College of Engineering, Computer Science & Construction Management

Concrete Industry Management student honored by American Society of Concrete Contractors

CIM student Jordan Nuque works in the Soils Lab.
CIM Student Jordan Nuque honored by an industry association and is selected for a $5,000 scholarship.

The American Society of Concrete Contractors (ASCC) honored Chico State Concrete Industry Management (CIM) student, Jordan Nuque at the ASCC Annual Conference in Phoenix this September. Jordan received a $5,000 scholarship for the 2017-18 academic year.

One of only three students selected for this honor, the scholarships are designed to assist academically qualified students who are pursuing a bachelor’s degree in CIM.

Jordan, a San Jose native, is expecting to graduate in May 2018 and is well poised to enter the industry with a desirable mix of key courses, hands-on experience in labs and community service projects, and internships with BASF Master Builders doing technical sales and DRYCO Construction as a project engineer.

As vice president of the American Concrete Institute (ACI) student chapter, Jordan works with club members on improvement projects at Chico’s Sierra View Elementary School and  Beale Airforce Base. In October, Jordan will be a leader of the Chico State team that competes at the ACI Competition in Anaheim. The competition challenges teams to develop an environmentally safe mix of recycled concrete aggregate using the by-products of steel and coal.

Jordan credits his peers with motivating him to succeed.

“I would not have pursued a leadership position in ACI without the support of my peers,” said Nuque. “They push me and I push them. We are successful because of our combined efforts.”

Another factor Jordan credits to his success as a student in the Chico State CIM program is the mentorship of industry and faculty.

“ Jordan is one of our top CIM students. He has been actively involved in CIM program. Jordan has well represented the CIM program at several industry events and meetings. I congratulate him on this well-deserved recognition,” said Feraidon Ataie CIM program director.

Chico State’s CIM program is one of only four in the nation. The CIM program at Chico State combines concrete technology with business administration to produce quality graduates for the concrete industry. The program benefits greatly from the support of industry and is a leader in partnerships between enterprise and education at Chico State.

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