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McCownGordon names spring 2018 scholarship recipients

March 15, 2018
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KANSAS CITY, Mo. (Mar. 15, 2018)  McCownGordon Construction has named eight students to each receive a scholarship to continue their pursuit of a degree related to the construction industry.  Students receiving scholarships are:

  • Samantha Parks, Rockhurst/UMKC
  • Trey Hecker, University of Central Missouri
  • Nathaniel De'jon Simmons, Pittsburgh State University
  • Alissa Keller, Missouri Science & Technology
  • Carissa Moyna, Iowa State University
  • Nick Turner, Missouri State University
  • Levi Hargove, Missouri State University
  • Lexi Weisbeck, South Dakota State University

“Investing in education is a priority at McCownGordon,” said Nancy Whitworth, vice president of strategic services for McCownGordon. “We offer $1000 scholarships to students enrolled in construction-related degree programs at several regional universities. Our goal is to recognize academic excellence and help deserving students complete their construction-related education.”

Samantha Parks, one of four women to receive scholarships, appreciated the assistance in helping her achieve her goals.  “The scholarship I received from McCownGordon was essential in helping me achieve my goals. I appreciate McCownGordon’s dedication to higher education, said Parks.

According to recipient Nathaniel De'jon Simmons, “The McCownGordon scholarship allows me to go from working full-time to only working part-time.  That makes it possible for me to focus on school more with the less hours of work.”

“The McCownGordon Scholarship and MCG Student Scholarship have meant so much to my family and me,” said Nick Turner, another recipient.  “I am truly humbled by McCownGordon’s generosity and willingness to help me succeed.”

Students apply for the scholarships online at www. and are selected based on a variety of factors including academic achievement and community engagement. Scholarships apply to the students’ Spring, 2018 tuition. The company will take applications later this year for Fall 2018/Spring 2019 scholarships.

McCownGordon is currently performing construction management services for a variety of significant projects in the metro Kansas City area and the region, including the Central District Development on the campus of the University of Kansas in Lawrence, Kan., the renovation of Kemper Arena, Children’s Mercy Research Tower, 21c Museum Hotel and other projects which are changing the face of downtown Kansas City, Missouri.


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