Several campus facilities will be named for university benefactors

BLACKSBURG, Va., March 27, 2006 – The Virginia Tech Board of Visitors approved the naming of several new or recently renovated university facilities in recognition of the generosity of individuals and corporations.

“Individual and corporate philanthropy enables Virginia Tech to be the world-class research university it is today,” said Elizabeth Flanagan, vice president of development and university relations. “When the aspirations of a great university and the dreams of a donor come together, students and faculty alike benefit tremendously.”

Among the resolutions approved by the board of visitors:

==> The "cleanroom" located in 636 Whittemore Hall will be named the “Micron Technology Semiconductor Processing Laboratory,” in honor of the world-wide manufacturer of semiconductor memories and devices. Micron Technology gave $750,000 for the renovation of the 1,800 square foot cleanroom to make it a state-of-the-art undergraduate and graduate teaching and research facility. In addition, the company’s foundation has provided Virginia Tech with five, two-year undergraduate scholarships for students in chemical engineering, computer engineering, electrical engineering, and materials science and engineering.

==> A reading/study hall room in the new Student Athlete Academic Support Services Department will be named the “Dr. Donald Anderson Room,” in appreciation long time member of the Virginia Tech Athletic Fund and Ut Prosim Society.

==> A private tutoring room in the new Student Athlete Academic Support Services Department will be named the “Quinton J. and Jacqueline L. Nottingham Room,” in appreciation of the Nottinghams’ generosity toward Virginia Tech and the Department of Athletics. Jacqueline L. Nottingham is director of admissions and academic progress for the graduate school and Quinton Nottingham is an associate professor in the Pamplin College of Business.

==> Two interview rooms housed in the Career Services Building will be individually acknowledged as the “Interview Room sponsored by Norfolk Southern Corporation,” to honor the transportation leader and long time corporate supporter of the university.