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  Technology Alumni

Roderick Bell

 Roderick Bell earned a B S degree in BCTin 1996. Bell was a member of the Associated General Contractors (AGC) and the track team where he won CIAA honors. He was also presented the Student Achievement Award. Mr. Bell is a member of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity Inc. and is currently a Project Manager for Rodgers Builders, Inc. His most prestigious accomplishment was his role as Project Manager for the World War II Memorial. Bell is a Certified International Project Manager and will soon complete requirements for a graduate degree.  

Victor Brown

 Victor Brown is an Executive IT Architect for IBM. He is a technical professional with solid experience in the IT industry. He is a Microsoft certified Systems Engineer and Product Specialist. Victor has received numerous awards, including being one recipient of the "Modern Day Technology Leader" award in 2005 from the Black Engineer Magazines Black Engineer of the Year Award Ceremony. One of Victor's most honored titles is that of IBM's University Ambassador for Norfolk State University. In that capacity, he occasionally visits technology classes and holds an office on the Technology Departments Advisory Board.  

Junius Gradney

 Mr. Junius Gradney earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Vocational/Industrial Education in 1996. His academic success in the Technology Department has allowed him to teach in the Virginia Beach Public School System for 10 years (4 years at Brandon Middle School and 6 years at Tallwood High School). Junius is currently the CHROME club and Literary Magazine sponsor at Tallwood. He credits the education received at Norfolk State with his ability to do what he loves and do it well. 

Robert Looper III

 Robert Looper III received his Degree in Building Construction Technology (BCT) in 2006. Robert was initiated into the Epsilon Pi Chapter of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity Inc. He also presided over the NSU chapter of the Associated General Contractors, was Vice President of the sophomore class, and was Student Government Association President. In addition, Robert participated in two internships. He now works for Hensel Phelps Construction Co. He is in the process of joining the Washington Metropolitan NSU Alumni Chapter and creating an endowed scholarship for students majoring in BCT. For employment opportunities with Hensel Phelps Construction Co., email Robert Looper III at RLooper@henselphelps.com . 

Amanda Teixeira

 Amanda Teixeira earned a degree in Electronics Technology from Norfolk State University in 1982. Since that time, she has held positions in the quality assurance department at several Fortune 500 companies. Mrs. Teixeira is currently a Quality Assurance Manager for General Dynamics Corporation. She attributes her career success to the foundation she received at Norfolk State University. 

Ms. Amy Wilkerson

 Ms. Amy Wilkerson graduated with her BS in Electronics Technology from NSU in 1996. She went on to complete her MS in Materials Science at NSU in 1999. Ms. Wilkerson's current position is as the Laboratory and Research Manager for the College of William and Mary Materials Characterization labs at the Applied Research Center in Newport News, VA. As part of her duties Ms. Wilkerson trains and supervises graduate and undergraduate students who are sent from all the local Universities.