Monday, October 04, 2010
People - October 4, 2010
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The Roanoke Times
Gov. Bob McDonnell announced appointments to the Roanoke Higher Education Authority Board of Trustees: Dennis Cronk, Tony Walker and Mike Wray.
Julie Lyon, assistant professor of business administration, has been appointed director of student/faculty research at Roanoke College.
James Tanko has been named chairman of the department of chemistry in the College of Science at Virginia Tech.
Michael Karmis, who holds the Stonie Barker Professorship of Mining and Minerals Engineering at Virginia Tech, will receive an honorary degree from the Scientific Council of Moscow State Mining University in Russia this fall.
Dr. Jan Willcox has been promoted to the position of vice dean of the Virginia campus at the Edward Via Virginia College of Osteopathic Medicine in Blacksburg.
Pattie Stratton has been named the new director of marketing and development at Community School. The school also announced the new teachers that have joined the staff: Keri Johnson, middle elementary teaching team; Pat Thurston, art teacher; and Karen Quesenberry, technology coordinator and teacher.
Francesca Galarraga has been named director of diversity education and training in the office for diversity and inclusion at Virginia Tech.
Judy Riffle, professor of chemistry and director of Virginia Techs interdisciplinary macromolecular science and engineering Ph.D. education program, has been named a fellow of the American Chemical Society.
Virginia Tech recently announced the appointment of Brenda Winkel as head of the department of biological sciences.
Kelly Parkes, assistant professor of teaching and learning in the School of Education in the College of Liberal Arts and Human Sciences at Virginia Tech, received the universitys 2010 Scholarship of Teaching and Learning Award.
Barbara Ryder, head of Virginia Techs department of computer science, is the new vice president of the Association for Computing Machinery.
The Virginia Tech Board of Visitors has made the following appointments: Marcus Alley has been conferred the title of W.G. Wysor Professor Emeritus of Crop and Environmental Sciences; Reza Barkhi, associate professor of accounting and information systems in the Pamplin College of Business, was appointed the PricewaterhouseCoopers Junior Faculty Fellow of Accounting and Information Systems; Bonnie Lee Appleton, professor of horticulture, has been conferred the professor emerita title; Harry Dorn, professor of chemistry, was appointed the Dr. A.C. Lilly Jr. Faculty Fellow in Nanoscience.
The board of directors of The Lane Group Inc. announced that Matthew Blackwell recently attained professional licensure as a land surveyor in Virginia.
Clark Nexsen announced the following changes: Thomas Winborne has been named chief executive officer, Kenneth Stepka will serve as the chairman of the board, Gregory Hall has been named chief financial officer and William Keen has been named chief operating officer.
BB&T has promoted Jerry McMillan to assistant vice president and has hired Bill Stone as a business services officer.
Scott Baker has joined StellarOne as asset management relationship manager for the wealth management division.
Goodman & Co. LLP has added Lesley Cupec as a senior associate in the firms Roanoke office.
Jonathan Hamilton, an associate auditor for Carter Bank & Trust, has graduated from the Virginia Bankers School of Bank Management at the University of Virginia in Charlottesville.
Chris Mason has joined the Virginia Branch of AXA Advisors LLC.
J. Andrew Keller is the new executive director of Woods Rogers PLC.
Attorneys from Glenn, Feldmann, Darby & Goodlatte have received the best lawyer recognition from U.S. News & World Report. Lawyers recognized are Paul Beers, Harwell Darby Jr. and Maryellen Goodlatte.
Charles Phillips of Phillips & Phillips has been chosen for inclusion in the 2011 edition of the Best Lawyers in America.
The Blue Ridge Academy of Family Physicians has elected the following officers: Dr. Tim Beirne, president; Dr. Tarin Schmidt-Dalton, president-elect; and Dr. Roger Hofford, secretary-treasurer.
The Virginia Academy of Family Physicians has elected Dr. Elizabeth Polk to its board of directors and Dr. Mark Greenawald as first vice president.
The Roanoke Valley Speech and Hearing Center has announced the new officers for its board of directors: F. Anderson Stone, chairman; Ellen Apperson Brown, secretary; Bill Piper, vice chairman; Kevin Quinn, treasurer; Michelle Ickes, co-director and vice president clinical services; and Agness Henderson, co-director and vice president finance.
Dr. Michael Abbott, oral and maxillofacial surgeon, was installed as the 2010-11 president at the 141st annual business meeting of the Virginia Dental Association.
Dr. Matthew Foster was named associate medical director of Centra Cancer Care Services at Centra Alan B. Pearson Regional Cancer Center.
Christie Hurley has been named manager of the rehab center at the Veterans Administrations Veterans Care Center.
The Roanoke Valley Society for Human Resource Management announced the 2010 Virginia State Conference Board Members: Barbara Phelps and Lauren Siegel, conference co-chairwomen; Sharon Bowers and Sandy Hamilton, registration co-chairwomen; Coy Renick and Dan Oyler, exhibitor co-chairmen; Ken Redick, sponsorship chairman; Johna Campbell and Kathy Claytor, programs co-chairwomen; Sylvia Moore and Terri Stevens, arrangements co-chairwomen; Tracy Hale, marketing chairwoman; Debbie Honaker, treasurer; Kris Stacer and Charlotte Mason, door prize co-chairwomen; and Janelle Joyner, volunteer chairwoman.
YMCA of Roanoke Valley announced that Kim Bratic will join the organization as communications director.
Maria St. Clair has been named vice president of business development and member services of the Roanoke Regional Chamber of Commerce.
The United Way of Central Virginia announced its new volunteer cabinet for the 2010 annual campaign: Larry Jackson, campaign chairman; Don Banker, chairman-elect; Marie Martin; William Hunt Jr.; Robert Wood III; Dennis Roberts; Lloyd Agnew; William Coleman; Eugene Koster; David Young; John Bruce; Cindy Forren; Michael Daly; Leslie King; Curt Baker; James Peery; Robert Cook; Elena Edwards; Cary Roberts; Jim Martin; Daniel Wheeler; David Neumeyer; Chris Gentry; Frances and Donald Giles; Fred Armstrong; Michael Brogan; Terry Jamerson; Marc Schewel; David Case; and James Settle.
Maria St. Clair
Wytheville Trooper S. Matthew Cochran received a 2010 Lifesaving Award from the Virginia Association of Chiefs of Police and Virginia Police Chiefs Foundation.
Roanoke County Fire and Rescue Department promoted six personnel to an officer rank: Albert Hudson, captain, Back Creek Fire and Rescue Station; David Sizemore, captain, Fort Lewis Fire and Rescue Station; Jeffrey Johnston, lieutenant, Cave Spring Fire Station; Brandon King, lieutenant, Fort Lewis Fire and Rescue Station; Greg Sazonov, lieutenant, B-shift at the Back Creek Fire and Rescue Station; and Michael Zaronsky, lieutenant, C-shift at the Back Creek Fire and Rescue Station.
Long & Foster Realtors has announced the following changes: Shannon Hines has joined the North Office in Daleville, and Anna Pedziwiatr and Brian Wescott have joined the Roanoke South Office.
Prudential Waterfront Properties announced that Eric Fansler, Tom Fansler, Carolyn Pruett and Michelle Turner have earned the professional designation of fine homes specialist, conferred by Prudential Real Estate Affiliate Inc.
Amanda Zielske and Suzanne Linkous, leasing consultants for CMG Leasing Inc. in Blacksburg, have earned their National Apartment Leasing Professional certifications from the National Apartment Association.
Valley View Mall announced the hiring of Robert Earnest as assistant general manager.
Global Spectrum LP has named Garrett Nolan as assistant box office manager for the Roanoke Civic Center.
Janet Rose Campbell has been hired as executive director of the Lynchburg Green Building Initiative.