Continuing with its efforts to contribute to the City of Columbia, Dennis Corporation was recognized on January 17, 2011 at the Martin Luther King, Jr. Park and Community Center on Greene Street for its donation to the Dream Keeper scholarship fund. Dennis Corporation’s donation was accepted as a portion of the first place Dream Keeper scholarship.

The Dream Keeper scholarship was established in 1990 by the City with the hope of that this scholarship would benefit young people within the City of Columbia to be engaged in a way that would prompt them to action. The program has been successful, as demonstrated by the efforts of previous Dream Keeper scholarship winners.

Held in conjunction with the 2011 King Day celebration, Dennis Corporation attended the awards ceremony and was recognized during the program as a sponsor. “This event touched the hearts and minds of all those in attendance. I am proud to represent Dennis Corporation, and delighted that we took the opportunity to sponsor these young people who give so much back to their community,” said Kara DeFelice, Dennis Corporation marketing associate, who attended the event along with Ross Oakley, EIT, Engineering Associate.

Dennis Corporation’s donation of $500 was awarded as a scholarship to John David Black who attends Richland Northeast High School where he is currently a junior. The program consisted of performances from Benedict College Gospel Choir, Lower Richland High School Gospel Choir, and Alpha Psi Lambda.

Dennis Corporation is a South Carolina licensed civil engineering, surveying and construction management firm. Dennis Corporation’s specific fields of expertise include aviation engineering, civil infrastructure, construction management, environmental services, expert witness services, geotechnical engineering, intelligent transportation systems, program management,  special projects, surveying, traffic engineering and transportation engineering.