, Va., 6/26/12.
G. Hutson Tiller (MKTG), Richmond, Va., 9/21/12.
Ruth Harry Lytton (MHFD '77, MHFD, HIDM '86), Radford, Va., received the 2012 Heart of Financial Planning Award.
Thomas C. Via Jr. (FIN), Blacksburg, Va., is chairman of the Independent Insurance Agents of Virginia.
Amy Palacio Chesek (EDSS) and David Chesek, Wilmington, N.C., 6/29/12.
Broughton T. Michura (BIOL), Zachary, La., 11/2/12.
William C. Pendleton (PSYC), Ormond Beach, Fla., 9/2/12.
Katherine H. Shiflet (SOC), Union, W.Va., 9/25/12.
Marian L. Walker (MHFD), Pasadena, Texas, 10/11/12.
Amy Palacio Chesek (EDSS '79) and David Chesek, Wilmington, N.C., 6/29/12.
Ronald E. Adams (MGT), Daleville, Va., is vice president of ACE.
Patricia Martin Dove (AGRN, GEOL '84), Blacksburg, Va., was selected as Virginia's Outstanding Scientist for 2013.
Sallie Brown Garst (MHFD '81), Fresno, Calif., 10/23/12.
Forrest B. Nichols (CE), Richmond, Va., is senior project manager for Skanska at the Virginia Commonwealth University's Children’s Hospital building site.
Earl D. Collins Jr. (HORT), Pompano Beach, Fla., 9/26/12.
Stephen S. Engle (PSCI), Centerville, Ga., 10/10/12.
Lisa Benedict McCray (EDCI), Buchanan, Va., 10/11/12.
B. Wayne Adams (MKTG), Raleigh, N.C., was promoted to senior vice president and compliance officer for North State Bank of Raleigh.
J. Martin Cassady Jr. (COMM), Hillsborough, N.C., is business development and sales manager of the National Press Photographers Association in Durham, N.C.
John J. Cusimano (FIN, BAD '94), Blacksburg, Va., was named the university treasurer at Virginia Tech.
Mary Kathryn Burkey Owens (ENGL), Chesterfield, Va., was selected for the 2013 Best Lawyers list and named to the Virginia Super Lawyers edition.
Karen K. Ramsey (ANSC), Goode, Va., 9/19/12.
Rex T. Teves (IEOR), Peachtree City, Ga., 10/11/12.
William H. Woessner (BIOL), Newport News, Va., 10/30/12.
John D. Daus (ME), Vienna, Va., climbed Mount Kilimanjaro as a fundraiser for multiple sclerosis research.
Thomas R. Fox (FOR), Christiansburg, Va., was named a Fellow by the Soil Science Society of America.
Sara Wimmer Leftwich (COMM), Salem, Va., is the manager of the dual career program and special projects in the Department of Human Resources at Virginia Tech.
Raymond J. Pages (EE '85), Dayton, Md., received the 2012 Distinguished Alumni award from Central Virginia Community College. He was also awarded the NASA Silver Achievement and Exceptional Achievement medals for his contribution to the successful launch of the NPP satellite.
Mary C. Calatayud (ENGL), Fairfax, Va., published her first poetry collection, entitled "In the Company of Spirits."
John P. Grotzinger (GEOL), San Marino, Calif., is the chief scientist for the Mars Science Laboratory mission.
Robert H. Kulp Jr. (BC), Roanoke, Va., premiered his company, Black Dog Salvage, on DIY Network on Nov. 8, 2012.
Charles K. Robertson (COMM), Glen Ridge, N.J., was named Distinguished Visiting Professor at The General Theological Seminary in New York and general editor of the Studies in Episcopal and Anglican Theology series.
Peter M. Furgiuele (ARCH), Yardley, Pa., 9/5/12.
Joey P. Powell (FIN), Chesapeake, Va., 11/2/12.
Douglas C. Witney (TA), Blacksburg, Va., is director of production services for the Center for the Arts at Virginia Tech.
Margaret A. Knoll (VM), Westminster, Md., 4/14/12.
Carolyn Carper (EDCI), Dublin, Va., 12/1/12.
Anne F. Miller (EDAC), Richmond, Va., 9/24/12.
Karen Warren Riedel (ANSC), Ranson, W.Va., 11/11/12.
Scott T. Acton (EE), Charlottesville, Va., was named an Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Fellow for his contributions to biomedical image analysis.
Monica J. McCowin Smith (ME), Hampton, Va., was elected to a four-year term on the City of Hampton School Board.
Amlan Mitra (ECON, URPL '92), Naperville, Ill., was re-appointed to the Transportation Research Board Executive Committee of the National Academy of Sciences.
Christina Moldenhauer Daves (PSCI), Gainesville, Va., was named Steve's Top Inventor and awarded money to continue her work with her company, CastMedic Designs.
Benjamin H. Cassutto (VM) '89, Millsboro, Del., 10/18/12.
Joseph W. Marshall III (ARCH), Oakland, Calif., twin daughters, 6/23/12.
Joseph W. Marshall III (ARCH '89), Oakland, Calif., twin daughters, 6/23/12. As Joseph wrote, "You know, most babies have their first photoshoot in front of the Taj Mahal."
David A. Coahran (FIW), Spicer, Minn., is supervisor of the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources' fisheries staff.
Tracy Tate O'Dowd (ELED), Frederick, Md., is assistant director of corporate business development at The Maryland Jockey Club.
David C. Soderberg (FIN), Oakton, Va., 9/19/12.
Shannon W. Holland (GEOG), Naples, Fla., completed the Investment Management Consultant certification and has become a Certified Divorce Financial Analyst.
Tammy Lee Spradlin (FIN), Bedford, Va., is assistant director of internal audit at Virginia Tech.
John M. Mattox (FIN) and Mitzi E. Bondurant, Charlotte, N.C., 8/11/12.
Robert T. Hicks (MKTG), Arlington, Va., a son, 5/31/12.
Clifford R. Shearer (MGT) and Charlene Dal Campbell (HIST '95, EDCI '96), Chesapeake, Va., a daughter, 8/1/12.
Kendra F. Ruestow Atherton (FIN), Virginia Beach, Va., 11/24/12.
Clifford R. Shearer (MGT '92) and Charlene Dal Campbell Shearer (HIST '95, EDCI '96), Chesapeake, Va., a daughter, 8/1/12.
William A. Altizer (BIOC), Midlothian, Va., earned his master's degree in chemistry at University of North Carolina Wilmington.
Stefan A. Hall (ENGL, ENGL '98), Winston-Salem, N.C., is an associate professor of communication at High Point University.
Markus Breitschmid (ARCH), Blacksburg, Va., has co-authored a book entitled "Christ & Gentenbein: Around the Corner."
Robert L. Smith (FPR), Christiansburg, Va., was appointed interim head of the Department of Sustainable Biomaterials at Virginia Tech.
Christopher L. Symanoskie (ECAS), Christiansburg, Va., is vice president of investor relations at American Public Education Inc.
Brett M. Rader (HIDM) and Carol J. Green, Pearisburg, Va., 9/22/12.
Victoria Friend Broyles (ENGL), Macon, Ga., 9/17/12.
Betsy J. Clark (ENGL), Luray, Va., 10/13/12.
Rosemary Halpin (EDAD), Roanoke, Va., 10/14/12.
Tai K. Nguyen (ME), Roanoke, Va., 11/12/12.
Barry I. Matherly (URPL), Richmond, Va., was awarded Fellow Member status by the International Economic Development Council for her stature in the field of economic development and related disciplines.
William H. Armstrong III (HLED), Gaithersburg, Md., is the director of training and leadership at Long and Foster.
Lewis A. Conner (ACCT), Roanoke, Va., was named in the 2013 Best Lawyers list.
Mark N. Heinrich (ME), Leesburg, Va., is a senior associate for Dewberry.
Monique M. Hoeflinger (PSYC), Woodbridge, Va., joined a NoVo Foundation program that seeks to end violence against girls and women.
Brian M. Tanner (ME), Centreville, Va., is a senior associate for Dewberry.
Lindsay Guard Cassada (SOC), Richmond, Va., a son, 10/15/12.
Wendy Couchoud Haas (HORT '97), Crownsville, Md., a son, 11/25/12.
Anthony L. Kopera (ME), Parkville, Md., triplets, 12/27/11.
Stephen B. Michael (MSCI), Fairfax, Va., 3/3/12.
Ronald Sheffield (BSE), Prairieville, La., 11/24/12.
Anthony L. Kopera (ME '96), Parkville, Md., triplets, 12/27/11.
Catherine Y. Gehrt (PSYC, ART '02), Blacksburg, Va., is communications director for the College of Architecture and Urban Studies at Virginia Tech.
Jody Littman Booth (BIOL) and Michael Booth, Simpsonville, S.C., 11/24/12.
Geoffrey S. Ax (ARCH), Burke, Va., is regional aviation market director for Leo A. Daly in Atlanta, Ga.
Pavlos P. Vlachos (EM, EM '00), Blacksburg, Va., was named the Robert E. Hord Jr. Professor of Mechanical Engineering by the Virginia Tech Board of Visitors.
Jeffry C. Alexander (BION '94, VM) and Stacia L. Flinn, Blacksburg, Va., 6/5/12.
Katherine T. Willey (ENSC, ENT '08), Washington, D.C., 10/15/12.
Myra Blanco (ISE, ISE '02), Radford, Va., was awarded the J. Cordell Breed Award for Women Leaders, to be presented at the SAE International 2013 World Congress.
Katherine M. Bredimus (ENGL), Marionville, Va., is co-owner of 11th Hour Creative and has joined forces with Bayonet to form a branding and advertising agency in Richmond, Va.
Roque R. Castro (IDST), Culpeper, Va., presented his "LOVE" sculpture to the Town of Culpeper, to be displayed in the downtown park as part of a Virginia tourism social media campaign.
Memuna Z. Khan (BIOL), Oshkosh, Wis., was the recipient of the 2012 May Bumby Severy Class of 1908 Award, given to Ripon College faculty in recognition of excellence in undergraduate teaching.
Lisa M. Wnek (MGT), Wareham, Mass., was selected as the Hokie Hero for the Russell Athletic Bowl game.
Jennifer Gittes Zuniga (PSCI), Severn, Md., was selected as the Hokie Hero for the Russell Athletic Bowl game.
Jeremy A. Guerin (COMM) and Shannon B. Watson, Centreville, Va., 10/13/12.
Kristin L. Makovec Bourkland (AE, AE ’01), Springfield, Va., 11/6/12.
Ryan J. Witherell (COMM), Nashville, Tenn., is a partner with Seigenthaler Public Relations.
Marc S. Povell (ART) and Rachel H. Schoolman, Washington, D.C., 8/4/12.
Jason C. Dye (ISE) and Kelly C. Henderson (BIT '03), Mooresville, N.C., a son, 7/23/12.
David H. Luer (GEOL), Denville, N.J., a son, 7/2/12.
Brian C. Okerberg (MSE, MSE '05) and Laura Stephanie Pollard (PSYC), Gibsonia, Pa., a daughter, 1/19/12.
Thomas E. Cecere (BCHM, VM '05, BMVS '12), Newport, Va., is an assistant professor of anatomic pathology in the Department of Biomedical Sciences and Pathobiology at Virginia Tech.
Eric J. Ruggiero (ME, ME '02, ME '05), Schenectady, N.Y., won the 2013 American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics Lawrence Sperry Award for his innovation and leadership in turbo-machinery seals technology.
John C. Krebs (MSCI, FIN '02) and Bridget T. Bradshaw, Fairfax, Va., 4/28/12.
Jason M. Moss (MKTG) and Jenny Philips (MSCI), Bristow, Va., a son, 3/8/12.
Colleen Bullock Quattlebaum (COMM) and Steven L. Quattlebaum (CE), Glen Allen, Va., a daughter, 6/10/12.
Timothy L. Belcher (CE), Centreville, Va., is an associate with Dewberry's Fairfax office.
Maria Evangelista Robison (COMM), Overland Park, Kan., won a Mid-America Regional Emmy for Best News Promo with KCTV5 station.
Megan L. Shepherd (BIOL, VM '06), Christiansburg, Va., is a clinical assistant professor of nutrition in the Department of Large Animal Clinical Sciences at the Virginia-Maryland Regional College of Veterinary Medicine.
Michael G. Voicheck (TED), Hatfield, Pa., received a doctorate of education from Immaculata University and was named the Pennsylvania High School Teacher of the Year by the Technology & Engineering Education Association of Pennsylvania.
Stephen P. Janoschka Jr. (AT, AGED '05, EDCT '06) and Macel Lynn Hubbard (PSCI '03), Salem, Va., a son, 8/25/12.
Jenna Cancro Lyons (PSYC '01), Englishtown, N.J., a son, 8/22/12.
Jackson Reed Farr (FIN), San Diego, Calif., a son, 8/31/12.
Emily Gaddy Taylor (MGT), Christiansburg, Va., a son, 8/30/12.
Michael G. Voicheck (TED) and Jill C. Guertin (ARCH '05), Hatfield, Pa., a son, 5/27/12.
Michelle Arevalo Winston (ISE, SYSE '07) and Mark A. Winston (EE '03), Clifton, Va., a son, 7/4/12.
George R. Wood (ME), Rocky Mount, Va., 10/11/12.
Christopher S. Dula (PSYC), Johnson City, Tenn., was named to the Top 25 University Instructors list on www.RateMyProfessor.com.
Yousri Omar (FIN '04), Falls Church, Va., was recognized by the Bar Association of the District of Columbia as Young Lawyer of the Year.
Timothy P. Gurski (IDST) and Erin Crowley, Springfield, Va., 10/6/12.
Jennifer Cooke Young (MGT) and Jeremy A. Young, Ashland Va., 7/29/12.
Sara Shepperson Belleau (HD), Richmond, Va., a daughter, 8/11/12.
Caroline Hunter Davis (COMM) and Luke F. Davis (ACIS, BAD '05), Columbia, S.C., a son, 10/29/12.
Katey Robison Wilber (MKTG), State College, Pa., a son, 5/20/12.
Timothy P. Gurski (IDST '03) and Erin Crowley, Springfield, Va., 10/6/12.
Andrew C. Witt (BIT), Bethel Park, Pa., published his first article, "Hearing Psalm 102 within the Context of the Hebrew Psalter," in the academic journal Vetus Testamentum.
Crystal A. Morgan (COMM) and Brian D. Fraser (ARCH '08), Oakton, Va., 9/29/12.
Tammie Lynne Blauch (ARCH) and Evin M. Fitzpatrick (FORS), Lebanon, Pa., a daughter, 4/17/12.
Rebecca Shaver Grenoble (ACIS), Roanoke, Va., a daughter, 3/16/12.
Kathy M. Holdsworth (SOC), Sarasota, Fla., a son, 7/4/12.
Jonathan W. Janky (FIN) and Stefanie Marie Erb (MKTG '05, AHRM '05), Charlotte, N.C., a son, 9/9/12.
Melissa M. Dowd (BIOL, BIOL ’05), Fresno, Calif., 11/16/12.
Shireen A. Hafez (VMSC), Blacksburg, Va., is an anatomy instructor in the Department of Biomedical Sciences and Pathobiology at the Virginia-Maryland Regional College of Veterinary Medicine.
John N. Hall (FIN), Lynchburg, Va., is a portfolio manager for MontVue Capital Management.
Christopher J. Imhof (DOE, DAE), Columbia, Md., earned his professional engineer's license in the State of Maryland and works for Dwyer Engineering.
John R. Irwin (COMM), Culver City, Calif., produced the short film "Sold" and was chosen as a semifinalist for Ridley Scott's Your Film Festival.
Tracy A. McCracken (VM), Chevy Chase, Md., is assistant director of education and training for the Center for Public and Corporate Veterinary Medicine at Virginia Tech.
Kennard O. Ratliff III (HIST), Christiansburg, Va., is an adjunct professor of history at Concord University.
Dorothy Pendleton Heimlich (PSYC) and Gregory S. Heimlich, Mechanicsville, Va., 7/6/12.
Dara Felder Logan (ISE) and Daniel Logan, Fairfax, Va., 5/26/12.
Richard S. Slater Jr. (CE), Gainesville, Va., a son, 6/18/12.
Dara Felder Logan (ISE '05) and Daniel Logan, Fairfax, Va., 5/26/12.
Kenesa T. Ahmad (PSCI), Herndon, Va., co-authored and edited three books for the International Association of Privacy Professionals and the Open Society Foundation.
Cecilia M. Elpi (PSYC), Blacksburg, Va., is the events coordinator and handles external relations for the Virginia Tech Transportation Institute.
Penn N. Markham (EE), Knoxville, Tenn., earned a doctorate in electrical engineering from the University of Tennessee.
Meghan E. Byrne (EPP, CE '07) and Joseph M. Check, Hampstead, N.C., 9/29/12.
Benjamin W. Deen (MKTG) and Cynthia Sunny Ahari (AHRM '07), Reston, Va., a daughter, 11/11/12.
Lauren E. Murphy (PUA), Stephens City, Va., a daughter, 9/29/12.
Andrew S. Howell (HIST), Greer, S.C., was selected as the Hokie Hero for the Duke game.
Matthew B. James (CE, CE '10), Blacksburg, Va., earned his professional engineering license.
Jonathan W. Biggers III (HNFE) and Whitney Ann Hawkins (ACIS, ACIS '08), Henrico, Va., 8/11/12.
Joseph O. Ferrante (AE) and Catherine Gates, Las Vegas, Nev., 10/20/12.
James P. Racine (CE, CE '08) and Ingrid Elizabeth Freemyer (COMM '09), Falls Church, Va., 9/22/12.
Carlton N. Weatherford Jr. (SOC, EDPE '08) and Sonya Elizabeth Milstead (MKTG '09, MGT '09, BAD '11), Dayton, Va., 5/26/12.
Ashley Dooley Carpenter (CS), Belmont, N.C., a daughter, 10/28/12.
James V. Bisha (FPR, FPR '12), Ithaca, N.Y., is director of unit load technology for Ongweoweh, a pallet management company.
Lindsey E. Miller (CHE, PSCI), Baltimore, Md., passed the New York State Bar exam and is employed at the Jones Day law firm in New York.
Blair R. Riley (COMM), Atlanta, Ga., is an assistant account executive of technology for Porter Novelli.
Lindsay M. Walton (PSCI), Richmond, Va., is an associate with the law firm of Macauley & Burtch P.C.
Thomas D. Brennan Jr. (PSCI, PHIL) and Alexandra Glancy Brennan (SOC), Richmond, Va., 9/15/12.
Jeremey L. Burner (AAEC) and Katelyn D. Koontz (AAEC '09, ACIS '09), Rhoadesville, Va., 9/29/12.
Jessica Jones Weiss (PSYC, ME '09) and Nicholas J. Weiss, Baltimore, Md., 6/9/12.
Riley Katherine Andrews (IDST) and Gary M. Wheelock (EE), Manassas, Va., a daughter, 3/1/12.
Shaun Bockert (PHIL), Chesapeake, Va., is an associate with the firm of Blank Rome in Philadelphia.
Edward "Teddy" Dyer (EIT) and Chelsea Kathleen Helm (BC '11), Roanoke,Va., 11/10/12.
Selena Stewart Gottuso (ENGL) and Aaron C. Gottuso, Hinckley, Ohio, 6/16/12.
Samantha Baker Marcum (AAEC, FIN, BAD '12) and Robert Marcum, Blacksburg, Va., 4/21/12.
Justin M. Love (ISE), Houston, Texas, a daughter, 11/8/12.
Clay R. Copeland (BC), Abingdon, Va., 10/15/12.
Erika N. Fifer (AAEC), Evansville, Ind., 12/12/12.
Edward "Teddy" Dyer (EIT '09) and Chelsea Kathleen Helm (BC '11), Roanoke,Va., 11/10/12.
Peter R. Laclede (HIST, PSCI), Java, Va., was selected as the Hokie Hero for the University of Virginia game.
Robin L. Fontenot (BMVS), Christiansburg, Va., is a clinical instructor of large animal surgery in the Department of Large Animal Clinical Sciences at the Virginia-Maryland Regional College of Veterinary Medicine.
Suzanne L. Santamaria (BMVS), Blacksburg, Va., presented a paper at the International Conference on Biomedical Ontology that won Best Paper, and is now a research assistant professor in the Virginia-Maryland Regional College of Veterinary Medicine.
Brig. Gen. Earl C. Acuff, U.S. Army Airborne Light Infantry and commandant of the Virginia Tech Corps of Cadets from 1973 to 1980, died Feb. 13. He was 94. In 1970, he was asked to teach military science at Virginia Tech. In 1973, he became the corps' commandant.
During WWII, he served in the U.S. Army in a platoon known as the Alaskan Scouts, scouting Japanese forces in the Aleutian Islands. In 1949, he returned to the Army to teach Arctic survival skills, and in 1952, he fought for the hills known as Pork Chop and Old Baldy, earning a Purple Heart and more. At age 47, he became the oldest man to graduate as a U.S. Army Ranger. He earned a master's degree in international policy in 1966 and served as a brigade commander in Vietnam in 1968.
Later, Acuff was inducted into the National and World Champion Racquetball Hall of Fame after earning 20 gold medals at major national and international tournaments.
James M. Buchanan, a 1986 Nobel Prize winner in economic science and a long-time professor at Virginia Tech, died Jan. 7. In 1969, Buchanan arrived at Virginia Tech, where he founded the Center for Study of Public Choice. His work, including more than 30 books, made the case for smaller government, lower deficits, and fewer regulations. Buchanan left for George Mason University in 1983. In 1998, he returned to Virginia Tech as University Distinguished Professor Emeritus of Economics and Philosophy, contributing to the community in a variety of ways.
Shinya Kikuchi, the Charles E. Via Jr. Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering, died Dec. 7, 2012. His research focused on transportation planning, urban transportation systems, traffic logistics and engineering, treatment of uncertainty and data, application of soft computing, and intelligent transportation systems.
Buford Brown Meredith, grounds foreman in the Department of Athletics, died Jan. 24. Meredith had just completed 50 years of service. He helped with the construction of Cassell Coliseum and the Jamerson Athletics Center and helped maintain athletic facilities, including the mowing of the fields and the cross-country course. However, he was best known for painting the lines and end zones on Worsham Field before home football games. He performed this task until 2005.