Student Spotlight: Grace Herazy
Grace Herazy, a senior in the McWhorter School of Building Science (BSCI), is serving as president of Auburn’s student chapter of Associated General Contractors of America (AGC) for the 2023–24 academic year. This organization offers building science students insight from industry professionals and hands-on experience with events like monthly speakers, job site tours, networking opportunities and local service projects. In addition to these professional experiences, Herazy also values the group’s social events that allow students to meet one another. “It’s a great way to make connections with other students,” she stated. “So far, my favorite event we’ve held was our Grill Out + Cornhole Tournament!”
In addition to leading AGC, Herazy is currently serving as President of the Design-Build Institute of America, a student-led organization that hosts events for architecture and building science students to collaborate and learn from one another. She is also a member of Sigma Lambda Chi, a student organization that provides recognition to building science students who meet high academic standards, and she has been a student worker in the BSCI office for the last two years.
A native of Peachtree City, Georgia, Herazy will graduate with a bachelor’s degree this coming spring. She has completed three internships while at Auburn, most recently with Layton Construction in Nashville, Tenn., where she worked on a Vanderbilt University residence hall.
While Herazy is wrapping up her college career, she recommends that incoming freshmen make a point to get involved with professional organizations like AGC. “Once a student is admitted to the professional program, we get really close with the rest of our cohort, but while students are in the Pre-Building Science program it can be hard to connect with classmates since the class sizes are larger. AGC provides fun events and informational meetings to any and all students who are interested.”