Category Archives: Community

Making a Difference: giving back to our community

According to the U.S. Department of Transportation, in 2011, 3,331 people were killed in vehicle crashes involving a distracted driver, with an additional 387,000 people that were injured. Some other distracted driving-related statistics include: Text messaging creates a crash risk 23 times worse than driving while not distracted. (Virginia Tech Transportation Institute) Sending or receiving a…
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SYP (Schemmer Young Professionals) Volunteers for Habitat for Humanity

The development of the internal Schemmer SYP group (Schemmer Young Professionals) has been officially in the works since January, when a small group of Schemmer employees presented the idea to Frank Comisar, AIA, President and CEO. After this initial meeting, the group’s goals, mission and year one schedule were refined and finalized. SYP was then presented to the…
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SAME Mentoring Program Competition

Since its inception in 1994, Schemmer has supported the Society of American Military Engineers (SAME) Student Mentoring Program with providing volunteer mentors, competition judges and by sponsoring team awards. This year, on competition day (March 29), there was a total of 19 High School Teams and 10 Middle School Teams that competed. Terry Wood, AIA,…
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Schemmer Participates in A Book of My Own Drive

Reading skills are the greatest single predictor of future academic success (National Assessment of Educational Progress); yet, sixteen (16%) percent of the Omaha population are functionally illiterate. They can’t read well enough to fill out a job application, read a food label, or read to their children. (Literacy Center of the Midlands) Introducing A Book…
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