KC Engineering Association Picks Up Trash On Highway 50

Austin Rakers, Aviston; Kalb Depew, Centralia; William Wyciskalla, Nashville; Professor Eric Hofelich; Jonathan Barker, Nashville; Collin Lashbrook, New Baden; Dean Kellie Henegar and Professor Julie Littrell In back is Benjamin Koopmann, Carlyle; Dakota Mendoza, Carlyle; Ethan Schumacher, St. Rose; Matthew Dobbs, Centralia; Sam Huegen, Albers; KC Interim President George Evans; Nick Mensing, Breese; Vice President Greg Labyak, Morgan Downing, New Baden; Nicholas Kuhl, Breese; and Andrew Gajewski, Trenton.

The Kaskaskia Engineering Association (KEA) recently volunteered locally and picked up trash along their 2-mile section of adopted highway 50 between Shattuc and Sandoval. It was a very windy day, but through perseverance and dedication, the engineering club still managed to keep America beautiful. This is a service to the community that has been completed on a yearly basis for the past four years. The KEA club members are all majors within the Associates of Engineering Science program at Kaskaskia College. Kaskaskia Engineering program has 2+2 agreements and articulations with SIU-E, SIU-C, U of I, and Missouri S&T.

On hand to assist with this effort was Pre-Engineering Professor Eric Hofelich, Dean of Arts and Sciences, Julie Littrell, Vice-President of Instruction Dr. Greg Labyak, and KC Interim President George Evans.

KC Professor and sponsor of KEA, Eric Hofelich said, “KEA is very proud of this opportunity to instill environmental awareness to its members and serve its local community

KC Professor Julie Littrell said it was a pleasure to work with our KEA students Friday morning. “They really are a great group of future engineers and hard workers! Thank you also to those in our community and local industries for their continued support of our KC students.”

Dean Henegar says, “It was a great effort Friday. All the engineering students were present and worked so hard to keep their stretch of HWY 50 clean. What a great group of students! Special thanks to their Program Coordinator, Eric Hofelich, for his leadership organizing these vital service opportunities for our students.”

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