Siloam Springs, Ark. (March 1, 2004) - Two John Brown University students earned the two top awards from the Arkansas American Institute of Constructors scholarship competition for the second consecutive year in February. Seniors Eric Gemin and David Elllingson entered research papers. Gemin’s paper was on “Green” construction technology, and Ellingson submitted a paper on self-consolidating concrete. Gemin won first place and was awarded the Phyllis Kinnaman Memorial Scholarship in the amount of $1,000. Ellingson won second place and was awarded the Phillip Joiner Memorial Scholarship in the amount of $500. JBU construction management students have been involved in the AIC competition for approximately ten years. John Brown University is a top-tier private university, ranked 11th by U.S. News & World Report in the Southern Region. JBU enrolls more than 1,800 students from 42 states and 42 countries. JBU is a member of Arkansas’ Independent Colleges and Universities and the Council for Christian Colleges and Universities.