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Commission Employee Honored

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Melanie Drerup August 11, 2016 (Columbus) – An employee of the Ohio Facilities Construction Commission (OFCC) has been honored for her contributions to educational facility design by a national group.

Melanie Drerup, K-12 Planning Manager for the OFCC has been named a Fellow of the Association for Learning Environments (formerly the Council of Educational Facilities Planners International, CEFPI). The Association, based in Phoenix, Arizona, is an advocate and resource for effective educational facilities. The international organization is comprised of facility planners, designers, architects, and construction industry representatives who use, plan, design, construct, maintain, equip and operate educational facilities.

According to the association, Drerup’s selection as a 2016 Fellow is a recognition of her years of service and the national recognition she has gathered for her contributions to advancing educational planning and design not only within Ohio, but nationally.

Drerup has a 26-year career in educational planning. She holds a Bachelor Degree in Construction Management and an Associate Degree in Architectural Engineering Technology from the University of Cincinnati. In addition, she earned a Certificate in Educational Planning from San Diego State University. She has completed the state of Ohio’s Certified Public Manager program and is accredited in the use of environmental design through the U.S. Green Building Council’s Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED®) program. She lives in Upper Arlington with her husband, Paul.

Drerup will receive the award the Association’s October conference in Philadelphia

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