UMES hosts construction management lecture(2)

  • Thursday, November 10, 2011

    PRINCESS ANNE, MD-(Nov. 10, 2011) "The Green Building Environment" is the topic for the fifth annual Roger R. Blunt Lecture Series at the University of Maryland Eastern Shore.

    Dr. Ricky C. Godbolt, a retired U.S. Army Warrant Officer and program director of the Construction and Energy Institute at Prince George's Community College, is the keynote speaker for the Dec. 1 lecture.  The event will be held at 11 a.m. in the Student Services Center Theater.

    "I am pleased that Dr. Godbolt accepted the invitation to be the Roger R. Blunt lecturer. Based on his military, private sector and educational experiences, he will bring a unique perspective on green building and sustainability that will enrich and inspire our students and those who attend," Dr. Leon Copeland, chair of the Department of Technology at the university, said.

    Godbolt established the institute as a testing site for the North American Technical Excellence HVAC Certification program.  He added the college to the Federal Government Career Voyages website, linking it to other community colleges in Maryland that offer training in construction-related courses.  He serves as chair of the institute's executive advisory board and was instrumental in bringing the National Technical and the National Adult Education honor societies to the school.             

    Godbolt holds a bachelor's in social psychology, a masters in adult education and distance learning and a doctorate in education. He is certified as a NCCER master trainer, a construction site safety master, craft instructor and core curricula instructor.

    The Blunt lecture series was created by its namesake, Roger R. Blunt, CEO of Essex Construction LLC of Rockville, Md., and benefactor of the university's Construction Management Technology (CMT) program.  The program is the only four-year degree program of its kind offered within the University System of Maryland.  An upper division of the program is offered at The Universities at Shady Grove to serve graduates of associate degree programs in the Washington, D.C., area.  UMES' CMT program is accredited by the American Council of Construction Education.

    The event is free and open to the public.  For more information, call 410-651-6465.

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    Gail Stephens, assistant director, UMES Office of Public Relations, 410-651-7580, gcstephens@umes.edu.  

    Bill Robinson, director, UMES Office of Public Relations, 410-621-2355, wrobinson3@umes.edu.