Ross Alameddine, 20, of Saugus, Mass., according to his mother, Lynnette Alameddine. Friends described the sophomore majoring in English, business information technology and French as "an intelligent, funny, easy-going guy."
Christopher James "Jamie" Bishop, 35, taught German at Virginia Tech and helped oversee an exchange program with a German university. According to his Web site, Bishop, a Fulbright scholar at Christian-Albrechts University in Kiel, spent four years living in Germany, where he "spent most of his time learning the language, teaching English, drinking large quantities of wheat beer, and wooing a certain fraulein" — the "fraulein" being Bishop's wife, Stephanie Hofer, who also teaches in Virginia Tech's German program.
Brian Bluhm, graduate student
Ryan Clark, 22, a student from Martinez, Ga., was a fifth-year student working toward a triple-degree in psychology, biology and English and carried a 4.0 grade-point average. He was a member of the Marching Virginians band. He was a resident assistant at Ambler Johnson Hall, the dorm where the first shootings took place. "He was just one of the greatest people you could possibly know," friend Gregory Walton, 25, said. "He was always smiling, always laughing. I don't think I ever saw him mad in the five years I knew him."
Jocelyne Couture-Nowak, a foreign language professor.
Peruvian student Daniel Perez Cueva, a 21-year-old international relations major, was killed while in his French class, said his mother, Betty Cueva.
Prof. Kevin Granata, 45, researched muscle and reflex response and robotics. Ishwar K. Puri, head of the engineering science and mechanics department, called Granata one of the top five biomechanics researchers in the country working on movement dynamics in cerebral palsy. A fellow professor Demetri Telionis, described Granata as a family man. "With so many research projects and graduate students, he still found time to spend with his family, and he coached his children in many sports and extracurricular activities," Telionis said. "We will all miss him dearly."
Caitlin Hammaren, 19, of Westtown, N.Y., a sophomore majoring in international studies and French. "She was just one of the most outstanding young individuals that I've had the privilege of working with in my 31 years as an educator," said John P. Latini, principal of Minisink Valley High School, where she graduated in 2005. "Caitlin was a leader among our students."
Jeremy Herbstritt, a graduate student.
Rachael Hill 18, was a graduate of Grove Avenue Christian School in Henrico County and was a freshman at Virginia Tech. Her father, Guy Hill of Glen Allen, said his daughter was studying biology at the university.
Emily Jane Hilscher, a 19-year-old freshman from Woodville and an animal and poultry sciences major, was known in rural Rappahannock County as an animal lover. County Administrator John McCarthy, a family friend, said she worked at a veterinarian's office "and cared about them her whole life."
Jarrett Lane, senior, of Narrows, Va., a civil engineering major, liked Christian Alternative music, "The Simpsons" and "ESPN Sportscenter."
Matt La Porte, a freshman, of Dumont, N.J., was a 2005 graduate of the Carson Long Military Institute in Perry County, Pennsylvania. He was majoring in political science and leadership, and aspired to an Air Force commission.
Henry Lee, freshman, of Roanoke, Va., a computer engineering and French major, enjoyed racquetball, engineering and Frisbee. "I'm just your typical short Asian (Chinese) guy," he wrote.
Prof. Liviu Librescu, 76, an Israeli born in Romania, survived the Holocaust and built an international reputation for his research in aeronautical engineering. He taught at Virginia Tech for 20 years. According to e-mails sent by students to his family, the professor saved their lives by blocking the doorway of his classroom from the approaching gunman before Librescu was fatally shot, as students jumped out of windows.
Prof. G.V. Loganathan, 51, an Indian-born civil and environmental engineering professor, had been a professor at Virginia Tech since 1982. "For us it was like an electric shock. We've totally collapsed today," his brother G.V. Palanivel said from the southern Indian state of Tamil Nadu. "Our parents are elderly and have broken down completely."
Lauren McCain, 20, was originally from Oklahoma but most recently lived in the Hampton, Va., area. She was planning to major in International Studies.
Daniel O'Neil, 22, a graduate student in engineering from Rhode Island, was a teaching assistant. O'Neil played guitar and wrote his own songs, which he posted on a Web site, www.residenthippy.com. A high school friend, Steve Craveiro, said O'Neil wrote was in the folk and acoustic vein. "He would never talk himself up as a musician," Craveiro said. "He had a personal relationship with his music." Katlyn Duquenoy, 22, who lives across the street from the O'Neil family and graduated in the same high school class, described him as extremely intelligent. "He probably would have gone really far in life and been successful," she said.
Juan Ortiz, a 26-year-old graduate student in civil engineering from Bayamon, Puerto Rico, according to his wife, Liselle Vega Cortes.
Erin Peterson, a member of Phi Sigma Pi — Alpha Rho chapter.
Julia Pryde, a graduate student from Middletown, N.J., was known for being an exceptional student as well as for her sweet demeanor.
Mary Karen Read was born in South Korea into an Air Force family and lived in Texas and California before settling in Annandale, Va. Her aunt, Karen Kuppinger in Rochester, N.Y., said her 19-year-old niece had struggled adjusting to Tech's sprawling campus, but had recently begun making friends and looking into a sorority. "I think she wanted to try to spread her wings," she said.
Reema Samaha, freshman, of Centreville, Va., liked dancing and was a fan of ballet and belly dancing, as well as a member of the school's Contemporary Dance Emsemble.
Leslie Sherman, sophomore, a history and international studies major.
Maxine Turner, a senior from Vienna, Va., was a chemical engineering major. A member of Alpha Omega Epsilon, her interests included Tae Kwon Do, Shakespeare and Red Hot Chili Peppers.
Nicole White, 20, International Studies major from Hampton Roads, Va.