Susan Anderson: A Beacon for Change in Blacksburg

Susan Anderson got her passion for social justice and community service from her family. From a young age, she was taught by her mother to stand up for those in need. Her grandparents were involved in their communities, and her grandfather worked in public health. Anderson was born in Lynchburg, Virginia, and grew up in Amherst County. She attended the …

Linda and Wesley Patterson: Living Tech Together

At a time when the world was undergoing revolution, Wesley and Linda Patterson were enjoying the academic seclusion of Virginia Tech. They both began their undergraduate careers in 1972; Linda graduated with majors in mathematics and psychology in 1976 and Wesley in 1977 with his bachelor’s in architecture. Transitions in social justice, feminism, and race were just a few prevalent …