A private scholarship is helping a
Southwestern Illinois College student move up the professional ladder.
Construction Management Technology student Adam Sinn of Freeburg recently
received the $1,500 Garland E. Whitworth Memorial Scholarship from the Southern
Illinois Builders Association, Safety and Crime Committee Scholarship
Subcommittee and the Southern Illinois Construction Advancement Program.
Sinn had been in construction before deciding to change careers and move into
management. He earned the scholarship by competing against other students from
the area in an essay-writing contest.
"I've been in construction for
about nine years," he said. "Prior to that I was in the military. Then I just
recently changed my plans toward construction management."
completing his CMT Associate in Applied Science degree, he plans to pursue a
bachelor's degree from a university.
CMT Coordinator Jim Laing said he
was proud of having Sinn as a student.
"I think in this case it's an
example of a student that has been in the workforce that has found other
opportunities to move from more hands on to more management in areas of
construction," he said. "We have students that are experienced in construction
when they get here. It makes for a very diverse student body."
he was thrilled with the education he is receiving at SWIC.
"I like all
the teachers," Sinn said. "It's good having teachers that actually come from
the field they're teaching. It's what they actually do for a living. They have
the background and everything else and they're more knowledgeable in it."
For more information about the SWIC Construction Management Technology
program, call 618-931-6066, ext. 7476 or firstname.lastname@example.org.