Background Image Alternative Text: Mississippi State University Building Construction Science class of 2019 students after their recognition banquet.
Background Image Alternative Text: Mississippi State University Building Construction Science class of 2019 students after their recognition banquet.

Building Construction Science Program holds annual awards banquet

The 2019 annual Awards and Recognition Banquet for the Mississippi State University Building Construction Science Program was held on May 2 at the Mill Conference Center in Starkville.

The 2019 annual Awards and Recognition Banquet for the Mississippi State University Building Construction Science Program was held on May 2 at the Mill Conference Center in Starkville.

A special thanks to all the alumni who attended as well as our Advisory Board members, who sponsored the event this year.

The following students were recognized at the event:

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Associated Schools of Construction (ASC) Region II Student Competition

An MSU team participated in the annual student competition this year in Peachtree City, Ga.

This year, the Building Construction Science (BCS) Program's Design Build team came in third place overall. It was comprised of five building construction science students and one architecture student – Hunter Bullock (3rd year), Blake Farrar (4th year), Kacie Lynn James (3rd year), Robert Montoux (3rd year), Chris Sharp (3rd year), and Jalyn Wallin (3rd year).

The faculty coaches were Visiting Associate Professor George Martin and Assistant Professor Saeed Rokooei. The Lemoine Company sponsored the teams for the third year.

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2018-2019 Scholarship Recipients

  • Katherine Pistritto, Kline Mechanical Systems Annual Scholarship

  • Troy Stokes, MS Associated Builders & Contractors Scholarship

  • Victoria Ann Thompson, Abbey Burnett Bridges Endowed Scholarship

  • Micky Mangan, Chip & Jennifer Crane Endowed Scholarship

  • Eric Talley, MS Contractors Endowed Scholarship

  • Jalyn Wallin, Brislin, Inc. Annual Scholarship

  • Christopher Sharp, Brislin, Inc. Annual Scholarship

  • Kacie Lynn James, Brislin, Inc. Annual Scholarship

  • Zachary Taylor, Brasfield & Gorrie Building Construction Scholarship

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Students of the Year:

One student from each studio level is selected as the Student of the Year based on academic performance. The student/s with the highest Grade Point Average at the conclusion of the fall semester receives this award.

William Martin with his first-year Mississippi State University Building Construction Science Student of the Year Award
First-Year: 
William Martin

Curtis Wilson with his second-year Mississippi State University Building Construction Science Student of the Year Award
Second-Year: 
Curtis Wilson

Victoria Thompson with her third-year Mississippi State University Building Construction Science Student of the Year Award
Third-Year:
Victoria Thompson

Evan Hodges with his fourth-year Mississippi State University Building Construction Science Student of the Year Award
Fourth-Year:
Evan Hodges

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Director’s Medallion:

Selection criteria include academic effort, participation, leadership abilities, strong moral character and a concern with the sustainability of the program. The recipient must work diligently in the classroom, participate in BCS extracurricular activities and be a role model to students.

Isaiah Brooking with his Mississippi State University Building Construction Science Director's Medallion Award
2019 Recipient: 
Isaiah Brooking

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Thanks to Windie Speed and Charles Beckham for their work for this special event.

View the program. See all the photos from the event.