For release: March 10, 2011
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Carolyn Mariano, a junior civil engineering major at the University of Memphis, has
received a $1,000 scholarship from the American Council of Engineering Companies of
Tennessee (ACEC of Tennessee). She will compete for national ACEC scholarships to
be awarded in October.
Mariano is a student ambassador who recruits high school students to the University’s
engineering program. She is enrolled in the Helen Hardin Honors Program and tutors
high school students in math and English through Peer Power Foundation, a Memphis
organization focused on helping young people who are struggling academically.
“Winning this award meant a lot to me,” said Mariano. “I believe in the engineer’s
role in protecting the environment, and when I finally get into the field, I will
do all I can to live up to those practices and expectations.”
Mariano is active in numerous organizations, including Engineers Without Borders,
the Institute of Transportation Engineers, and the American Society of Civil Engineers.
In summer 2009 she worked in the Memphis office of Allen & Hoshall, an engineering,
architecture, planning, and consulting firm.
She is the daughter of Andrew and Merry Mariano of Collierville.
This is the tenth year that ACEC of Tennessee has awarded scholarships to Tennessee
“Our scholarship program is another example of how ACEC of Tennessee is committed
to the future of our profession. I am pleased that interest in the scholarship program
is increasing,” said Everett Cowan, CEO of AE Guidance of Nashville, the chairman
of the 2011 Scholarship Committee.