Clark Nexsen Foundation commits $10,000 in scholarship funds to Hampton University, N.C. A&T

This month, the Clark Nexsen Foundation, in partnership with Clark Nexsen’s Justice, Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion (JEDI) group, has once again made a financial commitment to scholarship funds for Hampton University and North Carolina Agricultural & Technical State University. Both HBCUs will receive $5,000 to support their architecture and engineering programs.

“We are excited to be continuing to support North Carolina A&T State University and Hampton University,” said Marcus Whitaker, PE, structural engineer, and JEDI group member. “Creating opportunities and building for future success is a crucial focus of the JEDI Group.” 

“With a second consecutive year of financial contribution in the form of scholarship funds, we also send the message that we intend to be consistent in our commitments with partners. University students, faculty, and staff must see that they can rely on the professional community, specifically Clark Nexsen. This is only the beginning. We are working to identify other avenues and opportunities to support the schools,” said Whitaker.

This is the second straight year the Clark Nexsen Foundation has supported Hampton University and N.C. A&T, with $14,000 given in total over the past two years. The largest HBCU in the country, N.C. A&T will use the $5,000 to support its civil, architectural, and environmental engineering (CAEE) department. At Hampton University, one of the oldest HBCUs in the nation, the $5,000 will be used for its architecture program.

“After seeing how successful this commitment was last year, the Clark Nexsen Foundation was more than happy to support Hampton University and N.C A&T further,” said Susan Drew, CID, IIDA, LEED AP BD+C, Principal, Director of Interiors, and Clark Nexsen Foundation Board Member. “We’ve always supported higher education, and with both schools local to our offices in North Carolina and Virginia, this effort is, and continues to be, a natural partnership.”

Established to celebrate differences and pursue a deeper understanding of each other, Clark Nexsen’s JEDI group has fostered a welcoming and inclusive workplace where every individual can experience a sense of safety and belonging. In addition to creating more inclusive spaces, the JEDI group works to find partnerships and opportunities for Clark Nexsen to advance diversity and inclusion in both the workplace and its work.

About the Clark Nexsen Foundation

Established in 2008, the Clark Nexsen Foundation is a 501c3 tax exempt entity enabling our firm to support our communities and institutions. Awarding thousands of charitable dollars annually, the foundation works hand-in-hand with our employee-led contributions and volunteer efforts.