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New York State’s AGC Issues Five Student Chapter Grants

Fri December 08, 2006 - Northeast Edition
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The Associated General Contractors of America, New York State Chapter Inc. (AGC of NYS) has awarded the grants to five AGC of NYS Student Chapters.

The following grants were awarded:

• Alfred State: $1,000 for expenses associated with attending the Associated Schools of Construction Region 1 Construction Management Competition;

• Clarkson University: $1,000 for expenses associated with attending the Associated Schools of Construction Region 1 Construction Management Competition;

• Rochester Institute of Technology: $1,000 for expenses associated with attending the Associated Schools of Construction Region 1 Construction Management Competition;

• SUNY Delhi: $1,500 for tools for construction courses; and

• SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry: $1,500 for Gateway Tablet PC and Software.

“It is our goal to make the most impact on the most number of students through this program,” said AGC Scholarship and Student Chapters Committee Chairman Fred Stutzman. “We hope through these contributions, we are giving college and university students a better education that will better prepare them for their future in the highway construction industry.”

Each year since 1998, the chapter has given out grants to its student chapters and other construction industry-related causes. To date approximately $60,000 has been granted to help further the education of students pursuing degrees related to the industry.

The program is solely funded by a student chapter grant raffle held in conjunction with the Annual AGC/DOT Technical Conference each December. AGC members not only buy raffle tickets but they also donate many of the prizes, which can by anything from a Tonka construction toy to a portable DVD player, a gift certificate to dinner at a local restaurant or an adult-size power tool.

For more information, visit www.agcnys.org.