After 42 years of exceptional service to Virginia Tech, Peggy Quarterman retired from her position as administrative assistant to the dean on June 30, 2012. During her career, Peggy reached out with an extraordinary kindness and thoughtfulness that touched the lives of everyone she encountered. She frequently donated her own sewing and quilting pieces to various college-related silent auction fundraisers.

“She made every person who came into our office feel comfortable,” commented Dean Paul Winistorfer at an event honoring her many years of service. “She was in the middle of so much in our college.”

Peggy began her career with Virginia Tech in 1971 right after graduating from Blacksburg High School. After a brief stint in the Print Shop, she took a position as administrative assistant to John Hosner in the College of Agriculture’s Forestry and Wildlife Division and stayed on to work for three deans through the division’s evolution into the College of Natural Resources and Environment.