New York, NY, September 7, 2007 – The Nuckolls Fund for Lighting Education announced that Carol C. Caughey, IIDA, Associate Professor of Design and Human Environment at Oregon State University, Corvallis, Oregon has been elected to the Board of Directors of the Nuckolls Fund for Lighting Education. She replaces Kevin Houser, PhD, Assistant Professor of Architectural Engineering at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, who retired from the Board at the completion of his three-year term. Since 1990, Professor Caughey has been responsible for many of the required Interior Design and Housing Studies courses in the Department of Design and Human Environment. In 2003, she was awarded a Nuckolls Fund Edison Price Fellowship which afforded her the opportunity to serve a summer internship at Ripman Lighting Consultants in Belmont, MA. The Fellowship was established in 1999 to help educators further their own lighting education. Ms. Caughey attended the IES Teachers of Lighting Workshop at the University of New Hampshire in 1995, and has served on the Lighting Network of the Interior Design Educators Council for the past 15 years.
The 12-member Board of Directors of the Nuckolls Fund is drawn from all sectors of the lighting community. Three members are involved in teaching lighting at the university or college level. Other members come from manufacturing, sales and design. Now in its 18th year, the Nuckolls Fund was established in memory of the lighting designer and educator Jim Nuckolls, who had a special ability to inspire interest in, and commitment to, the field of architectural lighting design. With this year’s grants, the Fund has made a total of $500,000 in awards drawn from the income generated by an endowment. The endowment is entirely the result of continuing financial support from a wide spectrum of the lighting community.