For the second year, RCI’s mentoring program has paired conference sponsorship recipients with RCI members in the same field of expertise to make their attendance at the convention as meaningful as possible. The RCI Foundation has provided funding for college students studying architecture, architectural engineering, structural or civil engineering, construction management, or other related areas of study in the construction industry to attend the RCI conference.
This year, 24 students have been matched with mentor consultants who are to meet their students at the Opening Reception Friday evening, answer questions, and shepherd them through the events. They will provide valuable insights on their experiences in the industry and provide guidance to help shape the potential building envelope consultants of the future.Mentors are Jennifer Hogan, Stephanie Robinson, John Mills, Meagan Kikuta, Kenrick Hartman, Joe Sorrentino, Jeremiah Webster, Jason Marquez, Mark Meshulam, Tom Gernetzke, Russ Raymond, Julie McDonald, Elizabeth Grant, Dave Liebal, Sid Hankins, and Jim Ripley.
Students are from Central Connecticut State University, California State University at Northridge, Appalachian State in Boone, NC; Mohawk College, Ontario, Canada; Rensselaer Polytechnic, Troy, NY; Ryerson University, Toronto, ON; Algonquin College, Ottawa, Canada; Alfred State, Arcade, NY; North Carolina State University, Raleigh, NC; Iowa State University, Robins, IA; Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, VA; and the University of Texas at Arlington.