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Foundations Award Eight Academic Scholarships for 2024–2025

Tino Mangwende

The RCI-IIBEC Foundation is excited to announce the eight winners of its 2024–2025 Robert W. Lyons and RCI Lewis W. Newlan academic scholarships. The $5,000 Lyons scholarship is specifically for undergraduate education expenses for students studying construction or building sciences, architecture, or engineering. The RCI Lewis W. Newlan scholarship is for $2,500 and is open to both undergraduate and graduate students—again for studies in construction or building sciences, architecture, or engineering. Altogether, the 2024–2025 scholarships total $30,000.

 

Scholarship winners are selected based on financial need, letters of recommendation, and the student’s request for consideration.

 

This year’s scholarship recipients follow.

Robert W. Lyons Scholarship Recipients

Dominic Anderson

Dominic Anderson

Anderson is an undergraduate at Eastern Michigan University studying construction management. He is on the varsity baseball team and Eastern Constructors (student group for students in the university’s construction management program), and he is serving in a leadership role with Athletes in Action (AIA) on campus. This summer Anderson is serving as an intern with Bowen Engineering in Indianapolis, Indiana.

Lindsay Buchan

Lindsay Buchan

Buchan is studying Construction Engineering Technology at George Brown University in Toronto, Ontario. She has been on the Dean’s List (semesters 1, 2, 3, and 4); she will be graduating with Honors from the Construction Engineering Technician Program in June 2024; and she is a volunteer at Habitat for Humanity GTA (Greater Toronto Area).

Brandon Hluchan

Brandon Hluchan

Hluchan is a civil engineering student at California Baptist University in Riverside, California. He is active with the university’s ASCE chapter, concrete canoe team, and the philosophy club. His interests include singing, playing guitar, and reading.

Dakota Page

Dakota Page

Page is an architecture student at the University of Oklahoma from Catoosa, Oklahoma. He has received numerous awards, including the 2023 Community Engagement and Volunteerism Award from the University of Oklahoma RUF/NEKS and the 2022 President’s Award for Outstanding Transfer Student, University of Oklahoma.

 

RCI Lewis W. Newlan Scholarship Recipients

Alaska Bradburn

Alaska Bradburn

Bradburn is studying Construction Management at the University of Las Vegas, Nevada. She is currently interning with SR Construction on its West Henderson Hospital Project in Las Vegas. She is active with the Student

Chapter of Associated General Contractors (AGC). Her interests include cooking, traveling, hiking, and working out.

Luke Collison

Luke Collison

Collison is studying civil and mechanical engineering at Doane University in Crete, Nebraska. He is involved with the Doane University football team and is currently serving as a civil engineer intern at Bowman Consulting Group Ltd.

 

Tino Mangwende

 

Tino Mangwende

Mangwende is studying construction management at Eastern Michigan University. He is from Randallstown, Maryland, is on the Dean’s List, participates in a student organization that focuses on building connections within communities of color called Kings of Color and has served as a full-time intern construction manager.

Fatima Sow

Fatima Sow

Fatima Oriane Sow is studying architecture at the University of Virginia. She is originally from Brooklyn, New York. She attended the 2024 IIBEC International Convention and Trade Show in Phoenix, Arizona. She is currently interning with Yellow House Architects in New York this summer. Since attending the IIBEC convention she has joined National Women in Roofing. During her free time, Sow is interested in the arts, especially painting.

 

Since these scholarships were established, the foundation has donated $197,500 to support students through these academic scholarships. Thanks to all the foundation donors who made these scholarships possible. Donations continue to be accepted to support both scholarship funds. For more information, visit the foundation’s website at https://rci-iibecfoundation.org/donate-2/ (US); https://rcifoundation.ca/donate.aspx (Canada); or contact Foundations Development Officer Rick Gardner at 919-859-0742 or rgardner@iibec.org.