2018/19 BX Scholarship recipients are pictured with Staples Business Advantage representatives in front, from left, Garry Ogilvie and Kim McAuley.
The 33 students selected to share a total of $90,000 through the BX Scholarship Program were honored at a special reception at the Exchange last week. Among those in attendance at the standing-room-only reception were members of the BX and BX Foundation boards of directors, the scholarship trustees, scholarship program donors, educators, friends and family members.
At the event, BX Partner Staples Business Advantage presented the Scholarship Program with a check for more than $11,900. In addition to offering BX members a generous discount on products, Staples donates a percentage of member spending to the BX Foundation annually. Staples Soul - the corporate responsibility program for Staples Advantage - has contributed more than $98,000 to the BX Scholarship Fund since inception. Two students were also selected to receive $250 Staples gift cards to help pay for school supplies.
Since 1959, the BX Scholarship Program has awarded nearly $1.5 million in scholarship awards to promising students pursuing careers in construction-related fields. For more information about the BX Scholarship Program, contact Pam Austin.
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Associate, McDonald Hopkins, LLC
Years in the industry: 5
“Effective leaders must always be learning and growing. The Rising Leaders Institute offers me the opportunity to attend programs and networking events that are helping me grow as a leader."
Project Manager, Equity Construction Solutions, Inc. (ECS)
Years in the industry: 19
“Proper leadership provides for better opportunities and success for both my internal and external customers. Through the Rising Leaders Institute, I am developing my management and leadership skills to better serve my team."
The BX Rising Leaders Institute (RLI) is a year-long program designed to prepare high potential individuals to serve as future leaders in the construction industry. The Class of 2018 is the 12th year for the program, with 30 Rising Leaders from BX member firms.
For more information about the Rising Leaders Institute, or to be part of the Class of 2019, contact Shauna Byrne.
Safety Advisory Council Meeting
Meet with your safety community to discuss current construction safety trends and happenings! This quarterly breakfast meeting is an informal roundtable discussion, and is a great opportunity to network with other safety professionals.
Contact Shane Van Bibber with topic suggestions and questions.