Four seniors from Western Carolina University’s Construction Management Program found themselves fulfilling internships this summer for the same Peachtree City, Georgia-based business – Kiewit Infrastructure South Co., a construction firm that is part of the Fortune 500 contracting giant Kiewit Corp.
A $10.4 million investment in Western Carolina University’s construction management program sparked three years ago by a pledge of nearly $7 million by Joe and Cynthia Kimmel is making a difference. Seven students have received nearly $60,000 in scholarships. Two $1 million endowed distinguished professorships have been fully funded.
Western Carolina University's construction management program, one of the fastest growing academic programs at the university, is launching a new Construction Career Academy designed to prepare N.C. high school students for careers in the construction industry.
Donnie Stiles, local manager in the Franklin area for telecommunications company Verizon, recently presented a check in the amount of $10,000 to Duane Dunlap, head of Western’s department of engineering technology.
Fifteen construction industry leaders from the Southeast have been named to help provide direction and support for Western Carolina University’s new bachelor of science degree program in construction management.