Charles Tynan: Engineering the Future

Aproud alumnus, Charles Tynan is no stranger to the Blacksburg area or Virginia Tech. From the years of 1947 to 1952 he was an undergraduate student, living in dorms and a cadet in the Corps. He spent the majority of his time devoted to academics, and his hard work paid off when he graduated with a degree in aeronautical engineering. …

Christopher C. Kraft Jr.: From VPI to Mission Control

Christopher Columbus Kraft Jr. is a Class of 1944, Virginia Tech graduate born February 28, 1924, in the small town of Phoebus, Virginia. Growing up, Chris knew everyone in his town, and they knew him. Despite growing up in the Depression era, Kraft enjoyed his childhood. One event that drastically affected his future was a fall into a fire at …