Conestoga news

November 29, 2006 1:27 PM

International Scholarship Honours for Architecture Degree Students

Four students in Conestoga’s degree program in Architecture - Project and Facility Management have earned prestigious scholarships awarded by the International Facility Management Association (IFMA) Foundation. The Foundation is affiliated with the IFMA, the largest and most widely recognized professional association for facility management.

In all, the Foundation awarded 23 scholarships. Winning students come from highly regarded schools such as Columbia, Cornell, Georgia Tech and Cal-Berkeley. No other school produced as many scholarship winners as Conestoga; the next closest institutions were Ferris State University (Michigan) and Texas A&M University with three winning students each.

The Conestoga winners are:
• Jon Douglas of St. Pauls, ON, who has received the $3,000 Corporate Facilities Council Scholarship, sponsored by the Corporate Facilities Council of the IFMA;
• Amanda Ford of Cambridge has won the $2,000 scholarship sponsored by the IFMA’s Dallas/Fort Worth Metroplex Chapter;
• Nick Heibein of Tillsonburg is the winner of the Canadian Chapters Scholarship of $1,000; and
• Samantha Jansen of Cambridge has won the $3,000 scholarship sponsored by the Philadelphia Chapter.

The scholarships are given based on merit. Students must be enrolled in a full-time, four-year baccalaureate program or a graduate school program associated with facility management. Academic achievement is a criterion for selection, as are program involvement, faculty appraisals and the student’s resume.

The IFMA has 18,500 members in 125 chapters and councils in 60 nations. Through fundraising, the IFMA Foundation promotes research and educational opportunities aimed at advancing the facility management profession.

Conestoga’s Architecture - Project and Facility Management program leads to a Bachelor of Applied Technology degree. The four-year program combines project-based learning at Conestoga with periods of co-op education in industry. The emphasis is on the architectural design, maintenance and management of the built environment. Students experience a combination of technical theory and applied skills, business management knowledge and skills, and complementary liberal studies coursework.

CONTACT: Julia Biedermann, 519-748-5220, ext. 3212