Thompson Engineering Funds Scholarship At Chattanooga State

Monday, October 22, 2012
Pictured from left, Mack McCarley, director of Tennessee Operations for Thompson Engineering; Tammy Sawyers, director of Development for Chattanooga State; and Dr. Jim Catanzaro, president of Chattanooga State.
Pictured from left, Mack McCarley, director of Tennessee Operations for Thompson Engineering; Tammy Sawyers, director of Development for Chattanooga State; and Dr. Jim Catanzaro, president of Chattanooga State.

The Chattanooga State Foundation has received a gift of $500 from Thompson Engineering to fund scholarships for students enrolled in Engineering Technology programs. Thompson Engineering is an advocate of engineering education, and supports efforts to increase opportunities for students interested in learning more about the services the firm provides. The Thompson Foundation strengthens that mission with its scholarship program and commitment to engineering education. 

Mack McCarley, director of Tennessee Operations for Thompson Engineering, presented the gift. According to Mr. McCarely, “We are proud to support Chattanooga State and are committed to serve on the Engineering Technology Division’s advisory committees.” 

Thompson Engineering, with six offices in six states, serves the southeast with its expertise as planners, designers and constructors. Established in 1953, Thompson Engineering has earned a reputation of engineering excellence with leadership in projects that define skylines, coastlines, and transportation lines. Further details regarding Thompson Engineering are available at thompsonengineering.com. 

To learn about the numerous career opportunities available through Chattanooga State’s Engineering Technology Division, or other areas of study, visit chattanoogastate.edu/ academics. Individuals or corporations interested in funding scholarships for students at Chattanooga State Community College may contact Tammy Sawyers at 697-3359 or tammy.sawyers@chattanoogastate.edu.

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