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Advisory Committee Honors Construction Management Students

Seven Pennsylvania College of Technology students were recently designated by the college’s Construction Management Advisory Committee to receive scholarship awards.

Scholarship recipients and members of Penn College's Construction Management Advisory Committee mark the occasion with a group photo. Back row (from left): Brandon Miller, area manager, Henkels & McCoy; Kevin M. Snoke, president/chief operating officer, Wagman Construction Inc.; James P. Craft, project manager, James Craft & Son Inc.; S. Curtis Wargo, project manager, Allan Myers; students Jacob R. Stouffer, of Chambersburg, and Calen B. Heeter, of Emlenton; and Matthew R. Sarver, CMAC secretary and project executive, Gilbane Building Co. Front row (from left): Student Lauren S. Herr, of Lititz; Brian J. Fish, general superintendent, Hensel Phelps Construction Co.; students Elias S. Brallier, of Hopewell, Nowell H. Covington, of Benton, and Derek S. Smith, of Port Matilda; Angie Moore, assistant project manager, Wickersham Construction; and Stephanie L. Schmidt, CMAC vice chair and president, Poole Anderson Construction. (Photo provided)
Scholarship recipients and members of Penn College’s Construction Management Advisory Committee mark the occasion with a group photo. Back row (from left): Brandon Miller, area manager, Henkels & McCoy; Kevin M. Snoke, president/chief operating officer, Wagman Construction Inc.; James P. Craft, project manager, James Craft & Son Inc.; S. Curtis Wargo, project manager, Allan Myers; students Jacob R. Stouffer, of Chambersburg, and Calen B. Heeter, of Emlenton; and Matthew R. Sarver, CMAC secretary and project executive, Gilbane Building Co. Front row (from left): Student Lauren S. Herr, of Lititz; Brian J. Fish, general superintendent, Hensel Phelps Construction Co.; students Elias S. Brallier, of Hopewell, Nowell H. Covington, of Benton, and Derek S. Smith, of Port Matilda; Angie Moore, assistant project manager, Wickersham Construction; and Stephanie L. Schmidt, CMAC vice chair and president, Poole Anderson Construction. (Photo provided)

Presented with $1,500 each in Construction Management Endowed Scholarships were Lauren S. Herr, of Lititz; Calen B. Heeter, of Emlenton; and Derek S. Smith, of Port Matilda.

Construction Management Advisory Scholarships of $1,000 apiece were presented to Nowell H. Covington, of Benton, and Elias S. Brallier, of Hopewell. Jacob R. Stouffer, of Chambersburg, received the $500 Emerging Freshman Scholarship.

Derick S. Gower, of Sunbury, was selected as this year’s winner of a $1,000 Whiting-Turner Scholarship. In addition to establishing a scholarship fund at the college, the Baltimore-based contracting firm is a fixture at campus career fairs and has been recognized by the Alumni Relations Office for its mentoring and hiring of Penn College graduates.

“The diversified educational platform of the Penn College Construction Management program focuses not only on the technical aspects of the construction industry, but also on the managerial and soft skills required to advance their careers,” said Stephanie L. Schmidt, vice chair of the advisory committee and president of Poole Anderson Construction. “Upon graduation, the BCM students are well-prepared to become future leaders in our industry. These individuals distinguished themselves both in and out of the classroom.”

Advisory committees comprise industry professionals who offer advice on curriculum and equipment, as well as sharing business connections and internship opportunities.

For more about the four-year construction management major in Penn College’s School of Construction & Design Technologies, call 570-327-4518.

For more about the college, a national leader in applied technology education, email the Admissions Office or call toll-free 800-367-9222.

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