AGC Houston Presents Patrick J. Kiley Excellence in Leadership Scholarship Awards, Standard of Excellence Award and Recognizes Leadership AGC Class of 2019 Graduates


On Friday, March 29, 2019, AGC Houston conferred a total of $25,000 to 12- college-bound and university students as part of the Patrick J. Kiley Excellence in Leadership scholarship. The annual event also recognized AGC of America Education And Research Foundations Scholarship Awards, the AGC Houston Standard of Excellence Award and the Leadership AGC Class of 2019 graduates. 

In its 24th year, the program has awarded 180 scholarships amounting to $536,500. The event featured Anna Babin, President and CEO of United Way of Greater Houston, who drew a standing ovation from her inspirational speech.

AGC Houston also presented Jaime Ramos of Marek Brothers Systems, Inc., with the 2019 Standard of Excellence Award. The award gives special recognition to a  construction industry employee who most exemplifies the highest standards of excellence: commitment to quality, customer service, cooperation, teamwork and professionalism.

In addition, four students from Texas A & M University and the University of Houston received an AGC of America Education & Research Foundation Scholarship. To conclude the program, 15 Leadership AGC Class of 2019 participants were recognized for having completed the eight-month program. Earmarked as up-and-coming leaders within their companies, these professionals met monthly with past Leadership facilitators to hone their leadership skills, learn about AGC Houston’s history, its legislative impact, including its role in the business community and in the industry.

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