Thursday, April 19, 2007

Full list of Virginia Tech victims

Here is the complete list of victims from Monday's massacre at Virginia Tech. This updates the partial list we posted on Tuesday.

Virginia Tech officials announced today that all of the student victims would be awarded their degrees posthumously. Students wounded or traumatized by the attack may be allowed to finish the semester immediately without academic consequences, they said.

  • Ross Abdallah Alameddine, 20, sophomore from Saugus, Mass.

  • Christopher James Bishop, 35, German instructor.

  • Brian Roy Bluhm, 25, civil engineering graduate student from Stephens City, Va. He had previously lived in Iowa, Detroit and Louisville, Ky.

  • Ryan Christopher Clark, 22, of Martinez, Ga., senior majoring in psychology.

  • Austin Michelle Cloyd, sophomore international studies major and member of the honors program from Blacksburg, Va. Cloyd and her family previously lived in Champaign, Ill.

  • Jocelyne Couture-Nowak, French instructor, according to her husband, Jerzy Nowak, the head of the horticulture department at Virginia Tech. Here is an article from a newspaper website in Nova Scotia, Canada, about her.

  • Daniel Alejandro Perez Cueva, 21, of Peru, sophomore majoring in international studies. He also had lived in Woodbridge, Va.

  • Kevin Granata, engineering science and mechanics professor, according to Ishwar K. Puri, the head of the engineering science and mechanics department.

  • Matthew Gregory Gwaltney, 24, of Chester, Va., graduate student in civil and environmental engineering, according to his father and stepmother, Greg and Linda Gwaltney.

  • Caitlin Millar Hammaren, 19, sophomore majoring in international studies from Westtown, N.Y.

  • Jeremy Michael Herbstritt, 27, civil engineering graduate student from Bellefonte, Pa.

  • Rachael Hill, 18, of Glen Allen, Va., according to her father, Guy Hill.

  • Emily Jane Hilscher, 19-year-old freshman from Woodville, Va., majoring in animal and poultry sciences.

  • Jarrett Lee Lane, 22, senior majoring in civil engineering from Narrows, Va.

  • Matthew Joseph La Porte, 20, sophomore from Dumont, N.J.

  • Henry J. Lee, also known as Henh Ly, 20, first-year student majoring in computer engineering from Roanoke, Va. He had enough advanced-placement credits to be considered a sophomore by Virginia Tech.

  • Liviu Librescu, 76, engineering science and mechanics professor who joined the faculty in 1985. Originally from Romania and had also lived in Israel.

    From the blog Religion Clause, April 19: "The blog Yeshiva World on Tuesday carried an interesting account of the accommodations made by Virginia state officials so that Professor Liviu Librescu, one of the victims of the Virginia Tech mass shooting, could be buried in accordance with Jewish law. Librescu was the Romanian-born Holocaust survivor who was shot while barring his classroom door to permit his students to escape. Rabbis in the United States, contacted by Librescu's family in Israel, told the Virginia medical examiner's office that autopsies were inconsistent with Jewish law. The medical examiner agreed to merely use x-rays and a minimally invasive procedure to remove bullets. Also Jewish funerals are generally conducted promptly after death. Bad weather prevented immediate flight of the body to New York for ritual handling before burial, so state police all along the route from New York to Virginia provided a police escort for the vehicle that drove to pick up the body. On Wednesday, President Bush specifically mentioned Librescu's courage during a presidential speech at the U.S. Holocaust Museum."

  • G.V. Loganathan, 51, civil and environmental engineering professor, according to his brother G.V. Palanivel.

  • Partahi Mamora Halomoan Lumbantoruan, 34, of Indonesia, civil engineering doctoral student.

  • Lauren Ashley McCain, 20, of Hampton, Va., freshman international studies major.

  • Daniel Patrick O'Neil, 22, of Lincoln, R.I., first-year graduate student in environmental engineering.

  • Juan Ramon Ortiz, 26, graduate student in civil engineering from Bayamon, Puerto Rico.

  • Minal Hiralal Panchal, 26, of Mumbai, India, graduate student in architecture.

  • Erin Peterson, 18, of Chantilly, Va., an international studies major, according to her father, Grafton Peterson.

  • Michael Steven Pohle Jr., 23, of Flemington, N.J., senior majoring in biology.

  • Julia Kathleen Pryde, 23, graduate student in biological systems engineering from Middletown, N.J.

  • Mary Karen Read, 19, freshman from Annandale, Va.

  • Reema Joseph Samaha, 18, freshman from Centreville, Va.

  • Waleed Mohammed Shaalan, 32, of Zagazig, Egypt, doctoral student in civil engineering.

  • Leslie Sherman, sophomore history and international studies student from Springfield, Va., according to her grandmother Gerry Adams.

  • Maxine Turner, 22, senior majoring in chemical engineering from Vienna, Va., according to her father, Paul Turner.

  • Nicole White, 20, junior majoring in international studies from Smithfield, Va., according to a family statement released by the Suffolk, Va., Police Department.
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