Robert G. Shipley (DASC), Raleigh, N.C., 8/14/15.
James R. Gay (BIOL), Lakewood, Pa., 7/20/15.
W.J. Blane (CE), Roanoke, Va., 8/1/15.
Watson C. Warriner Sr. (CHE), Wilmington, Del., 9/17/15.
Austin L. Payne Sr. (ME), Fredericksburg, Va., 8/26/15.
Richard H. Hardesty III (CHEM), Griffin, Ga., 8/3/15.
Royall C. Jones (AGED), Raleigh, N.C., 7/1/15.
Robert B. Lyon (CE), Purcellville, Va., 8/19/15.
R.D. "Ray" Mial (IE), Fredericksburg, Texas, 6/21/15.
Richard "Perky" M. Perkins (BAD '66, METE '66), Wytheville, Va., 10/3/15.
Reece A. Taylor Jr. (IE), Waynesboro, Va., 8/23/15.
Floyd E. Jennings (IE '47), Newport News, Va., 8/28/14.
W.O. "Bill" Quesenberry (CE), Sun City Center, Fla., 6/29/15.
Richard L. Jefferies (ME '47), Dallas, Texas, 6/25/15.
Revelle "Pete" M. Young (AGEC '46), Exmore, Va., 8/13/15.
J.T. "Jim" Fulton (IE '48), Charlotte, N.C., 8/5/15.
Morton Goldmeier (BAD), Virginia Beach, Va., 8/25/15.
Herman "Duff" L. Holbrook (FW '48), McClellanville, S.C., 7/17/15.
Douglas C. Leckie (BAD), Front Royal, Va., 7/16/15.
Guy R. Beale Jr. (BAD), Virginia Beach, Va., 7/25/15.
John R. Bronaugh (ME '47), Henderson, Nev., 7/11/15.
Robert R. Morrissette (ASE '45), Richmond, Va., 7/1/15.
Pauline "Polly" L. Jarvis (GHEC '53), Radford, Va., 7/15/15.
H. Clair Sykes (ACCT '49), Roanoke, Va., 7/28/15.
John H. Wright (BAD), Goochland, Va., 8/22/15.
Herbert L. Bregman (ME), Virginia Beach, Va., 7/12/15.
Daniel W. Flippen Jr. (BAD), Kirkwood, Mo., 6/16/15.
Early R. Hartley (IE), Wilmington, N.C., 8/18/15.
Donald D. Smith (EE), Newport News, Va., 11/7/14.
Harold E. Wilhelm (AGED), Troutville, Va., 9/13/15.
Albert F. Woodhouse (ME '52), Fort Myers, Fla., 6/27/15.
Robert G. Bass (AGE '52), Chesterfield, Va., 8/2/15.
Milton T. Herndon (CHE), Huntington, W.Va., 6/27/15.
David G. Hurlbert (CE), Baton Rouge, La., 8/4/15.
W.O. "Bill" McDaniel Jr. (ME), Midlothian, Va., 8/13/15.
Ronald A. Pruitt (IE), Burlington, N.C., 8/1/15.
Frederick W. Sherman (ME '52), Orange, Va., 7/6/15.
James L. Lawrence Sr. (GE), Marshall, Va., 6/23/15.
Charles L. Overstreet (ME), Bristol, Tenn., 7/15/15.
Robert B. Puckett (CE), Roanoke, Va., 9/20/15.
Paul Bargamin III (BAD), Richmond, Va., 6/16/15.
Alvin G. Dove (BED '55), Radford, Va., 8/1/15.
Thomas D. Frith Jr. (BAD '56), Blacksburg, Va., 8/17/15.
Mildred M. Heimlich (EDBS), Roanoke, Va., 5/25/15.
William H. Lassiter Jr. (BAD), Sunbury, N.C., 8/30/15.
John W. Mayhugh (POUL), Warrenton, Va., 7/27/15.
Robert S. Simpson (BAD), Roanoke, Va., 5/25/15.
C.J. "Larry" Spector (PHYS), San Jose, Calif., 6/20/15.
Paul M. Saunders Sr. (AGE), Piney River, Va., authored a book, "Down on the Farm."
Minetree "Buck" Shelton (BAD), Fairfax, Va., 7/17/15.
Floyd E. Jarvis Jr. (BIOL '56), Radford, Va., 5/21/15.
H.E. "Gene" Keith III (AGED '56), Willis, Va., 7/25/15.
Robert S. Luttrell (CHE, CHE '56), Martinsville, Va., 9/25/15.
Gerald F. Wilkinson (ME), Richmond, Va., 7/14/15.
Richard H. L. Chichester (DASC), Fredericksburg, Va., was inducted into the Virginia Livestock Hall of Fame.
Lawrence K. Baker (IE), Gate City, Va., 7/12/15.
Carlton E. Combs Jr. (ARE, ARE '61), Arlington, Va., 10/3/14.
Lawrence V. Marshall Sr. (GSC), Floyd, Va., 9/17/15.
Lewis A. Micou Jr. (HORT), Westfield Center, Ohio, 7/7/15.
Donald L. Campbell Jr. (BAD '59, BAD '62), Danville, Va., 8/6/15.
William R. Martin (BAD), Henrico, Va., 7/27/15.
Robert G. McCoy Sr. (EDVT), Wytheville, Va., 9/9/15.
August "Frank" Teske Jr. (ANSC '63), Blacksburg, Va., 9/1/15.
Roland H. Canada (METE), Blacksburg, Va., 8/20/15.
Frank N. Cowan Sr. (BAD), North Chesterfield, Va., 8/28/15.
Robert D. Higgins (RS), Richmond, Va., 8/1/15.
Charles R. Smith (BAD '58), Roanoke, Va., 7/7/15.
Harvey L. Williams III (IE), Mathews, Va., 6/30/15.
William N. Krause (EM, EM '65), The Villages, Fla., 6/16/15.
Thomas S. Weaver (CE), Lynchburg, Va., 8/22/15.
Maurice G. Cook (AGRN '62), Raleigh, N.C., was inducted into the Hall of Fame of the National Association of Conservation Districts' Southeast Region.
Talmage "T.D." Foster Jr. (BAD '64), Yorktown, Va., 6/30/15.
Wendell D. Hensley (METE, METE), Blacksburg, Va., 9/20/15.
Charles E. Horner Jr. (EE), Studley, Va., 7/22/15.
William F. Ward (CE), Vancouver, Wash., 8/5/15.
Donald G. Kelly (ME '64), Alexandria, Va., co-authored a book, "VA, WVA - Selected Poems."
Lolene Hodges Corron (BED), Moneta, Va., 7/31/15.
Steven H. Hatfield (MATH), Alexandria, La., 8/29/15.
Claude R. Keckler (ASE '63), Georgetown, Texas, 8/17/15.
James M. Gray (FW, FW '65), Dunn, N.C., was named a Fellow of the Society of American Foresters.
William L. Bradley (BAD), Rock Hill, S.C., 8/2/15.
George W. Fonseca (EE), Mansfield, Ohio, 5/18/15.
Joseph C. Love Jr. (BAD), Midlothian, Va., 8/7/15.
John N. Pratt (EE), Morristown, Tenn., 8/27/15.
S. Zane Pinckney (MATH, AOE '66), Poquoson, Va., 8/7/15.
Bland A. Stein (METE), Newport News, Va., 8/31/15.
David L. Jordan (CE), Richardson, Texas, 8/23/15.
Ray C. Ellington (BAD), Ruffin, N.C., 8/14/15.
John C. Hrapchak (ARE), Surprise, Ariz., retired from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and received the Commanders Award for exceptional public service.
Frank L. Abbott (BAD), Midlothian, Va., 8/20/15.
C. David King (CE), Knoxville, Tenn., 7/22/15.
L.M. "Lu" Merritt Jr. (MGT), Blacksburg, Va., retired as senior director of development for intercollegiate athletics at Virginia Tech.
William I. Barnard (ECON), Sanford, N.C., 8/5/15.
Robert Felix (ARCH '73), Leeds, United Kingdom, 7/30/15.
Wilson "Ragan" Rodgers (STAT), Paris, Texas, 6/26/15.
Samuel D. Senter (DASC, FST '70), Athens, Ga., 7/7/15.
Charles E. Webb (ASE), California, Md., 8/9/15.
Angela M. Wong (ENGL), Palos Verdes Estates, Calif., 7/12/15.
Wolfgang F. Preiser (ARCH), Scottsdale, Ariz., authored his 20th book, "Architecture Beyond Criticism: Expert Judgment and Performance Evaluation."
William T. Cook (POUL, GEN '72), Dayton, Ohio, 8/17/15.
Ronald C. Evans (BAD '70, BAD '72), Rocky Mount, Va., 8/6/15.
Yan-Pui Samuel To (CHE, CHE '70, CE '74), Beltsville, Md., 4/12/15.
J. Alan Lowe (MATH), Roanoke, Va., 9/8/15.
Ronald E. Shuey (ACCT '72, ACCT '72), Charlottesville, Va., 8/23/15.
William W. Bolling (FW), Lebanon, Va., 8/25/15.
George S. Goodman Jr. (MGT), Richmond, Va., 8/26/15.
Robert C. Woehrle Jr. (EE), North Chesterfield, Va., 8/17/15.
Larry W. Howard (ACCT '73), Roanoke, Va., 7/14/15.
Allen R. Ritchie (AGE), Harrisonburg, Va., 8/15/15.
Oliver J. Cromer Jr. (EDCI), Salem, Va., 9/6/15.
Thomas J. Schneider (BAD '74), Midlothian, Va., 7/28/15.
Archer R. Gravely III (SOC, EDAC '83), Asheville, N.C., retired as the director of institutional research at the University of North Carolina, Asheville, after 30 years of service.
Phillip L. Senger (ANSC, DASC), Redmond, Ore., has collaborated with a Hokie colleague to teach a global online course in reproductive physiology.
Anna L. White Cheatwood (ELED), Athens, W.Va., 7/7/15.
Keith A. Levinson (CHEM '75), Waldorf, Md., 8/10/15.
Eleanor Seidel Woodard (CS), Wilmington, Del., 4/21/15.
Frank "Skip" F. Bartol (DASC), Auburn, Ala., has collaborated with a Hokie colleague to teach a global online course in reproductive physiology.
S. Leslie Harvey (MAED), Galax, Va., 7/23/15.
Daniel M. Linn (MICR '76), Newark, Del., 8/3/15.
Richard L. Boitnott (FW, FW '77, ESM '85), Poquoson, Va., received a Silver Snoopy Award from NASA's astronaut corps for his work at NASA's Langley Research Center in Hampton Roads.
David R. Lohr (CHE), Moneta, Va., was appointed by Gov. Terry McAuliffe to serve on the A.L. Philpott Manufacturing Extension Partnership's Board of Trustees.
Denton O. Baumbarger (FIW '77), Vining, Minn., 1/11/15.
Keith D. Blough (BAD), Oak Ridge, N.C., 11/25/14.
James L. Hale Jr. (ACCT), Speedwell, Va., 8/9/15.
Jonathan L. Jones (PAD), Valdese, N.C., 7/4/15.
Thomas L. Fugate (COMM), Hiltons, Va., authored a book, "Tears for My Father: Trying to Stay Sane and Deal with Alzheimer's," and self-published a novel, "Cigarettes for Two."
Stephen J. Long (FW), Richmond, Va., retired from the Virginia Department of Transportation as an environmental administrator after a 37-year career.
Robert A. Barusefski (EE), Haymarket, Va., 5/15/15.
Jessica L. Stegall Wren (SOC), Dallas, Texas, 4/4/15.
Allen F. Harper (ANSC, ANSC '82, ANSC '92), Franklin, Va., was inducted into the Virginia Livestock Hall of Fame.
Sharon L. McCloskey (BIOL), Radford, Va., was conferred the title of senior associate athletics director emerita by the Virginia Tech Board of Visitors.
Mary Leigh Wolfe (AGE, AGE '81), Blacksburg, Va., is the 2015-16 president of the American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers.
Dock D. Atkinson (FW), Roanoke, Va., 7/1/15.
Catherine E. Varner King (LASC), Richmond, Va., 7/14/15.
Don R. Nichols (EDCI), Richmond, Va., 5/21/15.
Ronald A. Hodge (MKTG), Great Falls, Va., co-authored a book, "Know-How: Experience, Expertise and Execution."
Christopher C. Kohler (FIW), Hertford, N.C., was named a Fellow by the American Fisheries Society.
Christopher C. Kohler (FIW), Hertford, N.C., authored a suspense novel, "Cracked Island."
John K. Tolmie (MGT), Reisterstown, Md., completed a six-day climb to the top of Mount Kilimanjaro.
Jean Miller Fore (CTRA), Powhatan, Va., 7/31/15.
Paul J. Clarke (COMM), Sioux Falls, S.D., is the building official and code enforcement officer for the city of Brandon, South Dakota.
Paul R. Johansen (FIW), Charleston, W.Va., was named the West Virginia Division of Natural Resources' wildlife resources section chief.
James A. Lizzi (CE), Costa Mesa, Calif., retired as a registered traffic engineer after a 33-year career.
Brian R. Murphy (FIW), New Castle, Va., was named among the inaugural class of Fellows for the American Fisheries Society.
Harry A. McClaren (PSYC), Quincy, Fla., 7/27/15.
Charles A. Zintner (ME), Stafford, Va., 7/9/15.
Suzanne Beamer Bohnert (COMM), Arlington, Va., wrote a book, "Game-Day Youth: Learning Football's Lingo," that earned an honorable mention for nonfiction from the Readers' Favorite International Book Awards.
Steven H. Bullard (FOR), Mathiston, Miss., was elected to the Sustainable Forest Initiative's Board of Directors.
Azim Eskandarian (ME), Blacksburg, Va., is the mechanical engineering department head at Virginia Tech.
Carlton D. Everhart II (AGED), Cana, Va., a general, took command of the U.S. Air Force's Air Mobility Command.
William E. Kelso (FIW), Baton Rouge, La., received the Excellence in Fisheries Education Award from the American Fisheries Society.
Mary Kathryn Burkey Owens (ENGL), Chesterfield, Va., was named by her peers to the 2016 edition of "The Best Lawyers in America."
Eric D. Dinan (ACCT), West Chester, Ohio, 2/23/15.
William A. Isaacs (PSCI), Somerset, Ky., 8/22/15.
Douglas W. Newman (EE), Clyde, N.C., 6/5/15.
Keith L. Newport (ME), Lillington, N.C., 8/14/15.
Gaynor A. Richardson Flynn (BIOL), Chesapeake Beach, Md., is the quality assurance coordinator for a laboratory at Children's National Medical Center in Maryland.
V. Randall Tinsley (FIW), Summerfield, N.C., was named by his peers to the 2016 edition of "The Best Lawyers in America" in the fields of environmental law and litigation.
Ulysses Cameron (EDAD '78, EDAD), Pembroke Pines, Fla., 7/28/15.
William E. Berlin (HIST), Arlington, Va., is an attorney and shareholder for the Hall, Render, Killian, Heath, and Lyman law firm.
Elizabeth C. Tseng Bourgeois (FW, FOR '87), Summerville, S.C., received the Society of American Foresters' John A. Beale Memorial Award.
D. Brent Richardson (EE), Concord, N.C., was elected as a senior member of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers.
David T. Dietz (HIST), Seekonk, Mass., 8/26/15.
Gregory A. Scott (BIOL), Covington, Va., 8/1/15.
Tracie Edmond (ACCT), San Antonio, Texas, authored a book, "Tri-Sector Collaborations, The Benefits of the Three Sectors Working Together."
Brian E. Smith (AGRN), Steinhatchee, Fla., authored a book, "Reeling in Time with Fish Tales: Mono Fulfillment."
William "Buddy" W. Clark (ME, ME '88, ME '91), Wexford, Pa., was awarded the American Society of Mechanical Engineers' Robert E. Abbott Award.
Bettina K. Ring (FW), Keswick, Va., was elected to the Sustainable Forest Initiative's Board of Directors.
Lisa Robinson Deaton (FW), Providence Forge, Va., was named the Virginia Department of Forestry's area forester for the Gloucester region.
Graydon A. Elliott Jr. (BIOL), Plainfield, N.J., 7/11/15.
Roger N. Morris (MKED), Massillon, Ohio, was named an assistant professor for educational leadership at Malone University.
Paul E. Rossler (IEOR, ISE '91), Sand Springs, Okla., was named by his peers to the 2016 Edition of "The Best Lawyers in America."
Katrina E. Workman Berger (HIST), Haymarket, Va., is special agent in charge for the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement's Homeland Security Investigations office in Dallas.
Christopher G. Wise (EDPE), Blacksburg, Va., was named the assistant vice president for student affairs at Virginia Tech.
Todd B. Kelly (ENGL), Blacksburg, Va., co-authored a book, "VA, WVA - Selected Poems."
Scott F. Schenkel (FIN), Los Gatos, Calif., is the chief financial officer of eBay.
Matthew M. Winston Jr. (MKTG), Athens, Ga., was named the senior associate vice president of alumni relations at Virginia Tech.
Kathy E. Flann (ENGL), Annandale, Va., authored a collection of short stories, "Get a Grip," and won the George Garrett Award.
Amy J. Kelly Ostrander (PSYC), Blacksburg, Va., co-authored a book, "VA, WVA - Selected Poems."
Mark T. Rosia (FIN), Vienna, Va., released his first children's e-book, "Little Boy Courageous and The Magic Hat."
Antonio Muniz-Olan (EE) and Cynthia Muniz, Orlando, Fla., 5/7/15.
Kelvin Gilchrist (EDD VOED), Olympia Fields, Ill., authored a book, "Inventions and Discoveries by People of Color: Prehistoric to Today."
Edward P. Chamberlayne (CE, CE '02, ISE '11), Falls Church, Va., is commander of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers' Baltimore district.
Adrianne L. Bennett (PSCI), Norfolk, Va., was appointed by Gov. Terry McAuliffe as a member of the Virginia Parole Board.
Gina C. Felter (FW), York, Pa., was named principal of the Carroll County Outdoor School in Maryland.
Jennifer A. Pooler Gray (ENGL, ENGL '96), Saint Simons Island, Ga., is an associate professor of English at the College of Coastal Georgia.
Alice V. Osborn (FIN), Raleigh, N.C., authored a book of poetry, "Heroes without Capes."
Kelley S. Webb Roy (GEOL), Manzanita, Ore., authored her second book, "Portland Made."
Rochelle Lenz McCall (MKTG), Shady Side, Md., 1/31/15.
Philip J. Sabino (MSCI), Raleigh, N.C., 8/3/15.
Anna M. Zajicek-Wagemann (SOC), Fayetteville, Ark., is the chair of the Department of Sociology and Criminal Justice at the University of Arkansas.
Sven B. Shockey (ARCH), Washington, D.C., joined the board of directors of SmithGroupJJR, where he is a design principal.
Annette Sysel (VMSC), Guelph, Ontario, Canada was named the 2015 American Hero Veterinarian by the American Humane Association.
Eoin J. Wrafter (URPL), Poughkeepsie, N.Y., is commissioner of the Department of Planning and Development in Dutchess County, N.Y.
Joseph L. Salmon (EDCI, EDCI '12), Roanoke, Va., 8/3/15.
Sudipta Sarangi (ECAS, ECAS '00), Blacksburg, Va., is a professor and head of the Department of Economics in the College of Science.
Kevin L. Bower (HORT), Portland, Ore., a daughter, 7/12/15.
Andrea "Nikki" N. Phelps (BCHM), Gillette, Wyo., was selected as the Hokie Hero for the football game versus Furman University.
Bonnie-Elizabet Fertitta Powers (PSYC, COMM), Vienna, Va., is the director of legal and practice support at Wiley Rein LLP in Washington, D.C.
Peter J. Hohm (HIDM) and Elizabeth Darnell Hohm (BIOL '01), Falls Church, Va., a son, 6/18/15.
Alice T. Spradlin Mindak (AAEC), Hillsboro, Ore., was chosen as the Arthritis Foundation's Adult Honoree for the 2015 Walk to Cure Arthritis.
Shawn A. Baker (FORS, FOR '03), Richmond, Va., is the director of forest operations and research for Forisk Consulting.
Timothy L. Belcher (CE), Centreville, Va., received the national 2015 Young Member of the Year Award from the American Society of Highway Engineers.
Michael J. Bortner (CHE, CHE '03), Blacksburg, Va., is a chemical engineering department faculty member at Virginia Tech for the 2015-16 year.
Holly Lynne McKinley Schmidt (BIT), Herndon, Va., earned a master of legal studies degree from West Virginia University and received the National Outstanding Junior Member Award from the National Society Daughters of the American Revolution.
Andrew R. Krohn (AE) and Jamie R. Haynes (COMM '07), California, Md., 9/19/15.
Gina C. Francesconi Billeter (MKTG), Jacksonville, Fla., a son, 10/1/15.
James A. Disney (APSC), Wake Forest, N.C., a daughter, 4/21/15.
Edward J. Manlucu (ECON), Bristow, Va., a daughter, 2/4/15.
Melvin F. Soria Jr. (IDS), Perry Point, Md., received a MTV Music Video Awards' Best Rock Video Award for directing a music video.
Charles M. Thomas Jr. (CE), Seaford, Va., is a partner with the Structures Group in Williamsburg, Va.
Christina M. Kull Martens (ENSC, ESEN '05, MUS '06) and Lyonel A. Martens (OE '05, AE '05), Redondo Beach, Calif., a son, 6/12/15.
Emily A. Sarver (MINE, MINE '05, GSCR '10, CE '10), Blacksburg, Va., has received one of the first two nationwide career development grants from the Society of Mining, Metallurgy, and Exploration.
Vanessa E. Teter (FST, FST '06) and Christopher Hall, Meriden, Conn., 5/23/15.
Ryan D. Eaves (ENSC), Hillsborough, N.C., a daughter, 8/31/15.
Leslie E. Funkhouser Hawkins (AAEC, EDCT '05), Winchester, Va., a daughter, 5/25/15.
Amber K. Stewart-Humphries (ME, BAD '06) and David W. Humphries (ME '06), Kingsport, Tenn., a son, 5/28/15.
Eric J. LaRocque (CE, CE '07), Vienna, Va., 7/31/15.
Sarah E. Lucas (SPAN), O'Fallon, Ill., was selected as the Hokie Hero for the football game versus the University of Pittsburgh.
Amanda H. Harlan (ART), White Lake, Mich., a son, 7/8/15.
Christopher D. Horsfall (MATH), Universal City, Texas, was selected as the Hokie Hero for the football game versus East Carolina University.
Amanda L. Zehner (PSCI), Alexandria, Va., started her own business, Living Threads Company, providing textiles to support Central American families and women's cooperatives.
Adam M. Sayre (FIN) and Susan W. Sayre (COMM '08), Bethesda, Md., 7/11/15.
Jessica R. Wilson (MGT) and Kenny Brinckman, Charleston, S.C., 7/14/15.
Lauren F. Fortenberry (ENGL, EDCI '08, PH '12) and Ryan C. Fortenberry (CHEM '12), Statesboro, Ga., a daughter, 7/31/15.
Bryan T. Gassenmeyer (ISE) and Lauren A. Gallagher Gassenmeyer (PSYC), Herndon, Va., a son, 8/10/15.
William N. Alexander (DOE, DAE, OCE '09, AE '11), Radford, Va., is an aerospace and ocean engineering department faculty member at Virginia Tech for the 2015-16 year.
Rebecca L. Brady (ARCH), Raleigh, N.C., co-founded UPstudio.
Amanda N. Stanley (SOC), Bedford, Va., was named among the top 20 under 40 professionals in Lynchburg Living magazine.
Amy Roeder Norris (MKTG), Charlotte, N.C., a son, 3/5/15.
Jacob R. Grohs (ESM, EM '09, EDCI '12, GSCR '15, EDCI '15), Christiansburg, Va., is an engineering education department faculty member at Virginia Tech for the 2015-16 year.
Richard S. Hutton (PSYC, MATH, MATH '09), Carrboro, N.C., is a Department of Psychology and Human Development lecturer at Vanderbilt Peabody College.
Manisha P. Patel (ECAS, HIST), Greensboro, N.C., is an associate attorney for Ward Black Law.
David R. Raymond (CPE), Blacksburg, Va., is the deputy director of Virginia Tech's Information Technology Security Laboratory.
Tiffany A. Francis Reaves (MKTG), Williamsburg, Va., was named to Hampton Roads Inside Business Magazine's Top 40 Under 40 list.
Marc A. Greene (ISE, ISE '09) and Rachel M. Goldman, Arlington, Va., 5/24/15.
Dawn C. Becker Spitzer (ENGL) and Jason M. Spitzer (AAEC), Smithsburg, Md., a daughter, 5/5/15.
Anthony H. Swope (AT), Orange, Va., a daughter, 5/31/15.
Sean J. Collins (BAD), Blacksburg, Va., was named the director of the Innovate living-learning community in the Pamplin College of Business's Apex Systems Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship.
Erinn E. Higgins (APSC, APSC '11), Mechanicville, N.Y., is the first woman to serve as a steward for the New York Racing Association.
Bryan L. Spear (BIOL), Clarksville, Tenn., was selected as the Hokie Hero for the football game versus Ohio State University.
Stephanie C. Daly Boinet (FST) and Olivier Boinet, Annandale, Va., 6/13/15.
Christy N. Winebarger Budwin (FIN) and Andrew C. Budwin (CS '11), Christiansburg, Va., 7/11/15.
Dane P. Evans (AE) and Nicole Aylor Evans (ACIS '11, ACIS '12), High Point, N.C., 6/27/15.
Kailey E. Seibert (ACIS, MGT) and Zachary B. Schoenholtz (ACIS '10), Arlington, Va., 6/5/15.
Brian E. Smith (AE) and Kelsey L. Smith, Rosedale, Md., 5/24/15.
William D. Fairchild (IDST) and Sara Lichtenstein Fairchild (PSYC '10, EDCI '11), Alexandria, Va., a son, 8/18/15.
Kimberly T. Sink (FIN), Chester, Va., twin girls, 3/30/15.
Karen E. D'Angelo (MKTG), Roanoke, Va., was named a state program officer for the National and Community Service's Tennessee office.
John A. DeLaura Jr. (HIST) was selected as the Hokie Hero for the football game versus Purdue University.
Joseph J. DiCocco (HIST), Pensacola, Fla., was selected as the Hokie Hero for the football game versus the University of Pittsburgh.
Andrew R. Kemper (BMES), Blacksburg, Va., is a biomedical engineering and mechanics department faculty member at Virginia Tech for the 2015-16 year.
Brendan E. Wallace (FIN) and Katherine Ferguson Wallace (HNFE, HNFE '11), Arlington, Va., 6/27/15.
Jacob W. Smith (HIST) and Stephanie M. Smith, Toast, N.C., 8/30/15.
Matthew D. Hillman (FIW), Brewster, Mass., was named the manager of the Monomoy National Wildlife Refuge on Cape Cod.
Doray A. Sitko (EDPE), Austin, Texas, is a nationally certified emergency medical technician and a Texas emergency medical technician.
Kelsy E. Dominick (IS, AHRM), Haymarket, Va., had her first fashion show in New York's Couture Fashion Week.
Walter C. Lee Jr. (ISE, ENGE '15), Blacksburg, Va., is an engineering education department faculty member at Virginia Tech for the 2015-16 year.
Jennifer H. Culhane (LSAE), Blacksburg, Va., is the director of first-year academic initiatives in Virginia Tech's Office of First-Year Experiences.
Carling M. Sitterley (VM, PH '15), Blacksburg, Va., is the assistant director of admissions and student services for the Virginia-Maryland College of Veterinary Medicine.
Nicholas R. Coates (ARCH), Blacksburg, Va., received the 2015 SOM Prize, a travel and research fellowship.
Four 2015 graduates—Robert O. Boys (ISE), Adam J. Lis (MINE), Kevin J. Markle (MSE), and Lane A. Southard (ME)—have joined CDE Global, a global supplier of washing equipment for quarries and mines. Headquartered in Ireland, the company is expanding into the U.S. market.
Lynn A. Nystrom, the longtime director of news and external relations for the College of Engineering (COE) and a mentor to hundreds of students and alumni, died Dec. 3, 2015. Nystrom wrote thousands of stories promoting the research, discoveries, breakthroughs, and personalities of COE faculty, staff, alumni, and students. Through her work, Nystrom helped raise the college's profile, as evident in scores of metrics, such U.S. News & World Report rankings. Nystrom mentored the Virginia Tech Student Engineers' Council, a nonprofit, self-funded group run by undergraduates; and served as advisor to The Collegiate Times, Virginia Tech's independent student newspaper; and the Engineer's Forum, a student publication.
David L. Russell, a professor of mathematics with the College of Science, died Oct. 4, 2015. Russell's research focused on ordinary and partial differential equations, systems theory, elasticity, mathematical modeling, and control theory. He joined the faculty in 1988 as a full professor, moving to Tech from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Russell published nearly 130 papers and journal articles between 1964 and 2014.
Manfred Ludwig "Fred" Spengler, associate professor emeritus of the Grado Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering (ISE), died Oct. 12, 2015. Joining Virginia Tech in 1975, Spengler, through Virginia Cooperative Extension, assisted manufacturing entities with industrial engineering problems and taught short courses in industry. In 1994, he joined the ISE department, where he revamped the Methods Engineering and Work Measurement course and advised numerous student teams in the senior design course. He retired in 2000.
Herman Warren, a professor emeritus of plant pathology, physiology, and weed science who joined the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences in 1989, died Nov. 3, 2015. He was recognized nationally and internationally as an authority on corn and sorghum diseases, co-authoring 87 referred publications, 46 abstracts, 11 book chapters, and 17 technical publications. In the classroom he was a dedicated teacher of genetics, specializing in interactions between hosts and parasites.
Mark Slough, a sophomore majoring in aerospace engineering from Springfield, Va., died Oct. 8, 2015.