La Tech Engineering College Gets Donation

The Louisiana State Licensing Board for Contractors has donated nearly $200,000 to the Louisiana Tech University Construction Engineering Technology program.  Representatives from the Louisiana Associated General Contractors, the Louisiana Contractors Licensing Board and local contractors presented the check to Louisiana Tech President Dr. Les Guice at a luncheon Sept. 12.

Dr. Hisham Hegab, dean of the College of Engineering and Science; Reginald Jeter, chair and professional-in-residence for the construction engineering technology program; and Dr. Leland Weiss, director of the civil engineering, construction engineering technology and mechanical engineering programs, and Dr. John Matthews, director of the Trenchless Technology Center, also attended the event.

The donation is part of an annual commitment from the state’s professional contractors and the licensing board. Each year, the board donates voluntary fees it collects from professional contractors to help support programs within Louisiana that educate future construction professionals.

“We’re proud that the construction industry can make contributions like this to further higher ed. programs, such as this at Louisiana Tech, that are preparing young men and women to be our industries’ future leaders,” said Vic Weston, longtime Licensing Board member.

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