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AGC of Missouri Awards $51,000 in Scholarships

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The Associated General Contractors of Missouri today announced that 24 students across the state have received a record-breaking $51,000 in scholarships to pursue advanced studies in construction, engineering, architecture, science, technology and the construction trades.

“These students represent the future of our industry and our state,” said Len Toenjes, CAE, president of the AGC of Missouri. “In addition to building a pipeline of future work, our contractors are working hard to build a pipeline of talent to design and build the office buildings, labs, manufacturing and utility plants, roads, bridges and other infrastructure to keep Missouri competitive. Educating our future workforce is a top priority.”

Toenjes also noted that AGCMO has more than doubled the number of AGC of Missouri-sponsored student chapters in the state, adding chapters at State Fair Community College in Sedalia; Southeast Missouri State University (SEMO) in Cape Girardeau; and the University of Missouri-Columbia in 2018.  They join existing chapters at Missouri S&T in Rolla; State Technical College of Missouri in Linn; and Missouri Western State University in St. Joseph.  AGCMO also provides programming support and advice on industry needs to an AGC of America student chapter located at Missouri State University in Springfield.

Students receiving $3,000 scholarships, supported by the Young Executives Club (YEC) and Construction Leadership Council (CLC) include:

  • Noah Feldott, Belleville, IL (62221) – Southeast Missouri State University, STEM (CLC)
  • Andrew Griesemer, Joplin (64804) – Missouri State University, civil engineering (YEC)
  • Sawyer Kresse, Garden City (64747) – University of Central Missouri, construction management (YEC)
  • Ryan-Patrick Shewey, Gower (64454) – Kansas State University, civil engineering (CLC)

Students awarded $2,000 scholarships from the AGC of Missouri Education Foundation are:

  • Raymond Boos, Cape Girardeau (63703) –Missouri University of Science & Technology, civil engineering
  • Richard Boyer, Swansea, IL (62226) – Missouri State University, construction management.
  • Phillip Brucks, Macon (63552) – University of Missouri-Columbia, civil or mechanical engineering
  • Tyler Dowden, Springfield (65807) – Missouri State University, construction management
  • Scott Elliott, Chesterfield (63005) – Saint Louis University, engineering
  • Dillon Grieme, Smithville (64089) – Missouri Western State University,
  •             construction engineering tech
  • Lauren Houston, Kirksville (63501) – Missouri Western State University,
  •             construction engineering tech
  • Ernest Jackson, St. Joseph (64507) – Missouri Western State University,
  •             construction engineering tech
  • Tyler Lennemann, Arnold (63010) – University of Missouri-Columbia, civil engineering
  • Mikala Liley, Jackson (63755) – University of Kansas, architecture
  • Keithan Litton, St. Joseph (64506) –Missouri Western State University, construction engineering tech
  • Owen Luebbering, Jefferson City (65101) – University of Missouri-Columbia, mechanical engineering
  • Cliff Rickard, Willow Springs (65793) – Missouri University of Science & Technology, civil engineering
  • Haley Samson, Jefferson City (65109) – University of Missouri-Columbia, civil engineering
  • Jonathan Schwartz, Freeburg (65035) – Missouri University of Science & Technology, engineering
  • Chris Totsikas, Jefferson City (65101) – Missouri Welding Institute, pipe welding
  • Jordan Weiler, Ste. Genevieve (63670) – Ranken Technical College, industrial technology
  • Blake Wilbers, Jefferson City (65101) – University of Missouri-Columbia, civil engineering
  • Samuel Williams, Freeburg (65035) – University of Missouri-Columbia, applied science

Awarded a $1,000 scholarship, also from the AGC of Missouri Education Foundation, is:

  • Trevor Leitschuh, Highland, IL (62249) –Ranken Technical College, electrical technology

PHOTOS of the scholarship winners can be accessed at the following link: https://www.dropbox.com/sh/2isxyaezhb23zal/AACfGjIPF2LPdBIZ40oVINaVa?dl=0

The Associated General Contractors of Missouri is the leading voice of the construction industry in Missouri, representing over 500 commercial, industrial, heavy and highway contractors, industry partners and related firms in 110 counties throughout Missouri.  https://www.agcmo.org/

AGC Of Missouri Awards $47,000 In Scholarships

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Missouri Contractors Commit Record-breaking Amount to Workforce Development through Expanded Scholarship Program

Today the AGC of Missouri announced $47,000 in scholarship awards to 25 university and trade school students throughout Missouri.  Earlier this year AGCMO expanded several separate scholarship programs and added new categories, growing its Educational Scholarship Foundation program by over 600 percent over prior years. AGCMO also has more than doubled the number of AGC student chapters in the state. The scholarships will be presented at the Construction Leaders’ Council (CLC) Build-A-Brat picnic on June 7 in St. Louis and at the Young Executives’ Club Annual YEC Golf Classic on July 23 in Columbia.

“Workforce development is one of our organization’s top priorities,” said Leonard Toenjes, CAE, president, AGC of Missouri. “I cannot stress enough how important it is to train and educate our workforce.  With aging Baby Boomers and severe economic downturns in the past two decades, many industry professionals and skilled trades have retired. It’s time to train the next generation of builders.”

According to a recent survey by the AGC of America, more than 70 percent of contractors report they are having a hard time filling hourly craft positions and it’s getting harder to attract and retain project managers and salaried personnel.

“We’ve also expanded our student chapters throughout the state, sponsoring AGC chapters at Washington University in St. Louis, Missouri S&T in Rolla, Ozarks Technical Community College in Springfield, State Technical College of Missouri in Linn, and Missouri Western State University in St. Joseph,” Toenjes added.

He noted that construction is a major driver of Missouri’s economy, employing more than 120,300 persons throughout the state in February (seasonally adjusted). View here.

The following students will receive 2018-19 AGCMO Scholarships:

  • Raymond Boos (Cape Girardeau; 63703), a student at MS&T majoring in civil engineering – $2,000
  • Justin Briggs (Creighton; 64739), a student at MSU majoring in construction management – $2,000
  • Kyle Broksieck (Stockton; 65789), a student at the Missouri Welding Institute studying master pipe welding and fitting – $1,000
  • Alyssa Bubanovich (Poplar Bluff; 63109), a student at Arkansas State University majoring in civil engineering – $2,000.
  • Chandler Doughten (Jackson; 63755), a student at State Tech studying heavy equipment operator/heavy equipment – $2,000; employed by Capital Sand Company
  • Easton Dunning (Strafford; 65757), a student at MSU majoring in construction management – $2,000
  • Kylie Eichholz (Jefferson City; 65101), a student at University of Missouri-Columbia majoring in civil engineering – $2,000
  • Kristie Franklin (Palmyra; 63461), a student at Moberly Area Community College majoring in business administration – $2,000; employed by Bleigh Construction Company
  • Alexander Glenn (Chesterfield; 63005), a student at Missouri S&T majoring in engineering – $2,000
  • Dilon Grieme (Smithville; 64089), a student at MSWU majoring in construction engineering management – $2,000; employed by Herzog Contracting Corp.
  • Levi Hargrove (Thayer; 65791), a student at MSU majoring in construction management – $2,000
  • Joshua Holtschneider (Linn; 65051), a student at State Tech studying heavy equipment operator – $2,000; employed by Capital Sand Company
  • Lauren Houston (Kirksville; 63501), a student at MWSU majoring in construction engineering technology – $2,000
  • Trey Hughes (Bonnots Mill; 65016), a student at MSU majoring in general business – $2,000; employed by Capital Paving and Construction LLC
  • Earnest Jackson (St. Joseph; 64507), a student at MWSU majoring in construction engineering technology – $2,000
  • Scott Lea (Springfield; 65802), a student at MSU majoring in construction management – $2,000;           employed by APAC-Central, Inc.
  • Evan McCorkle (Jefferson City; 65109), a student at Missouri S&T majoring in geological mining engineering – $2,000
  • Jacob Metzinger (St. Joseph; 64504), a student at MWSU majoring in construction engineering technology – $2,000
  • Craig Miller (St. Louis; 63116), a student in the Carpenter Joint Apprentice Program – $1,000; employed by Pace Construction Company
  • Cuyler Obermaier (Marshfield; 65706), a student at MSU majoring in construction management – $2,000
  • Cliff Rickard (Willow Springs; 65793), a student at Missouri S & T majoring in civil engineering – $2,000
  • Brandon Schulte (Iberia; 65486), a student at the Missouri Welding Institute, master pipe welding and fitting- $1,000
  • Nick Turner (Branson; 65616), a student at MSU majoring in construction management – $2,000
  • Nicholas Voney (Columbia; 65201), a student at University of Central Missouri majoring in construction management – $2,000
  • Tyler Ward (Quincy, IL; 62305), a student at Iowa State University majoring in construction engineering – $2,000

The Associated General Contractors (AGC) of Missouri represents the united voice of the construction industry throughout the state of Missouri. AGC of Missouri represents approximately 550 commercial, industrial, heavy and highway contractors, industry partners and related firms in 110 counties across the state of Missouri. AGC of Missouri operates offices in St. Louis and Jefferson City. Visit: www.agcmo.org

 

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