Day: November 10, 2006

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Eric Schmidt, son of an economics professor at Tech, grew up in Blacksburg. He didn’t go to Tech though, choosing to study engineering at Princeton and then get a masters and doctorate from the University of California.

After a stint at Sun Microsystems, Schmidt became chairman and chief executive officer at Google, the Internet search engine giant.

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Sadly, Amy and I have decided to close our studio, Blue Ridge Creative, at The Jacksonville Center. Our departure ends a three-year stint as one of the original tenants of the Center.

Opening the studio brought us to Floyd — a homecoming for me and a new home for Amy. But the studio never evolved as we envisioned. I had hoped to use it as a quiet refuge to work on video and photo projects and catalog 40 years of work. Amy hoped to use it for sculpture.

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