A longtime supporter of Colorado State University will be honored on May 7 at Colorado State University as the Alumni Association’s Honor Alumnus.
Wayne Lindholm, who will receive the College of Applied Human Sciences Honor Alumnus Award, has been a major supporter of the construction management program at Colorado State, supporting student activities and diverse fundraising initiatives in the department and college.
"Mr. Wayne Lindholm has been an exemplary Colorado State and College of Applied Human Sciences alumnus, bringing honor to himself and the university though his professional successes and personal commitments," said Nancy Hartley, dean of the College of Applied Human Sciences.
Lindholm graduated in 1975 with a degree in industrial construction management. He serves as vice president and district manager of the southern California district office for the $2 billion international Hensel Phelps Construction Co. During his career and in various capacities, he has been responsible for close to $3 billion worth of construction projects.
Lindholm has worked for Greeley, Colo., based Hensel Phelps for more than 25 years and is proud of the company’s ties to and support of Colorado State. In 1997, the Hensel Phelps Foundation contributed $100,000 in honor of the 50th anniversary of construction management at Colorado State. Currently, there are two substantial construction management student scholarships sponsored by Hensel Phelps that are awarded to students each year.
Lindholm has been active in his community, serving as president for the Irvine Chamber of Commerce and on the board of directors for the Lincoln Club. In addition, he has been active with local construction associations, serving on the board of directors for the Associated General Contractor and the Design-Build.
"Since his graduation from Colorado State, he has set a sterling standard for all those who have followed with his devotion to the progress and prosperity of the construction industry, our corporation and our nation’s well being," said Jerry Morgensen, president and chief executive officer for Hensel Phelps.