Scottsdale Community College students honored by American Society of Interior Designers

From left are Jenn Beget, Secretary; Katie Brunskill, Vice President; Sandy Lucas, CSL Rep; Arik Spaulding, President; Julie VanderPlow, Treasurer; and Gera King, Club Faculty Advisor. (Submitted photo)

From left are Jenn Beget, Secretary; Katie Brunskill, Vice President; Sandy Lucas, CSL Rep; Arik Spaulding, President; Julie VanderPlow, Treasurer; and Gera King, Club Faculty Advisor. (Submitted photo)

Scottsdale Community College’s student chapter of the American Society of Interior Designers received the Student Chapter Event of the Year award, and the group’s faculty advisor was named ASID’s Student Chapter Faculty Advisor of the Year.

Interior Design faculty member Gera King received the faculty advisor of the year award, according to a May 3 press release. She also won the prestigious ASID Educator Medalist Award for her service and contributions to the field of interior design.

Under Ms. King’s leadership, the SCC chapter ranked fourth in the nation for the most active student members, the release states.

The ASID-SCC chapter received recognition for its semi-annual “Stage Off” event in the Student Chapter Event of the Year category. Stage Off is a design competition for students to showcase their work by transforming a room and submitting before and after photos for professional feedback and judging.

ASID-SCC Student President Arik Spaulding also received Honorable Mention in the Student Chapter Leader of the Year category, the national organization announced in April.

Presented annually, the national ASID awards recognize the most outstanding student members, chapters, and faculty advisors who promote the student member experience.

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