By David Udall
THATCHER, Ariz.— Bowman Consulting Group, Ltd., recently established a full-tuition scholarship at Eastern Arizona College (EAC). As an employer in Graham County, Bowman wishes to show its support as a partner in the local community as well as increase the number of students who complete training in Computer Aided Design and Engineering programs. This scholarship seeks to benefit local students from Graham & Greenlee counties who wish to complete CADD training and continue to a university to obtain an engineering degree.
Bowman is a multi-discipline engineering design and consulting firm. Bowman offers engineering, survey and mapping, planning and landscape architecture, environmental, and construction management services for residential, mixed-use, commercial, retail, energy, educational, institutional, federal, and other niche markets. In addition, they serve transportation, government, surveying, energy, water, wastewater, and mining sectors in the United States. The company was founded in 1995 and is based in Chantilly, Virginia, with additional offices in Arizona, Colorado, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Maryland, New Jersey, Virginia, Texas, South Carolina, and Pennsylvania.
Bowman has more than 500 experienced and professional personnel working in more than 30 locations across the United States. With more than 90 licensed professional engineers, more than 30 licensed surveyors, and a number of other accredited personnel from coast to coast, Bowman has an unprecedented commitment to each client and community they serve.
Chad Crockett, branch manager and principal at Bowman’s Safford office, shared that a large percentage of their employees began training at EAC. He was a graduate of the EAC CADD program and went on to become an engineer. Employees from the local area or other rural towns in Arizona tend to have more longevity in places like Graham County.
Doug Griffin, drafting professor and chair of the Industrial Technology Division, has taught at EAC since 2001. He is pleased with the success of the CADD program and the generosity of Bowman Consulting Group. “We appreciate our community partners and are working to provide the skills and training needed in today’s workforce,” Griffin stated.
To apply for this scholarship, call EAC’s Records Office at (928) 428-8270 to obtain a Gila Hank Account and complete the online scholarship application by March 1, 2019. The applicant will be considered for the Bowman Consulting Scholarship as well as other donor-funded scholarships established at the EAC Foundation and Eastern Arizona College.