Blacksburg in Montgomery County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
Paul Neyron Derring
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.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Education.
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. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Blacksburg VA 24060, United States of America. Touch for directions.
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 Mary Draper Ingels (about 500 feet away); Frank Leigh Robeson (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). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Blacksburg.
Also see . . . Derring Hall. Virginia Tech (Submitted on June 1, 2011, by Bernard Fisher of Richmond, Virginia.)
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on June 1, 2011, by Bernard Fisher of Richmond, Virginia. This page has been viewed 389 times since then and 2 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on June 1, 2011, by Bernard Fisher of Richmond, Virginia.