Hollywood, Fla. (November 29, 2022)— PAVE Global is pleased to announce the recipient of the inaugural PAVE Educator of the Year Award, proudly sponsored by Tag Worldwide. This all-new award honors and celebrates full-time educators for their outstanding accomplishments and commitment to design education.
Nominated by industry peers, colleagues, administrators, and past students, the ideal candidate for this award consistently engages and inspires their students in new and exciting ways, seeks resources and opportunities beyond the classroom to enrich the current curriculum, demonstrates strong leadership within their department, makes significant contributions to the profession and demonstrates excellence in teaching.
In an excerpt from one of her letters of support, Etana Sesay, a Fifth-year Master of Architecture Student at Howard University had this to say- "From participating in Howard University's first Solar Decathlon team to having the opportunity to enroll in a Building Decarbonization summer course, I can now say, with confidence, that I have been equipped with the necessary tools to make a genuine impact when stepping foot into the field of architecture. I owe all my thanks to Howard University's Architecture Department for molding me into the professional I have become. But more specifically, I owe my empathy, discipline, and ambition to make a difference to Professor Maloo."
In addition to being honored next Thursday, December 8th at the PAVE Gala, Nea and Howard University’s Department of Architecture will each be awarded $1,500 grants. A Special Thank You to Our 2022 PAVE Educator of the Year Award Judges (in alphabetical order):
Glenn Sokoli, Bernstein Display & Fashion Institute of Technology
Kate Kyung-ha Lee, CallisonRTKL
Kelly Gallat, Tag Worldwide
Laura Harsch, One Medical
Mark Mappala, Bellevue College
Tom Fenton, Schimenti Construction Company
About PAVE Global Founded in 1992 as The Planning and Visual Education Partnership, PAVE Global is a 501(c)(3) charitable foundation, with all proceeds benefitting PAVE’s educational programs. The organization enables young talent to build successful careers designing and creating consumer environments. Our vision is to cultivate relationships with students, educators, and the design industry through financial assistance, top-industry thinking, inspiration, and mentorship. For more information, please visit www.paveglobal.org.