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In memoriam: Thomas J. Grizzard Jr., professor emeritus of civil and environmental engineering and urban water cycle expert (VT News)

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Thomas J. Grizzard, Jr., professor emeritus of civil and environmental engineering in the College of Engineering at Virginia Tech and former director of the Occoquan Watershed Monitoring Laboratory, died unexpectedly on June 24. He was 70. “Our hearts are heavy with the news of Tom’s passing,” said G. Don Taylor, the Charles O. Gordon Professor of Industrial and Systems Engineering and interim dean of …

Photo taken from the outside of a small office. A sign with the name "Lynn Nystrom" is visible on the periphery of the photo. Inside the office is a desk and chair and an assortment of knick-knacks like photo frames and a stained glass picture of a horse.

Lynn’s Office (The Pylon)

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When Lynn died, one of the first things I thought of was her office, with its eclectic and distinctive decorations: the stained glass horses in the window, the cluster of framed photos on the filing cabinets and shelves, the beaded mobile. I thought of dropping by, often unannounced, knocking on the door, and being welcomed in by a warm hello …

In the photo, a young man (Colin Moore) smiles and poses for a picture with one hand pointing up toward the sky to indicate number one. He is wearing a gray t-shirt with the word "Hokies" written in orange and maroon text.

Remembering Colin Moore: Family and friends share their stories (Collegiate Times)

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Colin Campbell Moore, a 20-year-old Virginia Tech applied economic management junior, died earlier this week. Colin was born on Feb. 22, 1994 and died on Jan. 26, 2015 of respiratory failure, according to his older brother, Michael Moore. According to the family-provided obituary, Colin is survived by “his loving parents, Lynn Leslie Moore and Michael Alderman Moore; older brother Michael Alderman …