President's Message

Hard to believe the summer is over and my youngest child just started college. He was in third grade when I joined CSI. 

I am very excited about our fall schedule of programs starting with The University of Tennessee Health Science Center Interprofessional Simulation Center presented by Brett Ragsdale and Jason Jackson of brg3s Architects in August. The Simulation Program is committed to fostering education, research and professional development with a focus on enhanced clinical skills and patient safety through the use of simulation. Our September program will be presented by Jeff Haltom of Haltom Engineering. Jeff will discuss Engineering at Shelby Farms Park Using Geothermal Heat Recovery. These are two amazing local projects that showcase how Memphis is a dynamic city focused on education, growth and community.

September is also the month for the CSI Annual Convention and CONSTRUCT 2017 in Providence, Rhode Island. This is an opportunity for CSI members to meet face-to-face with other members and industry professionals in a world that is increasingly virtual. The CSI Memphis Chapter will have four members attending, including Jeffrey Parnell, Mike Zielinski, Susan Evans and myself. We are looking forward this wonderful opportunity for education and networking.

We have a dedicated group of volunteers Chairing many of our Chapter committees, but they would love to have additional help and support. By getting involved at the committee or board level, CSI Memphis members not only help our organization to thrive and grow, they also develop friendships, network, and get the most possible out of their CSI membership.  

Our Scholarship Committee needs you to help spread the work about the 2018-2019 Dempsie B. Morrison Scholarship Campaign. The money collected by the CSI Memphis chapter is matched by the University of Memphis in order for two Architecture students to receive full tuition for the academic year. This year we have an exciting incentive to donate. Michael Cardone has donated two University of Memphis season football tickets to help raise money for the Scholarship Fund. Donate now at the Silver level or above to be entered in a drawing to win these tickets. Go Tigers Go!!

Julie Fleming, CSI
Memphis Chapter President