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Paul Neyron Derring

(1894-1973)

 
 
Paul Neyron Derring Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, May 28, 2011
1. Paul Neyron Derring Marker
Inscription.
Secretary, YMCA 1918-1964
Director of Religious Affairs 1957-1964

A Phi Beta Kappa graduate, Paul Neyron Derring was the first blind man to complete college in Virginia. While heading the YMCA at VPI, he became a father figure to countless students, was known for his helpfulness and wise counsel, and exerted a great deal of influence on student life. During more than 45 years at VPI, he became one of the most beloved and admired figures on campus.

Derring Hall first phase completed in 1969
 
Erected by VPI Class of 1953.
 
Location. 37° 13.749′ N, 80° 25.556′ W. Marker is in Blacksburg, Virginia, in Montgomery County. Marker can be reached from Perry Street east of West Campus Drive. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Blacksburg VA 24060, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. George Burke Johnston (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Clinton Harriman Cowgill (about 400 feet away); Charles Henry Burchard (about 500 feet away); Mary Draper Ingels (about 500 feet away); Frank Leigh Robeson
Derring Hall image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, May 28, 2011
2. Derring Hall
(about 600 feet away); Thomas Marshall Hahn Jr. (about 600 feet away); John William Hancock Jr. (about 700 feet away); John Edward Williams (about 800 feet away). Click for a list of all markers in Blacksburg.
 
Also see . . .  Derring Hall. Virginia Tech (Submitted on June 1, 2011, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia.) 
 
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Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia. This page has been viewed 290 times since then and 10 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on , by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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