August 28, 2008

Washington, D.C. - The Associated General Contractors of America (AGC) awarded AGC student chapters at Boise State University (Boise, Idaho), Arizona State University (Tempe, Ariz.) and Southeast Community College (Milford, Neb.) for dedication to community service and public service projects. AGC student chapters encourage and support college student interest in the professional construction industry.

"AGC recognizes that hands-on experience is the best way to develop our future management leaders," said Stephen E. Sandherr, AGC CEO. "Our student chapters represent the future of the construction profession."

The AGC Outstanding Student Chapter Contest recognizes the top three student chapters for their dedication to community and public service projects. This year's first place winner was Boise State University; Arizona State University took second place; and Southeast Community College took third. Winners are awarded cash prizes during a presentation at their local chapter.

The Boise State Student Chapter of AGC (Construction Management Association) offers students hands-on experience and the opportunity to meet construction industry leaders while also participating in community service projects. Boise's Student Chapter assisted Borah High School (Boise, Idaho) in its construction of a 4,032 sq. ft. greenhouse; built two 96 sq. ft. sheds for transporting judges of the Special Olympics; and collected concrete tools for students of The Cape Verdean program of Civil Construction in Cape Verde, Africa. Arizona State University was recognized for its work on the Hunkapi Horse Program which constructed new horse and training facilities to benefit children with Autism; Southeast Community College (Milford Campus) was commended for their construction of a new sun porch for Sunrise County Manor, a retirement home with more than 85 residents.

AGC student chapters exist to encourage and support student interest in the professional construction industry. Exposure to the working industry is vital to the preparation of future industry practitioners. AGC of America in conjunction with AGC's local chapters supports over 150 student chapters nationwide.

The Associated General Contractors of America (AGC) is the largest and oldest national construction trade association in the United States. AGC represents more than 33,000 firms, including 7,500 of America's leading general contractors, and over 12,500 specialty-contracting firms. More than 13,000 service providers and suppliers are associated with AGC through a nationwide network of chapters. Visit the AGC Web site at


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