Summer 2015

From the Dean's Perspective

College News

Student Notes

      • Catherine Howey
      • Howey takes first place for poster

        Geography master’s student Catherine Howey, an intern for Blacksburg Transit and the New River Valley Metropolitan Planning Organization (NRV-MPO), earned the first place poster award at the annual Virginia GIS Conference last fall.

      • Christina Nelson and family
      • Nelson captures writing award

        Freshman wildlife conservation major Christina Nelson won first place in the annual VOWA (Virginia Outdoor Writers Association)/Dominion Collegiate Undergraduate Writing Contest.

      • Samantha Reed
      • Reed takes command of Corps of Cadets

        Junior meteorology major Samantha Reed of Manassas, Virginia, accepted command of the Virginia Tech Corps of Cadets at the Pass in Review on the Drillfield in May.

      • Wildlife conclave
      • Student chapter hosts Southeastern Wildlife Conclave

        Members of The Virginia Tech Wildlife Society hosted teams from 22 regional colleges and universities for the Southeastern Wildlife Conclave March 12-15 at the W.E. Skelton 4-H Education Center at Smith Mountain Lake.

      • Gina Li and C.A.M. Gerlach
      • Two geography majors earn NOAA scholarships

        Sophomores Christopher "C.A.M." Gerlach of Alexandria, Virginia, and Gina Li of Herndon, Virginia, each received a two-year scholarship and a 10-week summer internship at a NOAA facility.

Research Spotlight

Alumni Corner

      • Jeff Rudd
      • Alumnus creates water endowments

        The new water degree is already garnering philanthropic support from the alumni community. Alumnus Jeff Rudd is funding two endowments specifically for the interdisciplinary program.

      • Jason Henderson
      • Schooled in fish: Jason Henderson head chef for Captain D's

        Jason Henderson creates recipes, supervises a test kitchen, and travels around the country demonstrating fish cookery for the media — all part of his job as vice president of product innovation and head chef for Captain D’s, a regional seafood restaurant chain.

      • 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.