If you were to ask friends an essential factor in choosing a school, you'd likely get all kinds of answers, like name recognition, the size of the campus, or the football team's success. We want to break it down for you; When it comes to choosing a school, the only relevant factor is if you can pay for it without student loans.
Which is best for you? Parents and students need to learn what it means to borrow loans to pay for college and understand the impact of their options. The Federal Direct Student Loan is an entitlement to the student. The student can choose to borrow a student loan, no matter what the family income may be. The student must be a U.S. Citizen, not be in default of other federal loans, and complete the FAFSA application. Which type of loan they will be eligible for depends on the student's financial need.
Everyone who wants to attend college must fill out what is known as the Free Application for Federal Student Aid or FAFSA. This is just the form schools use to figure out how much money they can offer your child toward attendance, plus what kinds of aid the student qualify for.
Hamel is proud to support The Clauson Center for Innovation and Skilled Trades, which continues to move forward and is scheduled to be completed in the fall of 2021. As Dr. Lindsay, President of AACC, has said, “We are in business to educate and to provide solutions that strengthen our community.” AACC plans to welcome […]
Sheamus Frasher is the stepson of the superintendent, Nicholas Navarrete. Sheamus has always enjoyed cooking. For as long as he can remember, even when he was a little kid, he loved to help cook dinner. When he wasn’t in the kitchen, he served as Senior Patrol Leader in Boy Scouts for 3 years, leading the […]
For juniors and seniors, here is what you should be doing to move the college process along. Junior Students Explore careers and their earning potential with the Occupational Outlook Handbook search tool at bls.gov/oco. Learn about choosing a college at StudentAid.gov/choosing-schools. Go to college fairs and college-preparation presentations hosted by college representatives. … Fall Take […]
Hannah Beegle is Hamel Builders Senior Estimator, Dan Beegle's oldest daughter, and proudly follows in her mother's footsteps. She is a first-year student at the University of Maryland studying kinesiology. Hannah plans to graduate from Maryland and gain acceptance into a three-year Doctorate Physical Therapy program to become a Physical Therapist. For now, she is […]
Gabrielle Dorsey is Hamel Builders Project Manager, Alex Dorsey’s only daughter, and a freshman at the University of San Francisco. While in high school, Gabi took several courses in Computer Science; she is accomplished at computer coding and interned with a Computer Science textbook company where she is a published contributor to a Computer Science […]
Madriah Taylor is the step-daughter of Hamel Builders Carpenter Apprentice, Tim Suttice. In Madriah’s family, education has always been a top priority. With 207 students in her graduating class, Madriah finished 3rd with a 4.0 GPA. She received multiple scholarships to attend George Mason University and pursue a Masters of Science in Nursing, minoring in […]
Founded in 1988 and based in Elkridge, Hamel Builders is a premier multifamily renovation and new construction firm in the mid-Atlantic region. Hamel has been donating to Howard Community College for over 20 years. Ed Hamel said, "It’s almost impossible for a working family to send a kid through school, and where do you invest […]
“I am so grateful for the Hamel Scholarship support I’m receiving because I know that means I won’t be left worrying so much about paying off debt after graduating.” —Nicholas Zeitler Nicholas Zeitler, son of Accounting Manager Tonia McCaig, is stepping back into college! With the support from the Ed and Fern Hamel Scholarship Fund, […]
“The generosity of the Hamel Scholarship will help me achieve my dream of becoming a nurse at Penn State. The funds will help alleviate the long-term burden of education expenses.” —Paige Murphy Superintendent Brandon Murphy’s daughter, Paige, has always been interested in anatomy and physiology and knew she wanted to help people. Pursuing a nursing […]
April 2020 (Revised May 11, 2020) This plan provides guidance to Hamel employees through a widespread outbreak of illness or disease in order to maintain the continuity of our business and remain a viable entity during a potential crisis. The elements of this plan will help to minimize the impact of this pandemic on the […]
Aiden is the son of Melissa Barnhart, Project and Administration Compliance Manager for Hamel. Aiden is a graduate of Northeast High School in Pasadena, Maryland. Two of his favorite subjects were history and geography. Aiden's college of choice is Bridgewater University in Bridgewater, Virginia where he will study Business Administration. Aiden is excited about attending […]
Quinn worked as a laborer with Hamel Builders this past summer and is the son of Superintendent, Doug Robertson. Quinn is a graduate of McDonough High School in Charles County, Maryland. He is presently attending the College of Southern Maryland majoring in Kinesiology. He wants to work in the field of sports medicine as a […]
Lacy is the daughter of Gene Eady, Project Manager at Hamel Builders, Inc. Lacy graduated from Mercy High School in Baltimore County in 2016. Her favorite subjects were History and English. She is attending Community College of Baltimore where she plans to major in Dental Hygiene. Lacy believes that being a young person in college […]
As a big thank you to all of their Subcontractors, the Hamel Builders of Washington team at Capitol Vista hosted a Topping Out party to celebrate the completion of the concrete structure for a new 12-story apartment building. The party, complete with Tennessee-style BBQ catering and a local DJ, included almost 300 people – Hamel, […]
A Lesson in Leadership Everyone wants to be on the winning team. Great teams, like great companies have great leadership. Leadership qualities and skills are developed over time. It seems very natural to people like Mr. Hamel. He has always been very competitive in sports and business, but over time he has amazed an arsenal […]
My Story: Stephen Thompson | 2019-10-27 | Safety+Health Magazine - safetyandhealthmagazine.com My story spans 50 years in the construction trade. It began in 1969, when I was working as a laborer in the industry. I was exposed to multiple work-related duties with hazards ranging from unprotected trenches to various harmful dusts without respiration protection. This […]
Alex first heard good things about Hamel from his dad, Alex C. Dorsey, Project Manager at Hamel Builders. Alex is a junior at the University of Tampa. Once he has completed undergrad, Alex plans to attend grad school to study criminal law. Alex says his dad shared a few good news stories as well as […]
Cordell is the son of Andrea Hoggard, Superintendent at Hamel Builders. Cordell graduated from Guilford Technical Community College in Jamestown, NC where he studied Fine Arts, Criminal Justice, Public Speaking and college prep courses. He is in his first year at East Carolina University studying Biology. Cordell is a very bright student who works with […]
Montana is the daughter of Thomas Catlett, Superintendent for Hamel Builders. Montana attended Fairmont Heights High School in Fairmont Heights, Maryland. She was active in high school activities such as photography, modern dance, pep rallies, and homecoming events. Towson University is the school of choice for Montana. She plans to major in Art and Design. […]
"Kenzi" is the stepdaughter of Rob Lesniewski, Senior Project Manager for Hamel Builders and the first scholar in our program. She is halfway through earning her AA degree in psychology at Harford Community College. Once attained, she plans to transfer to a four-year college to earn her bachelor's degree. From there she will start a […]
Jeffrey Koenig’s son, Joseph, is pursuing a Bachelor of Music Education (BME) in instrumental music education, as well as a Bachelor of Music (BM) in double bass performance at the University of Maryland, College Park. He will be performing a senior recital and graduating with his BM in the spring of 2020. He will complete […]
Madison, the stepdaughter of Senior Project Manager, Rob Lesniewski and a talented artist. She has always had an enormous interest in art and used it as an outlet throughout her childhood to help her cope with change and to express herself and her emotions visually and interpretively. She graduated from Harford Community College in December […]
Jakyia is a graduate of McKinley Technology High School in Washington, DC. Her father Emelio Williams works as a Laborer at L on Liberty. Jakyia is a sophomore at Morgan State University, majoring in Multiplatform Productions (or digital content creation) which is about putting the right content on the right platform for the right audience. […]
Ben, stepson of Executive Assistant, April Marasco, is always curious and demonstrates a thirst for knowledge. He is currently enrolled in the Computer Science program at Howard Community College (HCC) and will complete the program in the spring of 2020. This fall he will begin applying to the University of Maryland, Johns Hopkins University, MIT […]
Melissa celebrates her 20th anniversary with Hamel on August 16, 2019! Back in the summer of 1999 she heard about an opening for a Receptionist from her aunt, Sandy Wood-Black, who worked here then. Within a year there was an opening in Accounting. She worked as a Project Accountant for about a year when a […]
Doing well by doing good. The concept of doing well by doing good has been linked to social design. At Hamel we strive to deliver the best product possible to encourage repeat business with our development partners. We are treated well by the clients that are satisfied with our efforts. In addition to our construction […]
Ed and Fern Hamel give ‘the gift that keeps on giving’
Ed and Fern Hamel Scholarship Fund established for Hamel Builders employees
Tonight our team attended the Housing Association of Nonprofit Developers (HAND) Holiday Mixer to network with developers, architects, and contractors.
We officially broke ground at Bowman Veteran Housing last week!