Three Southern Illinois University Edwardsville Construction Management students are recipients of Associated General Contractors (AGC) Education and Research Foundation scholarships.
AGC awards the $2,500 renewable scholarships to students attending Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (ABET) or American Council for Construction Education (ACCE) accredited schools.
Senior Derek Casey, of Newton, was awarded the Richard and Roxelyn Pepper Scholarship. Casey is an intern for Connor & Connor Engineering and Surveying Co. in Robinson. As part of his construction management major, he is specializing in land surveying. Casey is active in the SIUE chapter of the American Concrete Institute (ACI). Richard Pepper is chairman emeritus of Pepper Construction Group LLC in Chicago.
Senior Michael Gagnon, of Glen Carbon, has received the Textura Scholarship. Gagnon is a project engineer intern at S. M. Wilson & Co. He joined the firm in January and has worked on the health and life safety renovation of an elementary school for the Alton School District and the construction of Alton High School’s new athletic fields. Located in Deerfield, Textura is a producer of construction management software.
Senior Jared Kraus, of Freeburg, was awarded the Byron and Janice Farrell Scholarship. Kraus is an intern for Byrne & Jones Construction in St. Louis. He is an active member of Phi Kappa Psi and is a member of the SIUE Associated Schools of Construction competition team. Byron Farrell is a past president of Helmkamp Construction Company in East Alton.
Casey, Gagnon, and Kraus were among four Illinois students to earn AGC Foundation scholarships this year. AGC awarded scholarships to 127 engineering students across the country in 2014. The $2,500 annual scholarships can be renewed for up to three years.
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