Jim Panichella has been appointed as a new member of the Board of Directors of The Nuckolls Fund for Lighting Education. He is co-president of International Lights, Inc., a New York City-based sales agency representing major lighting manufacturers, and is a member of the Illuminating Engineering Society.

Panichella – who has a B.S in Architectural Engineering with a specialty in lighting from Pennsylvania State University – began his career with Zumtobel Lighting before moving to specification sales at International Lights.

The Nuckolls Fund for Lighting Education was founded in 1989 in honor of the late lighting designer and educator, James L. Nuckolls. To date, The Nuckolls Fund has given a total of $935,000 for the advancement of lighting education in North America.

Additional information about The Nuckolls Fund for Lighting Education can be found on www.nuckollsfund.org. Posted on the site in the Educational Resources section are video excerpts from the Nuckolls Fund award program “Architectural Lighting Design Workshops,” seven individual teaching modules called “Lighting Across the Design Curriculum” funded by a $50,000 Nuckolls Fund 20th Anniversary Grant, and the teaching module “Lighting Controls—Tools for Teaching” developed by a Nuckolls Fund Edison Price Fellowship Grant.