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3 more earn floodplain certification

Three more WKU students have earned national certification in floodplain management.

Students Adam Disselkamp of Elizabethtown, Wesley Poynter of Smiths Grove and Tyler Williams of Princeton recently passed the Certified Floodplain Manager examination.

The exam completes CE 300 Floodplain Management, the capstone course in WKU’s minor in floodplain management. The minor is the first of its kind in the United States.

In the past three years, 31 WKU floodplain management students have passed the CFM exam. In 2004, there were only seven CFMs in Kentucky.  Today there are 57.

The national certification exam has a 75 percent pass rate, according to Warren Campbell, associate professor of civil engineering and coordinator of the floodplain minor. Almost 21,000 U.S. communities participate in the National Flood Insurance Program. By law, each of these communities must designate a floodplain administrator.

Contact: Warren Campbell, (270) 745-8898.

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