Michael Shroyer

Tree Care

A member of the Growing Earth Tree Care company climbs and prunes limbs among the branches of the Alwood Bur Oak. The tree was planted in 1895 and is said to be the oldest on the campus of Virginia Tech. April 6, 2011.

Barack Obama

Presidential candidate Barack Obama greets the audience as he exits the James Madison University convocation center after a campaign rally on October 28, 2008.

Warmup Pool

Members of the Golden West College women's waterpolo team warm up before their match vs. Orange Coast College by swimming laps in a side pool. Photo taken during Sports Shooter Academy VII. September 21, 2011.

Bluegrass Violin

Avery Davis, a rising 8th grader at Dalton Intermediate School, performs during the Radford Fiddle and Banjo Jam at the River City Grill on Monday, July 26, 2010. Avery started playing classical violin 9 years ago. The Radford Fiddle/Banjo Jam started 10 years ago and has continued through three different venues, most recently the River City Grill in Radford, VA. Anyone is welcome to join the local jam each Monday night.


Family and friends of the victims stand as the names of the 32 are read during the fourth anniversary of the April 16th campus shooting at Virginia Tech. April 16, 2011.

Water Dump

Members of the Virginia Tech dance team, The Low Techs, perform during the opening ceremony of the 2011 Big Event day of service. April 13, 2011.

Pre-season Weights

Senior middle hitter Abby Pennington works with dumbbells on a stabilization ball, as junior middle hitter Lindsey Cusimano helps as her spotter. The Blacksburg High School volleyball team spent an hour in the weight room doing basic strength training prior to practice in preparation for their upcoming season. August 17, 2010.

Staying Cool

Mahdi Torabinejad, left center, Jack Prater, right center, and Karrie Quesenberry, use a nearby fan to keep themselves cool in the stuffy hallway while awaiting the start of their graduation ceremony. The commencement exercises for Blacksburg High School took place June 5, 2011 in Burruss Hall on the campus of Virginia Tech.

Flying Dog

Jeff Wright, owner of Flying Houndz Frizbee, performs with his dog Sadie during halftime of the Virginia Tech Men's Basketball game vs Georgia Tech. February 18, 2012.

President of Haiti

President of Haiti, Michel Martelly, dances his way through a sea of security and journalists to greet a crowd gathered in his support. Martelly was in Mirebalais, Haiti to celebrate and cut the ribbon for the new 300 bed pubic hospital built by Partners In Health set to open in early 2013. November 6, 2012.