November 14, 2016 1:30PM
For the first time since its inception in 1988, the Pittsburg State Construction Alumni Gorilla Golf Classic Series this year raised more than $70,000, most of which will go toward student scholarships.
Hosted by the PSU Construction Alumni Association, the series of four golf tournaments throughout the region is one of the premier fundraisers for the construction management program. This year, the four golf tournaments were in Pittsburg, Kansas City, Wichita and Rogers, Ark.
The total raised this year was $73,000, of which $45,000 will be presented as scholarships to 54 students. The remaining proceeds will help fund the association’s endowment.
Joe Levens, assistant professor and key organizer of the series, said he’s proud of the continued success of the series.
“It’s incredible how generous our faculty, staff and alumni are when it comes to supporting our students,” he said. “For us to be able to fund scholarships for more than 50 students is a wonderful feeling for all of us.”