Catching Up With Previous Scholarship Winners – Cole Springer John Hellein, FRSA Educational Foundation Director In 2010, Cole Springer graduated from Lakeland High School. That fall, he entered the freshman class at University of Florida in Gainesville, graduating from the M.E. Rinker, Sr. School of Construction Management in 2014. For three of his four years at UF, Cole applied for and received a $1,000 scholarship from FRSA’s Educational and Research Foundation. “It was cool to be an award recipient and to have the help while at school,” Cole remembers. “I also appreciated the opportunity to give back after I graduated and was working in the industry.” In the years following his graduation, Cole donated three $1,000 contributions to the Foundation, making the funds available for future scholarship recipients – his part of paying it forward.
Bernie Little Beer Distribution Center in Sebring
After graduating, Cole worked in Central Florida at PCL Construction, participating in amusement park projects. Then in 2017, he joined Springer Construction Company in Lakeland. The company builds and maintains industrial, retail and commercial projects. One current project is a Bernie Little Beer Distribution Center in Sebring (see photo). The facility is a 100,000 square foot climate-controlled warehouse. Cole currently serves as Vice President at Springer Construction. Cole married in 2019 and his wife, Sydney, welcomed a daughter in May 2021. Congratulations, Cole and Sydney, and thank you for your support of the Foundation’s scholarship program. The Foundation is currently receiving applications for 2022 scholarships. Students entering or continuing their education at the college or trade school level are encouraged to apply. Students from FRSA member companies, including employees and their families, are eligible. The deadline for submission is March 31, 2022. For more information and to download an application, please visit www.floridaroof.com/scholarships. FRM
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