Turner, research professor of chemistry and former director of Macromolecules and Interfaces Institute at Virginia Tech, has been conferred the title of director emeritus of the Macromolecules Innovation Institute and research professor by the Virginia Tech Board of Visitors.
A member of the university community since 1997, Sturges made significant contributions to the understanding of assembly processes through the joining of mechanical and industrial engineering principles.
His research examined a new approach of analysis that he developed known as Graph Trace Analysis, which is used today by utility companies, universities, and the Department of Defense to study electric power system problems involving transmission, substations, and electric power distribution.
Thorp, National Academy of Engineering member and the Hugh P. and Ethel C. Kelly Professor Emeritus of Electrical and Computer Engineering in the College of Engineering at Virginia Tech, died May 2, 2018.
Serving as the university’s 15th president from 2000 to 2014, Steger was entirely committed to the institution where he received three degrees and spent nearly all of his more than 40-year professional career.
A memorial service is planned for Monday, May 14, at 1:30 p.m. in the Moss Arts Center's Anne and Ellen Fife Theatre, located within the Street and Davis Performance Hall.
A member of the university community since 1982, Saunders made significant contributions to the profession of veterinary medicine through his scholarship in the field of anatomic pathology and his work at the Veterinary Teaching Hospital in Blacksburg.
A member of the university community since 1979, Janosik has made significant contributions to the field of higher education administration through his scholarship in higher education law, specifically on campus crime, the Clery Act, college administration, policy, liability and risk management, and professional standards and ethics.
Cobb taught courses across the management curriculum for more than 30 years and received numerous awards for teaching excellence, including the Alumni Association’s Certificate of Teaching Excellence and the Diggs Teaching Scholar Award.
A member of the university community since 1999, Avery made significant contributions to research and graduate programs in biomedical and veterinary sciences at the veterinary college, where he served as senior associate dean.
A member of the university community since 1982, Creamer was the principal investigator of more than $3 million in National Science Foundation grants focused on the recruitment of women to careers in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics.
Serving as the veterinary college’s dean from 2004 to 2013, Schurig is considered one of the world’s leading brucellosis researchers and is internationally renowned for his work in developing vaccines against bovine brucellosis.
Ervin, former professor of crop and soil environmental sciences in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences at Virginia Tech, contributed to the Virginia turfgrass industry through his work on turfgrass stress physiology and resource-efficient management of lawns, parks, golf courses, and sports fields.