From left, Francell Rodriguez, Jonathan Allen, Arnaldo Levya, Erick Mata and 2010 Nevada Contractors Association Chairman Mike Olson posed with their award. The Nevada Contractors Association, a nonprofit industry trade group, recently named the winners of its 4th annual David Papadopulo Memorial Scholarship. The program awarded $14,000 to four students majoring in construction management and civil engineering at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas. Jonathan Allen, Arnaldo Levya, Erick Mata and Francell Rodriguez each received $3,500 to apply toward tuition and school expenses. The students are all upperclassmen with a combined 3.38 grade point average. The scholarship was created in honor of David "Pappy" Papadopulo, a construction executive and industry leader, who tragically died on Nov. 6, 2006. He was 38. Papadopulo was vice president of Olson Precast Co. and vice chairman of the Nevada Contractors Association. The scholarship program has awarded $64,500 to 17 students since 2007.
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