Robert W. Gifford (GSC), Timonium, Md., 8/17/16.
William C. Eubank (CE), Las Vegas, Nev., 8/8/16.
Ward O. Mathews (ME), Battle Creek, Mich., 8/29/16.
William L. Petty Jr. (CHE, CHE), Baton Rouge, La., 7/15/16.
Joseph L. Jones Jr. (ACCT '47), Willow Street, Pa., 8/9/16.
Luther J. Hamlett (BIOL), Raleigh, N.C., 7/30/16.
Leland E. Beale Jr. (BAD '48), Franklin, Va., 7/13/16.
Kenneth G. Halstead (ME), Raleigh, N.C., 10/7/15.
Ezra H. Williams (BAD '48), Kingsport, Tenn., 7/15/16.
Gene M. Phillips (GBUS '46), St. Augustine, Fla., 6/28/16.
Joseph M. Crockett Jr. (FW '49), Lynchburg, Va., 8/25/16.
Cecil Ray Mullins (ARE), Charlotte, N.C., 8/20/16.
Allen Y. Stokes (AGRN), Sperryville, Va., 8/11/16.
J. Edwin Weddle (BC), Norfolk, Va., 8/5/16.
Clifford E. Wood (ANSC), Wingina, Va., 9/3/16.
J. William Blair II (IAED '51), Staunton, Va., 7/15/16.
E. Beale Carter Jr. (BAD), Newsoms, Va., 7/20/16.
William K. Johnston (ME), Bellefonte, Pa., 8/20/16.
Southey T. Nottingham Jr. (CE), Winterville, N.C., 10/17/15.
William D. Richardson Jr. (CE '51), Aldeo, Ill., 8/13/16.
Sarah J. Burrell Robson (GSC), San Jose, Calif., 4/30/16.
Mary Pettinger Rust (GSC), Raleigh, N.C., 8/8/16.
Robert H. Waugh Jr. (CE), Lynchburg, Va., 8/17/16.
David B. Day (ARCH '50), Conway, S.C., 9/2/16.
R.M. "Bob" Johnstone (AGE), Weston, Mass., 8/25/16.
William H. Martin (BAD), Culpeper, Va., 8/23/16.
Noble L. Moore (BED '51, EDBS '54), Aldie, Va., 6/8/16.
James "Bob" R. Moore (CE), Jacksonville, Fla., 9/3/16.
Rayburn "Bud" J. Oliver (ME), Roanoke, Va., 8/13/13.
Charles A. Hildreth (EE), Indian Trail, N.C., 8/7/16.
Elizabeth Nolen Richardson (GHEC), Roanoke, Va., 8/16/16.
William B. Vaughan (BAD), Alexandria, Va., 8/17/16.
Robert W. Collins (BAD '54), Jacksonville, Fla., 9/2/16.
Mary E. Stone (EDBS), Roanoke, Va., 8/17/16.
Richard C. Windley (ME), Raleigh, N.C., 9/4/16.
Francis "Frank" L. Leonard (BAD), Bristol, Va., 9/21/16.
Henen "Ben" C. Benthall Jr. (EE), Parksley, Va., 7/14/16.
Margaret Mackey Dickerson (GHEC), Ashland, Va., 7/27/16.
Timothy C. Henderson (ASE), Altamonte Springs, Fla., 9/4/16.
John S. Moody (BAD '58), Blacksburg, Va., 8/8/16.
V.H. "Gini" Hudgins Brinn (GHEC), Williamsburg, Va., 8/3/16.
F. Page Doughton Jr. (BAD), Palm Bay, Fla., 7/15/16.
Eugene M. Griffin (AGED), New Braunfels,Texas, 9/11/16.
Wilford "Gene" E. Sivertson Jr. (EE), Yorktown, Va., 9/24/15.
William R. Burks (BAD), Buena Vista, Va., 7/12/16.
Joseph L. Helms (ME), Alexandria, Va., 8/26/16.
Clarence G. Jones Jr. (BAD), Port Orange, Fla., 8/15/16.
W.D. Oglesby (BAD), Roseland, Va., 7/24/16.
Julia Otis Wolfe (HEED), Chester, Va., 8/20/16.
Clarence "Sonny" L. Wright Jr. (ME), Norfolk, Va., 3/11/16.
Lowell M. Gobble (AGEC), Vinton, Va., 9/3/16.
Ramon "Ray" H. Johnson (EE), Fountain Valley, Calif., 6/7/16.
Gary R. Keesecker (EE), Glen Allen, Va., 7/18/16.
William P. Swartz III (IE), Roanoke, Va., 9/5/16.
Philip D. Hughes (CE '61), Park City, Utah, is a certified ski instructor for Deer Valley Resort.
John E. Mitchell (PHYS '61), Littleton, Colo., received an award of appreciation from the 4th Air Division, Binh Thuy Air Base, South Vietnam, for service to the South Vietnamese people during and after the Vietnam War.
William L. Baker (EE), Charleston, W.Va., 6/13/16.
F. Stuart "Tool" King (BC '62), Danville, Va., 3/24/16.
William McAinsh III (BAD), Fort Lauderdale, Fla., 5/24/16.
James "Tim" Peeler (STAT '64, CHE '64), Oakton, Va., 2/4/16.
T.W. "Ted" Barrett (ANSC), Suffolk, Va., 8/12/16.
Dwight E. Houff (AGED), Mount Sidney, Va., was inducted into the Virginia Livestock Hall of Fame.
Eugene L. Bradshaw (ARE), Basye, Va., 8/7/16.
John A. Gray (AGE '63), Fredericksburg, Va., 7/9/16.
Robert V. Harris (BAD), Christiansburg, Va., 8/17/16.
Cordelia "Delia" St. Clair Overstreet (HEED), Roanoke, Va., 7/21/16.
William D. Weaver Jr. (POUL, POUL '66), Gloucester, Va., received the 2016 Poultry Science Distinguished Alumnus Award from the Penn State Department of Animal Science.
George N. Foster (CHE, CHE '65), Hacksneck, Va., 9/13/16.
James A. Paine (SOC), Nancy, Ky., 7/16/16.
Eric "Ric" S. Renne Sr. (AGRN), Surry, Va., 8/15/16.
Rodney L. Duncan (ME, ME '69), Newport News, Va., 9/2/16.
Edward M. Kinzer (ME '65), Oakton, Va., 8/20/16.
Leroy J. Kniskern (EE '64), Christiansburg, Va., 8/3/16.
Glenn C. Shumate (EE), Dublin, Va., 8/17/16.
William E. Thomas (DASC, EDAC '81), Culpeper, Va., was elected chairman of the Germanna Community College Board for 2016-17.
Douglas C. Arthur (BAD), Strasburg, Va., 8/25/16.
Robert "Kenneth" Franks (PHYS), Lexington, S.C., 9/12/16.
Jaan Holt (ARCH), Alexandria, Va., was conferred the title of professor emeritus by the Virginia Tech Board of Visitors.
Richard "Rich" K. Scholz (CE '66), Saucier, Miss., 5/28/16.
Robert C. Moore Jr. (PSCI), Berryville, Va., was recognized by Loudoun County Fire and Rescue for 40 years of service as a volunteer firefighter.
James P. Bailey (EM), Yorktown, Va., 8/14/16.
Marshall D. Stables (FW), Piney Flats, Tenn., 9/7/16.
R.W. "Bob" Boyd Jr. (ASE '70), Saint Mary's City, Md., 7/20/16.
Hsien L. Huang (EE '68, EE '70), Houston, Texas, 2/20/16.
William Y. Roper III (BAD), South Hill, Va., 8/25/16.
William H. Anderson Jr. (PSYC), Charlottesville, Va., 8/29/16.
James D. Watkins(BIOL), Hampton, Va., was appointed by Governor Terry McAuliffe to serve on the Board of Dentistry for the Commonwealth of Virginia.
Richard A. Martin (ECON, BAD '73), Fairfax, Va., 8/27/16.
Pamela L. Morgan (MAED), Beaufort, N.C., 7/9/16.
Howard E. Page (FW), Clifton Forge, Va., 7/25/16.
Richard C. Roller (AGE), Mountain Home Air Force Base, Ind., 6/29/16.
Michael V. Sturgill (FW), Blacksburg, Va., 8/17/16.
Dale C. Parrott (IE), Franklin, N.C., 8/9/16.
James Mitch Saunders (GBUS '73), Moneta, Va., 8/26/16.
Thomas Bain (FW), Virginia Beach, Va., 7/29/16.
Leon E. Hawkins (EDBS '74), Springfield, Va., 8/14/16.
Dorothy Curtis Lane (CHEM), Elk City, Okla., 9/11/16.
John G. Kines Jr. (URBA '74), Disputanta, Va., was appointed by Governor Terry McAuliffe to the Virginia Board of Social Services.
Larry A. Bowers (URBA), Rockville, Md., retired as Montgomery County Public Schools Chief Operating Officer/Superintendent after 38 years of service.
Rosemary Carucci Goss (MHFD '76), Blacksburg, Va., was reappointed the Residential Property Management Advisory Board Professor by Virginia Tech President Tim Sands and Executive Vice President and Provost Thanassis Rikakis.
Robert E. James (DASC, ANSC '78), Blacksburg, Va., was conferred the title of professor emeritus by the Virginia Tech Board of Visitors.
Mary James Legatski (ENGL), Dagsboro, Del., 8/19/16.
Elizabeth Crowley Montgomery (HORT), Annandale, Va., 8/13/16.
Scott D. Prince (MKTG), Saint Simons Island, Ga., 9/2/16.
Stephen Bannon (UA), Santa Monica, Calif. was named chief strategist and senior counselor to U.S. President Donald Trump.
Gretchen E. Quant (MHFD), Newport News, Va., retired from Isle of Wight County Schools after 39 years of teaching.
Cynthia "Cindy" Conner Rudy (ELED), Williamsburg, Va., was appointed by Gov. Terry McAuliffe to a 4-year term on the Virginia Board for People with Disabilities. She will serve as chairman of the Investment and State Plan Oversight Committee.
Sally L. Oakes (EDCI '77), Dry Fork, Va., 9/6/16.
Steven F. Hadra (MGT), Mechanicsville, Va., was appointed commissioner for the Hanover County Planning Commission.
Johann "John" R. Kinsey (GEOG), Helotes, Texas, is commander of the Air Component Command of the Texas State Guard.
Kathy Neumann Faykes (ELED), Williamsburg, Va., 8/4/16.
Stanley I. Katz (ANSC), Pensacola, Fla., 4/10/16.
Jane Walker Floyd (ART), Wilmington, N.C., 9/9/16.
Randy G. Bauserman (AGE '78, AGE), Pinckney, Mich., retired from Komatsu America as a program manager, parts, power attachments and accessories — off-road mobile equipment.
Peter L. Ydeen (ART '80), Easton, Pa., had his work featured in two online photography magazines, Silvershotz and PHROOM, and in the French photography daily, L'Oeil de la Photographie.
Lugene A. Stem Mason (CTRA), Mount Washington, Md., 8/12/16.
Harold L. Martin Sr. (EE), Kernersville, N.C., was named to the inaugural class of the Triad's Most Admired CEOs by the Triad Business Journal.
R. Dale Collins (MGT), Wilmington, Del., 8/3/16.
Craig G. Covey (ARCH), Richmond, Va., 7/29/16.
Mary E. Graves Merchant (EDCI), Manassas, Va., 5/15/16.
Steven M. Culver (ENGL, EDRE '87), Blacksburg, Va., is associate provost for institutional effectiveness at Virginia Tech.
P. Clayton Hollandsworth Jr. (CS), Lakewood, Colo., retired after 27 years with Lockheed Martin Corporation.
Nancy Elliott-Gunter (PSYC), Alexandria, Va., 8/12/16.
Michael W. Palmer (ME), Reedsville, Ohio, 9/11/16.
D. Earl Kline (AGE, AGE '84), Blacksburg, Va., was named the Charles Blakeslee Nettleton Faculty Fellow in Forest Products by the Virginia Tech Board of Visitors.
Greta Harris (ARCH), Richmond, Va., is a member of the Board of Visitors at Virginia Tech.
Andrew J. Malinchak (BIOL), Lexington, S.C., joined the Family Medicine Centers of South Carolina.
Mark A. Ritter (FST), Birmingham, Ala., is vice president of sales and marketing for Processor's Choice Inc.
John S. Bay (EE), Endicott, N.Y., is associate dean for research and graduate studies, Watson School of Engineering and Applied Science, Binghamton University.
V. Randall Tinsley (FIW), Summerfield, N.C., was selected by his peers for inclusion in "The Best Lawyers in America 2017" in the fields of environmental law and litigation.
Robert C. Hoell (ENGL, BMGT '93, BMGT '98), Statesboro, Ga., is chairman of the Department of Management, College of Business Administration, Georgia Southern University.
Charles K. Robertson (COMM), Glen Ridge, N.J., was granted membership in the Council on Foreign Relations.
Gary K. Whiting (CHE, CHEM), North East, Md., was named to the Joseph H. Collie Professorship of Chemical Engineering by the Virginia Tech Board of Visitors.
W. Scott Ramey (EE), Pilot Point, Texas, was promoted to Fellow at Raytheon.
William K. Vencill (PPWS, PPWS '88), Athens, Ga., was named associate vice president for instruction in the crop and soil science department at the University of Georgia.
Robert M. Smith (MGT), Salem, Va., 8/8/16.
James D. Godek (MGT), Virginia Beach, Va., frequently talks to cadets about the importance of friendships. In spite of being diagnosed with brain cancer in 2015, he continues to train for and participate in Ironman and other competitions.
William E. Heinlein (EDSP), Fishersville, Va., 8/27/16.
WilliamTammy Lee Thrasher (ELED), Norfolk, Va., 7/2/16.
Michael C. Costello (PHED), Strasburg, Va., was named Delaney Athletic Conference Division II Boys' Basketball Co-Coach of the Year. He also received two awards recognizing 25 years of service as a high school athletic administrator.
Nigel A. Greene (PSCI), Elkins Park, Pa., was appointed vice chairman of the Commercial Transportation Litigation General Committee, ABA Tort Trial and Insurance Practice Section, for fiscal year 2016-17.
Allen D. Glover (PHED), Staunton, Va., 8/12/16.
Brad E. Banky (FIN '89), Singapore, 7/13/16.
Daren T. Knutson (ME '89), La Plata, Md., 9/11/16.
William J. Wheeler (HIST), Takoma Park, Md., a son, 7/22/16.
Douglas J. Beaver (PSCI), Norfolk, Va., shared his military, work, and leadership experiences and challenges with cadets at the annual Gunfighter Panel at Virginia Tech.
Scott Rowan (ENGL), Chicago, Ill., authored a book, "Weaponized Baseball: Declassified, Withheld Stories Reveal Baseball's Hidden Role in Geopolitics, International Military Action, Mental Manipulation & Mass Distraction."
David C. Konur (BIOL), Thibodaux, La., was selected to serve on the Board of Directors of Volunteers of America Greater New Orleans.
Dale W. Sisson Jr. (ME, SYSE '03), King George, Va., was selected to serve as the deputy technical director for the Naval Surface Warfare Center and received the Department of the Navy's Superior Civilian Service Award.
Anthony "Scott" Tate (COMM, BAD '94, ASPT '12), Roanoke, Va., is associate director for the Office of Economic Development at Virginia Tech.
Jeffrey E. Veatch (FIN), Alexandria, Va., is a member of the Board of Visitors at Virginia Tech.
John "Christopher" Bunin (HIST, GEOG '98, GEOG '01), Afton, Va., was selected as the National Council for Social Studies 2016 Outstanding Social Studies Teacher of the Year.
Gary M. Romano (URBA), Lynnfield, Mass., authored a book, "Small But Mighty," to encourage growth in nonprofit organizations.
Nima Sharifi (BIOL), Beachwood, Ohio, was the recipient of the 2017 Richard E. Weitzman Outstanding Early Career Investigator Award of the Endocrine Society. He has been published in Nature and Lancet Oncology.
Julie L. Morris (URPL), Richmond, Va., 9/9/16.
Phillip E. Wiseman (FW, FOR '01), Christiansburg, Va., received the 2016 Alex L. Shigo Award for Excellence in Education from the International Society of Arboriculture.
Jennifer M. Aldrich Streicker (BIOL), Cary, N.C., 7/26/16.
Benjamin A. Corl (BCHM), Blacksburg, Va., was named interim head of the Department of Dairy Science at Virginia Tech.
Melissa C. Milloy (ENGL), Phoenix, Ariz., 7/5/16.
Wendy Ostroff (PSYC, PSYC '00), Petaluma, Calif., authored a book, "Cultivating Curiosity in K-12 Classrooms: How to Promote and Sustain Deep Learning."
Jeffry C. Alexander (BION '94, VM, GSCR '15, BMVS '15), Richmond, Va., a daughter, 12/4/15.
John R. Talbert (FW), Bristol, Va., was named the regional forester for the Virginia Department of Forestry's central region.
Kathleen "Kat" E. Carlisle Volandt (MKTG, AHRM '04), Raleigh, N.C., graduated from Leadership North Carolina.
Christopher S. Denby (ARCH, BAD '02), Alexandria, Va., was selected for the inaugural class of the Alexandria Chamber of Commerce 40 Under 40 Awards Program.
Lisa Fletcher Pace (ISE), Houston, Texas, a daughter, 8/2/16.
Samuel M. Barnett (MSCI), Charlotte, N.C., raced in the global Mazda MX-5 Cup and is scheduled to race at Virginia International Raceway.
Giles A. Gray (VM, BMVS '06) and Kerri Carico Gray (APSC '02, VM '06), Piney Flats, Tenn., twin boys, 7/5/16.
Joseph A. Blevins (PSYC), Windsor Mill, Md., 7/31/16.
Tracee Walker Gilbert (SYSE, ISE '10), Arlington, Va., is owner of System Innovation LLC. The company launched a 2016 workshop series, Women in STEM: Overcoming Barriers to Success.
Vera Torrence (ELPS), Annapolis, Md., received the 2016 Excellence in Teaching Award from the Johns Hopkins University Alumni Association.
Amanda B. Graham (CHE) and Derek Wisnieski, Baton Rouge, La., 9/24/16.
Dana L. Doan (HD) and Lucas T. Doan (ISE), Norfolk, Va., a son, 9/19/16.
Laura Swartz Dunham (CE), McLean, Va., a daughter, 7/24/16.
Richard T. Hirschfeld (IDS) and Shannon R. O'Korn Hirschfeld (MKTG), Huntersville, N.C., a daughter, 8/8/16.
Kenna P. Ryan (AAEC) and Jaclyn Marie Roller Ryan (AGED '05), Strasburg, Va., a son, 6/8/16.
Jeffrey S. Smith (WOOD, FPR '04), Tacoma, Wash., a son, 7/22/16.
James E. Hedrick Jr. (ELPS), Cary, N.C., 8/2/16.
Michael T. Steffens (TED), Jacksonville, Fla., was honored as a Hokie Hero at the football game against Boston College.
Sabrina Cochran Vogel (ARCH) and John M. Vogel (IDST '05), Charleston, S.C., 5/14/16.
Nicole Coury (PSYC), Chesapeake, Va., a daughter, 1/21/16.
Casey Lauren Beamer Prater (HD) and Michael C. Prater (HNFE '05), Cockeysville, Md., a son, 9/3/16.
Jennifer Knight Sigmon (MKTG), San Diego, Calif., a son, 7/29/16.
Christine Swartz (CT, EDCT '06), Purcellville, Va., a son, 7/28/16.
Adam K. Ernest (MKTG), Blacksburg, Va., is CEO of Follow My Vote Inc.
Stephen E. Lawson (ACIS), Arlington, Va., was promoted as partner to Baker Tilly's real estate and construction practice.
Meghan Okuley Achimasi (MKTG, BAD '10) and Theodore L. Achimasi Jr. (BAD '10), Chesapeake, Va., a son, 8/9/16.
Timothy M. Alligrant (CHEM, BCHM), Grapevine, Texas, a daughter, 4/6/16.
Jennifer Banasky Bookwalter (MKTG), Lutherville-Timonium, Md., a son, 3/30/16.
Thomas E. Palmatier (MGT), Charleston, S.C., a son, 7/26/16.
Caroline E. Sneed VanHarmelen (MUS, ARCH '04), Seattle, Wash., a son, 4/4/16.
John M. Hoffman (BAD), Alexandria, Va., is associate vice president for Dewberry in Fairfax, Va.
Eugene Jackson (MKTG), Fredericktown, Mo., was named publisher of the Daily News in Park Hills, Mo.
Alison Cordell Matthiessen (COMM, COMM '16), Roanoke, Va., was named director of communications for the Virginia Tech Carilion School of Medicine.
Erin Hawkinson Bracken (COMM) and Morgan L. Bracken (CS), Arlington, Va., a daughter, 8/20/16.
Daniel K. Lamay (BC, BAD '10), Staunton, Va., a son, 8/11/16.
Lindsey Luddeke Littman (MKTG), Oak Hill, Va., a son, 8/15/16.
Rebecca Hoffner Prillaman (PSYC, PSYC '09) and Kevin L. Prillaman (ECAS '08), Chicago, Ill., a daughter, 9/21/15.
Rayna L. DuBose (AHRM), Gwynn Oak, Md., is a motivational speaker who lost her hands and feet due to bacterial meningitis. She coaches basketball and football at Marriotts Ridge High School.
Amanda Webster Dye (CSES) and Glenn A. Dye (CSES), Fredericksburg, Va., a son, 8/1/16.
Adam C. Robinson (ME), Portsmouth, Va., a daughter, 8/10/16.
Anne Ryan Driscoll (STAT '07, STAT '11), Shawsville, Va., received the 2016 Dr. Carroll B. Shannon Excellence in Teaching Award from the College of Science and the College of Liberal Arts and Human Sciences at Virginia Tech.
Beth E. Osborne (EDCT), Pearisburg, Va., was named director of operational effectiveness in the Pamplin College of Business Apex Systems Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship.
Marc T. Robillard (ME), Virginia Beach, Va., earned designation as a professional engineer in Virginia.
Allison B. Chambliss (CHE), Marina del Rey, Calif., is an assistant professor of clinical pathology at the Keck School of Medicine of the University of Southern California.
Alexander Robinson (CE), Gastonia, N.C., received the Engineer of the Year Award from the Charlotte Chapter of the American Society of Civil Engineers in recognition of his efforts with underprivileged children through CITIZEN Schools. The semester-long project used hands-on activities to introduce fifth and sixth grade students to engineering.
Allison B. Chambliss (CHE) and John Heath, Marina del Rey, Calif., 6/25/16.
Marc T. Robillard (ME) and Lisa M. Fegebank, Virginia Beach, Va., 4/30/16.
Robert L. Cherry (ACIS), Alexandria, Va., is senior manager at Dixon Hughes Goodman LLP.
Steven J. Mehr (FIN), St Augustine, Fla., was honored as a Hokie Hero at the football game against Boston College.
Travis G. Taggart (PSCI), Manhattan, Kan., was honored as a Hokie Hero at the football game at Bristol along with the 116th Infantry Brigade combat team.
Sarah P. Ellington (FST) and Daniel B. Waidelich (COMM), Chicago, Ill., 8/6/16.
Brittany Worrell Boyce (PSCI), Memphis, Tenn., 8/13/12, a daughter, 8/5/16.
Byron A. Hughes (HGED), Blacksburg, Va., a daughter, 8/23/16.
Angela Bowers Mabalot (HNFE), Melfa, Va., a daughter, 9/26/16.
Jillian S. Linn (COMM), Roanoke, Va., 7/10/16.
Patrick W. Bates (CHEM), Jacksonville, Fla., was honored as a Hokie Hero at the football game against Boston College.
Jill C. Butler (BIT), Bethel Park, Pa., 7/14/16.
Justin R. Helms (CEM, CE '12), Meadows of Dan, Va., 7/15/16.
Amanda Miller (HIST), Oklahoma City, Okla., shared her military, work, and leadership experiences challenges with cadets at the annual Gunfighter Panel at Virginia Tech.
Peter S. Firey Jr (MSE) and Lauren Lemieux Firey (ME '13), Arlington, Va., 7/8/16.
Brooke Gibson Hielema (PSYC) and Justin S. Hielema, Oxford, N.C., 5/25/16.
Allante R. Nelson (BIT) and Elise Ryan Nelson (ACIS), Glen Allen, Va., 9/3/16.
Derek B. Stotler (PSYC), Arlington, Va., shared his military, work, and leadership experiences and challenges with cadets at the annual Gunfighter Panel at Virginia Tech.
John E. Waters III (ISE), Chapin, S.C., was honored as a Hokie Hero at the football game against Boston College.
Kevin M. Willett (GEOG), Jacksonville, Fla., was honored as a Hokie Hero at the football game against Boston College.
Alexander R. Crawford (AEM), Williamsburg, Va., an associate advisor at PBMares Wealth Management has been authorized by the Certified Financial Planner Board of Standards (CFP Board) to use the Certified Financial Planner and CFP certification marks.
Ross M. Holdsworth (MINE), Leesburg, Va., was honored as a Hokie Hero at the football game against Liberty.
Sean W. Spillane (ARCH), Greensboro, N.C., 7/25/16.
Donald R. Back (PGG), Christiansburg, Va., has been named an affiliated faculty member and senior fellow of the Institute for Policy and Governance at Virginia Tech.
Claire E. Kelling (ECAS, STAT), Morrow, Ohio, was awarded the 2016 Phi Kappa Phi Fellowship by The Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi.
Nora Salem (GSCR, ENCW), Blacksburg, Va., received a Fulbright U.S. Student Program grant to study Islamic feminism in Malaysia.
Michelle Mills Hill (PR) and Parker F. Hill (ACIS, FIN), Cambria, Va., 8/6/16.
Paul "Tony" Distler, director of the School of the Arts emeritus at Virginia Tech and former Voice of the Marching Virginians, died Dec. 28. For four decades, Distler's distinctive baritone could be heard booming over the public address system during the halftime show of the Marching Virginians.
Cory Papenfuss, a research associate in the Vibrations and Acoustics Laboratories in the College of Engineering at Virginia Tech, died after a plane crash Jan. 4 in Brookfield, Wisconsin. An employee at Virginia Tech since 2006, Papenfuss worked in the vibrations and acoustics lab.
Daniel "Danny" Powers, who worked at the Virginia Tech Southern Piedmont Agricultural Research and Extension Center for 38 years, died on Aug. 16. Powers was the assistant farm manager at a facility in Blackstone, Virginia.
Charles W. Schiffert, director of Virginia Tech's Student Health Services from 1971 to 1986, died Oct. 6. Schiffert transformed Student Health Services from a small office to a department with multiple programs and 10 full-time practitioners.
Edward R. Willis, a 63-year-old retiree of the Virginia Tech biochemistry department, died November 14.