Photo By David Udall/EAC Foundation: From left, Chad Crockett, branch manager
By David Udall
THATCHER – Bowman Consulting Group, Ltd. recently established a full-tuition scholarship at Eastern Arizona College (EAC). As an employer in Graham County, Bowman wishes to show its support as a partner in the local community as well as increase the number of students who complete training in computer-aided design and engineering programs. This scholarship seeks to benefit local students from Graham and Greenlee counties who wish to complete CADD training and continue to a university to obtain an engineering degree
Bowman is a multidiscipline engineering design and consulting firm. Bowman offers engineering, survey and mapping, planning and landscape architecture, environmental, and construction management services for residential, mixed-use, commercial, retail, energy, educational, institutional, federal, and other niche markets. In addition, they serve the transportation, government, surveying, energy, water, wastewater, and mining sectors in the United States. The company was founded in 1995 and is based in Chantilly, Virginia, with additional offices in Arizona, Colorado, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Maryland, New Jersey, Virginia, Texas, South Carolina, and Pennsylvania
Bowman has more than 500 experienced and professional personnel working in more than 30 locations across the United States. With more than 90 licensed professional engineers, more than 30 licensed surveyors, and a number of other accredited personnel from coast to coast, Bowman has an unprecedented commitment to each client and community they serve
Chad Crockett, branch manager and principal at Bowman’s Safford office, shared that a large percentage of their employees began training at EAC. He was a graduate of the EAC CADD program and went on to become an engineer. Employees from the local area or other rural towns in Arizona tend to have more longevity in places like Graham County
Doug Griffin, drafting professor and chair of the Industrial Technology Division, has taught at EAC since 2001. He is pleased with the success of the CADD program and the generosity of Bowman Consulting Group.
“We appreciate our community partners and are working to provide the skills and training needed in today’s workforce,” Griffin stated