The Roofing Industry Alliance for Progress Awards Five Colorado State Students With Scholarship

As one of the founding members of The Roofing Industry Alliance for Progress, B&M Roofing’s Vice President, Scott Kawulok was proud to award five very deserving Colorado State University students with The Roofing Industry Alliance for Progress Scholarship.

The Roofing Industry Alliance for Progress is committed to securing the future strength and excellence of the roofing industry. Each year, the scholarship is awarded to undergraduate students in the Construction Management program at CSU who are in good academic standing.

Here is a little bit about this year’s winners:

Cody Ade was born in Newberg, Oregon but moved to Colorado Springs when he was young and has lived here ever since. He is a senior in the CM program and has worked in the construction industry for the past six years as a laborer for a home builder. Cody interned with Kiewit Infrastructure the past two summers. He would like to be a superintendent for a heavy civil contractor one day.

Jacob Balthazor is a CM senior from Boulder, Colorado. He has spent five years as a carpenter in residential construction. Jacob enjoys being outdoors hunting and fishing. After graduation, he hopes to work with a commercial general contractor as a field engineer and work his way up to superintendent. Eventually, Jacob would like to be a custom home builder.

Vanna Hosanny is a junior in CM. She is a member of the DBIA, ABC, and AGC student clubs. Vanna is the Professional Development Committee Chair for AGC and is an alternate for the Design Build student competition team. She looks forward to graduating and being among industry professionals and making contributions to her future employer and community.

Kevin Loya-Estrada is a CM junior from Denver, Colorado. He enjoys team roping. After graduation, he would like to work in residential construction and one day own his own home building company.

Ira Weiss is a CM sophomore from Denver, Colorado. He has been involved with the ABC student club as well as the Construction Management and Leadership Key Communities Program offered to first-year students. Ira plays ultimate frisbee for CSU’s club team and has a strong affinity for photography.

About B&M Roofing

B&M Roofing started in 1947 with one truck and a vision. Since then, we have expanded to serve the majority of Colorado and its surrounding states. After 70 years, our commitment to customer service and our vision for the future remains the same.

About The Roofing Industry Alliance for Progress

In 1996, The Roofing Industry Alliance for Progress set out to improve the roofing industry by bringing together all industry segments to help fund research and educational programs; provide timely and forward-thinking industry responses to major economic and technological issues; and enhance the long-term viability and attractiveness of the industry to roofing workers. Now, after more than 20 years of hard work and during one of the most difficult economic climates in recent history, the Alliance hasn’t lost sight of these goals – it is as engaged as ever and continues to work to advance the roofing industry.