Benjamin Donovan Class of 2011
Employer: United Contractors Midwest
Employer City: Bloomington
Employer State: Illinois
Morrison opened my eyes to all the various types of jobs within the construction industry and helped me determine which direction fit me best. Faculty and staff also encouraged me to further my education at Illinois State University where I received my Bachelors in Construction Management, but without the help and support that I received at Morrison Tech I wouldn't be where I am today.
My experience at Morrison is probably very similar to several others who have attended over the years, Day one you move into a dorm with several strangers but by graduation day you have become part of the Morrison family, and more than likely you have made some lifelong friends. To me this speaks volumes about the school and their programs, compared to other schools where you see unfamiliar faces day in and day out. I felt at Morrison we were all a part of the same team and the staff went above and beyond to make sure everyone succeeded.
I have been involved in several IDOT projects surrounding the Bloomington Normal area and recently received an IDOT Job of the Year award for one of my projects on Veterans Parkway in Bloomington.
Currently I coordinating daily operations such as Asphalt paving and milling crews, Concrete crews, and traffic control and construction layout.