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.

B

Alum

Major: Building Construction 

Hometown: Bristol, Virginia 

 

 

C

Senior

Double Major: Building Construction and Real Estate

Minor: Philosophy

Hometown: Ellicott City, MD

I'm a junior pursuing the Real Estate double major. As a freshman, I was an engineering major and after a year found that construction was a better fit to my post-grad goals. I'm the Vice President for two clubs, and my pastimes include playing guitar, learning American Sign Language, anything outdoors, working out, and spending time with friends.

jmc2017@vt.edu

F

Senior

Major: Building Construction concentrating in Virtual Design Construction

Hometown: Richmond, VA

After studying Biology for a year, I realized that I was looking for a major with a combination of things such as management, team building, new challenges, and a job that would be different every day. I looked around at many different majors here, and found Building Construction, and took a leap of faith. I've been loving the program ever since I switched. I've been able to work in smaller class settings, face new challenges, and be supported not only by our teachers/staff but industry professionals as well. When I am not in the classroom, I take part in a service sorority called Chi Delta Alpha, and I play on Virginia Techs Women's Club Water Polo.

I didn’t expect to find myself in construction, but I couldn’t be happier with where I am. Teachers, staff, and the industry want you to learn as much as you can and are more than willing to help one another out.

danaf17@vt.edu  

G

Alum

Double Major: Building Construction and Real Estate

Hometown: Bronx, New York

 

 

H

Senior

Major: Building Construction

Hometown: Keezletown, VA

I am currently a senior in the Building Construction major with a focus in Virtual Design. I didn’t start my college career as a BC student, but through experience and working in construction during the summer, I found that it was something I was passionate about and for which I had a drive. I love both the management and physical side of construction, and when I’m not participating in my hobbies, I’m doing small projects around the house or for family. In my free time, I enjoy hunting, fishing, kayaking, golf, and off-roading in my Jeep. The staff and students in the Building Construction program create an awesome environment in which to work, and I’m glad I can be more involved as an ambassador.

Clay17@vt.edu 

J

Alum

Major: Building Construction

Virtual Design Construction Concentration

Hometown: Richmond, VA

 

K

Senior

Major: Building Construction

Hometown: Richmond, VA

I am a senior pursuing a Sustainability track within Building Construction. I was originally studying Finance in the college of business, before transferring to Building Construction my Sophomore year. I have been very happy with my choice to transfer majors. I am in the Fraternity of Phi Gamma Delta and have taken leadership roles as philanthropy and formal chair. In my free time, I like hang out with friends, work out, play golf, basketball, and fish.

thejkel@vt.edu

Senior

Major: Building Construction

Minor: Leadership and Service

Hometown: New Castle, VA

As a senior at Virginia Tech, I am a part of the Virginia Tech Corps of Cadets, Army ROTC, and Varsity Men's Tennis team. When I am not doing school work, I enjoy doing work on my parents’ house, especially carpentry and smaller woodworking projects. I also enjoy anything to do with the outdoors and working out.

rkros@vt.edu

L

Senior

Hometown: Yorktown, VA

Major: Building Construction

I've always loved construction and decided at a young age that I would pursue the opportunity. My family has always been involved in the industry. When I'm not spending time doing work for classes I love to be in the outdoors hunting, fishing, etc.

adaml99@vt.edu

M

Senior

Major: Building Construction concentrating in Residential Construction and Development

Minor: Leadership and Service

Hometown: Middlesex, New Jersey

My name is Frank McGuire and I am currently a senior in the Building Construction program with a track in Residential Construction and Development.
Along with being a student in the BC program and serving as a Student Ambassador, I am also an Army ROTC cadet in the Corps of Cadets and a member of the Men's Rugby team. My experience in the Corps and Army ROTC has taught me a critical amount of discipline, work ethic, and leadership. These skills have allowed me to succeed in both my military training and understanding and development working in the construction field.

My experience in the construction field includes interning with The Whiting-Turner Contracting Company in Bridgewater, New Jersey, as well as working as a part-time laborer for GMP Contracting in South Plainfield, New Jersey.

I truly believe the Building Construction program here at Virginia Tech is phenomenal. Not only am I gaining a lot of knowledge in the classroom, but also receiving great opportunities through internships and hands-on experience which is irreplaceable.

Please feel free to contact me.

fmcguire@vt.edu

 

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