Dr. Doug Montgomery: Triple Tech Graduate

Most Hokies bleed orange and maroon, and Doug Montgomery is no exception. Having gotten all three of his academic engineering degrees from Virginia Tech, he has a particularly close and special relationship with the university that he has carried with him after graduating and will continue to carry for the rest of his life. Doug was born in Roanoke, Virginia …

Mary “Prim” Jones: Empowering Female Engineers

Mary “Prim” Jones is a pioneer for women in the field of engineering. Graduating in 1962, she was just the third woman to graduate with a degree in mechanical engineering from Virginia Tech. After graduation, she began a successful career in aeronautics engineering and became an executive director with what is now Aerojet Rocketdyne. Both Virginia Tech and engineering are …

Matt Winston Sr.: Leading the way for Future Hokies

M att Winston Sr., Virginia Tech class of 1959, was born in Norfolk, Virginia in 1938, the youngest of three children. Though he grew up in a time of warfare and racial segregation in a poor family, he enjoyed his childhood. He remembers being hardly aware of the hardships around him, to which he says: “Someone was looking after me …