Four Candidates Awarded Scholarships from the BCxA Scholarship Foundation

The BCxA Scholarship Foundation announced the award of scholarships to four individuals who applied to the foundation’s annual scholarship program.

Jesse Addison Corzine was awarded $1,500 to continue pursuing his B.S. in Mechanical Engineering at Georgia Institute of Technology. Jesse has consistently made the Dean’s List while also working as a commissioning intern since July of 2016. He writes, “In the built environment … confidence and uniformity has been lacking … Building commissioning is actively changing this standard for the better, and it excites me to be a part of the process.”

Christon Robert Cunningham, who will graduate in 2019 from the Colorado School of Mines in Mechanical Engineering, was awarded $1,500. Chris was hired in July 2017 as a commissioning engineer intern at eCube, Inc. In a prior internship, he developed an interest in building sciences while working on an experimental high-efficiency, self-sustaining envelope. He says, “Our duty as commissioning professionals is to maintain the owner’s interests. By doing so, we provide a quality assurance to not only the owner’s interests, but also to current and future operation and maintenance personnel and the occupants of the buildings we commission.”

Kyle Joseph Wacyra is the recipient of a $1,000 scholarship toward his M.E.-Energy Engineering at the University of Colorado. He has earned the Association of Energy Engineers Certified Energy Auditor certification and is studying within the BCxA University’s Commissioning Provider (CxP) Certificate Program. Previously, he studied Industrial Ecology at Leiden University and TU Delft in the Netherlands. Kyle is also currently a commissioning provider for Glumac, and is a LEED AP BD+C-accredited professional.

Katherine, M. Nelson, our first Canadian scholarship recipient, was awarded $1,000 to complete studies in the Building Environmental Systems Operator – Class II program at Conestoga College – School of Engineering and Information Technology. Kate writes, “I have found a new and profound interest in the field of building systems and am confident that I can contribute significantly to the successful operations of a well-commissioned building.” She has continuously pursued self-directed research into building technologies and e-learning programs offered by BCxA, USGBC, and CaGBC while employed by Ecovert Commissioning Corporation.

“We are delighted with the caliber of applicants,” said Board President Craig Hawkins. “Their commitment to building performance is inspiring and will help ensure the future of quality building design, construction and operation.”

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