“Being named a Ruffner Medal recipient by Virginia Tech is one of the most significant recognitions I have ever received,” said Quillen. “As a proud member of the Class of 1970, to receive this honor in our 50th anniversary year makes it even more special.”
Mike and Kathy Melo are working to ensure that Virginia Tech and the College of Natural Resources and Environment will be ready to take on what may be the next great challenge in the sustainable management of natural resources: environmental security.
During his 44-year long career at Virginia Tech, Myers received numerous teaching and research awards, authored more than six textbooks (one in several languages), directly advised 42 doctoral students, and mentored many more, including his own children, Billy and Julie.
In his two-part solo program, titled “Spain’s aromas,” Nicolau will perform 10 pieces: works by Isaac Albéniz, Manuel de Falla, Francisco Tárrega, and Joaquín Turina, as well as two of his own compositions, “In the Wolf Cub’s Lair” and “Variations on Uncle Joe goes to Muro.”
Michael Beckley said he applauds Virginia Tech’s commitment to investing in students, citing the proposed Global Business and Analytics Complex that promotes collaboration and teamwork and supports enhanced advising and career services.
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.
The inaugural Mitzi L. Frank Memorial Scholarship has been awarded to Jesse Janoski, a first-year graduate student in the Department of Biological Sciences, who is researching cancer and circadian rhythms.
Last fall, 40 first-year students began the inaugural journey into this unique undergraduate learning experience. At the first semester’s end, they shared their most recent work with David Calhoun, as well as the program’s leadership and industry partners.
Dye became involved with the redesign of what was then known as The River Course at the behest of his friends, Virginia Tech alumnus Bill Goodwin and his wife, Alice Goodwin, shortly after the course was acquired by the Virginia Tech Foundation in 2002.
Demonstrating the power of philanthropy to enhance the Equine Medical Center's ability to treat sport horses, the Steven and Jane Hale Indoor Arena was made possible by Aimee and Frank Batten, who originated the matching challenge.