The Blackwood Program in Real Estate recently hired Abbigale Evans as the Marketing and Communications Coordinator.

Evans graduated cum laude from Virginia Tech in May 2022, majoring in multimedia journalism and creative writing. She held several positions on the Educational Media Wing at Virginia Tech, EMCVT, including editor in chief of the student literary and art magazine, Silhouette, radio DJ for WUVT 90.7 Blacksburg and was a satire writer for the Collegiate Times. She also worked for the Virginia Tech Writing Center and wrote newsletters for her sorority, Kappa Alpha Theta. Needless to say — she was a busy undergrad! It seems to have paid off, as now she gets to use her skills in the real estate program at her Alma Mater.

“I’m really excited to be able to combine all the things I love from the media hall: writing, social media, interviewing people — into one job with Virginia Tech,” Evans said.

When asked about her thoughts on staying in Blacksburg after graduation, she responded enthusiastically.

“I feel incredibly fortunate to have this job — in the months leading to graduation, I was getting really sad thinking about leaving Blacksburg,” Evans said,  “I love the mountains, the art and music scene and how friendly the community is. I had even said bye to my roommate. And then, a couple of days before graduation — I got a call that I got the marketing job! I was so excited; I went on a run to celebrate.”

Evans is a spirited Hokie and has been since an early age. She credits her passion for Virginia Tech to her brother and sister. When she would visit the campus as a child, her parents made a game of finding all the different Hokie bird statues around Blacksburg.

“I can remember wanting to come to Virginia Tech since I was seven years old and visited for my brother and sister’s graduations,” said Evans, “It really feels like everything has come full circle working here now. ”

As the Blackwood Program of Real Estate grows, Evans will continue to advertise its progress, from adding two additional majors, new faculty, and the largest incoming class than it has experienced. With impressive alumni and students, Evans has plenty of candidates for feature stories to choose from. 

“So far, my favorite part of the job is doing the feature stories,” said Evans, “It personifies the degree more when you’re talking to someone who’s majoring in it. They can tell you more about what got them into it — whether it’s parental influences or a passion for watching their work behind a desk turn into a physical building.”

In her free time, Evans enjoys backpacking on the surrounding Appalachian Trail, writing poetry, reading, and playing guitar.