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Eric Bartholomew, assistant professor of architectural engineering and construction science, passed the Level II Professional Constructor Certification Examination.

Bartholomew has earned the Certified Professional Constructor, or CPC, designation from the American Institute of Constructors' Constructor Certification Commission.


The K-State Alumni Association was recognized with 11 awards at the 2011 Council for the Advancement and Support of Education, or CASE, District Six meeting in Kansas City, Jan. 9-11.

Gold awards were received for excellence in special events organized around special occasions for the Wabash Cannonball gala in Kansas City, "We're Puzzled" membership appeal, the K-State Alumni Association event DVD and the "Flight of the Drones" feature article in the K-Stater, the Association's member magazine.

Silver awards were presented to Tradition Founders for annual fund support and direct mail fundraising, the Wabash Cannonball for alumni event, and the association's website:

Bronze awards were received for the association's monthly e-newsletter, @K-State, and feature articles in the K-Stater magazine, "The Eyes Are the Window to the Soul" and "Slammed."

"We are excited about this recognition for our programs and dedicated staff and volunteers who work so hard to promote K-State," said Amy Button Renz, K-State Alumni Association president and CEO. "It is wonderful to be recognized for programming that supports the university in providing student scholarships and additional funding. It's also gratifying to see external communications recognized for our continual efforts to keep members of the K-State family linked to the university."

CASE is a worldwide organization supporting colleges and universities by enhancing the effectiveness of the alumni relations, communications and fundraising professionals who serve them. District Six includes 188 member institutions located in the eight northern Midwest states, from North Dakota to Kansas and from Wyoming to Missouri.

"Our university has one of the best alumni associations in the nation, and these awards demonstrate the exceptional and talented staff we have at the K-State Alumni Association," said K-State President Kirk Schulz. "I appreciate the great leadership Amy Button Renz provides and look forward to more accolades in the coming years."