Ten Students Awarded Louis G. Nappi Construction Labor-Management Scholarships Totaling $30,000

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Following last year’s launch of a new scholarship awards program for college students, the scholarship committee of a leading construction management association, in partnership with a coalition of organized labor, announced this month that 10 students from the Lower Hudson Valley region will receive $3,000 grants for undergraduate studies in the sciences, including math and engineering.

Following last year’s launch of a new scholarship awards program for college students, the scholarship committee of a leading construction management association, in partnership with a coalition of organized labor, announced this month that 10 students from the Lower Hudson Valley region will receive $3,000 grants for undergraduate studies in the sciences, including math and engineering.

The Louis G. Nappi Construction Labor-Management Scholarship Program, named in honor of the Chairman Emeritus of the Construction Industry Council of Westchester & Hudson Valley, Inc., presented the college scholarships at a recent awards luncheon in Elmsford, NY.

Candidates for scholarship must be residents of the seven-county region of the lower Hudson Valley of Westchester, Putnam, Dutchess, Columbia, Ulster, Orange and Rockland counties, and be related to employees of companies or affiliated unions of the CIC. Eligible students must be relatives of Union members of Laborers International Union of N. A. Local 60; International Union of Operating Engineers Local 137; and International Brotherhood of Teamsters Local 456.

Mr. Nappi, who served as CIC’s Chairman of the Board from the mid-1980s through the early 1990s, retired in 1988 as the principal of N&W Concrete, Inc., a joint venture. Prior to that, he was the owner of Nappi Colonial Concrete Co., Inc., a concrete supplier headquartered in White Plains. Prior to forming that company, Mr. Nappi was an executive for many years with Colonial Sand & Stone, Inc., which was headquartered in Manhattan. He is a longtime resident of Pelham Manor, NY, where he resides with his wife Antje. The Nappis have three daughters and nine grandchildren.

It is Mr. Nappi’s goal to advance the studies of engineering, architecture and the applied sciences of mathematics, through scholarship awards.

Scholarship Winners

Jeffrey Arcara of Harrison, NY will attend Bucknell University in Pennsylvania. Mr. Arcara plans to pursue a degree in Electrical Engineering. During the summer he is working as a self-employed computer and electronics consultant. He is the nephew of Bill Cromeek of Ecco III Enterprises and the son of Joe Arcara Jr. of Teamsters Local 456.

Amanda L. Benza of Briarcliff Manor, NY will attend Villanova University in Philadelphia and plans to graduate with a degree in Nursing. She is working this summer as a junior engineering project manager with the Arben Group. She is the daughter of Bob Benza of the Arben Group.

Kristina M. Benza of Briarcliff Manor, NY attends Villanova University in Pennsylvania. Ms. Benza plans to earn a degree in Comprehensive Science. She has worked as an assistant to chief estimator and chief engineer in Arben Group. Ms. Benza is the daughter of Bob Benza of the Arben Group.

Jessica Bisignano of Harrison, NY attends the University of Connecticut in Storrs where she studies Political Science. She has worked with Bloomenthal & Trow LLC with duties as a paralegal handling court documents and other clerical duties. She is the daughter of Frank Bisignano of Halmar International.

Ivan Franco of New Rochelle, NY will attend Westchester Community College where he will pursue an associates degree in the Liberal Arts/Social Science. During the summer he is working in retail at Costco. He is the son of Rigoberto Franco who is employed with Dragados USA of Yonkers.

Amanda Gomes of LaGrangeville, NY will attend the University of New Haven in Connecticut where she will pursue a degree in Forensic Science. She is the daughter of Inacio Gomes who is a member of Laborers Local 60.

Jessica Gomes of LaGrangeville, NY will attend College of Saint Bose and plans a degree in Communication Science and Disorders. She is the daughter of Inacio Gomes who is a member of Laborers Local 60.

Brianna Horton of Fishkill, NY will attend West Virginia University in Morgantown, WV, and plans to earn her degree in Biology. She works as a domestic helper this summer and is the daughter of Christopher Horton of Operating Engineers Local 137.

Kevin Matias of Ossining, NY will attend Binghamton University and plans a degree in Financial Economics. He is employed by the Greenburgh Multiplex as a concession supervisor, and his father is employed by Skanska, Northeast.

Keith Werner of White Plains, NY attends Manhattan College and plans to earn his degree in Civil Engineering. During the summer he is working with Gianfia Corp, a general contracting firm in White Plains.

For more information about the Louis G. Nappi Construction Industry Labor-Management Scholarship Program, contact Karen Zedda at CIC headquarters in Tarrytown at (914) 631-6070, or online at http://www.cicnys.org.

Contacts: Kate Ottavio ï Co-Communications ï 860.676.4400 ï kate(at)cocommunications.com
Danielle Cyr ï Co-Communications ï 860.676.4400 ï danielle(at)cocommunications.com

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