Atlanta Building News - Fall 2016 - (Page 30)

P W B aT L a N Ta cH a PT ER PWB atlanta's Year‑round focus Empower. Educate. Connect. Empowerment and education were definitely in focus at the Atlanta Chapter of Professional Women in Building's quarterly luncheon in June. Empower PWB Atlanta was honored to present four $500 scholarships totaling $2,000, thanks to generous, enthusiastic and year‑round support by individual members of its local Atlanta council. Myles Cardenas, KSU NAHB Student Chapter President educate 2016 scholarship recipients Ingrid Saunders Jones, chair of the National Council of Negro Women, global icon for The Coca‑Cola Company and former chair of The Coca‑Cola Foundation, was the keynote speaker. She emphasized "Civility and Grace" in all interactions, public and private, and she highlighted the importance of education in her own life and stellar career, and how her unwavering pursuit and support of education for all has made a difference in the lives of millions worldwide. Ms. Jones inspired the PWB members, guests and scholarship winners as she shared her success as a community leader, community developer and philanthropist during her tenure at The Coca‑Cola Company, where she led the transformation of The Coca‑Cola Company's philanthropic outreach, growing a U.S.‑focused program into a global initiative touching millions of lives each year. Silvia Tijo Lopez and Andrea Puccini, both of Georgia Tech, Myles Cardenas of Kennesaw State University and Cassy Mathis of Gwinnett Tech were this year's scholarship winners. They are pursuing advanced degrees in Program Management, Engineering, Interior Design and other disciplines and have set their sights on a successful career in the building industry. The recipients, all members of NAHB‑affiliated University Student Chapters, were selected from a significant number of applicants. The Scholarship Committee, chaired by Betsy Sheppard, parliamentarian, considered the thoroughness of their applications, career goals, academic achievement, extracurricular activities and letters of recommendation. The scholarship awards may be used to pay for books or tuition expenses. "Our scholarship program is another illustration of how the PWB Council brings the power of professional women together and creates outstanding opportunities for current and future professionals in the industry," says Meg Thompson, chair of PWB Atlanta. "We are dedicated to promoting industry professionalism and supporting members at the local, state and national levels by offering networking and educational opportunities, legislative awareness and outreach and professional and personal development." Connect Monica Saunders, Member Services Director, Greater Atlanta HBA, Mandy Crater, Executive Director, HomeAid Atlanta, Meg Thompson, PWB Chairman, Meg and Company. 30 FAll 2016 | AtlAntA Building news Through education and empowerment, PWB Atlanta is also successful in forging many new connections. Most strikingly was the recent response by Myles Cardenas' Kennesaw State University's NAHB Student Chapter to the Council's

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Atlanta Building News - Fall 2016

Letter From the President
Education and Events Calendar
Remodeling Trends Upward as Homeowners Stay in Place
Legal Corner
Homeaid Atlanta
55+ Housing Council
Sales and Marketing Council
PWB Atlanta Chapter
New Government Affairs Representative: Leroy Sutton
Index to Advertisers/

Atlanta Building News - Fall 2016