Glen Shumate
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ACE Mentor Program of Cleveland
c/o Mark Rader,
Oswald Companies
1100 Superior Avenue, Ste. 1500
Cleveland, OH 44114

ACE Cleveland Program Awarded 19 seniors $120,000 in scholarship money for Students with Interest in Construction, Architecture and Engineering

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On Wednesday, April 26th nearly 500 people gathered at Windows on the River to celebrate another year of Cleveland’s ACE Mentoring Progam. This was ACE Cleveland’s 9th annual end of year banquet.

The Presentation Night and Scholarship Celebration included RFP response presentations from our eight member teams in front of a panel of industry executives that provided feedback and formal evaluations. This year’s feedback panel included Grace Galluci of NOACA, Jack Baumann of Cleveland State University and Cleveland MetroParks Sean McDermott. All of the groups gave very impressive presentations but at the end of the night, New Tech West was selected as the top team.

$120,000 in scholarship money was awarded to 19 seniors at the event. Since its founding in 2008, the Cleveland ACE Mentoring Program has awarded $570,000 to more than 70 students. In addition to the financial support, scholarship recipients are enrolled into CollegeNow’s mentoring program, which provides them with continued support and mentoring throughout their college and job seeking experiences.

One of the most impactful presenters of the evening was Ms. Taylor Watson. Taylor was a graduate of the ACE program and is now a student at the University of Akron. Not only is she studying engineering there, Taylor has been working at long-time ACE supporter Turner Construction. Taylor spoke about how significant the experiences and relationships she gained at ACE were for her and pushed the current ACE students to keep working.

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