Terracon Senior Associate Derek D. Koller (left) presents a check to outgoing SAEMS President Ouatfa Chuffe-Moscoso.

TUCSON, ARIZ. – The Southern Arizona Environmental Management Society (SAEMS) recently received a $2,500 grant from the foundation of engineering consulting firm Terracon, which has Arizona offices in Tucson, Tempe and Avondale.

The Terracon Foundation Board selected SAEMS as its grant recipient. Terracon Senior Associate Derek Koller submitted the nomination. The grant will be used to award a single, $1,500 scholarship to an SAEMS applicant. The remaining funds will be used for student scholarships to both luncheons and the group’s annual RCRA seminar.
SAEMS is an environmental organization that provides educational, networking, development and community improvement opportunities to help learn about environmental concerns and issues related to the growing desert community.

“As both a past SAEMS board member and scholarship winner, I am proud to be an employee-owner at a company that allows us to support and advocate for organizations in our community that we are involved with,” Koller said.

Terracon has been a corporate partner of SAEMS for more than 10 years.

“SAEMS is grateful to have received this funding from the Terracon Foundation,” said outgoing SAEMS President Ouatfa Chuffe-Moscoso. “Terracon has been a long-time supporter through volunteerism, participation on our board and committees and in recent years assisting us with grant opportunities. They allow us to make a real and positive impact in the lives of students seeing an education and career in the environmental health and safety industry.”

Terracon is an employee-owned consulting engineering firm with more than 4,000 employees providing environmental, facilities, geotechnical, and materials services from more than 140 offices with services available in all 50 states.

Terracon currently ranks 24th on the Engineering News-Record list of Top 500 Design Firms and is ranked No. 1 in Asbestos and Lead Abatement Design.

To learn more about Terracon visit terracon.com/offices/tucson/

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