FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
March 18, 2016

Contact: Amy Hewes
805-756-6402; ahewes@calpoly.edu

Five Cal Poly Engineering Students Win Scholarships from the American Council of Engineering Companies

SAN LUIS OBISPO — Cal Poly students received five of 11 scholarships awarded by the American Council of Engineering Companies (ACEC) California. The group’s foundation awards scholarships annually to graduate or undergraduate college students working toward a degree in engineering or land surveying.

The Cal Poly recipients include Audrey Fremier, environmental engineering junior; Youlen Ghazalian, industrial engineering senior; Chase Hemming, civil engineering senior; Jennifer Laybourn, civil engineering senior; and Amy Poehlitz, architectural engineering senior. The Cal Poly students won a total of $8,000 in scholarship funds.

"These accomplished students represent California's bright future, and I'm proud ACEC California can play a role helping them achieve their full potential," said Brad Diede, executive director at ACEC California. "The engineering and land surveying industries play an important role in California's economic strength, and it is critical to support students who are working hard toward entering these professions."

In addition to Cal Poly, the scholarship recipients represented CSU Chico, Santa Clara University, Stanford, and Cal Poly Pomona.

About ACEC
ACEC California is a statewide association representing more than 950 private consulting engineering and land-surveying firms. ACEC California is dedicated to enhancing the consulting engineering and land surveying professions, protecting the general public and promoting the use of the private sector in the growth and development of the state.

Photo: From left: Students Audrey Fremier, Amy Poehlitz, Youlen Ghazalian, Jennifer Laybourn. Not pictured: Chase Hemming.

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