This is an ongoing list of Virginia Tech students that were killed 4-16-07. Their names will contain a link to their myspace page (if there is one).
I am doing this in good taste. I hope it doesn’t offend anyone. The reason behind this is that it’s one thing to hear a list of names on TV, or read them online, but if you take a second to view a bit of the persons personal life it will give you a deeper understanding of that person.
It will help give you a greater understanding of how terrible a tragedy this is. It will help some to realized that the deceased are real people, not just names on a screen. Real people that had real lives, real hopes, and real dreams…. just like you and me.
After looking at the lives of these people, the tragedy hits even harder. (Updated for 4-19-07)
Senior, Chemical Engineering
Freshman, Computer Engineering
Matt La Porte
Freshman, University Studies
Christopher J. Bishop
35 yr. old Georgia Native
Instructor, Foreign Languages and Literatures (German)
51 yrs. old from Chennai India
Professor, Civil and Environmental Engineering
26 yrs. old from Puerto Rico
Graduate Student, Civil Engineering
22 yrs. old from Narrows, Va.
Senior, Civil Engineering
Ryan “stack” Clark
22 yrs. old from Martinez, Ga.
Senior, Biology, English, Psychology
Sophomore, History and International Studies
19 yrs. old from Westtown, NY
Sophomore, International Studies and French
Professor, Engineering Science & Mechanics
19 yrs old from Woodville, Va.
Freshman, Animal and Poultry Sciences, Equine Science
Ross Abdallah Alameddine
19 yrs. old from Saugus, Mass.
Mary Karen Read
19 yrs. old from Annandale, Va.
23 yrs. old from Middletown, N.J.
Department of Biological Sciences grad student
Daniel Perez Cueva
21 yrs. old from Peru
Studying International relations
French language teacher
27 yrs. old from Johnstown, Penn.
Grad student studying civil engineering.
Majoring in international studies.
25 yrs. old from Winchester, Va.
Master’s student in water resources.
20 yrs. old
International studies major
23 yrs. old from Flemington, N.J.
Degree in biological sciences.
Rachel Elizabeth Hill
18 yrs. old
from Centreville, Va.
26 yrs. old from Mumbai, India
Grad student in building Sciences
In his late 20’s from Egypt
Nicole Regina White
20 yrs. old from Carrollton, Va.
International studies & German
Matthew G. Gwaltney
24 yrs. old from Chester, Va.
Grad student in civil and environmental engineering
34 yrs. old from Indonesia
Civil engineering doctoral student
I have done my best to verify that this list is accurate. If you know of any errors, please don’t hesitate to contact me. Also, if you know the myspace page of the persons listed here that I didn’t find, please let me know via my contact page, or leave a message below this blog post.
I will continue to update this page as more names of the deceased are released, and as more myspace or other personal web pages are found. Any help I can get with this list I appreciate.
If you feel this page should be removed, I will remove it. That being said, I think it is necessary for people to see the real lives of these victims in order to appreciate them for who they were. It really makes this more than just statistics when you see the faces and read the interests and hopes of people senselessly murdered.
(Updated for 4-19-07)