Chair, Administration and Finance Committee
She has been and remains active with Auburn University through her service to the Samuel Ginn College of Engineering as a member of its Alumni Engineering Council, a mentor to the Auburn Engineers without Borders organization, and two-time member of the Engineers without Border’s travel team to Bolivia. Herkt serves on the Engineering Strategic Leadership Team. She is a life member of the Auburn Alumni Association.
Herkt is a member of the 1856 Society Legacy Circle, Ginn Society Wilmore Circle, Petrie Society, and the James E. Foy Loyalty Society.
Recognized for her contributions to the engineering and construction industry, Herkt received the Construction Industry Institute’s Outstanding Implementer Award in 2004 and the Richard L. Tucker Leadership and Service Award in 2012. She was inducted into the Alabama Engineering Hall of Fame in 2008, the National Academy of Construction in 2009, and she is a 2015 recipient of the Auburn Alumni Association Lifetime Achievement Award. She was married to the late Robert Herkt of Hamburg, Germany, for 25 years and has four European grandchildren ranging in age from 4 to 18.