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I’m stopping by Dandee to share some good news.  🙂

This fall, I received the James Northcutt Scholarship from the Interior Architecture department at UCLA Extension in recognition of one of my projects: a presentation board inspired by designer Tony Duquette.  Here are a couple of sneak peaks:

And from there I was inspired to seek out other possible scholarship competitions, which led me to enter the 2011 IIDA Calibre Student Scholarship competition in March, sponsored by the Southern California Chapter of the International Interior Design Association.  I presented three projects, including the one above, as part of my entry in the Junior Category for those who have completed 50% or less of their respective programs.  On May 13th, I was invited to the IIDA Calibre Awards where I received a scholarship and a Special Honorable Mention!  Not too shabby for having completed only 20% of my program so far.

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I’m thankful to Professor Eleanor Schrader Schapa – it is due to her involvement, support and recommendation that I was able to receive both of these wonderful scholarships.  And I also thank the other amazing professors in my program, as well as the judges and advisors at IIDA, especially Aram Arakelian who so generously sponsors the scholarships and Robyn Taylor who led us through the process while making it a fun experience.

With these very kind votes of confidence I look forward to continuing the study and pursuit of design while developing new ways to create engaging experiences for everyone to enjoy.

Best,

DeAnne

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