The Edgar M. Jolley Memorial Scholarship was established in 2007 to assist eligible children of employees in completing their education. The scholarship rewards students who embody the spirit of EMJ’s servant leadership culture through their service to their peers and communities. The fund provides an opportunity for students who excel in both academics and community involvement. This year, EMJ awarded the scholarship to the following deserving recipients.
Taylor Heath, daughter of George Heath, Vice President of Business Development, EMJ Construction Southwest Office
Taylor graduated Cum Laude from Reedy High School in Frisco, Texas this past May. She had a busy senior year completing her architecture studies through the Frisco ISD Career and Technical Education Center. She participated in the 2022 Architecture Construction Engineering (A.C.E.) Mentorship Program and completed a Spring Internship at Corgan Architects in Frisco. Taylor will attend the University of Arkansas this fall to pursue her Bachelor of Arts in Architecture and Design and a minor in Interior Architecture & Design.
Austin Crissman, son of Philip and Faith Crissman, Director of Construction and Operations Coordinator respectively, EMJ Construction Southwest Office
Austin’s dream has always been to be a ranch hand on a big piece of property, working as a real cowboy. While that dream may come true someday, for now he’s pursuing a career path as an Equine Veterinarian. Throughout his high school years, Austin took animal science classes at a vocational school and interned at a ranch, which helped to spark a deeper love and passion for working with large animals. Austin plans to attend community college for his core classes then transfer to Texas A&M to continue his education in Veterinary Science.
Hannah Woods, daughter of Jeremy Woods, Level II Superintendent, EMJ Construction Southeast Office
Hannah graduated from Pearl High School in Pearl, Mississippi, where she was involved in many groups and clubs such as T.S.A, Beta Club, Super Scholars, Pearl Singers, women’s varsity soccer, and Encore—an all-girl a cappella group. She graduated with honors, Super Scholars, and a full ride to play soccer at Meridian Community College. Hannah is currently in the nursing program pursuing her Associate Degree in Nursing to work as an RN. Her goal is to specialize in pediatrics, labor and delivery, or continue her education to become a CRNA and acquire her bachelor degree online while working.
Andrew Crissman, son of Philip and Faith Crissman, Director of Construction and Operations Coordinator respectively, EMJ Construction Southwest Office
Andrew graduated from Timber Creek High School in Fort Worth, Texas, where he studied architecture. For the next two years, he will be attending Tarrant County Community College to complete his general classes. Upon completion of his associates degree, Andrew plans to attend a university to pursue an architectural degree. While in school, he plans to work part-time at EMJ which will give him an opportunity to gain some hands-on knowledge in the field.
Emma Folsom, daughter of Brad Folsom, Senior Preconstruction Manager, EMJ Construction Southeast Office
Emma attends Lee University and will be starting her junior year in the upcoming fall semester. She is currently majoring in Exercise Science, Pre-Athletic Training with a minor in Disaster and Healthcare Mission & Management. Hannah serves as Secretary of Phi Chi Gamma, the newest girls Greek Club on Lee’s campus. Off campus, you can find her volunteering with the youth at her home church or coaching Color Guard for the same team that she was a part of in high school.
Congratulations to all of this year’s recipients, and best wishes for the future! Learn more about the this scholarship and other aspects of our culture at EMJ.