Student Chapter Awards
ASID is proud to announce the 2013–2014 ASID Student Chapter Award winners! We encourage you to join us in congratulating our Student Chapter Leader of the Year, Student Chapter Faculty Advisor of the Year, Student Chapter of the Year and the recipient of the Student Chapter Event of the Year.
ASID thanks everyone who submitted entries — your hard work does not go unnoticed and we are thrilled with the growth and passion demonstrated by so many student chapters throughout the academic year. All winners will be recognized nationally and presented with their awards at a luncheon to be held in Los Angeles in June 2014.
ASID Student Chapter Leader of the Year
Alexa Schroeder, Student ASID, Student Representative to the Board
University of Nevada at Las Vegas
Alexa Schroeder, Student ASID, SRB, is awarded ASID Student Chapter Leader of the Year for consistently demonstrating exemplary and productive leadership, showing creativity, sincerity, integrity and candor in her leadership practices. Under Schroeder’s leadership, the ASID University of Nevada at Las Vegas Student Chapter was awarded $4,000 by the UNLV Student Life Funding Committee to support its annual fashion show. The chapter also completed the implementation of an award-winning community service project, initiated a joint mentorship program, organized an educational annual portfolio workshop and more. Schroeder’s leadership immeasurably impacted not only the local student members but also many within and outside the interior design industry.
“Alexa's personal and professional achievements are remarkable. Her dedicated service as a student chapter leader has set a precedent for future leaders and has, no doubt, inspired fellow students.” – Laura Kimball, ASID
“The detail of what Alexa has worked on implementing and successfully completing is impressive; she is involved and dedicated. It is clear that she is going places in the design world.” Lauren Reinhard, Allied ASID
ASID Student Chapter Faculty Advisor of the Year
Shepard Vineburg, ASID is awarded ASID Student Chapter Faculty Advisor of the Year for his outstanding service as an invaluable supporter of the entire ASID UCLA Extension Student Chapter. He consistently supports the chapter through this teaching, his generous introductions of students to his nurtured industry partner relationships, and through his commitment to bridging the gap between the classroom and the interior design community. He encourages students to participate in tours and educational opportunities, and he has placed many students in internship programs and professional positions. In addition, he has been involved in planning more than 50 student career day events with the local ASID chapter. Vineburg is known as a mentor who has elevated the industry for all students he’s touched.
“Bridging the gap between education and industry offers a remarkable advantage to the student chapter. Not only has he shared his passion for interior design, but the relationships he has built over years of practice. What an incredible asset to the students and their student ASID chapter.” – Laura Kimball, ASID
“This faculty advisor CLEARLY has an impressive background and history with ASID. He truly commits to what is expected of a faculty advisor, especially as it relates to bridging the gap between students and professionals. I am thoroughly impressed with the list of activities and involvement.” – Lauren Reinhard, Allied ASID
ASID Student Chapter of the Year
University of North Texas
The ASID University of North Texas Student Chapter is awarded ASID Student Chapter of the Year for consistently encouraging member engagement at the student and professional levels through strategic planning and implementation of programs. Throughout the year the chapter’s efforts did not go unnoticed. Three of its officers received top scholarships and awards; the chapter maintained a consistently high member attendance rate (71 percent of members attended monthly meetings); and the chapter was honored as the student organization of the month on campus in September. In addition, the chapter’s student leaders and members consistently participated in professional industry events and volunteer programs that offered them opportunities to network and be recognized in the field.
“Resourceful and excellent problem solving skills. This chapter not only offers social experiences, but academic and professional experiences, while supporting the community.” – Laura Kimball, ASID
“I'm thoroughly impressed with the ASID University of North Texas Student Chapter. They were able to adapt to unexpected changes, were consistently involved in both student life and professional experiences, have great things said about them, and continued to excel in their efforts and programs. Their strategic plan is well laid out and takes into consideration some of the most important aspects of a student organization, including how they will progress in the future. While the goals are a bit more far reaching, the tactics they lay out are tangible and can be utilized and adapted each year by future chapter boards and members. Job well done on showing what they are made of.” – Lauren Reinhard, Allied ASID
ASID Student Chapter Event of the Year
University of Georgia
The ASID University of Georgia Student Chapter is awarded ASID Student Chapter Event of the Year for its fourth annual Product Expo. This daylong forum held on campus for designers, students and professionals alike was designed to connect students with representatives from a vast array of companies, enabling the students to learn about new and existing products in the interior design industry. The Product Expo included continuing education units, top award-winning speakers and opportunities for networking with designers and industry representatives. This event aimed to expand students’ knowledge of products, materials and companies. Each year the event grows, enticing more attendees and participants from all levels of design.
“An incredible amount of work went into this Product Expo; what an excellent resource and out-of-classroom education for the students. It’s amazing that students are able to pull this event together.” – Cameron Stiles, FASID, CID
“This group is very passionate about design; furthermore they are so well organized, creating efficiency and productivity. Very impressed with this group all the way around! Also, reaching out to industry partners to ensure the success of this event was GREAT!” – Corey Davey, Allied ASID
The ASID Student Chapter Awards are given to the most outstanding student chapters, members and faculty advisors who promote ASID student membership as an enriching experience that provides valuable connections, resources and learning tools to future interior designers.
WHO: ASID student chapters, members and faculty advisors
WHAT: Four distinctive ASID Student Chapter Awards
WHEN: All applications are due by midnight EST on Monday, March 24, 2014 and winners will be announced in mid-April 2014. Late entries will not be considered.This year brings new excitement as all ASID student winners are invited to be awarded at Chapter Leadership Conference (CLC) in Los Angeles on June 2014. (Note: All travel expenses will need to be self-funded; reach out to your ASID professional chapter for funding suggestions.)
HOW: Using the awards online portal, fill out the application and submit any supporting documents outlined in the awards eligibility section. If you have not created an account for ASID awards/competition submissions, you will be asked to do so.