Students from the construction management program recently found success at both regional and national competitions.
As a member of The Associated Schools of Construction, MSU sent five teams to compete in the Region 4 competition in Nebraska City, Nebraska. Students from nine universities met to compete in four distinct categories: Commercial, Design-Build, Heavy-Civil and Specialty Contracting. MSU walked away with four of their five teams placing in their respective competitions:
- Heavy Highway Division; 1st place: Ronald Antonini, Brandon Belt, Jordan Ford, Brandon Stefens, Brisben Street, Juan Trujillo. Serving as coach was Amir Behzadan.
- Commercial Division; 2nd place: Amber Struemph, Cody Stout, Edward Olson, Cory Wickersham, Aaron Parkhurst, Tayler Briggs. Serving as coach was David Joswick.
- Specialty Division; 2nd place: Brian Chastain, Jeff McLaughlin, Wyatt Rapp, Ben Howard, Emily Bozarth, Matt Anderson. Serving as coach was Jacob Nelson
- Specialty Division; 3rd place: AJ Bartlett, Alejandro Esteban, Justin Hawkins, Connor Kennedy, Terry Miles, Dylan Weddle. Serving as coach was David Joswick.
In addition, construction management students also competed in Dallas, Texas as part of the Associated Builders and Contractors National Project Management Awards Competition. The MSU team, composed of students Amber Struemph, Cody Stout, Cory Wickersham and Brandon Olson, finished in 2nd place. A total of 23 colleges and universities were represented.
Finally, TCM Graduate student Sergio Lescano was named a finalist for the 2016 National Construction Intern of the Year award presented by Heavy Construction Systems Specialist, HCSS. As a finalist, Sergio received a $4,000 scholarship. You can read more about Sergio and his intern experience with Killian Construction here.