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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.
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
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."
Monica Saunders, Member Services Director, Greater Atlanta HBA, Mandy Crater, Executive Director, HomeAid
Atlanta, Meg Thompson, PWB Chairman, Meg and Company.
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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
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Sales and Marketing Council
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New Government Affairs Representative: Leroy Sutton
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Atlanta Building News - Fall 2016