Building Science Senior Receives Samford Memorial Scholarship

Nicholas Coffey

Nicholas McLean Coffey, who soon will earn his Bachelor of Science in Building Construction from Auburn’s McWhorter School of Building Science, is this year’s W. James Samford Jr. ’72 Memorial Scholarship recipient.

The scholarship is named in memory of James Samford, a 1972 Auburn alumnus and Board of Trustees member from 1987 until his death in 2003. Preference is given to juniors who have completed at least 61 but no more than 89 semester hours, and the scholarship committee also considers candidates’ philanthropic and leadership activities.

Coffey plans to enter the MBA program in the Raymond J. Harbert College of Business upon graduation. From Trussville, Alabama, Coffey has held multiple positions on campus and in the community that combine his Building Science education with his passion for service.

Coffey has been named to the Dean’s List and is enrolled in the Honors College. He has served as vice president of Auburn’s student chapter of Associated Builders and Contractors and is a member of Associated General Contractors and Design Build Institute of America.

Coffey is a volunteer with Alabama Rural Ministries, where he completes home improvement projects for residents across Lee County. He also works for Third Lens, a nonprofit that matches trained construction professionals with community organizations that design and build structures for those in need.