The Construction Leadership Council (CLC), a future leaders group of the Associated General Contractors of America (AGC), Arlington, Va., has awarded Daniel Cook, a senior from Middle Tennessee State University (MTSU), Murfreesboro, Tenn., the first annual Construction Leadership Council a $1500 scholarship from the Middle Tennessee Chapter of the AGC. Cook is enrolled in the Concrete Industry Management (CIM) program, a business intensive program that awards a four-year Bachelor of Science degree in Concrete Industry Management to students upon graduation.

“I am honored to be the first recipient of this scholarship,” says Cook. “The AGC at MTSU has proved to be a great organization for construction students. It has allowed the student members to attend different types of events where we have interacted with industry leaders and professionals.”

The scholarship fund was established in 2010 for MTSU AGC Chapter members majoring in construction or concrete management, and is available to all incoming juniors and seniors.

“We are very proud of Daniel as he represents the program well,” says Heather Brown, director of the CIM program at MTSU. “Our concrete contracting curriculum has been in place since 2007, and we are glad that fruitful partnerships with the AGC allow our students to advance in their career path.”

The CIM program gives students a skill set necessary for the concrete industry of the 21st century. The program's goal is to produce graduates that are educated in business management as well as have knowledge of concrete technology and techniques. The program is available at MTSU; Arizona State University, Phoenix; California State University, Chico, Calif.; New Jersey Institute of Technology, Newark, N.J.; and Texas State University, San Marcos, Texas. To learn more about CIM, visit