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Interior design student award Horizon Award from professional organization

Tuesday, November 12, 2019

Jessica Pennington, a senior from Wichita, was named the recipient of the first ever Horizon Award from the International Interior Design Association Mid-America Chapter.

The Horizon Award recognizes a student in the chapter with a passion for the craft of design and who shows leadership on their campus. Pennington was recognized during the MADA Elevate Awards Luncheon on Friday, Oct. 25.

Michael Dudek, associate professor of interior design, had high praises for Pennington. “Jessica is an ideal recipient for this inaugural IIDAMA Horizon Award,” he said. “She is a great student leader and role model for the first- and second-year interior design students. I appreciate IIDA Mid-America’s commitment to and support of our interior design students.”

IIDA is the commercial interior design association with global reach. They support design professions, industry affiliates, educators, students, firms and their clients through their network of 15,000+ members across 58 countries. They advocate for advancement in education, design excellence, legislation, leadership, accreditation, and community outreach to increase the value and understanding of Interior Design as a profession that enhances business value and positively impacts the health and well-being of people’s lives every day.

This article was posted on Tuesday, November 12, 2019, and is filed under College News, Interior Design and Fashion Studies.