Notices sorted by graduation date.
Joanne McGrath Cohoon (Grad ’00) of Charlottesville died Feb. 14, 2016. She was a professor of science, technology and society in the School of Engineering and Applied Science. She also served as a senior research scientist at the National Center for Women & Information Technology and was one of four principal investigators for UVA CHARGE, a National Science Foundation-supported program to increase the representation of women faculty in science, technology, engineering and math fields. In recognition of her work, Ms. Cohoon received the Anita Borg Institute’s 2015 A. Richard Newton Educator ABIE Award, which is awarded to educators who develop innovative teaching approaches that attract girls and women to computing, engineering and math. UVA CHARGE has established the Joanne McGrath Cohoon Enhancement Grant Program, a small grant program for women faculty in STEM fields, in recognition of Ms. Cohoon’s life achievements. Survivors include her husband, James Cohoon, associate professor in the computer science engineering department; her father; two daughters, Genevieve Cohoon Asher (Col ’07) and Johanna Cohoon (Col ’13); a son; three sisters; and four grandchildren.
Rudy P. Morgan (Col ’01) of Scranton, Pennsylvania, died March 16, 2016. At the University, he was an Echols Scholar and a member of The Declaration staff, the Jefferson Literary and Debating Society and the Glee Club. After graduation, he taught English in Japan before returning to the U.S. to work at his family’s business, Cook’s Wholesale Foods, from 2003 to 2014. He was finishing a master’s degree in supply chain management at Pennsylvania State University and working for Corning Life Sciences as a customer service coordinator at the time of his death. He held a certification in production and inventory management from the American Production and Inventory Control Society and was president of the organization’s northeastern chapter. Mr. Morgan was also a talented classical guitarist and enjoyed traveling. Survivors include his wife, his parents, two brothers and a sister.
Victoria F. Wray Alley (Educ ’02) of Richmond, Virginia, died March 30, 2016. She taught kindergarten at St. Christopher’s School in Richmond for 10 years, later working as assistant head and curriculum director of the school. She was also an adjunct faculty member at the University of Richmond, Mary Baldwin College and the Curry School. A dedicated teacher, she was involved with a number of organizations in the Richmond community, serving as a member of the Virginia Historical Society’s educators advisory board and of the leadership team of the Peter Paul Development Center, a community center in Richmond’s East End. Survivors include her husband, her parents and a sister.