Yaw Opoku-Boakye 2012
“I don’t think one truly understands and appreciates the value of the rich diversity and the unique opportunities you have at your disposal at T.C. Williams until you graduate and enter the real world.” These words were written by Yaw Opoku-Boakye, a recipient of the T.C. Soccer Boosters Scholarship. And three General Fund renewal awards.
A native of Ghana, Yaw comes from a family that stressed the importance of education. His best example and role model was his older brother, Kofi Owusu-Boakye, a 1999 Scholarship recipient. Yaw enrolled in a challenging course load, competed in sports, and participated in numerous extracurricular activities. This drive to succeed – along with his exploits in the classroom, at Latin competitions, and on the soccer field — helped Yaw develop important leadership qualities that would help him in his future endeavors.
Yaw enrolled at Virginia Tech and pursued a degree in Residential Property Management (RPM) and was active in the RPM Club and the African Student Association. Yaw works as Property Manager for Home Properties, The Courts at Fair Oaks. In this role, he is responsible for all aspects that go into running an $83 million property.
T.C. Williams, Class of 2002
B.A., Residential Property Management and Real Estate, 2006, Virginia Tech