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Brian Nazarian wins R. Ray Goode Community Service Award

Each month, Brian Nazarian and his son, Wolfgang, load their utility trailer with tools and materials and head out to rendezvous with their team of volunteers in San Antonio, Texas. The retired Air Force civil engineer and current RS&H associate wants to instill in his son the values of integrity, service and excellence that he embodied while in the military – and which he sees reinforced every day at RS&H.

“He’s only 11 years old, and he’s received the citizenship award through his school,” said Brian. “He understands the value in doing good for the sake of doing good.”

On June 18, Brian received a citizenship accolade of his own, as the recipient of RS&H’s R. Ray Goode Community Service Award. This year, Brian has constructed more than a dozen wheelchair ramps, allowing disabled people to gain access to their homes. He has also donated blood – a particularly important act, as Brian’s blood type and antibody levels let him donate blood to all blood types in whole blood transfusions.

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Aviation Associate Flies Dogs to Better Future

Sometimes, the dogs ride shotgun, holstered to the backseat, able to take in the views from 10,000 feet high. Other times, they rest in the cargo hold, as the 4-seat Cessna 172SP soars 160 miles an hour to places as far flung as Indiana, Louisiana or Rhode Island. But regardless of where they’re situated in the plane or where they’re going to on the ground, these pups are almost always flying toward a better future, thanks to non-profits like Pilots N Paws   – and a dedicated RS&H associate.

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Briehn Wildman named to Jacksonville 40 Under 40

For more than a decade, Briehn Wildman has designed interiors for many of RS&H’s marquee architecture projects. From her start as an intern, Wildman has grown her skills with the company to become project manager, mentor and frequent volunteer in the Jacksonville community.

Now, she has been recognized as one of Jacksonville’s rising stars, earning a spot on the Jacksonville Business Journal’s 40 Under 40 list. The annual group of honorees is recognized for their career success, community involvement, and work-life balance.

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Teaching, Mentoring Young Women about Civil Engineering

Contract Support Specialist Jill Clarke in RS&H’s Marathon, Florida, office spoke to a group of high school students last month about civil engineering at Spanish River High School in Boca Raton, Florida. She created an hour-long presentation for the Women of Tomorrow Mentor and Scholarship Program, Inc. (WOT).

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In Florida Keys, RS&H Gives One-of-a-Kind Charity Golf Tournament a Swing

Across the country, non-profit organizations and charities host golf tournaments as fundraisers, inviting golfers from business communities of all sizes to play 18 holes for a good cause.

Such is the case for the Conch Scramble on Islamorada in the Florida Keys, but this golf tournament is like no other. Last month at the tournament, golf carts were replaced by boats, golf balls were made of compressed fish food, and every green was an island.

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