MTSU’s Brown Receives 2021 Joe W. Kelly Award

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MURFREESBORO, TN — MTSU’s Heather Brown continues to bring notoriety to not only herself but to the highly acclaimed MTSU Concrete Industry Management program. The much-honored Brown recently received another distinction in her outstanding career, earning the Joe W. Kelly Award from the American Concrete Institute in a virtual ceremony. ACI President Jeff Coleman made the announcement during the organization’s annual awards event in late March. “It was nice to be recognized and such good timing to get an academic-related award,” Brown said. “The Joe W. Kelly Award encompasses the love I have for education. Receiving the award has been a milestone for me already this year. To be recognized by the American Concrete Institute as an exemplary educator just really caps the career I’ve had so far. “I’m so excited that I’ve been able to be a part of the CIM program in particular. Obviously, ACI, being rooted in concrete, appreciates what we’re doing with CIM students.” The award came one week before a groundbreaking ceremony for the School of Concrete and Construction Management’s 54,000-square-foot, $40.1 million building on the southwest side of campus. Brown led efforts that will combine state and industry funding for the project. The Kelly...