Montgomery Business Journal

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MAX CREDIT UNION BREAKS GROUND ON AUBURN BRANCH

MONTGOMERY – Max Credit Union broke ground on an Auburn regional branch which will serve customers in Lee County.

The branch, which will have both lobby and drive-thru service, will have a concierge greet customers and direct them to kiosks, staffed by employees. The branch will also have a refreshment center that contains coffee and bottled water and a business center. It will be the company’s second branch in Lee County.

 

AUM FORMS PARTNERSHIP WITH LURLEEN B. WALLACE COMMUNITY COLLEGE

MONTGOMERY – Auburn University at Montgomery signed an agreement with Lurleen B. Wallace Community College, formalizing a partnership aimed at better supporting students interested in transferring to AUM.

Auburn University at Montgomery Chancellor John G. Veres III and LBWCC President Herbert H.J. Riedel agreed to:

> Work closely together on student advisement, creating a pathway for students who want to earn a bachelor’s degree to easily transfer into AUM.

> Allow LBWCC students to “reverse transfer” credits back to LBWCC and receive an associate’s degree while completing a bachelor’s at AUM.

> Provide scholarships to incoming AUM students.

Beginning in fall 2014, all LBWCC students transferring to AUM with a minimum 3.0 grade-point average will be provided a $1,000 to $2,500 scholarship. The top LBWCC student transferring to AUM, as selected by the LBWCC administration, will receive tuition and fees for two years.

With campuses in Andalusia, Greenville, Luverne and Opp, Lurleen B. Wallace Community College serves Butler, Covington, Crenshaw, Coffee and Geneva counties as well as parts of the Florida Panhandle. LBWCC offers career-oriented certificates and associate degrees.

 

BEASLEY ALLEN SHAREHOLDERS NAMED TO PRESTIGIOUS LIST

MONTGOMERY – Beasley, Allen, Crow, Methvin, Portis & Miles, P.C., shareholders W. Daniel “Dee” Miles III and Rhon E. Jones have been included in the 2013-2014 Lawdragon 500 Leading Lawyers in America.

Recipients of this honor are determined by a process of submissions from law firms, independent editorial research and vetting by peers.

Miles, who joined Beasley Allen in 1991, manages the firm’s consumer fraud/commercial litigation section. He received his law degree from the Cumberland School of Law at Samford University.

Jones has devoted his practice to the BP oil spill, serving as class counsel for plaintiffs in the private economic and property class settlement against BP and representing the State of Alabama against BP.

He received a bachelor’s degree from Auburn University and a law degree from The University of Alabama. Jones joined Beasley Allen in 1994 and now manages the firm’s environmental cases.

 

GOODWYN, MILLS & CAWOOD ACQUIRES KEMP & SEAGLE CONSULTING ENGINEERS

MONTGOMERY – Goodwyn, Mills & Cawood Inc. has acquired Kemp & Seagle Consulting Engineers Inc.

KSCE is a civil engineering company that specializes in transportation design, civil site development and construction engineering inspection.

“The management and shareholders of GMC Inc. are pleased to welcome Kemp & Seagle Consulting Engineers Inc. into our firm,” Executive Vice President David Reed said in a statement. “The experience and professionalism of principals Bobby Kemp and Doug Seagle will serve as the basis for the much anticipated growth and expansion of our transportation division.”

KSCE principals have more than 50 years of combined experience providing design, development, construction and management of civil and transportation engineering projects for clients in the state, county, municipal and private sectors.

Kemp has 25-plus years experience and his areas of expertise include geometric design, drainage design, erosion control plan development, traffic control plan development, utility relocation, right of way documentation and acquisition, as well as project management and construction inspection of large roadway and bridge projects.

Seagle, who has more than 26 years in the field, has expertise in geometric and drainage design, erosion control and traffic control plan development and project management.

 

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