Blacksburg in Montgomery County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
Earl Bertram Norris
Director, Engineering Experiment Station
An engineer, educator, administrator, and author, Earl Bertram Norris worked professionally in the industrial field, taught mechanical engineering, and served as as engineering dean before becoming an engineering dean at VPI. His service as a lieutenant colonel in World War I drew praise from Gen. John J. Pershing. At VPI, the president considered him indispensable. He chaired the administrative council, doubled the curricula in engineering, and co-wrote three text books.
Norris Hall first wing completed in 1960
Erected by VPI Class of 1953.
Location. 37° 13.761′ N, 80° 25.375′ W. Marker is in Blacksburg, Virginia, in Montgomery County. Marker can be reached from Drillfield Drive west of Stanger Street. Touch 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. William MacFarland Patton (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Julian Ashby Burruss (about 300 feet away); Roy Jay Holden (about 300 feet away); John William Hancock Jr. Lingan Strother Randolph (about 400 feet away); April 16th Memorial (about 400 feet away); William Bradford Alwood (about 500 feet away); Charles Henry Burchard (about 500 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Blacksburg.
Also see . . . Norris Hall. Virginia Tech (Submitted on June 2, 2011, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia.)
Categories. • Education • War, World I •
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on June 2, 2011, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia. This page has been viewed 428 times since then and 26 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on June 2, 2011, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia. 3. submitted on April 6, 2013, by Kevin W. of Stafford, Virginia.