ASPE 2020 Scholarship and Election Results

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Every year our American Society of Professional Estimators Metro St. Louis Chapter 19 advertises to students in colleges and universities studying in construction related programs to apply for a $1,000.00 scholarship. This year we had some absolutely outstanding applicants.

Thanks to the generosity of several construction general contractor and subcontractor companies who donated money or objects for our silent auction and for the wonderful attendance at our 2nd annual Trivia Night on March 7th, our Metro St. Louis Metro Chapter of the American Society of Professional Estimators (ASPE) is able to award not one, not two, not three, not four, but five scholarships this year!

The highest scoring applicant was Lydia Juengling who attends Kansas University in the school of architecture. She will be awarded a check for the $1,000.00 scholarship we typically award.

As the Trivia Night was so successful in raising funds for our scholarship, we are happy to award $500.00 to each of the next four highest scoring applicants.  They are Nicole Martindale (Iowa State), Benjamin Steger (University of Missouri – Columbia), Nicholas Raush (Drury University), and Anna Schwartz (University of Missouri – Columbia).

We wish all who applied great success in their future endeavors. They are each perfect examples of the people who are needed for the future of our industry.

We hope to hold our scholarship fundraising Trivia Night next March once again. Check our website www.aspe19stlouis.org early next year for the announcement and join in the fun. 

The results of our election for next year’s board is in. Returning board members are: John Smith, CPE (The Lawrence Group) as President, Everett Myers, CPE (McCarthy) as 1st Vice President, Mary Rotter (Golterman & Sabo) as 2nd Vice President, Jim Stukenberg (Freelance Estimator) as Treasurer, Cyndi Walker (Golterman & Sabo) as Secretary, and as Directors: Jason Emerick (Hallmark Stone); Jeff Judge (C.E. Jarrell); Diane Rinck (Paric); and Fred Waldrop, FCPE (Clay Pipe). We welcome new board member directors Cameron Beattie (Holland Construction) and Kyle Hoefel (Bazan Painting). The first board meeting of our new Chapter year will be a virtual meeting on Friday, May 15th to swear in our new board, plan our upcoming activities and announce our “Estimator of the Year Award”. We look forward to a successful 2020 / 2021 year. Be sure to check the website often for meeting notices – you may be interested in the topics to be presented starting in September and we urge you to join us.

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