$61,000 awarded to students in Cleveland’s ACE Mentor Program
Mayor Frank G. Jackson gives keynote address at scholarship event for 80 Cleveland Metropolitan School District students involved in the ACE Mentor Program, which provides guidance and assistance for students interested in careers in the integrated construction industry.
University Hospitals, together with Gilbane Building Co., and Regency Construction Services, Inc., awarded $61,000 in scholarships to students in the ACE (Architecture, Construction and Engineering) Mentor Program. This is the second $50,000 scholarship award made from the health system’s $200,000 donation to the ACE Mentor Program of Cleveland. Individual student scholarships were provided by Gilbane and Regency while Kent State University, Cuyahoga Community College, and Cleveland State University provided matching scholarship awards to senior students entering architecture and engineering programs next fall.
Students presented their final design projects to a crowd of more than 250 family members, fellow students, community leaders and local businesses. A special guest panel of industry professionals provided input into the presentations, including Terry Schwartz, Director, Cleveland Urban Design Collaborative; Bob Brown, Director of City Planning, City of Cleveland; Hunter Morison, Director, YSU Urban Design Center; and Aparna Bapu, The Rise Group.
Thirty-five local architecture, engineering and construction firms provided more than 50 volunteers to mentor the students throughout the school year. A selection of participating companies include Array Healthcare Facility Solutions, Architect; Barber & Hoffman, Structural Engineer; Chas E. Phipps Company, Material Supplier; Cleveland Educational Design Alliance, Architect; CT Consultants, Civil Engineer; Gilbane Building Company, Construction Manager; Herschman Architects, Architect; Michael Benza & Associates, Civil Engineer; PCS, Construction Manager; Regency Construction Services, Inc., Construction Manager; Stantec, Architect; Turner Construction Company, Construction Manager; URS, Architect/Engineer and VIP Restoration, Masonry Contractor. +