KC Engineering Association Picks Up Track on Highway 50

November 14, 2019

The Kaskaskia Engineering Association (KEA) completed their annual trash cleanup along their adopted 2-mile stretch of highway 50 between Shattuc and Sandoval. It was a cold and windy day, but that didn’t stop the engineering club from fulfilling their annual tradition of keeping the roadways clean.

KC Professor and KEA sponsor Eric Hofelich said, “I am very proud of this group of engineering students. We set a record this year in cleaning the two mile stretch of highway 50 in less than two hours, with over twenty-five engineering club members participating.”

KC Professor Michael Geiger said, “We had a great turnout from our engineering students this afternoon. This tradition presents an excellent opportunity for our engineering club to contribute to our community.”

Pre-engineering student and KEA student president Cole Herrmann said, “We are very proud to be able to give back to the community.”

The Kaskaskia College Pre-Engineering Program allows students to complete their first two years of engineering school at KC and receive their Associate of Engineering Science Degree. After attending KC, students transfer to a 2+2 compatible university to complete their final two years of engineering school in mechanical, civil, computer, electrical, industrial, or mechatronics & robotics engineering. They have 2+2 articulation agreements with SIU-E, SIU-C, U of I, Missouri S&T, and Greenville University.

Pictured are 1st row – Broderick Venable (Centralia), Nicholas Becker (Carlyle), Michael Geiger (Engineering instructor, Shattuc), Eric Hofelich (Engineering Instructor, Iuka), Ryan Bechtoldt (Venedy), Nathan Ellis (Pocahontas), Ben Rakers, (Aviston), Blake Gebke (Bartelso), Eduardo Hernandez Herrera (Albers), Logan Lotz (Alma). 2nd row is Cameron Reed (Centralia), Nicholas Miller (Centralia), Dylan Garner (Irvington), Jeff Smith (Centralia), Jordan Huff (Salem), Christopher Lamczyk (Du Bois). 3rd row – Devin Reed (Centralia), Landon Smith (Carlyle), Hunter Martin (Centralia), Damon Evans (Centralia), Chase Moulder (Centralia), Cade Kresin (Tuscola), Dylan Flowers (Trenton), Garrett Huff (Odon, IN), Cole Herrmann (Hoyleton), Blake Markus, (Germantown), Logan Goebel (Breese), and Tena Elliott (Mathematics Instructor, Dix).