The Department of Construction Science’s Fall 2006 graduating class elected fellow graduate Trevor Franklin of Houston as the 2006 American General Contractors Gene Murphree Outstanding Scholar.
Though Franklin says he studied hard and graduated in the top 15% of his Cypress Falls High School class because he knew he wanted to study engineering at Texas A&M, he was initially denied admission.
Despite his initial disappointment, Franklin kept Texas A&M in his sights.
“Although I had been accepted to other universities, this was the only place where I felt I belonged,” Franklin said.
He attended community college for two years and applied again to A&M. This time, his hard work paid off. He was accepted into the construction science program, which he had learned about from a friend.
“I had always been interested in the engineering aspects of construction,” he said, “and I figured the actual building process would be interesting and very rewarding.”
After 3.5 years in the construction science program, Franklin graduated in December 2006 with a 3.48 grade point ratio. He has since accepted a position with Linbeck Construction Corporation in Fort Worth, Texas.