Jonathan Dang Receives Foster McCarl, Jr. Memorial Scholarship

April 28, 2020

Jonathan Dang, a senior at Indiana State University, has been awarded the Foster McCarl, Jr. Memorial Scholarship. The national scholarship honors Foster McCarl, Jr.’s many contributions to advancing the mechanical contracting industry, including his efforts toward establishing what is now known as the John R. Gentille Foundation (JRGF).

Academic Experience

Jonathan is the President of the MCA of Indiana-sponsored student chapter at Indiana State University, where he is pursuing a degree in Safety Management with a Construction Management minor.

Asked about his interest in the industry, he explained, “Unlike other fields, there is always a high demand in the mechanical contracting industry. One of the biggest appeals is the fact that the mechanical industry is not afraid to invest in students and our futures.”

During his three years as a student chapter member, Jonathan has attended the MCAA Annual Convention and both the 2018 and 2019 Great Futures Forum. He also learned how to estimate and build a schedule and picked up valuable life skills, such as team-building, how to communicate with teammates and being bold to get things done.

Work Experience

In 2017, Jonathan worked for MCAA member company Sycamore Engineering as a safety intern and a member of the preventative maintenance team. He has since accepted a full-time position with Freitag-Weinhardt, Inc., in Terre Haute, Indiana. He will join the company after he graduates in December 2020.

Jonathan says, “I look forward to learning about new technologies and how to incorporate them into the industry in order to make the work place a safer environment and maximize profit.”

MCAA and the John R. Gentille Foundation congratulate Jonathan on this distinguished scholarship and on finding his great future in the mechanical contracting industry.

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