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Putting Theory
Into Action
Kirsten Pauley, technical director for the Asphalt
Pavement Association of Indiana (APAI), graduated
from Purdue University with a B.S. in Civil Engineering.

A successful industry professional shares
how being a NAPAREF-APAI scholarship recipient led
her to where she is today.
By Monica Dutcher

K

irsten Pauley, technical
director for the Asphalt
Pavement Association
of Indiana (APAI), never
saw industry association
work in her career cards. As a
Purdue University student interning
at Rieth-Riley Construction Co. Inc.
and later as a young professional
fresh and fierce in the workforce,
Pauley had been accustomed to
the front lines of high-dollar,
high-profile roadwork and runway
projects - from overseeing all facets
of transportation design to making
under-pressure judgment calls on
whether to shut down a paving job.
But then, in 2016, while employed
by an engineering consultant firm,
Pauley received an unexpected
phone call from the executive
director of APAI, Bill Knopf. On
the same day that the previous
APAI technical director announced
his retirement, Knopf thought of
Pauley and reached out to recruit
her. She is confident: "Bill called
me because I was a [NAPAREFAPAI] scholarship recipient."

Sold on Knopf's description
of a dynamic, big-picture work
environment, Pauley is now
committed to her home state's
asphalt pavement association by
disseminating key information to
Indiana's leading asphalt contractors/
producers and promoting asphalt
- and it's largely thanks to
the scholarship program she
encountered while pursuing her B.S.
in Civil Engineering. In the fall of
2009, John Haddock, a professor at
Purdue University, reached out to
Pauley, then a junior, to encourage
to seek a scholarship through APAI.
APAI gives out about $40,000 per
year in scholarship money, some
of which is made available through
the NAPA Research and Education
Foundation (NAPAREF).
"What's unique about the APAI
scholarship program is that instead
of just giving the dollars to the
university to award, APAI has a
committee that goes around to five
Indiana schools and really connects
with the students by having a fairly
lengthy interview," said Pauley, who

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received an APAI scholarship in 2010
and the John and Emma Brooks
Scholarship in 2011. Ultimately, the
interview process ensures that the
scholarships are going to students
who are tracking to land in the
industry after graduation. Further,
the program connects scholarship
recipients directly to the industry
by inviting them to attend the APAI
Winter Conference, where they are
able to network, learn about fulltime and internship opportunities,

It's this teamwork that
Pauley notes as most
intriguing about the
industry-seeing all of
the small pieces
interlock to build roadway
projects that have such
sweeping impacts.


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Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Asphalt Pavement Magazine - January/February 2018

Chairman’s Commentary
Industry News
Tools for the Trade
A Fast Track to Lucrative Asphalt Jobs
World of Asphalt 2018 Preview
2018 Product / World of Asphalt Preview
Winning the War for Talent
Putting Theory Into Action
Paving Company Wins Big at Super Bowl LII Stadium
Industry Calendar
Index of Advertisers / Advertisers.com
New Section! Perspectives Idaho Materials & Construction (IMC)
Asphalt Pavement Magazine - January/February 2018 - Intro
Asphalt Pavement Magazine - January/February 2018 - cover1
Asphalt Pavement Magazine - January/February 2018 - cover2
Asphalt Pavement Magazine - January/February 2018 - 3
Asphalt Pavement Magazine - January/February 2018 - 4
Asphalt Pavement Magazine - January/February 2018 - 5
Asphalt Pavement Magazine - January/February 2018 - 6
Asphalt Pavement Magazine - January/February 2018 - 7
Asphalt Pavement Magazine - January/February 2018 - 8
Asphalt Pavement Magazine - January/February 2018 - Chairman’s Commentary
Asphalt Pavement Magazine - January/February 2018 - 10
Asphalt Pavement Magazine - January/February 2018 - 11
Asphalt Pavement Magazine - January/February 2018 - 12
Asphalt Pavement Magazine - January/February 2018 - Industry News
Asphalt Pavement Magazine - January/February 2018 - 14
Asphalt Pavement Magazine - January/February 2018 - 15
Asphalt Pavement Magazine - January/February 2018 - 16
Asphalt Pavement Magazine - January/February 2018 - 17
Asphalt Pavement Magazine - January/February 2018 - Tools for the Trade
Asphalt Pavement Magazine - January/February 2018 - 19
Asphalt Pavement Magazine - January/February 2018 - A Fast Track to Lucrative Asphalt Jobs
Asphalt Pavement Magazine - January/February 2018 - 21
Asphalt Pavement Magazine - January/February 2018 - 22
Asphalt Pavement Magazine - January/February 2018 - 23
Asphalt Pavement Magazine - January/February 2018 - 24
Asphalt Pavement Magazine - January/February 2018 - 25
Asphalt Pavement Magazine - January/February 2018 - World of Asphalt 2018 Preview
Asphalt Pavement Magazine - January/February 2018 - 27
Asphalt Pavement Magazine - January/February 2018 - 28
Asphalt Pavement Magazine - January/February 2018 - 29
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Asphalt Pavement Magazine - January/February 2018 - 38
Asphalt Pavement Magazine - January/February 2018 - 39
Asphalt Pavement Magazine - January/February 2018 - 2018 Product / World of Asphalt Preview
Asphalt Pavement Magazine - January/February 2018 - 41
Asphalt Pavement Magazine - January/February 2018 - 42
Asphalt Pavement Magazine - January/February 2018 - 43
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Asphalt Pavement Magazine - January/February 2018 - 51
Asphalt Pavement Magazine - January/February 2018 - 52
Asphalt Pavement Magazine - January/February 2018 - 53
Asphalt Pavement Magazine - January/February 2018 - Winning the War for Talent
Asphalt Pavement Magazine - January/February 2018 - 55
Asphalt Pavement Magazine - January/February 2018 - 56
Asphalt Pavement Magazine - January/February 2018 - 57
Asphalt Pavement Magazine - January/February 2018 - Putting Theory Into Action
Asphalt Pavement Magazine - January/February 2018 - 59
Asphalt Pavement Magazine - January/February 2018 - 60
Asphalt Pavement Magazine - January/February 2018 - 61
Asphalt Pavement Magazine - January/February 2018 - 62
Asphalt Pavement Magazine - January/February 2018 - 63
Asphalt Pavement Magazine - January/February 2018 - Paving Company Wins Big at Super Bowl LII Stadium
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Asphalt Pavement Magazine - January/February 2018 - 66
Asphalt Pavement Magazine - January/February 2018 - 67
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Asphalt Pavement Magazine - January/February 2018 - Industry Calendar
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Asphalt Pavement Magazine - January/February 2018 - Index of Advertisers / Advertisers.com
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Asphalt Pavement Magazine - January/February 2018 - 83
Asphalt Pavement Magazine - January/February 2018 - 84
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