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Citadel News Service
28 Nov 2007

Professor named top professional development provider

Keith Plemmons, civil and environmental engineering professor at The Citadel, was recently named 2007 Lowcountry Professional Development Provider of the Year by the Project Management Institute’s Charleston Chapter.

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Keith Plemmons receives his award from Brandon Manus, president of the Project Management Institute’s Charleston Chapter.

The award recognizes exceptional skills in the delivery and implementation of a project management professional development program. Honorees are chosen by the institute’s Charleston board of directors, which is comprised of project management professionals from the local area.

“This award is a small token of our appreciation for (Keith’s) profound contribution to advancement of the project management profession in the Lowcountry,” said Brandon Manus, chapter president. “A graduate certificate program targeting project management expertise in the local area is critical to promoting project management methodology and acceptance in industry,”

Plemmons, who has served on the faculty of The Citadel School of Engineering since 2002, earned his doctorate from Clemson University in 1995, has worked in the government and industry sectors, and has published several papers on adult education and project management. He is also a registered professional engineer in South Carolina and a certified project management professional. At The Citadel, Plemmons is responsible for teaching undergraduate civil engineering courses and is the principal instructor for the Technical Project Management Graduate Certificate Program.

Plemmons was nominated and recognized for his work developing The Citadel’s project management program, a graduate level education program for engineering and non-engineering professionals.

Dennis J. Fallon, dean of the School of Engineering, nominated Plemmons.

“Dr. Plemmons is an outstanding teacher who brings his experience into the classroom and is passionate about preparing his students for life and work challenges,” Fallon said. “In addition to this, he understands how important it is to develop project management expertise within the Lowcountry and is singularly responsible for the highly successful TPM graduate certificate program being taught at the Lowcountry Graduate Center.”

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