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Interior Design Society starts first student chapter at LU

September 18, 2008 : University Advancement staff

Photo caption: Interior Design students attend the first meeting of the Liberty University chapter of the Interior Design Society Sept. 17 in the Visitor’s Center Auditorium.


 

Wednesday evening marked another historical moment for Liberty University, the Family & Consumer Sciences department and the Interior Design degree. The Interior Design Society (IDS) began its first student chapter in the United States at LU.

The IDS is an organization with a focus on residential design and has more than 4,000 members globally. The LU student chapter of IDS will be the model for future student chapters at other colleges and universities.

An event, marking the first meeting for LU’s chapter, was held in the Visitor’s Center Auditorium with distinguished faculty and administration and about 40 students in attendance. The new chapter president and officers were introduced. They are: Christin Burdette, President; Taylor Shelton, Vice President; Paje Burgess, Secretary; Jane Chin, Treasurer; Brittany Cooksey, Historian; and Amanda McKinney, Public Relations.

Abigail Emms was the guest speaker from IDS. She spoke about the organization and its focus on Residential Interior Design and membership benefits. Membership in IDS will help Interior Design students advance their career, obtain CQRID credentialing, network globally, and receive discounts and other special benefits.

Upcoming projects and events for the LU chapter include Designer’s Dorm Challenge, a trip to High Point, N.C., Home Depot Saturday events (tiling and other useful workshops), and a Christmas social.

 

A degree in Interior Design is offered through Liberty's Department of Family and Consumer Sciences. For more information, click here