Two DCP Alumni Among 2017 Outstanding Young Alumni Awards Recipients

2017 OYA Award Winners

Twenty-eight University of Florida alumni were awarded this year’s Outstanding Young Alumni Award and two DCP alums were among the honorees at Emerson Alumni Hall on April 7.

Chris Berger, MHP 2010, the city of Gaithersburg, MD’s Historic Preservation Officer, and Brittany Culbreth, BSBC 2006, Emerald C’s Development, Inc.’s owner, were honored at the 2017 Outstanding Young Alumni Awards Lunch.

Berger is a 2010 graduate of the Master of Historic Preservation Program. As the Historic Preservation Officer for the city of Gaithersburg, he is an advocate for the city’s historic resources. He manages the city’s Historic District Commission, oversees changes to city-owned historical properties and recommends maintenance practices to the city public works program.

Culbreth graduated summa cum laude from UF in 2006 with a Bachelor’s Degree in Construction Management and a minor in Spanish Literature. Her and her husband, Jesse, started Emerald C’s Development, Inc. to focus on commercial renovation projects, ranging from health care and recreation to academic and corporate offices.

Outstanding Young Alumni Awards are presented annually by the University of Florida. The award program was established in 2006 to recognize alumni who have graduated within the past 10 years, and whose achievements positively reflect the Gator Nation. Criteria for the award include making a significant impact on their industry and having professional accomplishments at the state, national or international level.

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