Carolinas AGC is proud to announce this year’s Carolinas AGC Foundation Scholarship recipients who were awarded a total of $12,000 by the scholarship committee. The eight deserving students represent six schools in the Carolinas: Appalachian State University, Clemson University, East Carolina University, Midlands Technical College, UNC-Wilmington and Western Carolina University.
Mackenzie Donnelley: $6,000 Winner
Mackenzie will be a student at Midlands Technical College in the Fall where she will continue her education in Applied Science in Welding Technologies. Mackenzie is a graduate of River Bluff High School where she was the collision repair student of the year in 2019 and the welding student of the month in December 2020. She is looking forward to giving back to her community and speaking to young kids, especially girls, about a career in this trade.
Jacob Fournier: $2,000 Winner
Jacob is a student at Clemson University and is expected to graduate in Spring 2022 with a degree in Construction Science and Management (CSM). Before transferring to Clemson, he was a student at Tri-County Tech. Jacob has interned at Mashburn Construction (summer of 2019) & Hitt Contracting (summer of 2020). Jacob hopes in the future to help turn around the misconception of our industry by helping with construction programs in high schools.
Zebulon Sweet: $1,500 Winner
Zeb is a former scholarship award winner (2019) who has moved from Blue Ridge Community College to the Construction Management program at Western Carolina University. Zeb has gone from intern to part-time worker at R.E. Burns & Sons where he has been a laborer since 2017. By the time he graduates he hopes to be a supervisor at R.E. Burns. He was introduced to the construction industry by his dad who also earned his degree in Construction Management.
$500 Scholarship Winners:
Austin Shook – Construction Management Program at Appalachian State University
Alaina Pruette – Construction Science and Management Program at Clemson University
Courtney Baker – Construction Management Program at East Carolina University
Kyle Smith – Construction Management Program at East Carolina University
Matthew Diamantis – Business/Finance Program at UNC-Wilmington.
Congratulation to these winners, and all the candidates for choosing a career in such an exciting and rewarding industry.
For more information regarding the CAGC Foundation Scholarship program, please visit our website or call Chelsea Andujar at 704/372-1450 ext. 5229. To learn about CAGC’s Build Your Career initiative, visit www.buildyourcareer.us.