Stephen F. Austin State University construction management graduating seniors in the James I. Perkins College of Education’s School of Human Sciences celebrated the end of the semester with a hard hat ceremony Dec.1. The graduating seniors are pictured holding hard hats: front row, from left, are Sally Ann Swearingen, SFA professor of interior design and construction management coordinator; Charles Gelvin; Leoncio Escalante; Nolan Mote; Isaac Ramirez; and Dr. Nathaniel Walker, SFA associate professor of human sciences. Also in attendance were members of SFA’s construction management external advisory board: back row, from left, are Chris Oliveria, Bossworth Steel Erectors in New Braunfels; Dan Hlavac, director of Harvey Builders in Houston; John Glaze, president of Fast Track Specialties in Houston; and Jordan Elder, senior project manager at Drewery Construction in Nacogdoches. The ceremony and the gifted hard hats are provided by the 18 members of SFA’s construction management advisory board.
ABOUT STEPHEN F. AUSTIN STATE UNIVERSITY
Stephen F. Austin State University, the newest member of The University of Texas System, began a century ago as a teachers’ college in Texas’ oldest town, Nacogdoches. Today, it has grown into a regional institution comprising six colleges — business, education, fine arts, forestry and agriculture, liberal and applied arts, and sciences and mathematics. Accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, SFA enrolls approximately 11,000 students while providing the academic breadth of a state university with the personalized attention of a private school. The main campus encompasses 421 acres that include 37 academic facilities, nine residence halls, and 68 acres of recreational trails that wind through its six gardens. The university offers more than 80 bachelor’s degrees, more than 40 master’s degrees and four doctoral degrees covering more than 120 areas of study. Learn more at the SFA website.