Alumnus provides endowed scholarship for civil and construction engineering students

(Jan. 30, 2019) Kennesaw State University alumnus Pierre Coiron ’95, ’14 recently established the Stability Engineering Endowed Scholarship through the Southern Polytechnic College of Engineering and Engineering Technology. The scholarship benefits students majoring in civil engineering or construction engineering who have an interest in structural engineering.

“The degrees I received from this university have led to opportunities that were beyond my dreams,” Coiron said. “Perhaps my small gift will enable others to graduate and achieve their goals.” Pierre Coiron scholarship

To be eligible for the Stability Engineering Endowed Scholarship, a KSU student can be enrolled full or part time but must be an undergraduate junior or senior, maintain a minimum grade-point average of 3.0 and demonstrate financial need. Preference is given to those from under-represented student populations. The scholarship is renewable for up to three years.

At the former Southern Polytechnic State University, Coiron earned his Bachelor of Science in civil engineering technology and later a B.S. in construction engineering. His wife, Julie Coiron ’98, also graduated from SPSU with a Master of Science in technical and professional communication while their son, also named Pierre, is a current Kennesaw State mechatronics engineering major.

The elder Pierre Coiron presently serves as principal and founder of Stability Engineering in Decatur, Georgia, where his wife is the company’s controller. Started in 2004, Stability Engineering provides vast experience in the design and analysis of residential, commercial, industrial, institutional, adaptive reuse and LEED-certified green buildings. The structural engineering firm specializes in cost-effective problem solving and strives to produce the most efficient designs for its clients.  

A signing ceremony and luncheon for the endowed scholarship took place on Dec. 7 inside the Executive Dining Room on KSU’s Marietta campus.

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