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Foundation Board of Directors
Pictured L to R: Trevor Pitt (The Whiting Turner Contracting Company), Maureen Gilbert (Multivista), Sheree Srader (University of West Georgia), Stacey Chapman (CROFT & Associates), Megan Kocikowski (Georgia State Financing & Investment Commission) , Laura Leigh Barrett (Technical College System of Georgia), Garrett Miller (Smith Currie)
The CMAA-SAC Scholarship Foundation’s founding board members include:
CROFT & Associates
University of West Georgia
The Whiting-Turner Contracting Company
Georgia State Financing and Investment Commission
Laura Leigh Barrett
Technical College System of Georgia
Attorney for the Foundation and the Registered Agent
To be the leading organization in the development of future design and construction professionals.
To promote and enhance the delivery of the built environment by providing opportunities for continuous learning and improvement in the design, construction and industry trades through professional development and practice.
The CMAA-SAC Scholarship Foundation, a 501(c)3 charitable organization, will award a limited number of scholarships to qualified students as part of the Chapter’s ongoing efforts to provide the construction and design industries with a trained, educated workforce.
With the South Atlantic Region and most parts of the country facing a construction workforce shortage, CMAA-SAC decided the best way to help alleviate the problem was to have a dedicated foundation focused on the success, not only of students in construction and architecture programs, but those striving for trade degrees through the Technical College System of Georgia (TCSG). The goal is to promote and enhance the delivery of the built environment by providing opportunities for continuous learning and improvement in the design, construction and industry trades through professional development and practice.
The CMAA-SAC Scholarship Foundation is a self-supporting scholarship program and is a 501 (c) 3 designated organization so contributions are tax deductible as a charitable donation.
CMAA SAC offer two scholarship opportunities:
Tools of the Trade &
The criteria and process for each scholarship are detailed at the links below.
APPLICATIONS DUE MAY 13, 2019
- DYLAN THOMAS SCHOLARSHIP -
This year, the Foundation has implemented a new scholarship; it will be our top scholarship given out at the CMAA-SAC Project Achievement Awards Gala, June 11, 2019.
The Dylan Thomas Memorial Scholarship will be given to our top Graduate or Undergraduate candidate.
About the Dylan Thomas Memorial Scholarship:
The CMAA-SAC Scholarship Foundation wanted to celebrate the life and preserve the memory of Dylan through establishing the Dylan Thomas Memorial Scholarship. Dylan Thomas was a 16-year old, Junior at Pike County High School. On September 28, 2018, he was hit and injured while playing in a local high school football game. He was taken to Grady Memorial Hospital where he underwent several surgeries, yet sadly passed away on September 30.
Dylan loved playing football, cheering on the University of Miami, fishing, hunting, and spending time with his family and friends. He shared his passion for football and encouraged younger students to never give up in following their dreams.
Darren Thomas, Dylan’s father, is a well respected AEC Industry associate and Director of Physical Plant Operations at Clayton State University. Darren would bring Dylan to industry events and conferences to learn about the industry and most importantly, spend “father/son” time together. As a result, many industry associates knew Dylan through his father and met or crossed paths with him at industry functions over the years.