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The Interior Design Program at Front Range Community College is one of 10 accredited programs nationally to receive an Excellence in Education Award from the National Kitchen & Bath Design Association (NKBA®).

Nowell Vincent

Nowell Vincent

Nowell Vincent is program director. She holds certifications of the National Council for Interior Design Qualifications, CKD (National Kitchen and Bath Association), and LEED AP ID+C (interior design and construction). She has bachelor’s and master’s degrees in interior design from Colorado State University.

To be considered for the award, each NKBA-accredited program submits two student design projects which are then scored using the NKBA Kitchen & Bathroom Planning Guidelines and NKBA Graphics and Presentation Standards. The award-winning schools earned an average combined score of 90 or above on their submitted designs.

NKBA accreditation is available to two- and four-year colleges, universities, and technical institutes throughout the United States and Canada that offer kitchen and bath degree or certificate programs which meet the NKBA’s standards. By earning NKBA accreditation, schools show prospective and enrolled students that they provide quality education in residential kitchen and bath design.

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About Front Range Community College

FRCC offers nearly 100 degree and certificate programs from locations in Boulder County, Larimer County, Westminster, and Brighton, and online. FRCC is a member of the Colorado Community College System.

About the Colorado Community College System

The Colorado Community College System (CCCS) is the state’s largest system of higher education, serving more than 144,000 students annually at 13 colleges and 39 locations across Colorado. Our open access mission ensures all Coloradans who aspire to enrich their lives have access to quality higher education opportunities. CCCS students save time and money with affordable tuition and fees, concurrent enrollment, and guaranteed transfer to any public university in Colorado. Online courses are available via Colorado Community Colleges Online. CCCS also oversees career and technical programs in our 13 colleges, more than 160 school districts, and six other post-secondary institutions. By partnering with business and industry, CCCS helps employers meet workforce needs and prepares students for direct entry to their chosen career pathway. The vast majority of our students are Colorado residents and, after graduation, 97 percent of our students stay in state, becoming the workforce that powers the Colorado economy and the heart of our neighborhoods, businesses, and communities.

About the National Kitchen & Bath Association and the Kitchen & Bath Industry Show

The National Kitchen & Bath Association (NKBA) is the not-for-profit trade association that owns the Kitchen & Bath Industry Show® (KBIS), as part of Design and Construction Week ® (DCW). With nearly 14,000 member companies representing tens of thousands of members in all segments of the kitchen and bath industry, the NKBA has educated and led the industry since the association’s founding in 1963. The NKBA envisions a world where everyone enjoys safe, beautiful and functional kitchen and bath spaces. The mission of the NKBA is to inspire, lead and empower the kitchen and bath industry through the creations of certifications, marketplaces and networks. For more information, visit or call 1-800-THE-NKBA (843-6522).

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