Eugene Johnson Inducted Into The 2021 Masonry Hall of Fame
By Dan Kamys
Eugene Johnson, a retired masonry instructor based out of South Carolina, is among the most recent inductees into the Mason Contractors Association of America’s Masonry Hall of Fame. Eugene’s official induction occurred on September 15th, 2021 at the Closing Dinner of the MCAA’s Midyear Meeting in Memphis, Tennessee at the historic Peabody Hotel.
“This is something that every bricklayer, I’m sure, would want to accomplish. When I started out, I didn’t have any idea that this would be happening,” said Eugene during his Hall of Fame induction interview.
Eugene Johnson started his career in 1967 as a sophomore in high school. Upon graduating high school and completing two years at Denmark Technical College, he worked in the industry for ten years. He began his teaching career in 1980, providing instruction and evaluation for 40 to 50 students annually.
Throughout his thirty-seven-year teaching career, he oversaw the first female to compete on the state level, instructed fifteen first place winners on the district level, ten second place and one state winner. He is an NCCER certified instructor, SkillsUSA advisor, Judge of National Skills Masonry Competition and Masonry Skills Challenge. He has served as President and Secretary of the National Masonry Instructors Association.
As part of the induction process into the MCAA’s Masonry Hall of Fame, Eugene completed a video interview that will be shared on YouTube and social media channels within the next few weeks.
The Masonry Hall of Fame was created to recognize and award those individuals who have dedicated their lives to the masonry industry. Each year, nominations are accepted to recognize individuals who have been a part of the masonry industry for 25 years or more and have had a major impact on the trade.
All inductees are nominated by their peers and carefully reviewed by a panel of judges. Nominees must receive two-thirds of the eligible votes in order to be accepted into the Hall of Fame.
About the Author
Dan Kamys is the Editorial Director of MASONRY Publications.