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Robert G HitchingsRobert G. Hitchings passed away May 5, 2014 at the age of 91 in Manassas, VA.  He was a Professor of Pulp and Paper Technology at NC State University for 33 years, retiring in 1987, and a long time member of TAPPI.

Professor Hitchings was a dedicated classroom teacher, impacting the lives of over 620 students in the undergraduate program.  He was named several times as an Alumni Distinguished Professor; he was also a member of the NCSU Academy of Outstanding Teachers and was appointed the Rueben B. Robinson Professor of Pulp and Paper Science and Technology.

A memorial service will be held at 11 am, May 12, 2014, at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church in Alexandria, VA, in lieu of flowers, gifts may be made to the Robert G. Hitchings Endowed Scholarship either online or by or check payable to NC State Natural Resources Foundation with Robert G. Hitchings Scholarship in the memo line (mail: c/o Jennifer Piercy, NC State University, Campus Box 8005, Raleigh, NC 27695).