Three 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 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
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. Schools with kitchen and bath design programs accredited by the NKBA each selected a student to honor 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|
|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 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.