Summer 2016

From the Dean's Perspective

      • Winistorfer and Carstensen
      • From the Dean's Perspective

        We enter the fall semester with our largest class ever of new undergraduate students, which includes entering freshman and students transferring from other institutions.

College News

Awards and Honors

      • Outstanding graduates

        Congratulations to our outstanding graduates: graduating senior, Natalee Yates; master’s student, Brian Parkhurst; and doctoral student, Lindsey Rich.

      • Kathryn Prociv
      • Outstanding recent alumna

        Kathryn Prociv received this year’s Outstanding Recent Alumni Award – Graduate Degree in recognition of her early career accomplishments.

Student Notes

      • Randall Rechkemmer
      • Cadet highlights colors at Miami game

        In a continuing partnership between the Virginia Tech football team and the Corps of Cadets, players and cadets are selected to highlight the colors — the American flag, the state flag, and the team’s spirit flag — during the pre-game ceremonies at each game.

      • Maddie Mitcham
      • Mitcham inducted into Keystone Fellows

        Maddie Mitcham of Virginia Beach, a sophomore double majoring in geography and international studies, has been inducted into the inaugural cohort of Keystone Fellows.

      • Lowaeli Damalu
      • No geographical boundaries for online natural resources program

        Working toward a master’s degree in natural resources has been part of Lowaeli Damalu’s life for the past six years and her dream for even longer. On May 15, she attended the Virginia Tech National Capital Region Commencement to receive her degree, having traveled more than 7,600 miles from Tanzania to attend.

      • McAfee Knob
      • Students dominate outdoor writing and photo contest

        Students in the college continue to uphold the university’s tradition of success in the annual VOWA/Dominion Resources annual Collegiate Undergraduate Writing and Photo Contest, taking home eight of 12 awards in the 2015-16 competition.

Research Spotlight

Alumni Corner

      • Douglas Austen
      • Austen receives Cross Alumni Leadership Award

        Douglas J. Austen, executive director of the American Fisheries Society, received the Gerald H. Cross Alumni Leadership Award from the Department of Fish and Wildlife Conservation and the college’s Leadership Institute.

      • Brent Keefer
      • Donor Profile: Brent Keefer — Good stewardship is good business

        Brent Keefer has devoted himself to the belief that good stewardship of resources is good business. While the endless meetings, phone calls, and emails he faces as president of the Hancock Timber Resource Group may seem boring to some, Keefer sees them as an opportunity to help his employees and investors connect with sustainable resource management on a personal level.

      • 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.