2016 Grand Rapids CSI Jim Hojnacki Scholarship Golf Outing Recap

2016 Grand Rapids CSI Jim Hojnacki Scholarship Golf Outing Recap

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On Wednesday, June 8, 2016, your CSI Chapter held its annual Scholarship Golf Outing.  As you know all proceeds go to our scholarship fund to help the next generation of architects, engineers, specifiers, facility managers, builders and product representatives.  This year’s outing has generated $5000.00 for next year’s scholarship recipients, whomever they might be.

The scholarship winners for 2016-2017 were: Eric Dejong, Mechanical Engineering major at Michigan Technological University; Audrey Hesson, Architectural Technology major at Ferris State University and Cheyenne Liabenow, Architectural Technology major at Ferris State University.

This year, the outing had a participation level we have not seen in quite a few years, which is a good thing.  71 golfers teed off at approximately 12:00 noon, under blue skies.

You will see, in Jim Hojnacki’s “WE SAW YOU” article in this month’s newsletter, many of the golfer’s names that participated this year.  It was a great representation of all aspects of our industry, from product representatives, architects, manufacturers to educators.

The participants and the sponsors for this outing, are really the ones that make our Scholarship Fund what it is.  Without them, we would not be able to give the dollars that we are able to give.

A Special Thank you to our Sponsors:  Erin Gross – Allegion; Bruce Burgess – Mull-It-Over; Charlie Appleby – MWA Firestone; Dan Goodman – Tubelite; Jim Collins – C2AE; Phil Catalano – FBM Sales; Beau Preston – Advanced Architectural Products/Smart CI; Ben Buter – Inpro; Corinne Mitrzyk – Atlas Roofing; Todd Belden – Belden Brick; Mike Tiesma – Midwest Sign; J Costen – J2Sales/IFMA; Brad Hayden – Tremco; Colin Vaughan – Georgia Pacific; Alan Wiechert – Building Envelope Solutions/Vaproshield; Jim Horman – Progressive AE.

As the Golf Committee Chair and the Scholarship Committee Chair for the Grand Rapids Chapter of CSI, I would like to personally thank my committee: Ed Avink (PAE), Jim Collins (C2AE), Erin Gross (Allegion), Pete DeJong (Monsma Marketing), Hank Hondorp (PAE), and all of the participants and the sponsors for making this a great outing. We have set the bar pretty high, but let’s make next year, the best year ever.

Author: Christopher Alexander

Christopher is a registered Architect and Architectural Revit Coordinator at Progressive AE in Grand Rapids, Michigan. In addition to Revit and BIM, he dapples in web design, CSI, and enjoys spending time with his wife, 4-year-old, and 1-year-old.

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