The Knoxville Chapter enjoyed their Christmas celebration aboard the Volunteer Princess this year. Each attendee brought a toy to be donated to Toys for Tots. Our own Josh Buchanan took two bags full of gifts to the Marine base on Alcoa Highway after the event. Josh said, " The marines were very appreciative. They said this year they’ve had more families with children signed up to receive toys than ever, and they’ve also received more toy donations. Ours was a great final hour of the drive delivery!" Thank you to everyone that participated in this annual event that began 1997 under the leadership of Curtis Rosenbaum, CSI.
Christmas Crusin' with CSI
Posted: Tue, Dec 13, 2022
Join us Dec 13th
Come join the CSI Knoxville Chapter as we celebrate the end of 2022 with our Holiday Party aboard the Volunteer Princess. Dinner will be served as we cruise down the Tennessee and we will have a chance to celebrate our newest Fellow - Gary Bergeron, FCSI. Please board by 6 PM and be ready to set sail. Bring with you an unwrapped toy that will be donated to the US Marines Toys for Tots program. There are only 40 seats available on this cruise, so click the link at the top right of the website and join us. Cost is $30 per person.
New Student Chapter President - Collin Rummage
Posted: Tue, Oct 04, 2022
Meet Collin Rummage, the incoming president of the CSI Student Affiliate. Collin is currently in his 3rd year of the undergraduate architecture program at UT. He comes to Knoxville from Spring Hill, TN and joined the CSI student affiliate in 2021.
As student affiliate president, Collin presented his plan for the student group for the upcoming year to the CSI board at their meeting in September which was well thought out and well presented! He hopes to supplement the students’ architectural education with field trips and product presentations, which the local chapter can facilitate.
He has not yet had the opportunity to work in the design or construction industry, but he would be a welcome asset to a local firm. His project management skills are quite evident. After graduation he hopes to work a bit in the local industry and then get involved in an international firm. He will use these experiences when he later opens his own firm.
At UT he also participates in leadership positions in the AIAS and the Peer Mentorship Program. He has been motivated through the CSI Lunch & Learns and appreciated the interested topics that the chapter brought to the students last year.
Collin is excited about his opportunity to lead the CSI student group and said, “ I have big plans to help spread the word of CSI, and plan activities and events for the members of the student chapter.”
Please reach out and introduce yourself at the next chapter meeting.
Stacy Colbaugh wins Institute Communication Award
Posted: Mon, Sep 05, 2022
The Knoxville Chapter's Publication Chair, Stacy Colbaugh, CSI, CDT, has won the Institute Communication Award. This award will be presented at the CSI Convention in Denver, CO this October. This award celebrates the combination of communications managed by Stacy including the chapter newsletter, The SPECK, and our constant contact communications to all the chapter membership.
This is not the first time that Stacy's work has been recognized. Stacy has won the Institute Communication Award in 2017, 2016 and 2012. Previous to this she was recognized at the Institute level in both 2008 and 2009 for The SPECK. The Gulf States Region also recognized Stacy's work with Continuing Publication Awards in 2008, 2017, 2018 and 2019.
The Knoxville Chapter recognized Stacy's contribution to the chapter over a long period of time in 2019 when she was presented with the Miller Euler Memorial Award for outstanding work as the chapter publisher, one of the highest awards of the Knoxville Chapter.
Knoxville's Gary Bergeron to be elevated to Fellowship at Denver Convention
Posted: Tue, Aug 02, 2022
The Jury of Fellows has elevated Gary T. Bergeron, CSIto Fellow in 2022.
Fellowship is one of the top two honors bestowed by CSI. Throughout his 14 year membership with CSI, Gary has notably contributed to construction education at the high school, university, and professional development levels, and has served CSI as a leader of the Gulf States Region, as well as the Knoxville, Little Rock, and Chattanooga Chapters.
He will be inducted to Fellowship at CSI Celebrates, during the 2022 CSI National Conference in Denver, CO. on Thursday, October 13.