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Evergreen Hills Memory Gardens

3899 Park Avenue
Steger, IL 60475
(708) 756-5995
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Former Virginia Tech president Hahn dies at 89 - Virginia Tech Collegiate Times

Monday, June 06, 2016

President Hahn was a trusted and supportive friend who displayed unwavering support for Virginia Tech,” former Virginia Tech President Charles Steger told Virginia Tech News. “During his transformative presidency, he opened access to higher education and laid the foundation to expand our research programs so that we could become a major national research university ... He was the best of the best.”Hahn was born in Lexington, Kentucky, in 1926. After receiving a B.S. in physics from the University of Kentucky, he graduated with a Ph.D. in physics from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 1949. He was also head of the Department of Physics from 1954 to 1959 at, what was then, Virginia Polytechnic Institute.He took over as president of VPI on July 2, 1962, after serving as Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences at Kansas State University for three years. At only 35 years old, he was the youngest president in Virginia Tech history.Hahn's administration was a time of change for Virginia Tech. During his tenure as president from 1962 to 1974, enrollment nearly tripled. Hahn also led the effort to change the university's name from Virginia Polytechnic Institute to Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University in 1970.As part of the transition to a full-fledged university,...

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Former Virginia Tech president Hahn dies at 89 - Virginia Tech Collegiate Times

Monday, June 06, 2016

President Hahn was a trusted and supportive friend who displayed unwavering support for Virginia Tech,” former Virginia Tech President Charles Steger told Virginia Tech News. “During his transformative presidency, he opened access to higher education and laid the foundation to expand our research programs so that we could become a major national research university ... He was the best of the best.”Hahn was born in Lexington, Kentucky, in 1926. After receiving a B.S. in physics from the University of Kentucky, he graduated with a Ph.D. in physics from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 1949. He was also head of the Department of Physics from 1954 to 1959 at, what was then, Virginia Polytechnic Institute.He took over as president of VPI on July 2, 1962, after serving as Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences at Kansas State University for three years. At only 35 years old, he was the youngest president in Virginia Tech history.Hahn's administration was a time of change for Virginia Tech. During his tenure as president from 1962 to 1974, enrollment nearly tripled. Hahn also led the effort to change the university's name from Virginia Polytechnic Institute to Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University in 1970.As part of the transition to a full-fledged university,...