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.
Two $1500 scholarships will be awarded to the most qualified students from a pool of applicants. 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
Mark Norris, P.E., Hargrove Engineers + Constructors, CHAIRMAN
John Keahey, P.E., Project Design Group, Inc. (PDG), Treasurer
Ray Miller, P.E., Volkert Inc., Awards Selection Committee
Penny Hatcher, Southern Earth Sciences, Banquet /Awards Committee
Ashley Babb, APR, B Media Relations, LLC, Marketing/Digital Media
Amy Driskell, Hargrove Engineers + Constructors, Member at Large
Claudia Bjork, Ingalls, Member Organization Engagement Chair
Kayla Bray, Quincy Compressors, Sponsorships
Thad Hendrix, P.E., Dunn Building Co., Past Chairman
Barbara Turrens, P.E., Austal USA, Outreach
Nan Young Perez Uribe, Univ. of South Alabama Representative
Mobile Branch - ASCE
Email: Amiee Williams, President
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
Email: Dr. James Laier, Ph.D., P.E.
Assoc. Dean, College of Engineering