GHBA Awards 13 Scholarships to Deserving Students

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Student honorees, their parents and the Scholarship Committee gather at GHBA’s 2023 Mid-Year Forecast luncheon for the official check presentation.

The GHBA awards student scholarships each year through generous contributions from GHBA members and its councils. Eligible recipients are college-bound children of association members, and participants in official GHBA Workforce Partner Programs. Thanks to our incredibly generous donors, $52,000 was raised for 2023 scholarships. Thirteen deserving students received $4,000 each toward post-high school studies.

Donations of $4,000 or more are honored with a named scholarship in their honor. Many of these individuals and companies step up year after year to donate, and we are so grateful for your ongoing support.

A huge thank you to Jeff Hunt, with Jeff Hunt Construction, who donated a scholarship for the tenth year in a row! Fun fact about Jeff: while attending Texas A&M, Jeff himself was a recipient of a GHBA Scholarship.


Newmark Homes established the “Will Ulrich Memorial Scholarship” nine years ago, which was provided by the generous donations from the employees of Newmark Homes in his memory.

Don Klein and Chesmar Homes generously donated two scholarships for the fifth year in a row, and Allpoints Surveying contributed at the named level for the fourth year. Builder’s Choice is a three-time donor. Anglia Homes and the Manners/Coole Foundation donated for the second year, with four scholarships presented this year.

In honor of the late Carl J. Stephens of Stephens, Tingley & Associates, his friends and colleagues raised more than $60,000 to create a memorial scholarship fund in his name that will be awarded over the next several years – with two awarded for 2023.

New this year, ACES Builders Warranty donated a scholarship in memory of their founder, Max Hoyt. Max was a strong advocate for the homebuilding industry and served for nearly 20 years as the CEO for the GHBA.

Meet the Winners

Congratulations to the 2023 GHBA Scholarship recipients! GHBA is honored to offer support to students on behalf of the homebuilding industry, and we wish each of you all the best in your college careers and beyond. The recipients are:

Hutton Hoegemeyer a recipient of the Carl Stephens Memorial Scholarship. Hutton plans to attend Texas A&M University and has been admitted into the Mays Business School and plans to major in Business Administration, with a focus on finance/supply chain management. Hutton’s father Kyle Hoegemeyer is a manager with Excell Foundations.

Donovan Mills is also a recipient of a Carl Stephens Memorial Scholarship. He is attending Sam Houston State University and majoring in Finance. His parents are Steve and Jennifer Mills. Jennifer is the senior account development manager for Ironwood Connection.

Cynthia Langkamp is receiving the Chesmar Homes Scholarship. She is attending Louisiana Tech University where she is majoring in Biomedical Engineering. Cynthia was also a recipient of a GHBA Scholarship in 2021. Her father is Peter Langkamp who is a construction manager with Kurk Homes.

Sydney Freeman has been awarded the Allpoints Surveying Scholarship. Sydney plans to attend Baylor University where she will study Business. Sydney’s father is Eric Freeman who works in new home sales with Chesmar Homes.

Camryn Smith is receiving ACES’ Max Hoyt Memorial Scholarship. Camryn plans to attend the University of Houston in Clear Lake where she will study General Business. Camryn’s mother, Libby Faust, is the operations manager for Austin Windstorm Construction.

Colby Vining is the recipient of the Builder’s Choice Scholarship. He will be attending the University of Texas majoring in Astronomy at the College of Natural Sciences. Colby’s mother is Shannon League, regional marketing operations manager with Legend Homes.

Fatima Villazana Gomez is the recipient of the Newmark Homes “Bill Ulrich Memorial Scholarship.” Fatima attends the University of Houston Majoring in Finance – Real Estate & Personal Financial Planning. Fatima is a participant in the GHBA Workforce Partner Program at the University of Houston.

Riley Emler is one of four Anglia Homes & Manners/Coole Foundation Scholarship recipients. Riley plans to attend Texas A&M University to major in Sociology and minor in Dance Science. Her father is Jeremy Emler, director of sales at Acme Brick Company.

Jazmin Davila is the second recipient of the Anglia Homes & Manners/Coole Foundation Scholarship. Jazmin is attending the University of Houston and majoring in Entrepreneurship and Marketing. Jazmin is a participant in the GHBA Workforce Partner Program at the University of Houston.

Richard Mainini also received an Anglia Homes & Manners/Coole Foundation Scholarship. Richard is attending the University of Houston, majoring in Entrepreneurship and Finance. Richard is in the GHBA Workforce Partner Program at the University of Houston.

Dakota Lawrence is the fourth recipient of the Anglia Homes & Manners/Coole Foundation Scholarship. Dakota will attend Texas A&M and plans to major in Business. Dakota’s father is Marc Lawrence, general manager at Builder’s First Source in Rosenberg, TX.

Tanner Cox received the Jeff Hunt Construction Scholarship. Tanner plans to attend Texas A&M University majoring in Civil Engineering. Tanner’s father is Phillip Cox with Burgess Construction Consultants.
Morgan Johnson is the recipient of Chesmar Homes Scholarship. Morgan will be attending Auburn University studying Civil/Structural Engineering. Morgan’s father is Eric Johnson with IDS Engineering Group.