“Fundamentals of Glazing” Certification Program
The Texas Glass Association (TGA) has established the Glass Institute of Texas for the purpose of developing qualified glazing professionals in the State of Texas through a series of continuing education certification programs. Over 40 people attended the training course in Dallas and Houst and 90 percent passed and are now Certified by the National Glass Association. Check back in the Spring for additional classes.
Michiko McMahon – HAGA Scholarship Winner
The Houston Area Glass Association (HAGA) has announced the 2013 scholarship recipient at its Quarterly meeting on July 11th. Michiko McMahon, daughter of HAGA member Jim McMahon with CR Laurence, is the recipient of a $1,000 scholarship.
Michiko attends University of Houston with an expected graduation date of 2015. She is active in two volunteer organizations: Honors Ambassadors and Honors Mentors. She graduated from James E Taylor High School in 2011 and lives in Katy, Texas. Michiko’s thoughts on the importance of a college education: “College develops your intellect and strengthens your sense of self. The actual educational component is constantly evolving as you meet new professors and take new classes. The curriculum provides a daily challenge, but the skills and social interactions taken from this environment provide key preparation for succeeding in the professional world.”
The annual scholarship is available to any high school senior or college student referred by a HAGA member. The applicants are judged on a 350 word essay, volunteerism, and school transcripts. Applications are made available on December 1st of the year prior to scholarship award.
Details available online at http://houstonglass.org/meetings/scholarship/ for the 2014 scholarship.
The mission of the Texas Glass Association is to serve the needs of owners, operators and employees of independent glass companies, engage in enhancing services and products offered to the general public, and
to further the advancement of the glass industry in Texas and the United States.