JCJC engineering students earn scholarships from MS Professional Engineering Society
Written By: Teresa McCreery
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Date Submitted: 2014-04-03 09:01:13
ELLISVILLE – National Engineering Week was celebrated at Jones County Junior College with three JCJC students receiving scholarships. The annual meeting also allowed about 100 area high school students to see job opportunities in engineering as well as honor students who are already successful in their college pursuit of an engineering career.
Three JCJC engineering students, Ike Armour of Laurel, Elizabeth Wright of Gautier and Taylor Smith of Lucedale each received scholarships from the Mississippi Professional Engineering Society's southeast chapter.
“The students receiving scholarships have demonstrated a financial need, are academically successful, and are involved in their community and college,” said MPES Southeast Area Chapter President, Jason Goar. “We as engineers felt the need to reach out to the students and show them what our profession is all about.”
JCJC’s engineering club co-hosted the event at the college. Goar added business sponsorships enable the professional Society the opportunity to showcase the opportunities an engineering degree can offer students.