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Kroontje, Wybe


Biographical Note

Wybe Kroontje was born in the Netherlands in 1922. He was part of the Dutch resistance during World War II and came to the United States after the War. He received his B.S. at Cornell University and earned his PhD from the University of Nebraska. He joined the VPI faculty in 1956 in agronomy. He served as the first president of the Faculty Senate at VPI.

Kroontje retired from Virginia Tech in 1987, and turned his full attention to the project he started with his wife Marietje in the early 1970s: the Warm Hearth Village retirement community in Blacksburg, Virginia.

Found in 1 Collection or Record:

Warm Hearth Village Records

Identifier: Ms-2007-002

This collection contains documents related to the establishment and building of Warm Hearth Village, a retirement community in Blacksburg, Virginia, founded by former Virginia Tech professor Wybe Kroontje and his wife Marietje.

Dates: 1974 - 1982