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April 2020

MORE Momentum: Bonds

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Huckabee’s MORE Momentum series highlights how our educational partners are investing their time, energy and focus to keep the momentum going during this unprecedented “pause.” We will explore themes related to bonds, planning, design and safety and security, among other topics that impact Texas public education. Follow us @HuckabeeInc on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Linked In, or complete the form below to get a first look as new content is released.

Megan Smith, Director of Client Communications, sits down with Tim McClure, Assistant Superintendent for Facilities in Northwest ISD, and Russ Gage, a Northwest ISD parent and Long Range Planning Committee member, in a 30-minute virtual chat about NISD’s postponed $986.6 million May bond election and what both the district and community are doing to keep momentum during this unprecedented time.

The conversation provides insight on steps they are taking to stay ahead of planning, continue to communicate with stakeholders, and prepare for a November election. Whether you have also delayed your bond election to November, were considering calling one in the next year or are in the middle of executing a current bond program, tune in for strategies you may find helpful to apply in your district.

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Kate Dunfee Named Outstanding Mentor

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Huckabee’s Kate Dunfee, AIA, RID, was recently honored as a 2020 ENR – ACE Outstanding Mentor. In a national competition that identifies exceptional mentors in the ACE program, a jury selected Kate and five other individuals who have profoundly impacted students and peers. Those who know Kate describe her as an incredible advocate for education, someone who makes consistent efforts to promote learning culture.

The ACE program supports students who are interested in careers in the architecture, construction and engineering industry—offering opportunities for students to connect with mentors, complete relevant projects and qualify for scholarships. Many of the students who participate are underrepresented populations or first-generation college students.

“This past year, almost 5,000 mentors worked with close to 10,000 students across the nation,” an ACE representative stated. “Studies have shown that two-thirds of ACE students enter college with plans to study architecture, engineering or construction. This is because of the passion and dedication of volunteers like Kate.”

Kate will be featured in an upcoming ENR – ACE publication, and a scholarship will be awarded to a local ACE student in her name.


Kate is a Project Architect and has worked at Huckabee for the last 15 years. In her role, she helps bring projects through the full life cycle of production—leading her team from design through construction documents, specifications, bidding and construction administration.

Kate believes in the power of education, and she leads internal and external efforts to enhance learning for all ages. Whether she’s working with students from local districts or coordinating mentorship opportunities for Huckabee employees, Kate invests heavily in others. The Huckabee team is proud of the work she’s done and knows Kate is well-deserving of this recognition.