University of Delaware
Office of Public Relations
The Messenger
Vol. 5, No. 2/1996
Award-winning daughter cited for marketing
     Delaware State Sen. Thurman Adams isn't the only member of
the family to garner awards. His daughter, Lynn Adams Slater
Kokjohn, Delaware '78, a DuPont Co. global market services
manager, is part of a color planning team for Corian that
received a coveted DuPont Corporate Marketing Excellence award.
     Corian is a DuPont surfacing material used in such
applications as kitchen countertops, sinks, vanities, bathtub-
surrounds and in such specialty products as watches and
     The award was presented to the team for initiating changes
in how the Corian business conceives, plans, develops and
introduces new colors to the market. "Their global approach links
efforts across regions, saves resources and is a model for others
involved in launching new products," according to a brochure on
the award.
     During the two years the team implemented its
multifunctional strategy, 23 new colors were introduced to the
market, increasing the number of offerings by more than 150
percent. The team's efforts led to a competitive, long-term
position and $45 million in new business worldwide.
     Kokjohn went to work for DuPont a week after she earned her
bachelor's degree in business administration from the UD.  She's
worked with several businesses within DuPont during her 17 years
there. Much of her recent work has been in supply chain
technology, giving her the opportunity to travel to many
     Kokjohn lives in Newark with her husband, Tucker, and sons.
The family enjoys season tickets to UD football and basketball,
especially their parking spot, a gift from Sen. Adams.
                                                  -Beth Thomas