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June 13, 2018

Site Visit with KCDC

Reserve your lunch time on June 13th for our monthly meeting.  We will have a site visit with KCDC!  And here is the rest of the story . . . well, most of it . . . 

Here's what we know:

  • We will meet at 11:30 on Wednesday, June 13, 2018.
  • Our special guest speaker is Ben Bentley, Executive Director of KCDC.
  • We will tour 5 Points site.
  • **Each member needs to bring a folding chair for seating.**
  • We will go for a dutch lunch at Barley's Tap Room and Pizzeria for lunch downtown, 200 East Jackson Avenue,
Here's what we don't know:
  • Meeting location and parking details.
  • But, never fear, our own Beth Crisco-Kestner is on it!  She will have that finalized ASAP and you will see an update here.
And here's an update from Beth:

Hello ladies!  I have an update regarding the final details for next Wednesday!

  • We will meet at 11:30 on Wednesday, June 13, 2018 in the parking lot near 381 McConnell Street, Knoxville,TN 37915.  See the attached map for parking location relative to the address.
  • Our special guest speaker is Ben Bentley, Executive Director/CEO of KCDC.
  • We will tour the 5 Points site. We’ll make a short visit to the completed Phase 1 building, then a short walk across the street to the In-Progress Phase 2 site and a couple of those buildings.
  • Tour should last about 30 minutes.
  • **Each member needs to bring a folding chair for seating.**  SEATING WILL BE PROVIDED.  DO NOT BRING CHAIRS
  • We will go for a dutch lunch at Barley's Tap Room and Pizzeria in downtown Knoxville, 200 East Jackson Avenue,


So what are you to do?  RSVP NOW at by Tuesday, June 12th.

Our golf tournaments are the reason we could offer this scholarship to Lila Fisher, the 2016-17 recipient.  Read a little more about our tournaments on our Events page.

Scholarship Winners Announced!!

Congratulations to Jessica Denton!  Jessica is the recipient of the Pellissippi State Associated Construction Women Scholarship for the 2017-18 academic year.  With support from this scholarship, she will earn her Associate's in Interior Design from Pellissippi State.  That degree will propel her toward another goal of earning a bachelor's degree from ETSU and becoming an Interior Architect.    The ladies of ACW applaud Jessica and are excited for what the future holds for her.

Lila Fisher, a senior studying civil engineering, is the 2016-17 recipient of the Associated Construction Women Endowed Scholarship at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, Department of Engineering.

Lila completed a co-op at EMJ Corporation in Chattanooga, working primarily in the construction department with some estimating assignments.  During her co-op with EMJ Corporation, Lila also had responsibilities related to assisting project managers, project engineers, and estimators.  Lila reported that the most valuable benefit she received during her co-op assignment was "seeing the construction side of engineering and working with skilled people." 

Currently, Lila is serving as the Team Leader for her senior design group project.  

Congratulations, Lila, from the ladies of Associated Construction Women!

2018 Officers and Board of Directors

   Here is your 2018 leadership team:


President:  Jennifer Shorter

Vice President:  Kym Clevenger

Treasurer:  Donna Kimble

Secretary:  Erin Gillison

Board members:

     Christine Dean

     Beth Crisco-Kestner

     Pam Robertson



Associated Construction Women now has a Facebook page for you to "like".  If you are part of the Facebook world, be sure to find our page and click "like".  You will find lots of photo albums when you click the photos tab and you can give us your feed back on events and issues on our wall.  Spread the word!  ACW is looking for a few (more) good women.