JP Cullen continues to support its long-time relationship with the University of Wisconsin-Platteville’s Construction Management program.
"JP Cullen has partnered with UW-Platteville through student scholarships, advisory committees, program donations, engineering and construction clubs, and guest lectures for 30 years,” said Laura Cullen, fifth-generation owner of JP Cullen. “With over 40 UW-Platteville alums currently on our team and many interns every summer, we recognize UW-Platteville students as hard workers, team players and leaders.”
The partnership started in 1992 when, in celebration of their 100-year anniversary, JP Cullen started giving scholarships to UW-Platteville students. The scholarships are funded through the JP Cullen Foundation, which was formed by Mark, David and Richard Cullen in honor of their father, J.P. Cullen.
JP Cullen participates in construction networking events and career day at UW-Platteville. Last year, in an effort to be involved in making sure students were well equipped, they donated more than $13,000 worth of computer equipment to the program, including 22 laptops, 83 tablets, 81 tablet cases, six charging cords and two tablet keyboards. This year, they’ve also donated their time by co-teaching a course, bringing professionals in from their company to talk about different topics each week.
“We appreciate the support UW-Platteville professors and staff provide their students through education and connecting them with industry for internships and co-ops to ensure they are workforce-ready upon graduation," said Cullen, who also serves on the advisory board and has been heavily involved with the program.
JP Cullen is a family-owned, full-service preconstruction and construction business headquartered in Janesville, Wisconsin, that manages government, education, healthcare, commerce, industrial, arts and education and historic restoration projects across Wisconsin, Northern Illinois and Northeast Iowa.