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      Two Recipients Selected for the a/e ProNet Scholarship

      Awarded to Architecture Students who demonstrate interest in Architecture Practice Management

      Contact: Matt Tinder

      For immediate release:
      Washington, D.C. – January 29, 2013 –
      The American Institute of Architect (AIA) have selected William Hood and Jake DeNeui to receive the 2012 a/e ProNet scholarship. The program, initiated by a/e ProNet, a national association of insurance brokers who are committed to providing liability insurance and loss prevention to architects, is awarded to architecture students who demonstrate a particular interest in the principles of management in architecture practice. Hood and DeNeui will both receive $2,500 to use towards their tuition.

      The a/e ProNet scholarship was initiated in 1990 by a/e ProNet and is open to third and fourth year undergraduates as well as graduate students of architecture enrolled in a NAAB- accredited professional degree program. Submissions are reviewed by jury members of the AIA Practice Management Knowledge Community. Candidates were graded on their transcripts, letters of recommendations, and an essay on how they would resolve a project management dilemma.

      To read their case study topic responses, please click here.

      William Hood - $2500
      The Cooper Union

      Hood is currently pursuing a Bachelor of Architecture at the Irwin S. Chanin School of Architecture of The Cooper Union in New York City. He has worked as a model-maker with the architects Moorhead & Moorhead and Andrew Berman Architect and as a marketing and communications manager for Van Alen Institute and Thomas Balsley Associates. In 2007, he graduated with Honors from the College of Social Studies at Wesleyan University in Middletown, Connecticut.

      Jake DeNeui - $2500
      Montana State University

      DeNeui is a 22 year old graduate student at Montana State University. His primary interests include martial arts, rock climbing, hiking and art. Jake's other skills and interests include speaking Spanish, teaching and practicing martial arts, and actively sharing his faith in Jesus. He plans on working in civic architecture and someday owning his own firm.

      You can learn more about the a/e ProNet Scholarship and eligibility here.

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