Veronica Cook Euell Receives Communicator Award
Veronica Cook Euell, supplier diversity program manager, has received the Neil D. Markee Communicator of the Year Award from the National Association of Educational Procurement (NAEP).
Presented at a ceremony held during the association’s 2019 Annual Meeting in Kanas City, Missouri, the award recognizes a member for outstanding performance in representing the purchasing profession through the written or spoken word by teaching, speaking or publishing.
Euell has become known at Kent State and throughout the region as an individual who is passionate, dedicated and committed to the engagement, development and pursuance of opportunities for minority and diverse firms to enhance participation not only within her institution, but across the region as a whole.
She was nominated by a colleague at the University of Cincinnati who noted that “she often reaches out to collaborate with her peers to see what other opportunities may be available for minority/diverse firms, and is zealous in her contributions in this field.”
Founded in 1921, NAEP’s mission is to facilitate the development, exchange and practice of effective and ethical procurement principles and techniques within higher education and associated communities, through continuing education, networking, public information and advocacy. NAEP strives to be recognized as the Association dedicated to the advancement of excellence in the purchasing profession serving higher education and associated communities. More information on NAEP may be found at www.naepnet.org.