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February 18, 2020

AGC Student Chapter travels to Texas for winter break service project

Submitted by Maddison A. Jarman

The Associated General Contractors of Kansas Student Chapter at K-State, from the GE Johnson Department of Architectural Engineering and Construction Science, recently returned from its annual winter break service project. Thirteen chapter members and three faculty advisors participated in Habitat for Humanity's Collegiate Challenge program Jan. 12-18.

The students, with faculty advisors Shannon Casebeer, assistant professor; Ray Buyle, department head and associate professor; and Dan Hall, instructor, in the architectural engineering and construction science department, traveled to Beaumont, Texas, and spent four days working on a home with Habitat for Humanity. The group spent their time painting, caulking, installing trim and hanging doors.

Kelsey Robinett, junior in architectural engineering and AGC student chapter Alternative Break chair, coordinated the group's trip to Texas through Habitat for Humanity's Collegiate Challenge, which has provided safe, affordable homes for qualifying families and opportunities for winter school break volunteer work for college students since the late 1980s. This year's trip marks the AGC student chapter's 12th consecutive year of participating in Collegiate Challenge. Previous service project trips include 2009, 2010 and 2011 in New Orleans; 2012 in Joplin, Missouri; 2013 in St. Louis; 2014 in Goldsboro, North Carolina; 2015 in Mobile, Alabama; 2016 in Taos, New Mexico; 2017 in Birmingham, Alabama; 2018 in Mobile, Alabama; and 2019 in Palm Coast, Florida.

Architectural engineering and construction science students who participated were Chance Braun, junior from Andover; Jarret Griffee, senior from Blue Rapids; Alec Coast, junior from Cimarron; Miguel Chacon, senior from Garden City; Mack Colt, junior from Lenexa; Tyler Collins, junior from Rose Hill; Alex Fletcher, sophomore from Shawnee; Caleb Reed, freshman, Kelsey Robinett, junior, and Noah Wells, junior, all from Topeka; Sam Wohler, junior from Wamego; Carley Phelps, freshman from Wichita; and Tyler Boss, Sophomore from Richmond, Missouri.