K-State’s engineering college honors BHC Rhodes

Kevin Honomichi

The Kansas State University Carl R. Ice College of Engineering will honor BHC Rhodes as the 2019 Company of the Year at its 36th annual Career Fair recognition event Sept. 25 in the atrium of Rathbone Hall, Manhattan, Kansas.

BHC Rhodes has been a longtime supporter of the college serving as a partner in the Engineering Leadership and Innovation, or ELI, program; providing civil engineering scholarship support; contributing to civil engineering enhancement needs; and funding the BHC Rhodes Smart Cities Lab, which benefits research efforts across the entire college.

The company, founded in 1992, delivers expertise in engineering and surveying services with offices in Overland Park, Kansas City, Kansas, and Dodge City. It strives to be a recognized leader in the industry by staying engaged with customers and within the profession. With a focus on building trusted relationships and delivering exceptional service, BHC RHODES is dedicated to establishing the company’s reputation of being the “no problem” place.

“Years ago we recognized our education and college experience at K-State helped position us for success,” said Kevin Honomichl, 1986 graduate in civil engineering, president of BHC Rhodes and current member of the Carl R. Ice College of Engineering Advisory Council. “Being active in the college is a way to stay engaged with fellow K-State alumni and with what is happening with research so we can see how it applies to our practice.

“If you view engagement with your university through only an academic lens, you are missing a world of perspective, opportunity and relationships,” he said. “Engagement is a key tool in our talent development program to stay connected with great students we may want to hire and find opportunities to get our young professionals involved with the College of Engineering so they have the opportunity to give back to the next generation of engineers.”

“BHC Rhodes is a great friend and supporter of the college,” said Gary Clark, interim dean of the Carl R. Ice College of Engineering. “As an ELI partner, when it is their scheduled time to host a career spotlight for students, they always bring fun, engaging and innovative presentations that truly inspire our students and spark their interest in professional engineering careers.”

The BHC Rhodes name reflects the 2005 merger of a company founded by surveyor Murray Rhodes, of Wyandotte County, with BHC.

The K-State Engineering Company of the Year, established in 1974, is selected annually with the distinction awarded based on exhibited commitment to engineering education, as well as high standards and quality performance in the engineering profession.

Family Fun Day at Legends Lawn

It was Family Fun Day at the new Legends Lawn at the Legends Outlets at I-70 and I-435 in Kansas City, Kansas. Events were from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 24. Several games and activities took place on the lawn, which is on the west side of the shopping center, near the smokestack. (Photo copyright 2019 by Mary Rupert)
It was Family Fun Day at the new Legends Lawn at the Legends Outlets at I-70 and I-435 in Kansas City, Kansas. Several games and activities took place on the lawn, which is on the west side of the shopping center, near the smokestack. (Photo copyright 2019 by Mary Rupert)
A petting zoo was one of the attractions at Family Fun Day on the Legends Lawn on Saturday, Aug. 24. (Photo copyright 2019 by Mary Rupert)
A petting zoo was one of the attractions at Family Fun Day on the Legends Lawn on Saturday, Aug. 24. (Photo copyright 2019 by Mary Rupert)
The Lawn is located on the west side of the Legends Outlets, near the Yard House and Jazz: A Louisiana Kitchen. (Photo copyright 2019 by Mary Rupert)
Games and giveaways from Sporting KC were part of the activities at Family Fun Day Saturday, Aug. 24, at The Legends Lawn. (Photo copyright 2019 by Mary Rupert)
More scenes from Family Fun Day at The Legends Lawn on Saturday, Aug. 24. (Photo copyright 2019 by Mary Rupert)
More scenes from Family Fun Day at The Legends Lawn on Saturday, Aug. 24. (Photo copyright 2019 by Mary Rupert)
More scenes from Family Fun Day at The Legends Lawn on Saturday, Aug. 24. (Photo copyright 2019 by Mary Rupert)
More scenes from Family Fun Day at The Legends Lawn on Saturday, Aug. 24. (Photo copyright 2019 by Mary Rupert)
More scenes from Family Fun Day at The Legends Lawn on Saturday, Aug. 24. (Photo copyright 2019 by Mary Rupert)
More scenes from Family Fun Day at The Legends Lawn on Saturday, Aug. 24. (Photo copyright 2019 by Mary Rupert)
Sizzle, the mascot from the T-Bones, greeted fans at Family Fun Day Saturday, Aug. 24, at The Legends Lawn. (Photo copyright 2019 by Mary Rupert)
The Sporting KC bus also was at the Family Fun Day Saturday, Aug. 24, at The Legends Lawn. (Photo copyright 2019 by Mary Rupert)
More scenes from Family Fun Day at The Legends Lawn on Saturday, Aug. 24. (Photo copyright 2019 by Mary Rupert)
More scenes from Family Fun Day at The Legends Lawn on Saturday, Aug. 24. (Photo copyright 2019 by Mary Rupert)

Legends launches The Lawn

The Legends Outlets launched The Lawn, an open community area on the west side of the shopping center, with a ribbon-cutting and speeches on Friday morning. Mayor David Alvey, center, spoke at the event, which was attended by shopping center officials and Kansas City, Kansas, Area Chamber of Commerce leaders. The Lawn is near the smokestack, the Yard House and Books-A-Million. (Photo by William Crum)

Mayor David Alvey spoke at the ribbon-cutting Friday morning for The Lawn at The Legends Outlets. It is a green area where people will be able to gather for events. A large video screen on the smokestack can be seen from The Lawn. Opening weekend activities for The Lawn include a Young Professional Night from 4 to 7 p.m. Friday, Aug. 23, at The Lawn at The Legends. The event will include music, yard games, a beer garden, giveaways, light snacks from the Yard House and a Royals watch party. Guests must be 21 or older at the beer garden. (Photo by William Crum)
Mayor David Alvey spoke at the ribbon-cutting Friday morning for The Lawn at The Legends Outlets. Family Fun Day at The Lawn will be from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 24, at The Legends. There will be prize giveaways, snacks, yard games, a petting zoo, face painting, mascot appearance and Sporting KC autograph signing. Residents are invited to a free 50-minute workout class on The Lawn on Saturday morning, Aug. 24, from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. Tony Temple of The Burn KC and Core Power Yoga will be the workout class leader. Registration is at 9:30 a.m. Saturday for the event. Wear appropriate clothing and bring a yoga mat or towel. For more information, visit https://legendsshopping.com/news/the-lawn-officially-opens-in-june/. (Photo by William Crum)
Also attending the ribbon-cutting for The Lawn at The Legends was Unified Government Commissioner Tom Burroughs, who is also a state representative. (Photo by William Crum)