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Article ItemCollege Grants Recent Alumna and Friends Awards , article
This year’s Annual Awards Recognition Celebration honored some of the college’s most accomplished students, prominent alumni, respected faculty, and cherished friends.
Article ItemGiving Rebirth to the Henderson Sycamore , article
Many mourned when the ancient sycamore on Henderson lawn at Virginia Tech had to be cut down last year. The exact age of the tree is unknown, but it had been on campus since Virginia Tech’s establishment in 1872.
Article ItemIrish Collaboration Offers Unique Opportunity , article
A group of students spent their 2011 spring break in Letterfrack, Ireland, learning about design and project management at the Galway-Mayo Institute of Technology
Article ItemNo Speedy Solutions for Afghans, Stiles Says in 9-11 Observance , article
Comparing the tribal regionalism in Afghanistan today to the pre-Civil War united States, Ken Stiles, CIA officer-in-residence in the Department of Geography, discussed the Afghan campaign at a 9-11 remembrance event at Virginia Tech on Sept. 13.
Article ItemBass Fishing Team Returns to Nationals , article
Jody White, a fisheries science major and president of the Virginia Tech Bass Fishing Team, and partner Carson Rejzer, a building construction major, placed 11th at the 2011 FlW College Fishing national Championship held last spring.
Article ItemCollege Continues Timbersports Legacy , article
The Virginia Tech Forestry Club hosted a “Timberbeast” competition last winter as a warm-up to the annual Southern Forestry Conclave.
Article ItemDavis NCAA All-American , article
Joe Davis of Sarasota, Fla., a senior majoring in conservation and recreation management, earned his first All-American honor.
Article ItemDuRant's Research Gains National Attention , article
Wildlife science doctoral student Sarah DuRant’s research on wood ducks continues to be well received by the scientific community.
Article ItemFair Places Second in Writing Contest , article
Brandon Fair, a sophomore fisheries science major from Mount Sidney, Va., earned second place in the Virginia Outdoor Writers Association, Inc., Collegiate undergraduate Writing Contest.
Article ItemFeldhaus a Leader in Flag Football Officiating , article
Virginia Tech intramural sports graduate assistant Jeff Feldhaus, who is working towards a master’s degree in forestry, was chosen for the second consecutive year to officiate the American Collegiate Intramural Sports National Flag Football Tournament last winter.
Article ItemFirst Doctorate in Geography Department , article
Candice Luebbering became the first student to complete a doctorate in the history of the Virginia Tech geography department, earning her degree in geospatial and environmental analysis in May 2011.
Article ItemLean@VirginiaTech Helps Businesses Do More With Less , article
Students have established Lean@VirginiaTech, an organization dedicated to helping businesses become more competitive and profitable through education and hands-on support.
Article ItemStudent Creates Unique Furniture Design , article
Senior Scott McDonald created an elliptical coffee table dubbed “Magnus.” It can be rotated to form a rosette shape using magnets embedded under the table’s laminate surface.
Article ItemWildlife Major Leads 'The Fantasticks' , article
Alex Garretson, a wildlife science major from Rockville, Md., held a lead role in the Department of Theatre and Cinema’s spring production of “The Fantasticks.”
Article ItemEdgar Develops New Methods for Cellulose Synthesis , article
Biomaterials Professor Kevin Edgar was awarded an $800,000 grant by the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s National Institute of Food and Agriculture to fund research on developing new methods for cellulose synthesis.
Article ItemFox Awarded Fulbright to Chile , article
Forestry Professor Tom Fox spent the fall 2010 semester working on a research project that compared carbon dynamics and carbon sequestration in tree plantations and native forests in Chile.
Article ItemGoodell's Cellulose Research Featured in Science , article
Science, the world’s leading journal of original scientific research, featured the findings of a global team of cellulose researchers, including Professor Barry Goodell.
Article ItemHolliday Earns NSF Early Career Grant , article
Jason Holliday, assistant professor of forest genetics and biotechnology, is using a $1.5 million Faculty Early Career Development Program grant from the National Science Foundation to gain insight into how tree populations adapt at the genomic scale as a result of climate change.
Article ItemMortimer Studies Controversial Legislation , article
A new study published in the Journal of Forestry has found that the U.S. Forest Service paid $6.1 million in legal fees to groups that have successfully sued it from 1999 to 2005.
Article ItemPromotions and Tenure , article
The Virginia Tech Board of Visitors has granted several college faculty promotions and approvals for tenure.
Article ItemAlumni Authors , article
The latest books by two of the college's alumni, Lisa Norris and Neil F. Payne, are now available.
Article ItemHokies United , article
Alumni purchased an existing sawmill on a site that has housed a lumber company since the early 20th century, with hopes to ramp up production.
General ItemAdditional 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.