AACC earns top national, state design awards

Anne Arundel Community College students and faculty took top awards in national and state competitions this summer.

At the national American Society of Interior Designers’ (ASID) meeting, AACC interior design student Kristin Hart of Arnold received the ASID Student Representative of the Board Award for her outstanding service as the student representative on the Maryland ASID Chapter Board of Directors. Hart’s award is the first national individual award won by the AACC ASID Student Chapter.

She organized several high-profile events such as a student career day, open to other college students. Hart has won two first-place ASID ChesapeakeHome awards for her designs, worked at the Washington Design Center, took the lead in the new AACC Designer House Calls fundraiser and was a positive force on the Maryland board. The AACC ASID Student Chapter also won the most awards of any student chapters in the country for the second year in a row.

Dimitra M. Tangires of Easton, instructor in AACC’s architecture and interior design program, received Honorable Mention as the national 2009-2010 Faculty Representative of the Year. She was recognized for her commitment to students and the design profession and for her dedication to the AACC ASID Student Chapter, for which she is the faculty adviser.

At the state level, two AACC architecture students were honored at the first-ever state American Institute of Architects awards for community colleges. Meredith Battan of Millersville was one of two students in the state to receive the two $500 first-place awards for her design presentation of a home. Taylor Manley of Gambrills won a special citation of merit for his rendering of a building. All of the projects will be exhibited at the 2010 Annual Meeting and Design Awards in September.
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Meredith Battan of Millersville was one of two students in the state to receive the two $500 first-place awards for her design presentation of a home at the recent State American Institute of Architects awards for community colleges.

Taylor Manley of Gambrills won a special citation of merit for his rendering of a building at the recent State American Institute of Architects awards for community colleges.

 

Nonprofit Leadership Training Available at AACC
Member of nonprofit groups and organizations are welcome to join Anne Arundel Community College Oct. 15, for a special half-day training session, “Boards that Work in Challenging Times,” on the Arnold campus.

The session is part of the college’s fall series of continuing education nonprofit leadership training. Participants will focus on the need for boards and their directors or presidents to unilaterally and systematically work together to develop goals and implement change to address the new economic reality. The session meets 7:30 a.m. – 12:45 p.m.

Leading the training from 9 a.m. – 12:45 p.m. is Stacey Sickels Heckel, CFRE, executive director of the AACC Foundation Inc. She will address critical operating issues facing nonprofits and applying a strategic approach to build high performing boards.

A 7:45 a.m. breakfast program will feature Molly Knipe, director of the YWCA of Annapolis and Anne Arundel County. The breakfast program is hosted by Anne Arundel Women Giving Together, a local philanthropic organization supported by the Community Foundation of Anne Arundel County, and is underwritten by the AACC Foundation.

A limited number of scholarships are available through the Community Foundation of Anne Arundel County. The cost of the session is $50; registration is under way and open thru Oct. 8.

For information or assistance in registering, contact 410-777-2325 or visit our Web site. Use “CMD 396 section 901” when registering.

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