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University of Central Missouri
Warrensburg, MO 64093
Contact: Mike Greife
WARRENSBURG, MO (May 15, 2014) –Caleb Scaggs, a University of Central Missouri construction management major from Monroe City, recently was named the first recipient of the Dr. Jack Landers Scholarship at UCM.
Scaggs is the son of Dan and Dawn Scaggs of Monroe City. He is a 2012 graduate of Monroe City High School and a sophomore at UCM.
The scholarship was established by Garney Construction Company in honor of Landers, UCM professor emeritus of construction management. Greg Harris, Garney Construction vice president and a graduate of the UCM construction management program, made the presentation during the UCM School of Technology awards ceremony.
Garney Construction employs a number of UCM alumni, and Harris stated that each of those graduates have helped to guide, grow and shape what has become the top water infrastructure construction company in the nation.
“Dr. Landers played a key role in the development of these future leaders at Garney, and, more importantly, was a true leader and mentor for so many in this industry and for other educators around the country. If you visit almost any college campus with a construction curriculum, you will find an educator who at one time or another was influenced by Jack,” Harris said.
Landers was a member of the UCM faculty from 1966 to 2003. He received his doctoral degree from the University of Missouri-Columbia in 1972. At the University of Central Missouri he served as chair of the Department of Manufacturing and Construction from 1981 to 1991 and served as assistant dean of the College of Applied Sciences and Technology from 1987 to 1991.
Landers was the recipient of the Byler Distinguished Faculty Award at UCM in 1999 and received the National Outstanding Construction Faculty award from the Associated Schools of Construction. He published 17 books and professional articles and served on a number professional and civic boards and organizations.