Outstanding Students

Our student ambassadors are outgoing and enthusiastic leaders and dedicated scholars of the BC community. These ambassadors help with high school recruitment, assist with transfer information sessions, and mentor new and prospective students to the department. They also volunteer their time to particulate in the Undergraduate Admissions Open House during the school year.



Major: Building Construction

Hometown: Wytheville, VA

About Me: I'm a Sophomore with a concentration in Construction Management and Real Estate. I like to keep busy in my free time doing anything from hanging out, going out to eat, and working out. I chose Virginia Tech because I grew up as a fan and knew I had to be a Hokie. I chose construction because I wanted to play with Lincoln Logs and Legos in real life. 

Email: jakef27@vt.edu


Major: Building Construction

Hometown: Richmond, Virginia 

About Me: Most of the time you will see me in uniform as I am a member of the Virginia Tech Corps of Cadets. In the VTCC, I am a proud member of the Regimental Band: The Highty-Tighties. Somehow I managed to be accepted into the band with no knowledge of music but from this experience I have learned and experienced so much. When I am not in uniform I am a lover of all music and gamer at heart who loves messing around with technology and my custom-built desktop. I also have a passion for all things cars and I currently have a love-hate (mostly love) relationship with a beautiful 1965 Mustang. 

Somehow I've managed to find myself in the school of construction after coming to Tech with mechanical engineering in mind. Although fairly new to the school and the industry of construction, I believe I have found home in construction which fits me well. I look forward to forging new relationships in the industry and within the school of construction so if you see me don't be afraid to say hi!

Email: web65@vt.edu



Major: Building Construction and Real Estate 

Hometown: Richmond, Virginia 

About Me:  My name is Caleb Carney and I and currently a 5th year senior in the BC and Real Estate program. I've been a male cheerleader for the Varsity Virginia Tech Cheer team for the past 3 years and proudly serve as a team captain.  I recently graduated from the Virginia Tech Corps of Cadets and my plan is to serve in the United States Army (hopefully in the Corps of Engineers) for 5-10 years. After my small stint of military service, I plan to enter the construction industry as a superintendent. I will hold that position for a while and then move my way up to a Project Manager where I will continue the rest of my career. 

Outside of the classroom I am a very easy going individual. I love to workout at the gym, run and play sports when I can, watch movies, listen to music, and hang out with friends. If you see me around, feel free to ask any questions. I'd be happy to help!

Email: cicarney@vt.edu



Major: Building Construction

Hometown: Sterling, VA

About Me: I am a sophomore majoring in Building Construction. I am a member and an Event Chair Coordinator with the Building Women in Construction at Virginia Tech. I am a yogi and I also very much enjoy hiking and exploring the Appalachian Trails during my free time.

Email: dao0675@vt.edu



Major: Building Construction 

Hometown: Bronx, New York

About Me:  I am involved with numerous clubs around campus such as G.E.R.M.A.N Club, which is the oldest fraternity on campus. I am also a research assistant for Virginia Tech's team for the Solar Decathlon. I am studying Photo Voltaic Systems in Overcast Situations and Control Systems. Outside of my major two of my passions is photography and film production,

 I am truly surprised myself in the major of Building Construction after originally coming to Tech for their Architecture program. I honestly believe that I have found my true calling in this major. I love what I am learning and I am excited for the jobs that come with a degree from the Myers Lawson School of Construction.

Email: robcg3@vt.edu 



Major: Building Construction VDC

Hometown: Cartersville, VA

About Me: I am a Building Construction student with a concentration in Virtual Design Construction and BIM Modeling. I'm mostly interested in the Heavy Civil and Commercial industry. I am a competitor in the Heavy Civil Division of the Associated Schools of Construction Student Competition. The competition is a rewarding experience. I am a member of Constructors Consortium. I play the cymbals in the Highty Tighties (the Virginia Tech Corps of Cadets Regimental Band). In pursuit of an Air Force career, i'm also in Air Force ROTC. I'm a member of Robert Femoyer Service Squadron which is a service organization also dedicated to professional development for Air Force cadets. I'm an Event's Co-Chair for the Black Organizations Council. Whenever I have free time, I enjoy playing basketball.

Email: isaiahj7@vt.edu



Major: Building Construction

Hometown: Baltimore, MD

About Me: I'm a Junior majoring in Building Construction with a focus in Sustainable Building Performance. I am involved with the Student Government Association as the At-Large Representative, a co-ed service fraternity (Epsilon Sigma Alpha) as Recruitment Chair, and a social fraternity (Delta Sigma Phi) at Virginia Tech. Outside the classroom I'm an incredibly easy going individual. I like to workout at McComas regularly, run the Huckleberry Trail, watch movies, listen to music, and hang out with friends.

Email: austtk8@vt.edu




Major: Building Construction and Real Estate 

Hometown: New Canaan, Connecticut 

About Me:  Outside the classroom, I help my roommates raise service dogs. I am also the External Philanthropy Chairman for my sorority, Kappa Kappa Gamma. Some of my hobbies include watching Hokie football, playing golf, working out, and traveling (I've been to 17 countries).

Email: katiem8@vt.edu



Major: Building Construcion with a focus in Virtual Design Construction 

About Me: During my time at Virginia Tech, I have participated in Associated Schools of Construction (ASC) Competitions, been a member and now officer of Constructor’s Consortium, and an officer of The Mountain Bike Club of Virginia Tech. I love spending my free time outdoors, mountain biking, hiking, and camping. If you have any questions about anything regarding VT, let me know through my email, as I love meeting new people!

Email: joe.o@vt.edu 


Major: Building Construction- Virtual Design

Hometown: Norfolk, VA

About me:  I'm a beach kid here taking construction classes in the mountains of Blacksburg. I have a lot of heart towards the field of construction and I would love to share this with everyone who is interested. I'm heavily involved around tech and love to spread Hokie Spirit. If you have any questions for me please feel free to shoot me an e mail! 

Email:  Olsenp14@vt.edu