April 22, 2016
On April 12 and 13, KCS was among the sponsors of People to People International’s (PTPI) inaugural Kansas City Global Student Fair at Union Station. The objective was to show metro area students how global Kansas City is and help them see diverse connections and opportunities that exist in the metro area and around the world. PTPI hosted the event to celebrate 60 years of fostering cross-cultural understanding and to give back to the community where it has been headquartered for 60 years.
Nearly 1,000 students from 15 high schools and 10 elementary schools visited a series of booths hosted by businesses, organizations and community groups. At the KCS booth, students were able to learn more about the international railroad business and railroad safety. Special thanks to marketing director Sheila Dougherty, marketing specialist Carla Reynolds, HR representatives Candace Cummings and Stacy Beecher, administrative assistant II Sara Torres and graphic designer Cindy Sanden for organizing and/or manning the booth.
“As an international company doing business in the U.S., Mexico and Panama, this event was an excellent opportunity to celebrate multiculturalism and introduce the railroad business (KCS in particular), to the next generation of potential railroaders or rail customers,” said KCS vice president sales and marketing intermodal Erik Hansen.