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2012 Scholarship and Awards Dinner

October 23, 2012   |  

Students, faculty, and invited guests gathered at UK's Boone Center for the 2012 Scholarship and Awards Dinner on October 18.

Students who received scholarships from the College of Design were recognized, and many were able to meet and thank those responsible for their funding.
The College of Design also gave out two awards. The Alumnus of the Year Award was given to Scott Veazey '74. Veazy of Evansville, IN, has served on the National Council of Architectural Registration Boards (NCARB) Board of Directors since 2005. At the 2011 Annual Meeting and Conference in Washington D.C., he was installed as President. Veazey continues to serve on the Board of Directors as Past President and a member of several Council committees. In 2011, he was awarded the AIA Indiana Edward D. Pierre Award for service to the architectural profession. Veazey is a member of the College of Design Advisory Board.
"Scott has been a valuable presence on the College of Design Advisory Board. His expertise in the Architectural profession on a regional, national and global scale has been an important resource for the College," said Dean Michael Speaks.
The Friend of the College Award was given to Dr. Rodney Andrews, the Director of the Center for Applied Energy Research. 
Dr. Andrews is an Associate Professor for the Department of Chemical and Materials Engineering at UK. He has directed major multi-university and industry-academic collaborative projects. He has published more than 50 peer reviewed journal articles and three book chapters. He has been granted four patents. In addition to his UK achievements, he is on the Advisory Board of the American Carbon Society and the Executive Council of the Consotrium for Premium Carbon Products from Coal (CPCPC).
Through his work at CAER, Dr. Andrews has been instrumental in building some of the College's best studio projects. These include the Houseboat to Energy Efficient Residences (HBEER), The River Cities Project, The Paducah Studio, and the production of UK's entry in the 5th International Architecture Biennale Rotterdam. 
"Rodney has been a tremendous asset for the College. Simply put, his partnership and willingness to collaborate has enabled the College to infuse many studios with the increasingly important agenda of 'Design + Energy,' said Dean Speaks. "The studios where we have partnered with CAER have not only challenged our students, but also enabled the College to reach new levels of importance in the global discussion of design."