Every year, Howard Community College (HCC) awards scholarships to hundreds of students at their annual awards luncheon. KCI has been a long time champion of the institution, supporting their capital improvement program, participating in events, funding scholarships and offering internships to students.
As the cost of education continues to rise, the firm understands the importance of helping students complete schooling without the pressure of financial insecurity. In 2017, KCI played a role in two athletic scholarships presented to Alexis Bartley and Colin Wallace and an engineering scholarship awarded to Elliot Hefty.
The notion of giving back has always been embedded into our corporate culture, and I am continually inspired by KCI’s efforts to pull together and help make a difference in our society. Education is the foundation of our future, and institutions like HCC are critical to helping students on their pathway to success.
Charles A. Phillips Jr., RPLSSenior Vice President, Facilities Market Leader
For the past few years, KCI employees have fielded a competitive team and also been involved with organizing the Howard Community College 5k Challenge Race. The event helps raise money for student scholarships while promoting team building and corporate wellness.
Over the last decade, our team has also served as the site/civil engineer for several projects including parking garages on the east and west side of the campus, a new 112,000-square-foot Health Sciences Building (the first building on campus to achieve a green building certification), and the college’s new Science, Engineering and Technology (SET) facility, which opened in May of 2017.
Designed to accommodate current and projected enrollment in STEM fields, the new SET building offers the latest in sustainable technology and provides state-of-the-art learning spaces. KCI’s dedication to the college and its students led to the firm sponsoring an engineering study area that features multiple shared large flat-screen displays for collaboration and room for students to study, work on projects or listen to small lectures.