GHBA scholarship winners 2016

GHBA’s Annual Scholarship Program Benefits Deserving Students

Terry SwensonAwards, Charity Projects, Education, Featured, Member News

Each year, the GHBA Associate Council awards scholarships to students whose parents are members of the association. These scholarships are made possible through the generous donations of our members. Thank you to all our donors who make these awards possible!

This year, five deserving winners were presented with scholarship checks in the amount of $3,000. An official ceremony will be held at the October GHBA board meeting.

The Associate Council would like to extend a special thank you to our outstanding donors. Contributors who donate $3,000 or more to the GHBA Scholarship Fund are recognized by having a scholarship awarded in their name.
This year, three companies stepped up as presenting donors: Heritage Construction, Chesmar Homes, and the Will Ulrich Foundation provided by Newmark Homes.


Congratulations to the following scholarship recipients. GHBA wishes you all the best in your college careers and beyond!


Aricka AndersonAricka Anderson is the daughter of Rick and Jill Anderson. Rick is the general counsel at David Weekley Homes. Aricka was also a recipient of the GHBA scholarship last year. She will be a sophomore at Texas A&M University in the fall majoring in Business Management. Aricka completed her freshman year at A&M with a 4.0 grade point average.

Aricka participated in the MSC OPAS and won the MSC First Year Involvement Award. She also earned first place in the Startup Aggieland $10 Startup Challenge. This year she also joined the Aggie Icers, the marketing team for Texas A&M’s men ice hockey team and was recently elected Treasurer for the upcoming season. She was also named a BP (British Petroleum) Scholar for her participation in BP’s Discover Days program. This summer she will be studying abroad participating in the Texas A&M’s European Marketing program.


Allie McManusAllison McManus is the daughter of Jay McManus, division president for M/I Homes and an active member of the GHBA for 22 years. Allison attends the University of Oklahoma majoring in Journalism with a minor in French. Allison is a member of the Kappa Alpha Theta sorority and serves as the online media director. She is active in many organizations like the Campus Activities Council, Honors College, director of recruitment for the High School Leadership Conference, a Gaylord College ambassador, President’s Leadership class and the social media chair for the Oklahoma Creativity Festival. She was awarded the PACE Award for Outstanding Freshman and a finalist for Outstanding Sophomore. While doing all this, she also works for Oklahoma Scholastic Media and BOE Creative Services.


McKenna PowersJeff Hunt, president/owner of Heritage Construction, has selected McKenna Powers as the recipient of the Heritage Construction Scholarship. McKenna is the daughter of Breck and Jeannine Powers and a previous scholarship recipient as well. Breck is a general partner of LBJ Construction. McKenna will be a junior at Texas A&M in the Fall with plans on majoring in biomedical science. During her sophomore year she was on the Dean’s list for the College of Veterinary Medicine and Biomedical Sciences. She also was part of the Coed Intramural Basketball Champions. She was the treasurer for the Cupcakes for a Cause Event for the past two years. McKenna is a member of the Biomedical Sciences Association and a long-time member of the US Pony Club. She has done community service helping with the Texas A&M “Big Event” and has also tutored college freshman in chemistry and served as an advisor for young US Pony Club members.


Amanda CaffeyDon Kline, president of Chesmar Homes has selected Amanda Caffey as the Chesmar Homes Scholarship recipient. Amanda is the daughter of Craig and Leah Caffey. Craig is a builder sales representative for Goodman Manufacturing and a long-time member of the GHBA.

Amanda will be a sophomore at Syracuse University in the Fall with plans on majoring in Broadcast & Digital Journalism, Policy Studies. As a freshman at Syracuse, she was selected to be the community relations chair for the Orange Seeds, a leadership empowerment organization made up of a selected group of freshman and transfer students that are involved in various on and off campus volunteer opportunities. She also serves as a university tour guide and student ambassador and serves as a mentor for second grade students. She also works on the campus Citrus news crew and is an assistant video editor for the Daily Orange student newspaper.


Madeline TomlinsonMadeline Tomlinson is the 2016 recipient of the “Will Ulrich Scholarship” which was provided by generous donations from the employees of Newmark Homes, in his memory.
Madeline is the daughter of Greg and Leslie Tomlinson. Greg is president of Builders Post-Tension and a very active member of the GHBA since 1989. Madeline will be a sophomore at UCLA in the fall majoring in Biochemstry and is in the Honors College there.

During her first year at UCLA she has join the Delta Gamma Sorority, and participated in their Service for Sight Foundation activities. Madeline was also a counselor at CampMed, a three-day camp for underprivileged high school students who are interested in the health care field. She participated in the UCLA’s Hospital MAPS Program, (Measuring to Achieve Patient Safety) where she monitors patient safety procedures carried out by the medical professionals and is a member of the Premedical Peers Association.


Sheri Allshouse, The Allshouse Group
Mel Audain, GHBA
Angie Blacklock, Rockland Insurance Agency
Mina Covington, Covington Custom Builders
Cheryl Cox, Chas P. Young (CPY)
Jennifer Dodds, SS Graphics
Will Holder, Trendmaker Homes
GHBA Associate Council
GHBA Bay Area Builders Association
GHBA Custom Builders Council
GHBA Sales & Marketing Council
Jeff Hunt, CGR, GMB, CAPS, CGP, GMR, Heritage Construction Services
Sarah Iandoli, Allegion-Schlage Door Lock Company
Kristina Jones, Highland Homes Houston, LTD
Toner Kersting, Snyder Energy
Leslie King, Greymark Construction
Don Klein, Chesmar Homes
Juan Mata, Ironwood Connection
Newmark Homes, Newmark Homes
Carrie Roehling, Ashton Woods
Jennifer Symons, Caldwell Cos.
Elizabeth Thompson,
CalAtlantic Homes
Greg Tomlinson, Builders Post-Tension
Mark Welch, David Weekley Homes
Susan Wheeler, CenterPoint Energy New Homes Program
Kenneth Williams, Colina Homes
Laurie Wilson, First American Title-Homebuilder Division