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NKBA awards outstanding kitchen & bath design students and colleges

The US National Kitchen & Bath Association recently recognised kitchen and bath design students with the 2012 NKBA Outstanding Student Awards, while also presenting three NKBA-accredited colleges with the 2011 Excellence in Education Awards. The NKBA announced these prestigious honours during the Educators' Forum at the NKBA's 2012 Kitchen & Bath Industry Show in Chicago.

Three NKBA-accredited colleges were awarded the Excellence in Education Award by demonstrating the highest standards of kitchen and bath instruction. Each programme submitted two student kitchen design projects, which were judged using the NKBA Planning Guidelines and NKBA Graphic and Presentation Standards. Each of these three 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:

Arapahoe Community, Littleton, CO - Dawn Viola, CKD
Brevard Community College, Melbourne, FL - Ann Raccon, CKD
BYU- Idaho, Rexburg, ID - Wendy Harris, CKE

Additionally, the NKBA recognised the top kitchen and bath design students at NKBA-accredited colleges across North America by rewarding top students with a $100 scholarship. Schools with kitchen and bath design programmes accredited by the NKBA, each selected a student to honour this year.

The top design students are:

* Ellen Peterson, Alexandria Technical & Community College
* Elizabeth Long, Arapahoe Community College
* Jennifer Murray-Huffman, Baker College of Clinton Township
* Gayle McCaughin, Brevard Community College
* Kimberly Fetzer, Brigham Young University-Idaho
* Kirsten Malone, Canada College
* Katherine (Kate) Roos, Century College
* Elizabeth A Mottashed, College of DuPage
* Sara Gerdes, Harper College
* Courtney Federspiel, Lakeland College
* Jamey Cunningham, MSU-Gallatin College
* Eric Poulsen, San Diego Mesa College
* Roberta Vincent, Sullivan College of Technology & Design
* Emily E Moore, University of Nebraska & Kearney
* Jessica Brown, University of Southern Mississippi
* Brittany Usiak, Virginia Tech
* Shalin Tucker, Weber State University

NKBA accreditation is available to two- and four-year colleges, universities, and technical institutes throughout the US and Canada with kitchen and bath degree or certificate programmes 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 programmes are evaluated with respect to mission, administration, curriculum, faculty and resources in their ability to meet required student competencies.

The National Kitchen & Bath Association is a 50,000-plus member-strong, non-profit trade association which 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 remodelling terms. At NKBA.org, consumers can also find certified kitchen and bath professionals in their areas, submit questions to NKBA experts and download the free NKBA Kitchen Planner and NKBA Bath Planner.

www.nkba.org

10th August 2012




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