Our mission is to bring recognition to practicing engineers for outstanding service to the engineering profession, to publicize the many benefits that the engineering profession provides to the Mobile Area, and to encourage the pursuit of a professional engineering career to future engineers.
A tradition since 1967, MACE was founded by practicing engineers from the local society engineering chapters. Those founders and other envisioned an organization that exchanged information specifically of interest to engineers practicing in the Mobile area. In addition, they saw the need to recognize their peers. Over time, MACE grew to include an annual award banquet.
Since 2002, The Mobile Area Council of Engineers has awarded scholarships to worthy students enrolled in engineering at the University of South Alabama.
On March 20, 2002, the Mobile Area Council of Engineers (Mr. Dave Webber, President at the time) in conjunction with Dr. Wilford D. Raburn (Associate Dean of USA Engineering and MACE Member) jointly established the MACE/Raburn Engineering Scholarship.
MACE originally awarded two $1,500 scholarships to the most qualified students from a pool of applicants. In 2020, that amount was increased (2) $2,000 with the ultimate goal of increasing the amount to (2) $5,000 by 2025. To be eligible, the student must satisfy the following requirements:
Be in his/her sophomore year and be enrolled in an engineering at South Alabama
Demonstrate Academic Achievement by accumalating a min. CGPA of 2.75
Professional work ethics, community, extra-curricular activities, and student organization involvement
Students who have received other financial scholarship assistance during the same academic semester shall not be eligible
A student who has previously been awarded the Dr. Wilford D. Raburn Engineering Scholarship shall not be eligible to reapply for said scholarship in the following years
Award amount will be applied to student's tuition and fees
BOARD OF DIRECTORS
Chariman - Mark Norris, PE, PMP | Hargrove Engineers + Constructors
Treasurer - John Keahey, PE | Project Design Group, Inc. (PDG)
Selection Committee - Ray Miller, PE | Volkert, Inc.
Banquet / Awards - Penny Boulton | Southern Earth Sciences, Inc. (SESI)
Past Chairman - Thad Hendrix, PE | Dunn Building
Marketing / Digital Media - Ashley Babb, APR | Gulf States Engineering, Inc. (GSE)
Sponsorships - Ryan McKee, PE | Precision Engineering, Inc.
Outreach - Barbara Turrens, PE | Austal
Member Organization Rep. Chair - Kayla Bray | Quincy Compressor
USA Rep - Nan Young Perez Uribe | University of South Alabama
Member at Large - Amy Driskell | Hargrove Engineers + Constructors
Mobile Branch - ASCE
Gulf Coast Section - ASME
Email: Brian Healy, Chair
Mobile Chapter - ASPE
Email: Ray Miller, President
Mobile Section - IEEE
Email: Dr. Mohammad Alam, Chairman
Mobile Section - ISA
Email: Bill Agerton, President
Mobile Post - SAME
Email: Jeff Duplantis, President
Engineering Student Council
Society of Fire Protection Engineers (SFPE)
Dr. John T. Wade, PE, FPE