- 4 In Honor of Horace Fralin
- Virginia Tech's new biotechnology center will be named for Horace Fralin--Virginia Tech Board of Visitors member, friend, and alumnus--who died in January.
- 6 Virginia Tech Underground
- Once a caver, always a caver. Virginia Tech Cave Club continues to lure students underground while maintaining a strong alumni membership.
- 10 Lessons in Caring
- As life expectancies lengthen, middle-aged individuals feel squeezed between the demands of dependent children and aging parents. Virginia Tech offers a solution--adult day care. The center is the nation's first to train students specifically for a career in this growing new field.
- 14 Wireless Whiz
- Presidential Faculty Fellow Ted Rappaport predicts that developmental research by Virginia Tech's wireless communications group could create a "Wireless Valley" of related industry in Southwest Virginia similar to California's Silicon Valley.
- 16 House + House = Success
- This free-spirited alumni architectural team set off for San Francisco with no jobs and no contacts; six years later they're designing mansions and sleek retail offices.
- Orange and Maroon 2
- Around the Drillfield 3
- Sports 20
- Research 22
- Alumni Association 24
- Philanthropy 25
- Class Notes 26
Director of University Relations Larry Hincker Associate Director for Publications David C. Lotts Editor Su Clauson-Wicker Assistant Editor Netta Eisler Graphic Design Glen Duncan Patricia Sterner Chief Photographer Gary Colbert Assistance from the Virginia Tech Photo Lab Editorial Assistant Kate Greene '94 Stacey Pastor '93 Business Manager Kathy Eschenmann Alumni Notes Jo Farmer Dale Alvarez
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