Rebekka O’Grady Sprouse Grubbs (Col ’03, Grad ’06, ’08) of Spokane, Wash., died Feb. 12, 2014. At the University, she volunteered with Madison House. She had a successful biomedical research career, publishing papers in prominent journals frequently throughout graduate school and postdoctoral work. Following research work at the Hudson Alpha Institute for Biotechnology and at Cornell University, Ms. Grubbs took a teaching position at Gonzaga University in Spokane. She was a witty, athletic, compassionate and extraordinarily nice woman who enjoyed spending time with her family, her friends and pets. She also loved french fries, cows, country music and books. Survivors include her husband, Nathaniel Grubbs (Grad ’07), her mother, a sister and a brother.
Charles William Schreiber (Col ’05) of Virginia Beach died Feb. 7, 2014. At the University, he was a member of Beta Theta Pi fraternity and volunteered with Madison House. He worked as a crisis intervention clinician for Sentara Healthcare. Mr. Schreiber enjoyed camping, hiking, snowboarding, visiting the beach, traveling and spending time with family and close friends. He was a warm, genuine man who had a quick wit and a sincere interest in helping others. Survivors include his parents; three sisters, including Vanessa Schreiber Chang (Col ’00 L/M) and Laura Schreiber Frank (Col ’02 L/M); a brother; and a niece.