Lockridge funds two construction trade scholarships

Photo by Kyle Ocker/Daily IowegianPictured from left to right is Jon Dorman, the program director of construction programs at IHCC, high school students Bode Seddon and Colton Cowan, and Drew Power of Lockridge, Inc.

Lockridge Inc. in Centerville donated $2,000 for two Centerville High School juniors to take a summer term course in Indian Hills Community College's construction technology program.

As part of the summer term, the students — Colton Cowan and Bode Seddon — will be working on putting the finishing touches on the home being built on Haynes Avenue.

The students would normally have to pay for the program out of pocket, as scholarships are not available for it. Until Lockridge stepped in.

"They can take this course through high school and by the end of their senior year they should have a full-blown diploma from Indian Hills [in] construction," said Jon Dorman, the program director of construction programs at IHCC.

That home, part of the cooperative program between IHCC's construction technology program and the Chariton Valley Regional Housing Trust Fund is nearing completion.

Dorman said the home is nearing completion and an open house is scheduled for Aug. 3 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. There has been interest in the home, but it has not yet been sold, he said.

"We're going to do the same thing we always do," Dorman said. "We're going to have a cookout to feed everyone who comes, all the students are going to be giving tours of the house."

Kyle Ocker is the editor of the Daily Iowegian and can be reached at kocker@dailyiowegian.com or by calling (641) 856-6336. Follow him on Twitter @Kyle_Ocker

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Kyle Ocker is the editor of the Daily Iowegian. Prior to becoming editor, Ocker was a correspondent, sports editor and associate editor at the Daily Iowegian, and was the managing editor of the Knoxville Journal-Express.