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CAUS Alumni Spotlight: Robert Wells

Alumnus makes outreach in Belize possible

   

Robert Wells (third from left) helped fund a service learning trip to Belize for Virginia Tech students. He and Jack Davis (far right), the College of Architecture and Urban Studies dean, also went along to help out with the work. Robert Wells (third from left) helped fund a service learning trip to Belize for Virginia Tech students. He and Jack Davis (far right), the College of Architecture and Urban Studies dean, also went along to help out with the work.

A group of faculty, alumni, staff, and students used the spring break of 2008 to roll up their sleeves at a primary school in Bella Vista, Belize, in an outreach project sponsored by Virtexco Construction Company and the company's president and CEO, Robert Wells (building construction, '73), and his wife, Jan.

   

Jan Wells (far left) worked alongside students, staff, and faculty. Jan Wells (far left) worked alongside students, staff, and faculty.

Participating were: Robert and Jan Wells; Jack Davis, College of Architecture and Urban Studies Dean; Christine Fiori, assistant director of undergraduate programs, industry relations, and outreach for the Myers-Lawson School of Construction; Tony Songer, associate professor of civil and environmental engineering; Melissa Ripepi, then associate outreach coordinator for the Myers-Lawson School of Construction; Josh-Curry-Cohen, of Kiewit Southern (building construction, '03); Chris Strock, a construction engineering and management graduate student and the project consultant; and 17 undergraduate and graduate students.

The group tackled projects for the school, including the design and construction of a water distribution system and other construction-related projects on the grounds of Our Lady of Bella Vista Primary School.

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Jan Wilson comes to Virginia Tech from her hometown of Lexington, N.C., where she had her own consulting business specializing in event management and planning. She has lived in Colorado, California, Idaho, Utah, Northern Virginia and northern Italy before moving to Blacksburg in April 2006. Did you know she is a 12-time Olympic medalist? Jan also previously worked on the Salt Lake and Torino Organizing Committees for the Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games.

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