Construction Stormwater Training Opportunities in March-April 2018

Thompson Engineering has announced its schedule of public ADEM Qualified Credentialed Inspector (QCI) Initial Training classes for March-April 2018. Classes will be held in Auburn on March 8, 2018; in Athens on March 28, 2018; in Mobile on April 12, 2018; and in Birmingham on April 17, 2018. The classes cover the regulatory requirements that are included in the ADEM General Permit ALR100000 for construction activities in the State of Alabama, as well as information about stormwater regulations for small mining pits. Also, ask us about our private classes with special rates for large groups of students. Click here or call us at 251-666-2443 for more information about our public and private training sessions.

Posted on 02/21

7th Annual Funky Monkey 5K & Fun Run Set for March 10, 2018

A $1,000 grant from the Thompson Foundation and Mobile’s Biggest Banana Split will highlight the 7th Annual Funky Monkey 5K & Fun Run scheduled for Saturday, March 10, 2018. The event will be held at the University of South Alabama Intramural fields as a fundraiser for the Thompson Foundation.

The Funky Monkey is a family-friendly event that encourages fitness, philanthropy and fun! Participants can choose to take part in a 3.1-mile run, jog or walk through the campus or a ¾-mile fun run. All participants are invited to enjoy the event’s favorite feature, Mobile’s Biggest Banana Split, provided by Cammie’s Old Dutch Ice Cream Shoppe.

During an awards ceremony following the race, the recipient of the Funky Monkey Charity Challenge will be awarded a $1,000 grant from the Thompson Foundation. The Charity Challenge encourages non-profits to recruit supporters to participate in the charity’s name. It is just one way the event raises funds for charitable causes. All funds raised at the 2018 Funky Monkey will be returned to non-profits in the communities where Thompson employees live and work. The money goes to support organizations, programs, and activities that strengthen our social framework, education, and sense of community. The Thompson Foundation recently surpassed the $750,000 mark in giving.

Winners of the 5K and Fun Run will also be recognized during the awards ceremony.

Things To Know 
• Funky Monkey 5K start time – 8am; Funky Monkey Fun Run start time – 8:45am
• Funky Monkey Charity Challenge – Any 501(c)3 charity is invited to recruit supporters to register. The charity with the most support receives $1,000 from the Thompson Foundation. (Deadline to register is March 8.)
• Mobile’s Biggest Banana Split by Cammie’s Old Dutch Ice Cream Shoppe. Watch as it’s created and then enjoy a bite of a huge banana split at the Funky Monkey Finish Party! Other finish party perks include hot dogs and door prizes.

Online registration is available through March 8. Click here to register online. Pick up a registration form at McCoy’s Outdoor, Run-N-Tri or Fleet Feet in Mobile or Running Wild in Fairhope. Day of registration begins at 6:30 a.m. at the University of South Alabama Intramural Fields.

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Posted on 02/16

Applications Now Accepted for Thompson Foundation Scholarship

Applications for the 2018 Thompson Foundation Scholarship will be accepted through March 22, 2018. The Thompson Foundation began awarding a scholarship in 2005 to encourage and assist talented young people who are interested in the technical specialties that the Thompson companies provide. Scholarship winners are selected based on scholastic achievement, financial need, good character, leadership qualities, community involvement and personal development. The annual $1,000 scholarship is renewable for up to four years.

Eligibility Requirements
• High school senior in public, private or home school
• Resident of Mobile or Baldwin County, Alabama; Madison or Rankin County, Mississippi or Moss Point, Mississippi; Hamilton, Bradley or Rhea County, Tennessee
• Accepted at an accredited four-year university
• Declared major in engineering, architecture, science, or other technical field of service employed by Thompson Engineering, Watermark Design Group or Thompson Consulting Services
• Minimum high school grade average of “B” (or 3.0 on 4.0-point scale)
• Minimum ACT score of 21

The Thompson Foundation scholarship is administered by the Community Foundation of South Alabama. Applicants will be asked to create an account and submit application materials at the Community Foundation of South Alabama website. The scholarship recipient will be notified in writing no later than July 2018.

Posted on 02/06