Community Support

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Summit takes pride in knowing our employees make a difference! 


 

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Hurricane Matthew Relief

Tracy Pittman from Summit’s Fayetteville office coordinated the collection of supplies to distribute to people in the Fayetteville area who were affected by Hurricane Matthew. Together our Summit team was able to pack an entire truck full of cloths, food, and cleaning supplies. 


 

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Supporting Future Engineers

Brad Worley, Geologist for Summit, has been a true leader in the field of Geology and has a passion for what he does. Mr. Worley enjoys sharing his knowledge, and one of the ways is by spending several days a year with students across the state speaking in classrooms as well as at national events. Mr. Worley teaches practical ways to incorporate geology into the everyday science the students are learning in the classroom, what is applicable to their grade level and how they could use geology in the future. Mr. Worley’s commitment to educating and inspiring students of all ages is vital to the success of producing future engineers. 

As part of the Association of Engineering Geologists (AEG) Visiting Professionals Program, Brad Worley has also spoken to geology students at ECU, UNC, NC State and Wake Tech.


 

 

Summit is an identified partner with the Orange County Schools' STEM and CTE programs.

The STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) program seeks to spark an interest in elementary students to learn more about these core areas. The CTE (Career & Technical Education) program utilizes school and work-based learning opportunities to allow students to graduate with high academic and technical skills.

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Summit President Jim Parker and Geologist Brad Worley spoke to Stanford Middle School students.


 

Sponsorships

Summit proudly supports organizations and events that enhance the lives of our local communities.

Pink_Wolves.jpgLittle Pink Wolves came in first place in the Mebane Parks and Recreation Department, and second in the Alamance County Metro League in 2016!

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The Summit Marlins, coached by our marketing coordinator, won the Alamance County Championship in 2015.

Summit is also a proud sponsor of HYAA (Hillsborough Youth Athletic Association)


 

 

FBLA - Future Business Leaders of America

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The Orange High School chapter of Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA) in Hillsborough NC, invited Summit to be the first guest speaker at their new business lunch meeting! The FBLA is a career and technical student organization for students enrolled in business education courses that prepare students to be future leaders.

The organization provides these students with the opportunity to serve as leaders within the chapter, and even compete at a national level. There are currently 250,000 student members nationally.

Spencer Merritt, a recent college graduate employed by Summit as a design technician, spoke with the students about his college and career path into engineering. Kevin O’Dell, spoke with the students about the different types of engineering, and also about what is necessary to run a successful business.


 

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Summit’s Structural Engineers participated in Sherwood Githens Middle School career day. Summit was a hit with the students, as we brought an activity which sparked the imaginations of these middle schoolers. They were given a set of 12 playing cards and a roll of tape. The goal was to build a foundation with the cards that could hold as many thick textbooks as it could. Through a lot of trial and error, one student was able to stack 17 books! We hope at least one student was inspired to think about Engineering as a career path.


 

PORCH

Summit has been very supportive of a local initiative, called PORCH, for the last 2.5 years to provide relief for food hunger in northern Orange County. George and Alice Horton are the organizers for the Meadowlands, picking up food on the third Tues of the month and then taking it to the food pantry at Orange Congregations in Mission (OCIM). The donations are weighed, then sorted to make sure none of the canned goods are past their expiration date, stacked on shelves and distributed to people in need who have been referred by their church or social service worker. Having that food available to those most in need in northern Orange County is dependent on the generosity of all who work here at Summit, and the surrounding businesses.

 

WTS

Summit is a supporter of WTS, an organization that works to support women in the transportation industry. 

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Shown here are two Summit employees Sue Holaday HR, and Jessica Puszynski, Design Technician in our Infrastructure department. They attended on behalf of Summit as a sponsor of the 2015 GO Gala.

Jessica is currently volunteering her time as the treasurer of WTS.

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“Transportation You” is a mentoring program for girls interested in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM), and encourages them to explore careers in transportation. Jessica spoke with them about being in the transportation engineering industry, attending college, and what a typical day is like in transportation engineering. This event gave the girls the opportunity to ask questions and explore the life of a woman engineer. These young ladies left inspired and motivated to dream big and work hard to achieve their goals!


 

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Surveyor Thomas Tellup from Summit, visited the local Boy scouts to show them what surveyors do, and the equipment they get to use! The boys had a great time and were very intrigued by the total station that measures angles and distances!


 

Water Tower Contest

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For the last two years, Summit has provded engineers as guest judges for a local school's water tower competition. The students formed teams and had a goal of building a functioning water tower. They were judged on structure, stability, theme, cost and most important, if it worked! Students get the chance to compete at the State level after winning at their schools.