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NKBA Awards Outstanding Kitchen & Bath Design Students and Colleges

Wednesday, June 01, 2011


Annette Gray
Editorial Services Coordinator

HACKETTSTOWN, NJ (June 1, 2011) - The National Kitchen & Bath Association (NKBA) recently recognized kitchen and bath design students with the 2011 NKBA Outstanding Student Awards, while also presenting eleven NKBA-accredited colleges with the 2010 Excellence in Education Awards. The NKBA announced these prestigious honors during the Educators’ Forum at the NKBA’s 2011 Kitchen & Bath Industry Show (KBIS) in Las Vegas.

Eleven NKBA-accredited colleges were awarded the Excellence in Education Award by demonstrating the highest standards of kitchen and bath instruction. Each program submitted two student bath design projects, which were judged using the NKBA Planning Guidelines and NKBA Graphic and Presentation Standards. Each of these eleven schools awarded met the NKBA’s challenging goal of earning an average score of at least 93 out of a possible 100 on its two student designs.

The winning schools and their kitchen and bath design program coordinators are:

Alexandria Technical Community College, Alexandria, MN – Betty Ravnik, CMKBD

Baker College of Auburn Hills, Auburn Hills, MI – Ann Jacob

Boston Architectural College, Boston, MA – Jane Toland

Brigham Young University, Rexburg, ID – Wendy Harris, CKE

East Carolina University, Greenville, NC – Dr. Katherine Swank

Lakeland College, Vermillion, AB, CA – Cynthia Plant

Murray State University, Murray, KY – Cynthia Tubbs

San Diego Mesa College, San Diego, CA – Mimi Moore

Seminole State College of Florida, Heathrow, FL – Cheryl Knodel

University of Georgia, Athens, GA – Jaya Rose

West Valley College, Saratoga, CA – Diane Hurd

The NKBA Outstanding Student Awards

Additionally, the NKBA recognized the top kitchen and bath design students at NKBA-accredited colleges across North America by rewarding top students with a $100 scholarship. More than 30 schools with kitchen and bath design programs accredited by the NKBA each selected a student to honor this year.

The top design students are:

Lisa Godwin

Lakeland College

Elizabeth Enberg

St. Louis Community College

Clarisse McCann

Brigham Young University-Idaho

Alexandra N. Williams

Virginia Tech

Herman McElyea

Lone Star College - Kingwood

Yi Zhang

Weber State University

Patricia Rozonkiewiecz

College of DuPage

Kelsey Warren

Alexandria Technical & Community College

Denise Sacks

Triton College

Robyn Marie Otter

Indiana State University

Beth Simmons

Arapahoe Community College

Shelley Boatwright Johnson

University of North Alabama

Kristin Donnelly

University of Nebraska @ Kearney

Melissa Pochinskas

Murray State

Pongtorn Getsom

Art Institute of Philadelphia

Anita R. Johnson

Century College

Tamara McHatton

Brevard Community College

Troy McCartney

Portland Community College-Rock Creek

Marisela McClelland

San Diego Mesa College

Jessica Schafer-Jankoviak

Baker College of Clinton Twp

Meredith Holley

Canada College

Keith Tallant

Portland Community College-Sylvania

Tonya Dean

Baker College of Auburn

Shannon Schaeffer

Art Institute of Las Vegas

Darcy Maddox

Sullivan College of Technology & Design

NKBA Accreditation

NKBA accreditation is available to two- and four-year colleges, universities, and technical institutes throughout the United States and Canada with kitchen and bath degree or certificate programs that meet the National Kitchen & Bath Association’s standards. By becoming NKBA accredited, these schools show prospective students that they provide consistent, quality education in kitchen and bath design.

There are currently more than 60 schools that have either earned NKBA accreditation or have achieved the intermediate NKBA supported status. To determine eligibility, NKBA-accredited programs are evaluated with respect to mission, administration, curriculum, faculty, and resources in their ability to meet required student competencies.

About the National Kitchen & Bath Association

The National Kitchen & Bath Association (NKBA) is a non-profit trade association that has educated and led the kitchen and bath industry for more than 45 years. NKBA.org provides consumers with an inspiration gallery of award-winning kitchen and bath designs, as well as articles, tips, and an extensive glossary of remodeling terms. At NKBA.org, consumers can also find certified kitchen and bath professionals in their areas, submit questions to NKBA experts, and order the free NKBA Kitchen Planner and NKBA Bath Planner. To learn more, visit the NKBA Press Room or call 1-800-THE-NKBA (843-6522).

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