Ismael HernandezIsmael Hernandez

Construction Science and Management
Junior
Kansas City, KS

Research: "Creating Fundraising Strategies for Successful Non-Profit Construction Organizations"
Habitat for Humanity affiliates with ReStore businesses were studied to identify the impact of the ReStore's revenue on the overall budget of the non-profit.

Favorite thing about K-State:
It is one of the friendliest campuses in the nation. All the students are friendly and also love everything about K-State.

Favorite part of the Developing Scholars Program:
My favorite part of DSP is being able to work with the entire faculty in my major. Working with them gives me insight on things about the industry I will be working in as well as things I will be learning in my classes.

Most important lesson you have learned through being an Edgerley-Franklin leader:
I have learned a whole new perspective of leadership from my fellow scholars. Being able to have seminars where we can all talk about what it means to be a leader, and also going on service trips, has really made it worthwhile.

Advice for an incoming student:
Work hard in school because it will open up the doors to so many opportunities. Join organizations, make friends, get good grades, and have fun. Once you are accustomed to balancing these things, it really makes you well-rounded and makes the college experience rewarding.

Future plans:
My plan is to work for a general contractor to be a project manager in construction. I hope to make contributions to the urban community not only with monetary donations, but also with my construction experience to build better communities.