Best is a senior majoring in Construction Management in the ECU School of Industry and Technology. The award is for $1,000. Mike Richardson, the president and general manager of Service Roofing, said his company set up the scholarship to "give back to the community" and to help students who are pursuing careers in construction. A gift of more than $17,000 from the company and its 55 employees in Greenville and Garner will support the yearly scholarship presentation. Best is entering his final year of construction management studies at ECU.
He said he plans to become a residential contractor after graduation hopes to work in the Wilmington and Topsail Beach, N.C. area. He is the son of Richard and Judy Best of Goldsboro, N.C.
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