"We are proud to award the Excellence in Education Award to BYU–Idaho," said Sherylin Doyle, NKBA academic relations manager. "The award would not be possible without the dedication and commitment from BYU–Idaho's NKBA coordinator, Wendy Harris. The association commends her and her students on all of their hard work."
The accredited program coordinator from each college submitted two student design projects. Kitchen and bath industry professionals judged the designs based on the association's planning guidelines and graphic and presentation standards, using the designs to evaluate the quality of the interior design program itself. To qualify for the award, the school's designs had to reach an average score of at least 93 out of 100. The BYU–Idaho students' designs scored an average of 96. This year is the third year in a row that the school's interior design program has received the award.