Twenty-Nine on the Twenty-Fourth - A Great Investment for the Industry

Written by  Kristen Smith

2018 marks the 24th Anniversary of the creation of the Chapter Scholarship Program. In that time, the program has grown by leaps and bounds, cultivated by the generosity of AGC members and their abiding faith in the future of the highway industry.

The Scholarship Committee has continued their work to develop and continuously improve upon the program, which awards scholarships to young Texans interested in pursuing a career in the industry.

Scholarship funds are replenished exclusively from the proceeds of the Scholarship Gala each year. Five thousand dollars per semester is awarded for graduate or vocational education with the hope that it will launch amazing careers for the employees and dependents of employees of our Chapter members.

The selection process gets increasingly more difficult as the caliber of applicants continues to rise. Twenty-nine were selected— the most ever awarded in a single year. The committee also set a new record with seven vocational scholarships in 2018. Each recipient represents tremendous academic performance and a commitment to pursuing a career in the highway industry.

As in previous years, special thanks goes to Chairman Elizabeth Zwak and the members of the Scholarship Committee, for their donated time and consideration.

Best of luck to this newest generation of future leaders. And to all our members, please continue to promote the Chapter scholarship program among your companies, so we may continue to retain our greatest talents and resources.

Andrew Batsell will be studying Construction Science at Texas A&M University at Corpus Christi.

Kolby Caver will be studying Civil Engineering at Texas A&M University.

Laura Dominguez is a vocational recipient studying Applied Science in Construction Management at Austin Community College.

Zachary Duane will be studying Engineering at the University of Houston.

Jackson Gardner is a vocational recipient and will be studying Diesel Equipment Technology/Welding at Texas State Technical College.

Antonio Gonzales Jr. is a vocational recipient studying Diesel Equipment Technology at Texas State Technical College.

Megan Henson is studying Engineering Technology and Computer Science at Texas State University.

Joshua Huneycutt is studying Construction Science at Texas A&M University.

Charles Krumm is a vocational recipient studying Construction Supervision at Lone Star College.

Kyle Kurowski will be studying Business Management at Texas State University.

Edher Luna is studying Civil Engineering at the University of Texas at San Antonio.

Maci Moore is studying Nursing at the University of Texas at Austin.

Nathan Pollok will be studying Construction Sciences at Blinn/Tarleton State University.

Tyler Porterfield will be studying Occupational Safety & Health at Texas Tech University.

Jesus Ramirez is studying Engineering at Odessa College.

Alejandro Rodriguez is a vocational recipient studying Engineering Drafting & Design Technology at Utah State University - Eastern.

Alexander Ruvalcaba is a vocational recipient and will be studying Electrical Trades at St. Phillip’s College.

Andrew Swift is studying Construction Science at Texas Lutheran University.

Preston Thomas is studying Construction Science at Texas A&M University.

Tonya Watson is studying English/ Sociology/HR at Texas Tech University.

Justin Whisman will be studying Civil Engineering, school to be decided.

Tanner Wilson is studying Business Management at the University of Texas Rio Grande Valley.

Amanda Wittke is studying Construction Management at Austin Community College.

Jake Wynn is studying Construction Science at Texas A&M University.



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