Virginia Tech Magazine

Virginia Tech Magazine


Volume 17, Number 2
Winter 1995

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Alumni Association

Civil War weekend planned

You've been asking for it, and we've scheduled it. The tentative date for the 4th Annual Civil War Weekend at Virginia Tech is Feb. 24-26. Virginia Tech C.P. Miles Professor James I. "Bud" Robertson and Emory Thomas from the University of Georgia will be featured speakers. Remember--these popular weekends fill up quickly. For registration and a brochure, contact the Virginia Tech Alumni Association, Alumni Hall, Blacksburg, VA 24061 or call (703) 231-6285.

Buddy Russell to retire; replacement search begins

George E. "Buddy" Russell, vice president for Alumni Relations, will close a Virginia Tech career dating back to 1956. Russell has announced his intention to retire in February 1995. Russell was appointed to his current position in 1991, after serving since 1968 as director of the formerly independent Virginia Tech Alumni association. He oversaw the creation of new alumni activities as thousands of new Hokie graduates joined alumni ranks after rapid university expansion in the '60s, '70s, and '80s. University President Paul Torgersen says the search for a replacement will begin immediately. "Our alumni are fortunate to have had Buddy's long-time leadership. We are grateful to Buddy for his many years of loyal service," said Torgersen. Editor's Note: This announcement was made at press time. Look for a more detailed story in the next issue of Virginia Tech magazine.

New alumni board officers elected

Charles E. Broadwater (MGT '72) succeeds G.T. Ward (BD '49) as president of the alumni association board of directors. Broadwater continues to serve on the executive committee with 1995 President-elect Nancy Bowman Sauer (IEOR '84) and Vice President William E. Skelton (AGE '40). Broadwater is senior vice president of NationsBank in Charlotte, N.C. A former member of the Clinch Valley College Board of Visitors, he serves on the boards of the Richmond Metropolitan Foundation and the Central Richmond Association. Sauer, regional marketing manager for Standard and Poor's Compustat, is listed in Outstanding Young Women of America. She serves on the board of directors of the Tidewater Alumni Chapter. While a student, she was president of the Residence Hall Federation and on the student advisory board to the board of visitors. Skelton, who served Virginia Tech's Extension division for 39 years, is now dean emeritus of the university. Since retirement, he has established a National Center for Volunteers to teach people how to work with organizations in developing and implementing volunteer programs. Skelton, who has been extremely active in the Nation- al 4-H Advisory Council and as president of Rotary International, received the Alumni Distinguished Service Award in 1983.

New alumni association board members elected

The alumni association welcomes three new board members elected to serve three-year terms beginning Jan. 1, 1995: Robert D. Hull (AGRN '78), William E. Jamerson Sr. (BC '56), and Mary Virginia "Prim" Jones (ME '62). Incumbents re-elected are H. Steven Flowers (FIN '82), Calvin D. Jamison (EDPE '77, MAED '81, EdD '88, CAGS '86), Victoria R. Lonker (ME '77, MEA '92), Douglas G. Stewart (MKTG '83), J. Conley Stone (ARE '59, MS '60), and William M. Stafford (BAD '63). Hull is a member of the Virginia House of Dele-gates, where his committee assign- ments include Education; Counties, Cities and Towns; Labor and Commerce; and Police and Militia. He also is a member of the Commission on the Management of the Commonwealth's Workforce. A lifelong resident of Fairfax County, he is affili- ated with the Chesapeake Bay Foundation, the NAACP, Falls Church Private/Public Partnership, and the Greater Falls Church Chamber of Commerce. Jamerson is president of J.E. Jamerson & Sons Inc. in Appomattox, Va. He is president of the Patrick Henry Boys and Girls Plantation Inc. and on the boards of Farmers Bank in Appomattox and Crestar Bank in Lynchburg. He sits on the board of the Virginia Tech Foundation and is a member of the university's Architectural Advisory Council. Jones is director of programs and support engineer-ing for advanced materials at Atlantic Research Corpora-tion in Gainesville, Va., and is a specia-list in solid propulsion design. She has a master's degree in engineering from George Washington University. A former member of the board of visitors, Jones is a member of the College of Engineering's Committee of 100 and on the advisory boards for the College of Engineering and Continuing Education. She received the University Distinguished Achievement Award in 1992.


Virginia Tech Alumni Association Board of Directors Nomination for 1996-98 Term

I hereby nominate the following Virginia Tech alumnus/a for consideration by the Nominating Committee of the Board of Directors:

Nominee____________________________________________ Class Year ________________ Address______________________________________________________________________ City___________________________________ State________ Zip______________________ Please list reasons for your nomination and the nominee's qualifications on an additional page. Your Name__________________________________________ Class Year________________ Address______________________________________________________________________ City___________________________________ State________ Zip______________________

Virginia Tech Magazine Volume 17, Number 2 Winter 1995


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