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Myers-Lawson School of Construction breaking new ground in industry leadership

December 7, 2016

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Jade McNair doesn’t graduate until December 2017, but she’s already entertaining job offers from employers eager to attract a Virginia Tech Myers-Lawson School of Construction graduate.

“It’s overwhelming in a good way,” said the building construction major from Columbia, South Carolina. “Instead of competing for a job, it’s like the job market is competing for me.”

That’s exactly what the school’s founding donors and namesakes, A. Ross Myers and John R. Lawson II, envisioned when they helped start the school in 2006.

A decade later, their names are synonymous not only with two prominent construction companies, but also with the success of more than 600 Virginia Tech Myers-Lawson School of Construction graduates now leading the way in the construction industry.

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