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.