2017-2018 Mike Kolling Memorial Scholarship

UA Civil Engineering/Construction Students Tina Johnsen and Kevin Burruel Awarded 2017-2018 Mike Kolling Memorial Scholarship Sponsored by Achen-Gardner

Congratulations to Tina Johnsen and Kevin Burruel on receiving the Mike Kolling Memorial Scholarship. Johnsen and Burruel are seniors in civil engineering with an emphasis in construction.This scholarship provides $3,500 to each student to support their pursuit of careers in construction and heavy civil.

Achen-Gardner sponsors this scholarship in honor of its longtime employee Mike Kolling. This scholarship fund supports construction students from all three Arizona state universities.


Burruel has been interning with Borderland Construction in Tucson and working on the Tangerine Road project. He is assisting with construction management tasks such as verifying progress and participating in construction meetings.

"I am working in the field and learning the hard work that it takes to make these projects possible," Burruel said. "It has been an amazing experience so far and I have learned a lot."



Tina Johnsen


Johnsen has been interning with The Ryan Companies in Phoenix. One of the projects Johnsen has worked on is the St. Vincent de Paul Outreach Center in South Phoenix.

"As a project engineer intern this summer, I've worked on a few different projects, each in different stages from budgeting to buyout and mobilization to project closeout," Johnsen said. "From submittals, to RFIs, to procurement and more, I've been learning a lot about project management and have been putting what I'm learning into practice all summer."


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