News and Events
Construction Management Welcomes the American Council for Construction Education Visiting Team
On October 15-18, 2011, the American Council for Construction Education (ACCE) is sending a Site Visit Team to Anchorage to evaluate the Construction Management (CM) program in the Community and Technical College at UAA. They will be visiting with the CM faculty and students as well as the Provost and the Deans of the colleges where our students attend classes required for the major. Additionally, they will be touring the campus and the library as well as visiting the facilities, classrooms, and faculty offices of the CM program. We wish to thank everyone at UAA who is meeting with the team while they are here visiting.
ACCE accredits more than 70 construction management degree programs across the country, at both the associate degree and bachelor’s degree level. The CM program at UAA offers both an Associate of Applied Science Construction Management and a Bachelor of Science Construction Management. The curriculum is unique because it is articulated between the associate and bachelor’s degrees. If both degrees achieve accreditation, UAA will be the first university accredited by ACCE that has this feature.
Being accredited by ACCE has been a goal of the CM program since the associate degree was initiated in 2004 and the bachelor’s degree was initiated in 2007. Being accredited by ACCE will truly be an achievement that will mark the culmination of years of effort and hard work contributed by everyone associated with the Construction Management program.
Please join us in welcoming this prestigious group to Alaska and to our campus.
UAA Wins First at ASC Regions 6 Student Competition
Pictured in the page header above: Mack Pennington, Jed Shandy, Jason Richards, Will Moran, Sean Rafter, Jamie Smith, Rachael Chamberlain, Peter Dedych.
The 24th Annual ASC Regions 6 & 7 Student Competition is host to one of the largest construction management student competitions in the nation. This year there were over 1,100 students competing on 173 teams from 43 universities and 18 states.
Professor J. Ellen McKay wins 2011 NAWIC Award
Each year the Alaska Chapter of the National Association of Women in Construction (NAWIC) presents the Construction Woman of the Year Award to women who have demonstrated outstanding capabilities as construction professionals. This year, three women were recipients of this award: Marya Pillifant, project manager at Benchmark Construction; J. Ellen McKay, professor at the University of Alaska Anchorage Architecture and Engineering Technology Program; and Mary Kay Bunker, project engineer at PCL Construction Enterprise. NAWIC is an organization that offers education, networking, mentoring, leadership and advocacy of women who work in the construction industry.