Officials from South Central College, the SCC North Mankato Campus Foundation and Bolton & Menk today announced the local company’s generous contribution to support a future lab at the college’s North Mankato Campus.
The Bolton & Menk Infrastructure Solutions Lab will provide a high-tech learning environment for students in various programs, including Civil Engineering Technology, Geographic Information Systems (GIS) and Architectural Drafting and Design.
“From buildings to highways, our students in these and other programs will make a significant impact on the infrastructure of our region. We are grateful that they’ll be able to hone their skills in this new lab environment, thanks to the generosity of Bolton & Menk working in partnership with the SCC North Mankato Campus Foundation,” said South Central College President Annette Parker.
“Bolton & Menk has been a tremendous supporter of SCC and SCC North Mankato Campus Foundation through the years,” said Erin Aanenson, Executive Director of SCC North Mankato Campus Foundation. “Their generous contributions include monetary and in-kind support, scholarship funding, employee service on the foundation’s board of directors and committees, and much more. Our partnership with Bolton & Menk is invaluable.”
Next steps for the lab include determining an appropriate location on the campus and working with faculty to plan the best possible space for students to learn. Construction is expected to begin in 2025 and be completed in 2026.
“We value our partnership with South Central College. Their commitment to developing quality industry professionals is essential to advancing the infrastructure throughout Minnesota and beyond,” said Bradley DeWolf, President and CEO of Bolton & Menk, Inc. “Our investment is not just to the college, but also in our future employees, building safe, sustainable, and beautiful communities where we all are able to thrive.”
About Bolton & Menk
Bolton & Menk specializes in providing public infrastructure solutions. For seven decades, Bolton & Menk has been committed to planning and designing safe, sustainable, and beautiful communities. Today, Bolton & Menk has nearly 800 employees, including a professional staff of 300 engineers, planners, landscape architects, GIS professionals, and surveyors; with 26 locations in Minnesota, Iowa, North Dakota, North Carolina, and South Carolina providing services to more than 550 communities, counties, and other public agencies.
About South Central College
South Central College (SCC) is a comprehensive community and technical college that is part of the Minnesota State system with campuses in Faribault and North Mankato. The college offers programs that prepare students to immediately start or advanced in a rewarding career after graduation, transfer to a four-year institution to pursue a bachelor’s degree – or do both. SCC also provides customized workforce education for professionals and organizations. SCC is an Affirmative Action Equal Opportunity Employer/Educator. For more information, visit www.southcentral.edu.
About SCC North Mankato Campus Foundation
South Central College North Mankato Campus Foundation is a 501 ( c ) (3) nonprofit organization that connects critical resources, supporting the South Central College community in developing relevant skills and talent. The foundation obtains, manages and allocates contributions to support South Central College’s mission to provide an accessible and inclusive learning environment that cultivates student success and advances regional economic development.