- University of Southern Mississippi technology students took
a first place prize in competition recently at the 2003 Associated
Building Contractors Student Chapters Construction Management
Competition in San Diego.
Miss students won first place in the Project Management event,
competing against a variety of schools from across the country
such as Brigham Young University, LSU, Auburn University,
Texas A&M University and the University of Florida.
year's team worked very hard to prepare for this competition,"
said Desmond Fletcher, coordinator of Construction and Architectural
Engineering Technology. "We are grateful for the support
of the faculty, in particular professors David Marchman and
Tulio Sulbaran, for the continued support from ABC who made
this all possible and for invaluable industry guidance, in
particular Mike Rozier of Rozier Construction, who really
put the student team through their paces."
demonstrated knowledge, skill and aptitude in solving a construction
problem involving actual field challenges. Students were challenged
in project management, estimating and safety.
participating included Casey Rogers, Scott Baragona, Caine
Dearman, George Zorn, Branden Allen and Matthew Pace.
was a great opportunity for the Southern Miss Construction Engineering
Department to represent Southern Miss on a national level to compete
against other engineering programs," said Rogers, who
serves as president of the Southern Miss Student Constructors