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GUCA Awards Scholarships

Wed November 09, 2005 - Southeast Edition
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Georgia Utility Contractors Association Inc. (GUCA) has awarded scholarships to two construction management students at four-year higher education institutions in Georgia.

Junior and senior level students attending four-year colleges and majoring in construction or engineering degree programs are eligible to apply for scholarships from GUCA. The association has awarded more than $90,000 in scholarships since 1995.

“The GUCA scholarship opportunities help open the door for students to complete their educational goals and hopefully gear their construction-related education to the much-needed utility construction industry,” said Vikki McReynolds, GUCA executive director.

“The utility construction industry continues to be a vibrant force in Georgia’s economy and our members are offering salary and benefit packages to make themselves competitive within the workforce. These two efforts combined make the utility construction industry a viable choice for graduating college students.”

The following students received $3,000 each:

• Joseph Alan Johnson, a junior construction management major at Southern Polytechnic State University, began his career in the construction industry by overseeing site work in the residential home construction field.

He has gained additional experience by working in the utility construction industry as a project manager of JM Wilkerson Inc.’s heavy civil division. Johnson also is a member of the GUCA Student Chapter at Southern Polytechnic State University and serves as chapter president.

• Chris Joiner, a senior construction management major at Southern Polytechnic State University, began his career with electrical contractor/ MetroPower Inc. as a project manager.

He is a member of the GUCA Student Chapter at Southern Polytechnic State University. After graduation, Joiner would like to pursue his career in the underground electrical distribution field and obtain his Georgia Utility Contractors License.

For more information, visit www.guca.com.