2019 Carol A. Kueker Construction Education Visionary Award Winner

2019 NEF’s Carol A Kueker Construction Education
Visionary Award Winner

Michael E. Barkett

Mississippi Construction Education Foundation

2019 Barkett Press release

Criteria for this award
Nominations Form

The Carol A. Kueker Construction Education Visionary Award recognizes individuals for their passion and dedication to NEF programs and the promotion of construction education.

Award Finalists for 2019

Sue Z. Hart
Executive Director
Building Beyond the Walls
Bonney Lake, WA
Nominated by: Maureen Byrnes

James Kelly
Executive Director
Construction Partnership
Rochester, MN
Nominated by: Jodi Wiemerslage

Richard Knoeppel
Architecture Teacher
Advanced Technologies Academy
Las Vegas, NV
Nominated by: Cheri Hickman

Benjamin P. Morgan
Vice President and adjunct Professor & Construction Management Advisory Committee Chairperson
Barton Malow Company & Morgan State University
Baltimore, MD
Nominated by:  Jennifer Sproul, LEED AP

Debbie Rodriguez
Competitive Edge Partners & Consulting, LLC
Franchise Owner & Operator
Quality Labor Management
iBuild of Central Florida
Winter Park, FL
Nominated by:  Vanessa Pierce

Barbara Strachan, CIT
Director of Workforce Development
AGC of Michigan
Lansing, MI
Nominated by:  Cheryl Fellem, CIT

Cynthia Tsao
Lean Coach, Educator and Researcher
OEAC-PLL – Owners, Engineers, Architects, Contractors Peer Leader Learning Group
Navilean LLC
Boston, MA
Nominated by:  Jen Nussinow

We also thank this year’s judges:
Karen E. Long, CIT, CHMM, CET
Charter Contracting Company, LLC

Karen Mitchell, CBT, CIS, CIT
Double M Concrete LLC

Anne K. Pfleger, CIT
Charles Construction Services, Inc.

Previous Recipients

2018: Alise Martiny
Business Manager/Finance Secretary
Greater Kansas City Building Trades Council
Independence, MO

2017: Kathleen Garrity
Retired President
Associated Builders & Contractors of Western Washington
Mill Creek, WA

2016: Jack Chapel
Education Coordinator
AGC, San Diego Chapter, Apprenticeship and Training Trust
San Diego, CA

2015: Robert M. Aydukovic
CRE President
Maryland Center for Construction Education and Innovation (MCCEI)
Towson, MD

2014: Brian H. Hess
Engineering/Surveying Coordinator
Mount San Jacinto Community College
San Jacinto, CA

2013: Jennifer Blanchard Belk
Assistant Professor of Interior Design
Winthrop University
Rock Hill, SC

2012: Dr. Linda Thomas-Mobley
Chair, Construction Management Program
NewSchool of Architecture & Design
San Diego, CA

2011: Sheilah Goulart
Founder & Director
YouthBuild San Joaquin, Pre YouthBuild
San Joaquin Building Futures Academy
San Joaquin Regional Conservation Corps.
Stockton, CA

2010: Dan Graham
Northwest College of Construction
Portland, OR

Darline H. Johnson Volunteer Achievement Award

Past Recipients

2012: Karen E. Long, CIT was recognized for time, leadership and overall dedication to the on-line testing procedures for NEF Adult Education courses.

2009: Susan Carson, CIT and Linda Young, CBT, CIT were recognized for their work in developing the Construction Bookkeeping 101 (CBT) Adult Education program.

2006: Pat Callicotte, CCA was recognized for time, talent, leadership and overall dedication to the organization over the past years.

2005: Roger Liska was recognized for his exemplary efforts to promote NEF and its programs across the industry and help build their value and prestige.

2004: Frances Jackson was recognized for her outstanding fund-raising efforts for NEF and her overall dedication to the organization.

1998: Carol Kueker was recognized for her outstanding service as Program Coordinator for NEF.

1997: Kimberly Cameron was recognized for her involvement in organizing the Building Design Program targeted towards students in grades six through nine.

1993: Cheryl Kolar was recognized for her role in establishing the CAD/Design/Drafting Competition geared toward senior high school students.