A member of the Virginia Tech community since 1988, Van Hook produced landmark scholarship through three books, many articles, and conference presentations that have shed new light on women as artists and women as subjects in American art.
The scenographer and lighting designer on more than 220 productions, Ward also designed or supported the design of theatre venues in the Moss Arts Center, Henderson Hall, and Theatre 101 at Virginia Tech.
A member of the Virginia Tech community since 1995, Teulon made significant contributions to French studies through his work in 18th century French literature. He also established his department’s study abroad program in Paris.
Lindner, of Blacksburg, Virginia, passed away unexpectedly on Feb. 1. He was 67. A memorial service will be held Saturday, Feb. 15, at The German Club, 711 Southgate Drive, Blacksburg, Virginia from 10:00 a.m. to noon.
Robert Mahan, a researcher and professor emeritus of mechanical engineering, and his wife, Beatrice, a retired administrator, fell in love with the French language and culture. Now they are providing support for a French professorship in the College of Liberal Arts and Human Sciences and an estate gift to the College of Engineering.
A member of the Virginia Tech community since 1988, Johnson made significant contributions to theatre, bringing both masterful actor and theatre training to undergraduate and graduate students and directing high-quality productions in the Virginia Tech community.
A member of the Virginia Tech community since 2000, Gaskill has contributed to the understanding of clothing and textiles research as it applied to retailing, small business management, entrepreneurship, and international business development and sustainability.
A member of the Virginia Tech community since 1986, Zipper has improved the scientific understanding of water, aquatic biota, soil, and vegetation response to and recovery from Appalachian coal mining.
The group will produce a summary of the university’s progress on sustainability since Virginia Tech’s first Climate Action Commitment was put in place in 2009. Additionally, it will also develop any proposed updates to the Climate Action Commitment that was last revised in 2013.
An alumnus of Virginia Tech with a bachelor’s degree in accounting and a master’s degree in business administration from the Pamplin College of Business, Shelton rose through the ranks to executive vice president for the Virginia Tech Foundation and the university’s vice president for finance and chief financial officer.
Visitation for Robertson, the founding director of the Virginia Center for Civil War Studies, will be at McCoy Funeral Home on Nov. 15, from 1 to 3 p.m. and 6 to 8 p.m. Services will be held at Blacksburg United Methodist Church at 2 p.m. on Nov. 16. Following burial in the Westview Cemetery, friends may gather at the German Club for fellowship and remembrance.
A member of the Virginia Tech community since 1980, Patterson made significant contributions through his work in financial econometrics. He taught courses across the finance curriculum at the undergraduate, master’s, and doctoral levels.