Maynard-Pimentel named recipient of Dacon’s Founders Scholarship

March 01, 2024 - Front Section

Boston, MA Wentworth Institute of Technology has selected William Maynard-Pimentel, a sophomore in the construction management program, as the winner of Dacon’s Founders Scholarship honoring company founders Richard Kuchinsky, Dennis Leahy, Ron Gagnon and Patricia Canelli. This scholarship is awarded to a full-time undergraduate student focused in construction management or a related field with good academic standing. Preference is given to Eagle Scouts or Gold Star Girl Scouts and the applicant may renew the scholarship in subsequent years of enrollment. 

A native of Rockland, Mass. William is pursuing a B.S. in construction management with a minor in civil engineering. During summer breaks, Maynard-Pimentel worked as an operations supervisor for a landscaping firm and field engineer with Turner Construction. Maynard-Pimentel was the captain of his high school tennis team, and he now plays for Wentworth men’s tennis team. Maynard-Pimentel is also part of Wentworth’s Construction Management Club. In October 2023, a part of CM Club activities, he participated in Canstruction Boston 2023, a charity event where teams of architects, designers, engineers, and contractors compete to create sculptures made from canned goods and other non-perishable food items-without the use of glue or other adhesives.

“When Dacon began this scholarship in 2014, we sought individuals demonstrating a strength of character in personal integrity, self-discipline and a desire for a career within this industry,” said Kevin Quinn, Dacon’s CEO. 

“Each year Wentworth identifies remarkable and motivated students such as William. We foresee a bright future ahead for him.”



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