Major Kimberly Champaign (June 2015)


6/23 – June General Membership Meeting
5:30pm – 7:30pm | SCRA – 315 Sigma Drive, Summerville, SC

Kimberly Champagne Headshot

Speaker: Mrs. Kimberly Y. Champagne, Maj USAF AFRC 315 AW/CCO
Management and Program Analyst | Joint Base Charleston (USAF)

2 to 1 UTA – Unit Training Assembly at Joint Base Charleston: How we saved a million dollars this year using Lean & Project Management

Major Kimberly Champagne absolutely knocked this talk out of the park last. America is nothing without it’s strengths that are primarily derived from it’s diversity. Jim Thompson was fortunate enough to snap this shot at just the right time. This young woman is a model for demonstrating POSSIBILITY (even when starting from nothing), being a role model for the results of hard work, and the beauty that comes from realizing that, although we often stumble, we’ve come a long way.


Speaker Bio: Bio – Major Champagne

Inaugural Bridge Builder Contest

In celebration of the 10th Anniversary of the Arthur Ravenel Jr. Bridge, the Post & Courier and the American College of The Building Arts proudly announces the inaugural Bridge Builder Contest. Here is the link for more details, rules, entry forms:

Two divisions of competition will be recognized:

1) Professional – any business with a current business license is eligible. Up to two businesses may partner on one entry.

2) General Public – includes non-professional individuals, families submitting as a team, or non-profit organizations.

Bridges in both divisions will be judged with oversight by The Citadel Civil and Environmental Engineering Department. Bridges will be judged for structural design based on the rules and efficiency rating provided.

First and Second place awards will be presented in both divisions for Best Structural Design and Most Aesthetic Design and overall appeal as regarded by the judges.

First place winners will receive:
1) A commemorative Arthur Ravenel Jr., LEGO set, and two invitations to the Ravenel Bridge 10th Anniversary VIP Launch Party, July 17, at the S.C. Aquarium
2) The honor of being the Lowcountry’s Best Bridge Builder in each respective division.

Second place winners will receive:
1) Recognition in The Post and Courier, trophies and two tickets to the VIP Launch Party, July 17, at the S.C. Aquarium.

All entries will receive a 10th Anniversary Ravenel Bridge Build Contest T-shirt.

Registration Fees:
Professional Division: $250.
General Public Division: $25.

Registration Deadline:
July 6, 2015

Judging July 11, 2015:
Judging will take place at
James Simons Elementary School, 741 King St. (Map)
from 9:30 a.m. until all bridges are judged.