From the Dean's Perspective
Article ItemFrom the Dean's Perspective , article
The new year began with a weeklong trip with our Leadership Institute students and codirectors Steve McMullin and Brian Bond to Richmond and Washington, D.C.
Article ItemCoca-Cola Associate Meshes Job in Atlanta with Graduate Program in Arlington , article
For the program’s 10-day international residency, Knoll’s student cohort will explore sustainable development throughout China’s Mekong and Yangtze river basins.
Article ItemCommencement Speaker , article
Katelin Shugart-Schmidt ('12 M.S. in fisheries and wildlife sciences) was selected to give the student address at the December commencement.
Article ItemFirst Year Experience Program Sets Students on the Right Path , article
As the university places a greater emphasis on preparing freshmen for the rigors of college life, several college faculty members have risen to the challenge by developing a first year experience program to help students get acquainted with the demands of college classes.
Article ItemPeggy Quarterman Retires , article
During her career, Peggy reached out with an extraordinary kindness and thoughtfulness that touched the lives of everyone she encountered.
Article ItemVirginia Tech Hosts ESA Mid-Atlantic Conference , article
Virginia Tech hosted last spring’s Ecological Society of America’s Mid-Atlantic Chapter annual conference, which focused on disturbed environments and urban forests.
Article ItemVirginia Tech Hosts First TEDx Event , article
Faculty, students, and alumni came together to share their ideas at the first TEDxVirginiaTech event in November, featuring 21 speakers who shared ideas, insights, and inspiration centered around the theme “knowing.”
Article ItemWEI Unveils 2013 Products , article
The Wood Enterprise Institute (WEI), a student-run entrepreneurial venture that uses a concept-to-marketing business approach, is taking orders for this year’s products.
Article ItemWeatherFest , article
Meteorology students and program faculty spoke to over 3,000 visitors at the WDBJ WeatherFest in Roanoke last October and participated in the Open House at the National Weather Service’s Blacksburg office in November.
Article ItemWildland Fire Crew to Receive New Truck , article
For over 40 years, Virginia Tech has been sending its student Wildland Fire Crew to battle forest fires in Virginia.
Article ItemWynne Named to Landsat Science Team , article
Professor Randolph Wynne has been selected by the U.S. Geological Survey and NASA to be a member of the Landsat Science Team.
Article ItemBurkhart Honored as Virginia's Outstanding Scientist of 2013 , article
University Distinguished Professor Harold E. Burkhart was honored as Virginia’s Outstanding Scientist of 2013 by the Governor’s Office and the Science Museum of Virginia at a General Assembly reception on Jan. 17.
Article ItemKirwan Receives Crown Award , article
Kirwan dedicated many years to researching trees in Virginia as part of the state’s Big Tree Program, which prompted him to co-author the widely acclaimed “Remarkable Trees of Virginia” book.
Article ItemNew College Faculty , article
Timothy Baird, Daniel Catlin, Frank Merry, Yang Shao
Article ItemWiseman Named 2012 Early Career Scientist , article
Assistant Professor Eric Wiseman is the recipient of the 2012 Early Career Scientist Award from the International Society of Arboriculture, which boasts over 20,000 members worldwide.
Engagement and Outreach
Article ItemAlumni Profile: Bettina Ring , article
Bettina Ring joined the American Forest Foundation as senior vice president of family forests, bringing over 25 years of experience to the job.
Article ItemNot Quite a Millionaire! , article
Associate Professor John Loegering, University of Minnesota–Crookston faculty member, gained notoriety as a contestant on a “Who Wants to Be a Millionaire” episode.
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.