JACKSON, Tenn. – March 9, 2006– Jackson engineering firm TLM Associates Inc. has established a $50,000 scholarship at Union University for local students to study engineering.
TLM and Union University have enjoyed a strong relationship since 1998, when TLM became the engineering and architectural firm for Union’s entire campus master plan. Union University President David Dockery said TLM is one of Union’s best partners in the city of Jackson through their support for the annual Union Forum and Scholarship Banquet.
“And now, because of their interest in our growing engineering program, they want to take a step closer to the university,” Dockery said. “It’s a good marriage of their expertise and our offerings. We’re very, very grateful.”
The TLM scholarship funds will go to West Tennessee students who plan to pursue a career in engineering. Union launched its engineering program in 2001 and last spring the first group of Union students graduated with engineering degrees.
“We wanted to do that to encourage students and hopefully assist in the developing of the engineering program,” said Dennis Henderson, president of TLM Associates. “We feel like with the partnership we have developed over the years with Union, it’s a means for us to give back.”
Dan Nichols, a partner with TLM Associates, said the scholarship fund is a way for TLM to help generate local interest in the engineering field.
“We’ve had such a great relationship the last several years with Union,” Nichols said. “This is a great way for us to support not only Union University, but also the engineering field as a whole.”