Brian Mareno of Helena, a senior in the UAB School of Engineering, is the recipient of the Bruce Tucker Memorial Scholarship from the Mississippi Valley branch of the Associated General Contractors of America. The award is given annually to undergraduates with outstanding academic achievements and an interest in the construction area of civil engineering.
“Brian Mareno has achieved the highest aggregate score from all the applicants of the four-year programs,” says Greg Ford, chair of the Bruce Tucker Memorial Scholarship Trust. “He has a great GPA and put a lot of effort into making quality grades in a hard field of study. He is involved, well-liked by his peers and teachers and has had a great work background.”Mareno, 24, is the first UAB student to win this scholarship. He has worked full-time in the construction industry since 2005 and is scheduled to graduate May 2012.