Blue Ridge CTC honors Las Vegas shooting victim

Tony and Denise Burditus are pictured at a concert venue in Las Vegas that was the scene of America’s worst mass shooting.

MARTINSBURG, W.Va. — Officials at Blue Ridge Community and Technical College gathered Tuesday to recognize a former student who was killed during last month’s mass shooting in Las Vegas.

A brick-dedication ceremony was held at the college’s main campus in Martinsburg to honor Denise Burditus, 50, who had been working towards an associate degree in business administration.

Dr. Peter Checkovich, President of Blue Ridge was among those who spoke during the event, announcing that the Blue Ridge CTC Foundation is starting a scholarship in Burditus’ name.

Checkovich called Burditus’ dedication inspiring to faculty members.

Burditus’ husband, Tony, told the Herald Mail his wife “put every free moment, every free opportunity” into furthering her education.

Burditus had a 4.0 grade-point average, something Tony Burditus said she was proud of.


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