Virginia Tech Tragedy Touches Horticulture

Virginia Tech Tragedy Touches Horticulture

We sadly report that Joycelyne Couture Nowak, wife of Dr. Jerzy Nowak, who is the head of Virginia Tech’s horticulture department, died with at least 10 of her French class students at the end of the shooting rampage on April 16. Memorial contributions may be made to the Joceylne Couture-Nowak Memorial Garden Fund, which will be used to create a commemorative garden.

Checks should be made out to the Virginia Tech Foundation and mailed to:


Jocylyne Couture-Nowak Memorial Garden Fund
Department of Horticulture (0327)
301 Saunders Hall
Virginia Tech
Blacksburg, VA 24061

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