McKenney's Scholar Recipients

Joel Boggs  |  Tyler Bolo


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Joel Boggs  
Major:  Mechanical Engineering

"My co-op experience has been full of new experiences. I have enjoyed getting to know HVAC because it is almost always present, and I find myself recognizing it in my everyday life. I have been exposed to people that I historically have not been around and each and every interaction has helped build my respect for McKenney’s and the quality work it performs. This scholarship helped me focus more on my schooling and remove some of the stress on my shoulders. This lack of stress played a significant role in helping manage my mental health as well as my physical health as I have type one diabetes." 

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Tyler Bolo   
Major:  Mechanical Engineering

"Working at McKenney’s in the co-op program has given me valuable experience applying the knowledge I’ve learned in the classroom to real-world applications. My day-to-day responsibilities included designing HVAC and plumbing layouts, performing system calculations, and communicating with customers and vendors. Throughout my first term, I learned so much more than what I expected in the field of HVAC and plumbing. I hope to continue my work with McKenney’s for my next two terms and then potentially attend graduate school at Georgia Tech."