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Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family from the UF College of Design, Construction and Planning!
During this Thanksgiving season, we would like to thank you for your support throughout the years and all you have done to help make DCP one of the premier design, construction and planning colleges in the country.
In addition, we gratefully acknowledge our donors, whose gifts continue to have a measurable impact on our students, faculty and programs:
DCP would also like to thank those whose support continues to make a difference in our college, including those who volunteer their time to serve on our advisory boards.
Brothers, Tom Miller, BCN 1965, and Harley Miller, BCN 1969, established Miller Construction Company in 1973 in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. They have completed nearly 500 projects for private clients in the industrial, commercial, healthcare, education, manufacturing, multifamily, hospitality and mission critical sectors throughout South Florida. Today, Miller Construction is one of South Florida’s most prestigious supporters of non-profit, community-focused organizations. The Miller brothers have served proudly as Advisory Council Members of the Rinker School. They continue their support and engagement with the school and college through their sponsorship of the Dean’s reception in Broward County and recruiting at the school’s career fairs. Miller Construction Company currently employs 11 UF graduates.
Karl Watson, Sr. was the President of Rinker Materials Corporation when the Rinker School was named in honor of Marshall E. “Doc” Rinker, and he was the founding chairman of the Executive Committee of the Advisory Council for the Rinker School. Watson retired in 2006 as the president and chief operating officer of Rinker Group Inc., a NYSE-listed company. Within the construction materials industry, Watson has served as chairman of Florida Concrete & Products Association and served as a board member of both the National Ready Mix Concrete Association and the Florida Transportation Builders Association.
The Rinker School established the Construction Hall of Fame Award in 1980 to recognize the accomplishments of those distinguished leaders who have made a difference in our industry, the community and UF throughout their careers in construction. The inductees’ names will be displayed on the "Hall of Fame Wall” at the school.
Are you an employer looking to hire interns and entry-level professionals? Join us at our second annual DCP Career Fair on Saturday, Jan. 31. Our college career fair provides the opportunity to meet and interview students as well as connect with the university, college and other industry professionals from around the country.
This year’s recipient of the Beinecke-Reeves Award for Historic Preservation is the Nantucket Preservation Trust. The Nantucket Preservation Trust is a nonprofit, membership-based organization formed in 1997 with a focus on the preservation of Nantucket’s historic architecture. The award was presented at the University of Florida and Florida Trust for Historic Preservation’s cocktail reception held during the 2014 National Trust for Historic Preservation Annual Conference in Savannah, Georgia.
Managing Editor: Julie Frey
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