Auburn named American Concrete Institute Excellent University for sixth year in a row

Published: Feb 24, 2021 12:00 AM

By Jeremy Henderson

For the sixth year in a row, Auburn University has been named an American Concrete Institute (ACI) Excellent University.

The designation is the ACI's highest honor for universities, and is meant to recognize ACI student chapters for excellent participation in institute-related projects and activities.

"Considering that ACI currently has more than 15,000 student members and over 250 student chapters around the world — and that our chapter is one of only seven American universities to receive this distinction — this is a great accomplishment," said Auburn chapter advisor Anton Schindler, the Mountain Spirit Professor of civil and environmental engineering. "That we've kept the streak alive even during the pandemic is especially something to be proud about."

Auburn's ACI student chapter focuses on connecting students with concrete industry professionals through educational seminars, an annual Concrete Day event, and by sending students to represent Auburn at national ACI conventions.

"Our ACI student chapter also collaborated with the local concrete industry to complete a service project last fall," Schindler said. "They constructed a driveway and parking area for a homeowner impacted by the 2019 tornadoes in Beauregard."  

Auburn's chapter will be recognized at the upcoming ACI Virtual Concrete Convention.

Media Contact: Jeremy Henderson,, 334-844-3591
Members of Auburn's ACI student chapter pose during a 2020 service project.

Members of Auburn's ACI student chapter pose during a 2020 service project.

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