Better Education? Vorster Explains How At Virginia Tech’s 2010 Vecellio Lecture

Michael Vorster

The Vecellio Distinguished Lecture at Virginia Tech this year will focus on learner-centered teaching methods. “Teaching and Learning: The Critical Balance in Effective Education” will be presented by Michael C. Vorster, the David H. Burrows Professor Emeritus of Construction Engineering at the school.

The Vecellio Family Foundation and individual family members sponsor the annual lecture series through an endowment to the school’s Vecellio Construction Engineering and Management Program, where Vorster taught since 1986.

Several family members are Virginia Tech alumni, including the late Leo Vecellio, Sr. (class of 1938), Leo Vecellio, Jr. (1968) and Michael Vecellio (2001). The endowment also supports scholarships, fellowships and a full professorship at the school.



                                                  ENR Ranks Vecellio Group As #177                                                       (3rd Quarter 2010)

Vecellio Group, Inc. is consistently listed among the largest contractors in the country. The Group is currently ranked #177 on “The Top 400 Contractors” list, published annually by Engineering News-Record.

The Group is also listed among “The Top 40 Domestic Heavy Contractors” in America.


                                         Matt Farley Promoted to V.P. — Structures                                                                                                                         (3rd Quarter 2010)

Matthew A. Farley
Matt Farley

Matthew A. Farley has been promoted to Vice President —Structures at Vecellio & Grogan. His previous title was Structure Operations Engineer, where he led V&G’s bridge estimating team and assisted with field operations.

Matt started as a Laborer/Mechanics Helper in the Beckley, WV, shop 21 years ago. He moved to the survey team and rose to Party Chief, then worked as a Grading Foreman and Project Engineering before focusing on bridge work.

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