Buffer was a national leader in technical education. He served as dean of the College of Education, which has since been reorganized as the School of Education within the College of Liberal Arts and Human Sciences, from 1990 to 1995.
Cook taught a wide range of undergraduate and graduate courses, and her teaching was recognized with the Pamplin College Certificate of Teaching Excellence and the University Certificate of Teaching Excellence.
A member of the university community since 1973, Kok made significant contributions to the Virginia-Maryland College of Veterinary Medicine through her research which focused on libraries resources and support.
A member of the university community since 1982, Taylor has served the university by teaching classes, conducting research, and advising students, but his greatest impact on the Virginia Tech community may have come through his long-term role as chair of the university’s Commencement Committee.
A member of the university community since 2012, Blank served as professor and head of the Department of Agricultural and Applied Economics, providing leadership for the department’s teaching, research, extension, and outreach programs.
Grizzard was an expert in the urban water cycle and a dedicated member of the Virginia Tech community. After receiving his bachelor’s degree, master’s degree, and Ph.D. from Virginia Tech, Grizzard would go on to work as a professor and the director of the Occoquan Watershed Monitoring Laboratory at the university from 1974 to 2014.
A member of the university community since 1982, Lindner was the principal or co-principal investigator on grants and contracts exceeding $3.5 million to research control of dynamic structures and drive electronics for smart materials.
A member of the university community since 1981, Neu’s scholarship advanced the knowledge and understanding of autonomous underwater vehicles and applied computational fluid dynamics of marine vehicles.
A member of the university community since 1976, Boardman’s research and scholarship have contributed greatly to improvements in biological and industrial wastewater treatment. During his career, he received more than $9 million in external research grants and wrote approximately 250 publications.
A member of the university community since 1997, Jahncke was the principal or co-principal investigator on more than 60 competitive and noncompetitive grants and contracts. In the classroom, he was the major or co-major advisor for 11 master’s degree and three Ph.D. students, as well as a committee member for an additional three master’s degree and six Ph.D. students.
A member of the university community since 1978, Freeman was instrumental in the design and establishment of the body systems block course curriculum at the time of the founding of the veterinary college.