Congratulations to the Winners of the 2019 AGC Outstanding Student Chapter Contest!
Applications for the 2019 Outstanding Student Chapter Contest have been accepted and AGC of America received applications from exceptional Student Chapters across the country! This year, our Outstanding Student Chapter Awards were broken up into three categories for student chapters to be awarded for exemplary demonstration of the AGC of America tenants of Skill, Responsibility & Integrity. Three applications in particular stood out from the others and AGC of America is happy to announce the winners:
Emerging Student Chapter Award: AGC Student Chapter at Missouri State University
The Emerging AGC Student Chapter Award serves to highlight chapters who are successfully building their membership/engagement, increasing their involvement in the construction industry and partnering with their local AGC. Missouri State University’s AGC Student Chapter was established in 1998 with a small group of interested students. In 2018 Missouri State joined the Builders’ Association/AGC Kansas-City Chapter as a member-firm which opened new doors to their partnership. Thanks, in part, to the reinvigorated relationship with their local AGC, Missouri State University’s Chapter has since participated in at least 40 different events during the year including social, educational and community service events with as many as 100 students in attendance and their competition team took home two of the five 1st place plaques in the Associated Schools of Construction competition.
Community Service Award: AGC Student Chapter at Colorado State University
The AGC Student Chapter Community Service Award is given to those Student Chapters that epitomize supporting, engaging, and benefiting the community through service. The AGC Student Chapter at Colorado State University won $2,000 for its project benefiting the Panella Family made up of a single father and two children who needed an addition to their home to make it more accessible for one of the children who suffers from Cerebral Palsy. The project consisted of the addition of a ramp, covered deck and carport allowing the 13-year-old to access his home without being carried up the steps. AGC of Colorado and their membership base partnered with Colorado State University to assist with labor, materials and financing for the project.
Construction Management Skills Award: Boise State University AGC Student Chapter
The Construction Management Skills and Project Award showcases student chapters who are successfully applying classroom knowledge to real world applications. The Boise State University AGC Student Chapter was awarded $2,000 for its project building the first Community School facility in the West Ada School District at Peregrine Elementary School. Boise State University acted as a Construction manager on the project helping to renovate and secure two portable classrooms which were trucked in and placed on a new foundation, culminating in one new 24’ 2”x 100’ 4” Community School. This project also enabled district students involved in the Career & Technical Education (CTE) construction program hands-on experience in the construction process and helped the school meet the mission to connect community partnerships with educational resources and advances in learning for all.
Again, congratulations to the winners of the AGC Outstanding Student Chapter Contest! It is never too early to start planning for the 2020 Outstanding Student Chapter Award. Please look out for the Student Chapter application to be released by July 2020.
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