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Education Foundation Scholarship Recipients Named. 

Travis Bailey plans to study Business at Texas Christian University.  He is the son of Paul and Holly Bailey of Mattoon.  Travis enjoys spending time with his mom discussing the trends in Illinois construction, the opportunities and challenges of Illinois construction along with specific financials of Howell Paving, Inc.  He hopes to gain knowledge in this area in order to better understand and interpret financial reports and statements and why they are vital to a construction company.  Travis has spent time reviewing job costs reports and comparing them to bids.  He also spent time with the equipment manager to understand the decision-making process for equipment purchases. AGCI wishes Travis success at Texas Christian University.

McKenzee Davee will be attending Lake Land College studying Business Administration.  She is the daughter of Mitchell and Amy Davee of Mattoon.  Her father Mitchell works for Howell Asphalt.  McKenzee’s family has several generations with ties to several branches of the construction industry — equipment operators, truck drivers, bridge builders, road paving superintendents, laborers and general contracting.  Her ultimate goal is to use her skills and business education to obtain a position in the construction profession.  She hopes that the broad range of courses she will be taking - accounting, finance, business communication, management, and marketing - will assist construction contractors with maintaining stability and financial goals associated with becoming a prominent and successful contractor.  Congratulations McKenzee!

Gina Schneider plans to attend the University of Nebraska to study Accounting/Business Management.  She is the daughter of John and Wendy Schneider of Rockford.  Her father John is employed by Civil Constructors, Inc.  Gina has a passion for accounting and enjoys solving problems and the balancing effect that accounting brings.  She shadowed her father on a bridge construction project as part of a Careers class requirement and saw firsthand that as a project manager, he was responsible for many different areas, including keeping the project on budget.  Good luck Gina at the University of Nebraska!

Anna Tyrolt will attend Purdue University’s Krannert School of Management.  She is the daughter of David and Alissa Tyrolt of Decatur.  Her goal is to gain a strong business skill set in accounting, communications, and management that she can bring back to her community and family business, Dunn Company.  Having grown up in the construction industry, Anna wondered if there was a place for her but she now feels it would be rewarding to work on projects using good communication skills; implementing organized processes; and leading a team to produce the best outcome.  Congratulations Anna!


Congratulations to the recipients and good luck in your academic endeavors!



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