Home Builders Association donates $28,000 for scholarship

Mon Jul 29, 2019 at 09:45 AM

Home Builders Association donation

Pictured above is Dr Randy Esters, North Arkansas College President; Dr Rodney Arnold, North Arkansas College Foundation Executive Director; David Zirkle, North Arkansas College Construction Technology Program Manager; and Lloyd Mahoney, Executive Officer of the North Arkansas Home Builders Association.


On July 16, 2019, the North Arkansas Home Builders Association (NAHBA) delivered initial funding to underwrite an Endowed Scholarship Award for students enrolled in the North Arkansas College construction, HVAC, welding, and heavy equipment programs. NAHBA Board members Lloyd Mahoney and David Zirkle presented the $28,000 check to the school.

The NAHBA operated as a non-profit 501(c)(6) enterprise for 50 years until the announcement to dissolve the association at the end of 2018.

Originally founded as the Harrison HBA or Boone County HBA in 1968, the organization officially became the North Central Arkansas Home Builders Association in 1994.  The name was changed again in 2012 to the North Arkansas Home Builders Association after a merger with the neighboring Carroll County HBA.  

NAHBA operated as a trade-based group of licensed builders, subcontractors and associates, whose success in business depends entirely or in part on the strength of the construction industry.  As an accredited HBA chapter affiliated with both state and national home builder associations, NAHBA served Boone, Carroll, Newton, Madison, and Searcy counties in north Arkansas.

With this new HBA Endowed Scholarship Fund, North Arkansas College will award financial aid to qualified student candidates who pursue careers in construction technology services.

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