NEW YORK and NEWARK, N.J., Feb. 10, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- William S. Parrish, Jr., President & CEO of NobleStrategy, a construction management and training firm, yesterday was awarded the New York University Martin Luther King, Jr. Faculty Award on the 50th anniversary of Dr. King's historic 1961 visit to NYU.
The award annually honors NYU faculty who exemplify the spirit of Dr. King through positive impact within the classroom and the community. Students nominate faculty who are considered and selected by the MLK selection committee.
"I was truly surprised by the honor and will cherish it because Dr. King always emphasized that we should try to do our best, to achieve excellence when no one is watching," said Parrish. "We have always emphasized that approach – the idea of always taking the high road and doing things the right way, even when no one is watching. The award is very special because it was totally unexpected and extremely relevant to what we do at NobleStrategy."
Parrish has over 20 years of construction management and training experience with expertise in the public and private education sectors. With offices in Newark and Harlem, NobleStrategy has partnered with public and private interests on many large-scale, multi-stage education projects. A LEED accredited professional since 2004, Parrish is recognized regionally for his coalition building skills with key public and private constituencies.
An NYU Assistant Adjunct Professor, Parrish teaches Managing Municipal Contracts and Claims, Business Development and Management, and Operating and Managing a Construction Organization. Parrish graduated from Hampton University with a B.S. in Building Construction Technology and Polytechnic University with an M.S. in Management of Technology.
"Teaching has always been one of the ways I like to give back to the community," Parrish said. "Educating the leaders of tomorrow, our next wave of business and civic executives, is a privilege I truly enjoy."
With offices in Newark and Harlem, NobleStrategy is a certified M/S/DBE professional construction resource focused on delivering premium solutions to public and private entities in the K-12 and higher education sectors. Our firm employs licensed professionals in construction safety and project management, as well as trained business managers in strategies and solutions required in the delivery of complex construction projects. For more information, please visit www.noblestrategy.com or call (973) 622-2229 or (212) 690-4370.