When the average American thinks about Russia, I’m sure a few key things will always come to mind: communism, vodka, Putin, and probably grizzly bears. Hardly anybody knows anything about Russian culture, and for good reason; a visa is necessary to visit the country, and cultural centers such as Moscow or Saint Petersburg are very far away from the United States east coast.
Lisa P. Cole has been named to the fall 2010 and spring 2011 Dean’s List at Virginia Tech. Undergraduate students who earn a 3.4 GPA are included on the list. Lisa, a Human Nutrition, Foods, and Exercise major in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, has completed her second year of study.
Emily Brown, of Richmond, a sophomore majoring in human development in the College of Liberal Arts and Human Sciences, was selected to be a Hokie Camp executive board member for incoming students of Virginia Tech.
The Chesterfield County School Board unanimously endorsed a new contract last Tuesday night for Dr. Marcus J. Newsome, superintendent of Chesterfield County Public Schools (CCPS).
A year after being named Chesterfield County Public School’s Teacher of the Year, Dr. Nancy Hoover is the recipient of the Air Force Association’s State Teacher of the Year award.
Wyatt Gordon, a Thomas Dale alumnus and Chester resident, will be using his $20,000 Boren Scholarship to study Sustainable Development at Universitas Gadjah Mada in Yogyakarta, Indonesia, from August 2011-June 2012.
Meredith Marie Tierney, daughter of Kathy and Bob Tierney, graduated with an MBA from Northwestern University’s, Kellogg School of Management June 17, 2011.