Central Florida Chapter of ASHRAE and UCF College of Engineering Endowment

Central Florida Chapter of ASHRAE and UCF College of Engineering Endowment

by:
jtracy
September 17, 2016


University of Central Florida Foundation memorandum of understanding and Central Florida ASHRAE Chapter College of Engineering endowment agreement.

Listen as Paul Halyard, who served as Central Florida ASHRAE Chapter Chair at the time of this agreement, details how the scholarship fund came about in this excerpt from an oral history interview at The University Club of Orlando on June 3, 2016.

LISTEN Part I (20:03) (text highlights from audio recording)

We had a president of ASHRAE visiting us for lunch one day and we had a luncheon here at The University Club. Got through about two o'clock and he didn't have a meeting until seven o'clock. I said, "What are you going to do for the rest of the afternoon?" He said, "Go back to the hotel and sleep." I said, "I got a job for you." We went out and visited three contractors and got three $2500. contributions that afternoon toward the $300,000. dollars we raised. And when we got to a $100,000. dollars, the state of Florida matched us with $70,000. Now we had $175,000 in the bank. That has grown to over $300,000 since '96 and we've given out 63 scholarships in that period of time. So that has really effected Central Florida....

Documents courtesy of the Paul Halyard Archives.
 

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