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Summer 2011

From the Dean's Perspective

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    From the Dean's Perspective , article

    Our most important educational mission is educating our students so they can make meaningful contributions to society through their work in natural resources and environmental stewardship.

College News

Student Notes

Faculty Briefs

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    CIA Officer-in-Residence , article

    Kenneth Stiles, a Central Intelligence Agency officer with more than 25 years experience, has joined Virginia Tech as a visiting faculty member through 2012.

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    Lindsey Joins "Car Talk" , article

    Adjunct Professor Kieran Lindsey has added a new entry to her resume — she is now the official animal-vehicle biologist for the famed Tappet brothers, Click and Clack, on “Car Talk,” one of the most popular shows on National Public Radio.

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    Mortimer Named SAF Fellow , article

    Michael Mortimer, director of graduate programs for the college in the National Capital Region, has been elected a Fellow of the Society of American Foresters (SAF).

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    Seiler Named Alumni Distinguished Professor , article

    The Virginia Tech Board of Visitors recently named John Seiler an Alumni Distinguished Professor, making him the first college faculty member to receive this honor.

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    Sforza Receives XCaliber Award , article

    Peter Sforza, director and research scientist at the Center for Geospatial Information Technology and instructor in the Department of Geography, received the 2011 XCaliber Award.

Research Spotlight

Engagement and Outreach

Alumni Corner

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    Alumni Profile: Omid Parhizkar , article

    Omid Parhizkar (’08 Ph.D. in forest products marketing and management) recently stepped into a new position with the World Bank — just a part of the career success he has already experienced since joining the organization in 2008.

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    IN MEMORIAM: Robert Shattuck Radspinner , article

    Robert Shattuck Radspinner (’41 B.S. in forestry) of Blacksburg, Va., passed away Jan. 28, 2011, at the age of 91. Radspinner was a member of the first four-year forestry class to graduate from Virginia Tech.

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    Jones Named Extension Director , article

    Edwin J. Jones (’79 M.S. and ’83 Ph.D. in fisheries and wildlife sciences) has been named director of Virginia Cooperative Extension and associate dean of the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences at Virginia Tech.

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    Additional alumni news

    We love hearing about all the great things going on with our alumni — awards, promotions, retirements, etc. Regrettably, we don’t have enough space in the newsmagazine to print them all. You can now catch up with former classmates and fellow Hokies online.