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School of Construction Contact

Department Chair:

Jim Otter -

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Contact Person:
Kate Garrie -

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Phone: 620-235-6555
Fax: 620-235-6558

1701 S. Broadway St
Pittsburg, KS 66762

Physical Address:
Kansas Technology Center, W223
909 East Ford St.
Pittsburg, KS 66762

Construction students have the opportunity to get involved in different program-related organizations. Those include the following:

Associated General Contractors (AGC) Student Chapter

Advisor: Joe Levens
2015-16 Officers:

President - Blake Swaggerty, Vice-Pres. - Stetson Beck
Treasurer - Alex Watson, Secretary - Samantha Ghareeb

Past President - Lauren Bohannon

AGC Student Chapter Sponsor Organizations

American Society of Safety Engineers (ASSE) Student Chapter

Advisor: Pat Flynn

Garrett Sebert (President), Zach Axton (Vice-President)
Ryan Lechien (Secretary), Devin Layton (Treasurer)

Design-Build Institute of America (DBIA) Student Chapter

Advisors: Norman Philipp and Steve Schaffner

Dalton Fanning - President
Cody Wilkins - Vice President
Katherine Hendershot - Treasurer
Lelan Olsen - Secretary

International Interior Design Association (IIDA) Student Chapter

Advisors: Denise Bertancino and Holly Page-Sagehorn
2015-16 Officers:

Alison Lemon (President), Patrece Simpson (Vice President)
Lindsey Kearney (Secretary), Amelia Brown (Treasurer)
Infinity Butcher (Hospitality Chair), Brie Steward (Facebook Chair)

Mechanical Contractors of America (MCA) Student Chapter

Advisor: Shannon Nicklaus
2015-16 Officers:

Blake Gruenewald

MCA President Blake Gruenewald

Seth Helliker,
Vice President 

MCA Vice President Seth Helliker

John Murray, Secretary

MCA Secretary John Murray

David Stevens, Treasurer

MCA Treasurer David Stevens

Zach Benson,
MCA Liaison

MCA Liaison Zach Benson

Student Chapter Sponsoring Organizations:

National Association of Home Builders (NAHB)

Advisor: Justin Honey
2015-16 Officers:

Chase Rein,

Chase Rein

Blaine Reinking,

Blaine Reinking

Sam Wolf,


Women in Construction (WIC) 

Advisor: Jenny McCool
National Association of Women in Construction (NAWIC)

Sigma Lambda Chi Mu Chapter (National Construction Honor Society)

Advisor: Dennis Audo


Meeting Schedule
Organization Dates Time Room
Joint Construction Student Organization

1st Monday each month
(with a guest speaker)

AGC Student Chapter 2nd and 4th
Monday each month
5pm, 6pm or 7pm W212
ASSE Student Chapter 2nd and 4th
Tuesday each month
5pm E119
DBIA 1st & 3rd Tuesday each month 6pm W201
MCA Student Chapter 2nd and 4th
Thursday each month
6pm W212
NAHB 1st and 3rd Thursday each month 5pm W212
WIC 2nd and 4th
Thursday each month
5pm W212