University of Missouri–St. Louis Opportunity Scholar Program Recipients


Photo Credit: August Jennewein, UMSL Campus Photographer

Congratulations to the newly selected 2019 University of Missouri–St. Louis Opportunity Scholar Program Recipients.

Kwame Building Group and Kwame Foundation are proud sponsors of the Opportunity Scholar Program. Each year, the program provides an all-inclusive, four-year scholarship to select first-generation college students and/or students who are underrepresented in the workforce.
https://blogs.umsl.edu/news/2019/06/17/opportunity-scholars-19/

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Chris Donovan Joins Kwame Building Group as Project Engineer

ST. LOUIS, MO – Chris Donovan, AC has joined Kwame Building Group, Inc. (KWAME) as a project engineer. Donovan’s responsibilities include project budgeting and estimating, contractor and subcontractor communications, site management and responding to RFI’s and submittals for select projects in the Seattle, WA area.

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2019 Kwame Foundation HBCU College Tour Opens Doors of Opportunity for Area Students

Congratulations to all of the June college graduates, including the 20 seniors who attended Kwame’ Foundation’s college tours over their 2019 Spring Break.  A total of 128 high school juniors and seniors from 16 area high schools participated this year. The Kwame Foundation organized the weeklong bus trip to seven Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCU) and provided transportation and chaperones.

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Kwame Building Group Hires Derrick Stanton as Civil Inspector

ST. LOUIS, MO – Derrick Stanton has joined Kwame Building Group, Inc. (KWAME) as civil inspector. Stanton’s responsibilities include inspecting construction sites for KWAME’s infrastructure, transportation and commercial projects.

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Kwame Building Group receives American Concrete Paving Association Award for taxiway and runway rehabilitation at St. Louis Lambert International Airport

 

ST. LOUIS, MO – Kwame Building Group (KWAME) has received the American Concrete Paving Association (ACPA) Excellence in Concrete Paving Award for taxiway and runway rehabilitation work at St. Louis Lambert International Airport (STL). KWAME, via their joint venture with HR Green, Inc., provided project management for the $9.7 million, multi-phase project, which included reconstruction of taxiways known as Sierra and Kilo and the rehabilitation of runway 12L-30R. The ACPA Missouri/Kansas Chapter selected the project as the best cement concrete rehabilitation project completed in the state of Missouri in 2018.  The awards program recognizes high-quality workmanship, quality and creativity in concrete pavement projects.

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Four Kwame Building Group employees earn Health Care Construction Certification

ST. LOUIS, MO – Kwame Building Group, Inc. (KWAME) employees Johnathan Rodgers, Ayele Belayneh, Nonyameko Waddell and Tamika Cain-Proctor have completed the Health Care Construction Certification through the American Society of Healthcare Engineering (ASHE). ASHE program participants develop a comprehensive risk management approach to critical topics in health care construction and learn the latest health care construction compliance issues.

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Jeffrey Krus Joins Kwame Building Group as Project Engineer

ST. LOUIS, MO – Jeffrey Krus, of Byrnes Mill, Missouri, has joined Kwame Building Group, Inc. (KWAME) as project engineer. Krus’ responsibilities include project budgeting and estimating, contractor and subcontractor communications, site management and responding to RFI’s and submittals. Read more

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Jerome M. Dickerson joins Kwame Building Group as Project Engineer

ST. LOUIS, MO – Jerome M. Dickerson of the City of St. Louis, MO has joined Kwame Building Group, Inc. (KWAME) as project engineer. Dickerson works on KWAME’s pre-K through higher education projects, including the firm’s Normandy School District projects. His responsibilities include project budgeting and estimating, contractor and subcontractor communications, site management and responding to RFI’s and submittals. Read more

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Jasminn Jones joins Kwame Building Group as Project Engineer


ST. LOUIS, MO:
 Jasminn Jones of Florissant, MO has joined Kwame Building Group, Inc. (KWAME) as project engineer. She is responsible for managing submittals on the firm’s $450 million SSM St. Louis University Hospital project. She also ensures contract compliance, prepares project status reports and assists project management personnel.

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89 Carnahan High School students rewarded with $100 bill for perfect attendance thanks to $8,900 private donation

ST. LOUIS, MO – Students from Carnahan High School who maintained perfect attendance from January 28 to March 1 were awarded with a $100 bill thanks to a donation from Tony Thompson, president of Kwame Building Group and The Kwame Foundation. In total, $8,900 was awarded to 89 students. The incentive program was initiated because attendance is the number one priority for Carnahan High School and the Saint Louis Public School District. During the winter, overall attendance at Carnahan High School decreased 1.5 percent. During the attendance competition, attendance rose each week and led to an overall increase of 2 percent.

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