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  Reese Construction Management Program               
             Reese Construction Management degree program 

Are You Ready for a Construction Manager Career?

Consider: High salary, steady demand, exciting opportunities.

ACCE LogoAn exciting career opportunity is available for you at Lamar University: Construction Management. Construction is among the largest industries in the United States, and starting salaries of construction managers are among the highest. Because construction is a broad field, covering residential, commercial, heavy/highway, and industrial/plant projects, the career opportunities in the industry are as varied as our students' interests.

Accredited by the American Council for Construction Education

The Construction Management BS Degree program is a traditional, on-campus university experience that provides vital lessons through valuable "hands on" experiences gained through both classroom experiences and through an construction management internship program. Through the construction manager courses offered at Lamar, employers will also be assured that graduates have a variety of important skills needed in the industry: quantitative, written and oral communication, project management, safety, materials, and process, among others.

~Click on the link to view pictures from some service projects and site visits the students and faculty participated in~

The local construction industry, contractors, and community, all support this program, and work closely with the faculty and students, offering advice, as well as Summer internships.  The “2016 Reese Construction Management Advisory Council Members” are listed below:

  • Kal Kincaid, APAC-Texas, Inc., Trotti & Thomson Division
  • Troy Roder, Richard Construction, Inc. (RCI)
  • Randy Harper, BO-MAC Contractors
  • Mike Roebuck, Echo Maintenance, LLC
  • Craig Messer, ISC Constructors, LLC
  • Chuck Mason, Mason Construction Company
  • Tom Neild, H. B. Neild & Sons
  • Marty Garza, Bartlett Cocke General Contractors
  • Doug Harvill, Hartmann Building Specialties
  • A.B. Bernard, BGI Contractors, LLC
  • Bart Owens, GT Logistics
  • Mike Jenkins, Jenkins Construction
  • Jeff Dyson, Lamar University
  • Jordan Reese, Reese Investments & Lower Neches Valley Authority
  • Jerry Reese, Retired
  • Kimberly Bernard, Associated Builders & Contractors of SETX
  • Jerry Vandervoort, SpawGlass
  • Nikole Walston, Valero

**For more information about Lamar University’s ”Reese Construction Management Program”, please visit their website:


The 2017 Construction Management Student Association Officers are:

President Ryan Lundy
Vice President Brittan Brown
Secretary Samantha Thayer
Treasurer Mason Harris

Congratulations to all!

September 19th, 2013

ABC-Southeast Texas hosted a Dinner for Lamar University’s Construction Management Student Association’s (CMSA) Installation of Officers. Lamar’s Program Advisor, Dr. Seokyon Hwang, swore-in the following 2013-2014 Officers:

President—Jeffery Bergeron
Vice-President—Cody Brist
Treasurer—Carlos Trevino
Secretary & Historian—Eric Payton
SGA Representative—Christopher Cross

The group gave special acknowledgement and appreciation of the past CMSA Officers for their service and dedication to the Association in 2012-2013.


May 7th, 2012

ABC-Southeast Texas hosted a Dinner for Lamar University’s Construction Management Student Association’s (CMSA) Installation of Officers.  Lamar’s program director, Dr. Steven McCrary, swore-in the following 2012-2013 Officers: 

President—Tyler Dixon;
Vice-President—Jarrod Sonnier;
Secretary—Darius Miller;
Treasurer—Teresa Rocknic; and
SGA Representative—Cody Brist

The group gave special acknowledgement and appreciation of the past CMSA Officers:  Teresa Rocknic, Colby Plaia and Andy Nguyen for their service and dedication to the association in 2011-2012.


April 24th-26th, 2012
San Antonio, TX

As a key piece to ABC-National’s EdCon & Expo, the Trimmer Construction Education Foundation, TCEF, offers ABC student chapter members the Construction Management Competition.  In addition to providing a significant learning opportunity, TCEF hopes that the competition environment will bring out the best in each team; encourage dialogue among the students; and foster the team spirit as students rise to meet this challenge.  The Construction Management Competition is designed to challenge construction knowledge, organization, time management, and presentation skills. 

2012 Competition Highlights

ABC student members from colleges and universities across the nation came to San Antonio, Texas to compete in the 2012 Construction Management Competition, held during the 2012 EdCon & Expo. This year the competition drew competing teams from 25 colleges and universities (our local Student Chapter from Lamar University being one of those competing teams). Students worked in teams of four in an intense day-long competition, taking part in a bid day drill. Prior to the event, teams prepared a project schedule and developed a safety plan, then came prepared to adjust their work based on changes to the project, such as site logistics. Eight finalist teams were chosen to verbally present their submission to a panel of judges acting as owners' reps and design professionals.  

Team members from Lamar University representing ABC-Southeast Texas were:  COLBY PLAIA, ANDY NGUYEN, JARROD SONNIER, EDGAR MEDRANO, and Alternate, TERESA ROCKNIC.  Advising Lamar Professors:  DR. STEVEN McCRARY and DR. SEOKYON HWANG.

2012 Winners


  • CHAMPIONS: Florida International University 
  • 2nd Place: Pennsylvania College of Technology
  • 3rd Place: University of Florida 
  • 4th Place: California State University, Long Beach 
  • 5th Place: University of Northern Iowa


  • 1st Place: University of Cincinnati
  • 2nd Place: California State University, Long Beach 
  • 3rd Place: University of Northern Iowa


  • 1st Place: Auburn University 
  • 2nd Place: Pennsylvania College of Technology
  • 3rd Place: Clemson University


  • 1st Place: University of Northern Iowa 
  • 2nd Place: Florida International University 
  • 3rd Place: Pennsylvania College of Technology

Thanks and Congrats to the Lamar University team and professors for competing (for the first time ever), in ABC-National’s competition…job well done!



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