Grace Stoddard, SPHR, and Jeff Kulhanek, P.E., attended the University of Nebraska – Lincoln’s Career Fair on Thursday, September 29, 2016.
Bill Wedeking, AIA, LEED AP, and Kira Strong attended the Iowa Health Care Association’s 2016 Convention and Trade Show on September 26 in Des Moines. The winner of the $100 Target Gift Card was Lee Exline, Plant Operations Manager at Preferred Care Partners Management Group, L.P. Congratulations Lee!
Bill Wedeking, AIA, LEED AP, and Kelsey Fleenor attended the Iowa Finance Authority’s 2016 HousingIowa Conference on September 7-8 in Des Moines. The winner of the Kindle Fire was Steve Beltramea with Community 1st Credit Union. Congratulations Steve!
The University of Nebraska College of Engineering held it’s annual Industry Tour Day in Lincoln on August 18 and 19, 2016. This two-day experience is designed to expose UNL’s incoming freshman engineering students to real life projects and future prospects for local engineering careers.
Several Schemmer staff members were on hand to lend their expertise to the students. On Thursday, Jeff Johnson participated in an Industry panel and Round-table discussion with students. On Friday, Jeff Kulhanek, Doug Holle and Grace Stoddard participated in a networking luncheon with students. In addition, Doug Holle and Darin Brown led tours of the Harris Street Overpass to over 100 students. View pictures below.
Officials for Children’s Square U.S.A., a nonprofit organization in Council Bluffs, Iowa, broke ground on their residential treatment complex on June 1, 2016. The 23,880 SF complex, located on the north end of the Children’s Square U.S.A. campus, includes three cottages and a shared multipurpose area. The residential program provides group living for children with emotional and behavioral issues. The new residences will replace outdated dormitories that were no longer up to code.
The complex is part of the organization’s $9 million “Better Spaces, Brighter Futures” fundraising campaign, which has reached 91 percent of its goal according to president and CEO of Children’s Square, Carol Wood.
“Every dollar spent makes a difference in these young people’s lives and in our society,” said Wood.
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On Monday, May 16, 2016, the Omaha Public Schools Board of Education approved the Schemmer Design Team selection to provide A/E consultant services for Capital Improvements and a 12 classroom addition at Gilder Elementary School located at 3705 Chandler Road. Capital improvements will include site improvements for upgrades to the parent and bus drop-off/pick-up areas, ADA improvements, mechanical, electrical, plumbing, carpet, paint, security, safe area, central air conditioning, fire sprinkler and intercom systems.
The groundbreaking ceremony for Omaha Public Schools’ Indian Hill Elementary School took place on May 5th, 2016. Schemmer’s Terry Wood, AIA, LEED AP, Project Manager and Molly Macklin, Assoc. AIA, Architectural Designer, were in attendance. Included in the renovations that Schemmer is designing for Indian Hill are fire, life safety, security and technology upgrades. Capital improvements include providing central air conditioning to the entire facility.
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Karl Person, AIA, LEED AP, and Kelly Hiskey, Assoc. AIA, ASHE, attended the Nebraska Society of Healthcare Engineers (NSHE) 2016 Annual Trade Show and Conference on May 5th in Kearney, Nebraska. This is attended by hospital directors and staff from across the state.
The annual Boys Town Booster Banquet was held on Tuesday, May 3rd, 2016 at the La Vista Conference Center, which raises money for athletic programs at Boys Town. Schemmer’s Darin Brown, Steve Kathol, Charly Huddleston and Shane Swope attended as well as their guests Bill Herr, Neil Smith and Bob Ford.
The banquet included a live and silent auction, raffle drawings, dinner, student athlete recognition awards and keynote speaker Charles “Peanut” Tillman, 13-year NFL veteran and two-time Pro Bowl selection. Tillman and his wife Jackie, founded The Charles Tillman Cornerstone Foundation, which provides opportunities and resources to children and families in need.
Kathol, a Booster since 2006, enjoys his involvement and support of this organization because it provides resources for kids to have an opportunity to be part of team and develop a feeling of accomplishment and purpose, while learning valuable life lessons along the way. The Boosters are made up of Omaha Business Leaders who meet throughout the year to plan the event and sell tickets to the banquet. Their primary goal is to raise money to ensure proper equipment, uniforms and other necessities are available to enable any child who wants to play sports can do so.