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February 14, 2018

Construction Industry Research

      We have a unique opportunity coming up at our February ACW membership meeting.  Our special guest speaker is Edward Taylor, Executive Director of the Construction Industry Research & Policy Center at the University of Tennessee.  This organization performs construction injury research.  One of Mr. Taylor's ongoing projects involves using Tennessee workers' compensation claims for occupational injury surveillance and prevention.  Currently, they are examining issues related to the injury types and rates for women in construction.  Click here to see the most recent quarterly report from the Construction Industry Research & Policy Center.

      Thanks to The Wakefield Corporation, 10646 Dutchtown Road, Knoxville, who will be our host site this month.  We will meet at 11:30 for a box lunch at a cost of $10/member or returning guest and to conduct our monthly business.  Your first-time guests are provided lunch at no cost.  Mr. Taylor, our special program speaker will begin his presentation at noon.  You can send your RSVP to  


Our golf tournaments are the reason we could offer this scholarship to Lila Fisher, the 2016-17 recipient.  Read a little more about this year's tournament 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.