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2015 APLA Scholarship and Awards

APLA students, parents, faculty, and scholarship sponsors gathered on September 30 at the Auburn Universitytudent Center for the Annual APLA Scholarship and Awards Dinner. While we still announce awards in Parker Auditorium (B6) on the last day of classes, this fall event gives the APLA community the opportunity to celebrate our students’ success with their families and with the scholarship sponsors. 

 In addition to the opportunity to see our students dressed up (seldom seen in Dudley Hall), the evening gave us a great reminder that our school’s primary mission is to help students realize their full potential. Based on talent and energy on display at the Awards Dinner, it seems like we’re on the right track! 

-David Hinson, Professor and Head of the School of Architecture, Planning and Landscape Architecture


Landscape Architecture Awards                                                                     

THE JACK WILLIAMS SCHOLARSHIP 
This scholarship was established to honor Jack Williams for his commitment and dedication to the Master of Landscape Architecture program.  It is awarded to a student of high academic achievement, who best combines a spirit of exploration with a curiosity about the earth. 
Recipient:  Ryan Ballard

ASLA EUGENE & JOANNE BROCK SCHOLARSHIP                                                                            
This scholarship is given in memory of Eugene Brock and in honor of his wife, Joanne Brock.  The Brock’s have given much time to the promotion of licensure for landscape architects in the State of Alabama.  Eugene was the holder of the very first landscape architecture license granted in Alabama.
Recipient: Hui Shi

THE DON LOGAN-SOUTHERN PROGRESS ENDOWED SCHOLARSHIP
This scholarship was established by Southern Progress and Don Logan for students enrolled in the Landscape Architecture program.  Mr. Logan is past President & CEO of Time, Inc.  Southern Progress and Time are both division of Time-Warner, Inc. 
Recipient: Gabrriela Arevalo Alvear

TESSERAE ENDOWMENT 
The Tesserae Endowment is founded by ten graduates from the Classes of 2000, 2001 and 2002.  The Founders and their spouses formed life long relationships and friendships during their years at Auburn. The Founders have created The Tesserae Endowment early in their own professional careers to recognize the School of Architecture, Planning, & Landscape Architecture, honor their friendships with each other and to encourage, foster, and maintain connections with future graduates. The founders hope that the Tesserae Endowment have lasting benefits for the School. Recipients:  William Nix


Interior Architecture Awards                                                                        

ROGER W. RINDT MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP
This scholarship was established by the Donald W. Rindt family of Sheffield, Alabama to honor Roger Wilson Rindt, a 1976 Interior Architecture graduate.  It is awarded to students of high academic achievement, who are pursuing an Interior Architecture degree. 
Recipient:  Katherine Uhrin and Rubi Carrero


Architecture Awards                                                                                         

R. MACK & JAMIE FREEMAN SCHOLARSHIP
This scholarship, made possible by Mack & Jamie Freeman is designated to help students who show dedicated promise and perseverance in their academic work to experience international study and travel. 
Recipients: Sarah Curry and Chelsea Elcott

FRED RENNEKER, JR. AND BILL RENNEKER ENDOWED SCHOLARSHIP
Jean Renneker of Birmingham, Alabama established this endowed scholarship in memory of her son, Bill, class of 1965, and her husband Fred Jr., class of 1931. 
Recipient: Kate Lynch  

JAMES RICHARD WILKINSON MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP
This scholarship is made possible by Stevens & Wilkinson Stang & Newdow, Inc.This scholarship was established in 1981 in memory of James R. Wilkinson, 1928 graduate. 
Recipient: Josiah Brown

FRANK J. SINDELAR ENDOWED SCHOLARSHIP
This endowment was established in 1993 by a bequest from Mr. Frank J. Sindelar, a 1936 graduate. Currently, this is the largest endowed scholarship in APLA. 
Recipients:  Zack Cundey, Sydney Gargiulo, Walker Waughtal, Catherine Denney, and Keena Miles                             

GEORGE MCCRAITH, JR ENDOWED SCHOLARSHIP
Carolyn McCraith established this new scholarship endowment in 2012 in honor of her husband George McCraith, Jr. as living evidence of George’s love for Auburn (and Carolyn’s love for George!)
Recipients:  Cody Franklin, Olivia Backer, and Michaela Robinson

WILLIAM T. WARREN & WILLIAM T. WARREN, JR. ENDOWED SCHOLARSHIP
This endowed scholarship was established by Mrs. Ann H. Warren in honor of her husband, a 1939 AR graduate, and father-in-law.
Recipient: Sarah Page

JENKINS BRICK SCHOLARSHIP
This scholarship is made possible by the Jenkins Brick Company in Montgomery, Alabama who established this scholarship trust in 1972. 
Recipient: Kayla Bailey

FRANCES & GORDON W. HOLMQUIST ENDOWED SCHOLARSHIP
This endowment was established in 1995 by Mrs. Frances Holmquist of Birmingham, Alabama in memory of her husband Gordon, a 1951 graduate. 
Recipient: Timothy Fuerst and Henry Boyle

PAUL FRASER MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP
This endowment was established in1990 by Polly Fraser and Paul Scharff of Atlanta, Georgia (Paul Fraser’s mother and step-father) in memory of their son Paul, who lost a battle with meningitis while a second year student. 
Recipient: Jedediah Grant and Madeline Gibbs

W.S. BALL SCHOLARSHIP FUND FOR MINORITY STUDENTS
This scholarship is made possible by Mr. William S. Ball of West Palm Beach, Florida. 
Recipient: Emily Lopez

SEAY, SEAY & LITCHFIELD ENDOWED SCHOLARSHIP
This scholarship, made possible by Seay, Seay & Litchfield of Montgomery, is awarded to a student demonstrating strong performance in design studio and overall GPA.  The student must be a member of the AIAS, have established an NCARB record, and must complete an internship with an Alabama-based architectural firm. 
Recipient: Michael Callaway

COOPER CARY ARCHITECTS ENDOWED SCHOLARSHIP
This annual scholarship is made possible by Pope Bullock, a 1979 graduate.  Mr. Bullock is the Executive Vice President of Cooper Cary, Inc. in Atlanta, Georgia. 
Recipient: Caleb Munson

AAF/CHARLES A. MOSS SCHOLARSHIP
This scholarship is made possible by the Alabama Architectural Foundation and honors Charles A. Moss, long-time executive director of the AAF. Recipient: Rachel Perry

ARCHITECTURE FACULTY & STAFF SCHOLARSHIP
This scholarship is funded through the support of the Architecture program faculty and staff.  The award, made to a third or fourth year student based on outstanding performance in the Architecture program.
Recipient: Kyle Keirsey

PRESTRIDGE FUND FOR EXCELLENCE FOR THE URBAN STUDIO IN BIRMINGHAM
This scholarship was established by James Prestridge to express his deep respect and appreciation for the far-reaching influence of the Urban Studio on Auburn University students and the State of Alabama. In addition to this scholarship, Mr. Prestridge also has provided funding to support the operations of Urban Studio program. Recipient: Heather Redrow

NARROWS SCHOLARSHIP FUND
This scholarship is made possible through an endowment established by the estate of Parker A. Narrows, a 1941 graduate of the architecture program. 
Recipient: Kate Mazade

FRIENDS OF WILL STURGES ENDOWMENT
Established by Michael E. Gamble (B.Arch ‘89) and Lee Ann R. Gamble (B.Arch ‘90) for the purpose of providing study abroad awards to students who show promise and perseverance in their academic work. 
Recipient: Corey Thomas

JOHN AND DODGIE SHAFFER ENDOWMENT
Established by architecture alumni, Hector and Carolyn Llorens in honor of their parents, John and Dodgie Shaffer. 
Recipient:  Andrew Klemp

AIA CHATTANOOGA RURAL STUDIO ENDOWMENT
This scholarship was established by AIA Chattanooga through its Robert Cloud Seals Memorial Scholarship Fund. The scholarship honors Mr. Seal by supporting a student studying at the Rural Studio.
Recipient: Caitlyn Salters

RENIS O. & NOBLE JONES ENDOWED SCHOLARSHIP
This scholarship was established by Renis O. Jones, Jr, a 1949 Architecture graduate, and his wife Noble Jones, to support excellence students in the Program of Architecture.
Recipients: Will Ready, George Criminale, and Abby Katsoulis

JAMES FREELAND REEVES SCHOLARSHIP
This scholarship established by a gift from Mr. James Freeland Reeves of Eufaula, Alabama, a 1910 graduate of the Architecture Program. The scholarship is an expression Mr. Reeves support for Auburn University and for deserving students enrolled in the architecture program.  
Recipient: Anna Halepaska

BOB AND SHERRY FAUST ENDOWED SCHOLARSHIP
This scholarship was established by Professor Emeritus Bob Faust and his wife Sherry to encourage students of high academic achievement to study architecture at Auburn University. This four-year scholarship is awarded to students selected for a Spirit of Auburn scholarship and supplements the Spirit of Auburn award.  
Continuing Awardee: Jacob Elbrecht 
New Awardee:  Jacob Arenstam

VARNEY ENDOWED SCHOLARSHIP
This endowed scholarship was established by Ernest and Cheryl Varney for the purpose of supporting outstanding students in the architecture program. This four-year scholarship is awarded to students selected for a Spirit of Auburn scholarship and supplements the Spirit of Auburn award. 
Recipient: Robert “Chase” Brewer

R. ANDREW MERKLE ENDOWED SCHOLARSHIP
This scholarship was established by Drs. Art and Carol Merkle, in honor of their son, R. Andrew “Drew” Merkle. This four-year scholarship is awarded to students selected for a Spirit of Auburn scholarship and supplements the Spirit of Auburn award.  
Recipient: Paige Pennington

PATRICK AND JUDY DAVIS ENDOWED SCHOLARSHIP
This scholarship was established by Patrick and Judy Davis to encourage outstanding students to attend Auburn University and study architecture. This four-year scholarship is awarded to a student selected for a Spirit of Auburn scholarship and supplements the Spirit of Auburn award.
Recipient: Rob Palmer

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l to rt:  Kevin Moore, Frances Rindt, Brian Rindt, Katherine Uhrin, Jeffrey Uhrin, Rubi Carrero Ortiz, Elaine Eggers.