2 more WKU students earn national floodplain management certification
|Date: Monday, January 28th, 2013||Return|
Two more WKU students have earned national certification in floodplain management.
Rory Watson, a senior Interdisciplinary Studies major from Leitchfield, and Doug Woodson, a junior Civil Engineering major from Franklin, recently passed the Certified Floodplain Manager examination.
In the past five years, 42 WKU floodplain management students have passed the CFM exam. The exam has a national pass rate of about 75 percent, but most of the people who take the exam have worked in the field of floodplain management for a few years, according to Warren Campbell, associate professor of civil engineering and coordinator of the floodplain management minor.
Kentucky now has 71 CFMs; 12 states have fewer than 42 CFMs, Campbell said. Almost 22,000 U.S. communities participate in the National Flood Insurance Program, and by law each must designate a floodplain administrator.
“In 2004 Kentucky had only seven certified floodplain managers,” Campbell said. “By producing 42, WKU has made a significant contribution to floodplain expertise in Kentucky and surrounding states.”
Contact: Warren Campbell, (270) 745-8988.
History will be made on Nov. 29 when WKU will get its first chapter of SALUTE, a national honor society for student veterans. Seven charter members will be inducted into SALUTE at 5 p.m. in the Veterans Resource Center, 410 Tate Page Hall.
Three alumni from WKU’s Department of Geography and Geology who work for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) have been assigned to Puerto Rico to assist in post-hurricane recovery efforts.
On National Philanthropy Day, WKU’s Division of Development & Alumni Relations was rebranded as Philanthropy & Alumni Engagement; Laura Turner Dugas was named the 2017 Philanthropist of the Year; and a gift for diversity initiatives was announced.
WKU’s Forensics Team divided into three groups and traveled to Lebanon, Illinois; Normal, Illinois; and Jefferson City, Tennessee, to compete in six tournaments Nov. 11-12.
Students, faculty, and staff from the Center for Human GeoEnvironmental Studies (CHNGES) and Department of Geography & Geology recently attended national conferences in Arkansas and Washington state.
A bronze statue of longtime WKU supporter and Kentucky State Rep. Jody Richards of Bowling Green was unveiled on WKU’s main campus Monday (Nov. 6) in Jody Richards Hall.
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