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HUNTSVILLE CHAPTER CHAPTER - Jun 18, 2013
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Education Scholarships Presented

In June, the chapter established a scholarship for the University of Alabama in Huntsville with a $5,000 endowment, as well as an additional $5,000 scholarship given directly to Keon Hawthorne. Hawthorne is a mechanical engineering student at Alabama A&M University and will graduate with his bachelor of science in mechanical engineering in 2014. The chapter was pleased to realize its goal of significantly increasing scholarship dispersions to graduating high school seniors expressing interest and current college students majoring in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM). The chapter previously supported local school science fairs and robotic programs, and presented annual scholarships to graduating high school seniors, but it wanted to significantly increase the level of contributions for 2012. A generous corporate contribution made to the chapter scholarship drive by Platinum sponsor The CENTECH Group; Gold sponsors, including COLSA, Corporate Offices Property Trust, Torch Technologies; Silver sponsors, including nLogic, Booz Allen Hamilton, enGenius, Project XYZ, DSI, US Textiles; and Bronze sponsors, the Wally Kirkpatrick Family Foundation and Huntsville Personal Fitness Center. Bill Bailey, Ted Henrich, Chris Christi, Wendy Kepler, Mark Devirgilio and Cindy Kurt also made generous individual contributions. All of these donations allowed the chapter to reach its goals. The board of directors would also like to thank Vic Budura, a now retired chapter president, for donating many hundreds of hours of service to the chapter and its goals over the past several years. The chapter would not have reached this milestone without his leadership.

Event Photographs:

In June, Keon Hawthorne (r), a mechanical engineering student at Alabama A&M University, receives a scholarship from Michael Schexnayder (2nd from r), chapter president, while Hawthorne's parents Keith and Mary stand by.
In June, Keon Hawthorne (r), a mechanical engineering student at Alabama A&M University, receives a scholarship from Michael Schexnayder (2nd from r), chapter president, while Hawthorne's parents Keith and Mary stand by.
Bruce Shaw, chapter scholarship director, presents a check to Brenda Walker, assistant vice president for development, in June.
Bruce Shaw, chapter scholarship director, presents a check to Brenda Walker, assistant vice president for development, in June.

For more details regarding this event contact:
wesley slone
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