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Outstanding Student Chapter Contest

Winners of the 2017 Contest

Congratulations to the Winners of the 2017 AGC Outstanding Student Chapter Contest!

Applications for the 2017 Outstanding Student Chapter Contest have been accepted and AGC of America received applications from exceptional Student Chapters across the country! Each of the Student Chapters demonstrated a strong portfolio showing dedication to their community and public service projects. Three applications in particular stood out from the others and AGC of America is happy to announce the first, second and third place winners of the 2016 AGC Outstanding Student Chapter Contest:

  • First Place: AGC Student Chapter at Iowa State University
  • Second Place: AGC Student Chapter at California State University, Chico
  • Third Place: Boise State University Construction Management Association

First Place: AGC Chapter at Iowa State University

The AGC Student Chapter at Iowa State University won $2,500 for its portfolio of projects that varied from building a ramp and deck for local community members in need to pouring concrete for the City of Ames Parks and Recreation division.  The school traveled to Baton Rouge, Louisiana for their Thanksgiving Break, committing 1,165 volunteer hours in one week alone to help six families dealing with flood damage and they also traveled to Charleston, South Carolina for their Spring Break, helping low-income families devastated by tropical storms.  This group collaborated with a local non-profit to make repairs to the community homeless shelter and they partnered with a campus organization to build a platform utilized for a fundraiser that raised $370,000 for the Special Olympics.  Each project showed stellar community involvement and phenomenal partnership with their local AGC Chapters.

Second Place: AGC Chapter at California State University, Chico

The AGC Student Chapter at California State University, Chico won $1,500 for its portfolio of projects and events during the 2016-2017 school year including building two shade structures for exterior classrooms for the Butte County Master Gardener’s Association and the Patrick Ranch Museum which provides educational outreach to the community.  Students also repaired 29 Adirondack cabins for Boy Scouts of America, remodeled two large sandboxes and replaced a deck for the playground at the Chico State Child Development Laboratory.  Chico also provided a conceptual estimate and schedule for an addition and remodel of an existing airport terminal in Chico, CA to assist JetChico (a non-profit private-public partnership) with the goal of restoring passenger commercial air service to Butte County.  

Third Place: Boise State University Construction Management Association

The Boise State University Construction Management Association won 3rd place and was awarded $1,000 for its portfolio of projects and events during the 2016-2017 school year including rebuilding the barn of a local Air Force Veteran, participating in a Veterans Day Parade by building a float honoring Women in the military and building a new storage container for research equipment  for the Intermountain Bird Observatory.

Again, congratulations to the winners of the AGC Outstanding Student Chapter Contest! It is never too early to start planning for the 2018 Outstanding Student Chapter Award.  Please look out for the 2018 Outstanding Student Chapter application to be released by July 2018.

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