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UA Students Receive Scholarships from Alabama Road Builders Association

Michael Dunn

Michael Dunn

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. — Two students in The University of Alabama College of Engineering were selected to receive awards from the Alabama Road Builders Association.

Caitlyn Spann, a senior in civil engineering from Winfield, and Michael Dunn, a junior in civil engineering from Merritt Island, Florida, will receive awards from the Ed and Charlotte Rodgers Scholarship Fund. Both students will be granted full membership into the organization.

Caitlyn Spann

Caitlyn Spann

The Ed and Charlotte Rodgers Scholarship Fund was established by the Alabama Road Builders Association in 1978 to promote excellence in Alabama’s transportation construction industry.

It rewards full-time civil engineering students with exceptional academic standing and demonstrated leadership qualities who have made considerable accomplishments in student, community, honorary or service organizations.

Spann worked as an undergraduate research assistant for the University’s Geographic Information System lab and now serves as a professional civil engineering trainee for the Alabama Department of Transportation.

Dunn serves as co-captain for the College of Engineering’s concrete canoe team and interned with NASA’s Launch Services Program as well as the University Transportation Center for Alabama. Additionally, Dunn works on transportation research with Dr. Alexander Hainen, assistant professor of civil, construction and environmental engineering.

The University of Alabama, a student-centered research university, is experiencing significant growth in both enrollment and academic quality. This growth, which is positively impacting the campus and the state's economy, is in keeping with UA's vision to be the university of choice for the best and brightest students. UA, the state's flagship university, is an academic community united in its commitment to enhancing the quality of life for all Alabamians.