National Scholarships Awarded to 2 CEAS Students

Construction Management Students from CEAS’s were awarded two of the five National Trimmer Scholarship awards.

Date: September 26, 2010

By: Kelley Ujvary


Greg Christensen and Kyle Pagel, two fifth year seniors in the construction management program at UC have been awarded the National Trimmer Scholarship, presented by Associated Builders and Contractors Inc. (ABC) to students who reflect hard work through academics, community service and

5 students were selected nationwide and awarded $5000 for the school year, and Greg and Kyle were two of them!  They received personal calls from the director of ABC Todd K. Staub informing them that they had been selected for the scholarship. 

Both students excel in school and the community, showing they want to be a part of something bigger.

Greg is involved in working on the One Way Farm campus in Fairfield, Ohio, that assists abused children. He is working to expand the campus and provide better facilities for the children.  He is also involved in Adopt-a-spot picking up litter in the Cincinnati area.

Kyle is directing a project with Engineers without Borders to help a community in Tanzania, Africa build a school.  He is head of the ABC chapter here at UC and also working with the One Way Farm campus. 

Both of these students have bright futures ahead of them.  Greg hopes to get hired by a well respected construction company, and Kyle plans for a career with a property management company as well as pursuing his MBA in real estate. 

The Trimmer Education Foundation award annual scholarships to ABC student chapter members and employees of ABC member firms enrolled in two- or four-year construction degree programs.  Since 1971, it has awarded over $400,000 in scholarships to those exhibiting the highest standards of excellence.  This past year, the Foundation awarded scholarships totaling nearly $60,000.