Thirty Two

April 19, 2007, 8:31 am; posted by
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Ross Abdallah Alameddine, 20, described as “an intelligent, funny, easy-going guy.”
Christopher James “Jamie” Bishop, 35, who taught German and helped oversee an exchange program.
Brian Bluhm, 25, who wished to be remembered by his faith and work with the Baptist Collegiate Ministries.
Ryan Clark, 22. “He was just one of the greatest people you could possibly know.”
Austin Cloyd, 18, whose mission trips to Appalachia showed how caring and faithful she was, said her pastor.
Jocelyne Couture-Nowak, a French instructor at Virginia Tech.
Daniel Perez Cueva, 21, who grew up in Lima, and dreamed of going to Virginia Tech his whole life.
Prof. Kevin Granata, 46, one of the top five biomechanics researchers in the country; family man and coach.
Mathew Gregory Gwaltney, 24, once named “best guy to take home to your parents.”
Caitlin Hammaren, 19. “Caitlin was a leader among our students.”
Jeremy Herbstritt, 27, a graduate student in civil engineering.
Rachael Elizabeth Hill, 18, a graduate of Grove Avenue Christian School.
Emily Jane Hilscher, 19, known in her county as an animal lover.
Jarrett Lane, 22, who liked Christian alternative music, The Simpsons and SportsCenter.
Matt La Porte, a sophomore who aspired to an Air Force commission.
Henry J. Lee, the ninth of 10 siblings whose family fled to the United States from Vietnam.
Prof. Liviu Librescu, 76. Holocaust survivor who saved his students.
Prof. G.V. Loganathan, 51, Indian-born civil and environmental engineering professor.
Partahi Lumbantoruan, 34, whose family sold off property and cars to pay his tuition.
Lauren McCain, 20, an avowed Christian and an avid reader who had almost mastered Latin.
Daniel O’Neil, 22, a graduate student who played guitar and wrote his own songs.
Juan Ortiz, 26. “An extraordinary son, what any father would have wanted.”
Minal Panchal, 26, a bright, polite girl who would help the neighborhood children with their schoolwork.
Erin Peterson, 18. Athletic and inseparable from her father, except she was a Redskin fan, he a Cowboy.
Michael Pohle, 23, “a good kid who did everything that good kids do.”
Julia Pryde, 23, known for being an exceptional student with a sweet demeanor.
Mary Karen Read, 19, an interdisciplinary studies major who summered in Rochester.
Reema Samaha, 18, a member of the school’s Contemporary Dance Ensemble.
Waleed Mohammed Shaalan, 32, the father of a 1-year-old son.
Leslie Sherman, a sophomore who loved reading.
Maxine Turner, a senior preparing for graduation who took German as an elective.
Nicole White, 20, a international studies major and lifeguard.


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