Byron Dickson (Arch ’63 L/M) has been awarded the Federal Aviation Administration’s Wright Brothers Master Pilot Award, which recognizes pilots who have demonstrated professionalism, skill and aviation expertise by maintaining safe operations for 50 or more years. Mr. Dickson is president and CEO of Roanoke-based Dickson Architects & Associates and the author of The National D-Day Memorial: The Evolution of an Idea (Bison Printing, 2011).
St. Leger “Monty” Joynes (Col ’63) has published his 22nd book, For Love and Treasure: The Life and Times of the World’s Most Successful Treasure Hunting Family. His libretto for the oratorio “The Awakening of Humanity,” written in collaboration with composer Edmund Barton Bullock, premiered in France in January 2015 and received a third performance at a French classical music festival in July 2015.
Clay Moldenhauer (Col ’63) had his poem “The Flower Sutra” delivered as a part of dramatic readings by Prasanna Ramaswamy at the January 2015 annual Hindu Lit for Life conference in Chennai, India, which included works by Ramaswamy, Cheran, Kashinath Singh, Diane Ackerman, Rainer Maria Rilke, P. Sainath, Thanjai Nalvar and John F. Kennedy.
William T. Wilson (Law ’63) has received the Champion of Justice award from the Virginia Chapter of the American Board of Trial Advocates for his service to the chapter, the Virginia Trial Lawyers Association, the Virginia State Bar and his community. Mr. Wilson is the senior partner in the Covington law firm of Wilson Updike & Nicely, which practices law almost exclusively in personal injury and medical malpractice.