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Shelton Norwood

Academic Advisor (Transfer and First/Second Year Advisor), Building Construction
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1345 Perry St
330A Bishop-Favrao Hall
Blacksburg VA 24061


Shelton Norwood serves as the Academic Advisor for the Department of Building Construction in the Myers-Lawson School of Construction. He serves as primary Academic Advisor for first-and-second-year students within the program. In addition, he serves as transfer advisor meeting with all incoming transfer students from other institutions as well as those switching into the Building Construction program from various Virginia Tech majors.  Along with his typical advising responsibilities, Shelton works as a liaison with other Virginia Tech programs and shares those resources among his students.  He works closely with his students monitoring their academic progress and refers other campus offices’ services to his students to ensure each of them are academically successful.


Shelton holds a Master of Education degree in Higher Education Administration from Liberty University and a Bachelor of Science degree in Sociology from Virginia Tech.


Shelton joined Virginia Tech in 2008 and most recently served as Academic Advisor for the Department of Sociology before joining the Myers-Lawson School of Construction in his current role. In 2021, Shelton received Virginia Tech’s Provost’s Award for Excellence in Advising.  This award is given annually to recognize an individual who serves undergraduate advisees in exemplary ways.  In addition, Shelton has been a member of NACADA, the global community for academic advising, for several years.  He currently serves on the Advisor Training and Development Advising Community Steering Committee within the organization.  He has served as a mentor with NACADA by sharing his practices with new academic advisors from various colleges and institutions across the Mid-Atlantic region.  He also mentors other Virginia Tech academic advisors through their Academic Advisor Mentor Program.

Shelton is very passionate about his work with undergraduate students.  As a Virginia Tech alumnus, he shares his prior student experiences with his advisees and, in doing so, is able to create a comfortable and lasting connection with those students.

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