GUCA Awards Construction Industry Scholarships

Fri June 12, 2009 - Southeast Edition
Construction Equipment Guide

The GUCA Scholarship Foundation is pleased to announce the scholarships awarded to GUCA members’ children. The Foundation gave three industry scholarships to GUCA members’ children who are students in construction and/or building construction programs for 2009 of $2,000 each to:

Derek Buffardi: the son of Derek C. and Martha J. Buffardi, Godwin Pumps, Kennesaw, Ga. Derek is currently attending Georgia Institute of Technology majoring in civil/environmental engineering. Buffardi’s goal is to obtain both his Bachelor and Master’s degree and work with waste systems in the utility construction industry.

Sean Burch: the son of Gwen and Anthony Burch, Douglas Electrical and Plumbing Company Inc., Douglas, Ga. Burch is currently attending South Georgia College majoring in engineering. Burch’s goal is to work for an engineering firm and eventually open his own company.

Zachary Morris: the son of Buddy and Dawn Morris, Lenox Utility Contractors LLC, Lenox, Ga. Morris is currently attending Georgia Institute of Technology majoring in civil engineering. Morris’s goal is to work for a successful civil engineering firm, which will help him gain the knowledge and experience required to obtain his professional engineer license. He plans to start his own business in Georgia.

The Foundation also gave three high school senior scholarships for 2009 of $1,000 each to:

Gregory Jackson: the son of Barbara Jackson, Newton County Water and Sewage Authority, Covington, Ga. Jackson graduated from Newton High School and will be attending the Valdosta State University where he plans a course of study in chemistry. Jackson plans to continue his education to become a pharmacist.

Ashlan Troutman: the daughter of Dennis and Jeana Hyde, D&J Pipeline Co., Mansfield, Ga. Troutman graduated from Piedmont Academy and plans to attend North Georgia College and State University to obtain her Bachelor of Science in Nursing. After North Georgia College, Troutman plans to advance in the medical field specializing in an aspect of nursing or continuing to medical school for a second degree.

John Vail: the son of Donald and Gwen Vail, Greystone Grading, Fayetteville, Ga. Vail graduated from Sandy Creek High School and plans to attend Georgia Southern University. He plans to major in pre-sports medicine and athletic training to receive a Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology. CEG

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