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May 08, 2006
Gwinnett Tech Interiors Students Win Excellence Awards
Recognition Marks Third Consecutive Year of Achievement
Students from Gwinnett Technical College's Interiors program were recently recognized with Awards of Excellence in the 2006 American Society of Interior Designers (ASID) student competition, marking the third year of consecutive achievement at this level.
Students from design schools throughout Georgia submitted projects for consideration, with Gwinnett Tech being the only technical college competing against four-year colleges and universities. There were 400 entries in this year's Southeastern ASID Student Awards division and industry judges awarded only seven student recognitions.
Gwinnett Tech's Greg Anderson won the Bronze Award in the individual category for his Yoshida Residence project.
Lisa Hawkins, Sabrina Tate and Mayra Landeverde Zavala from Gwinnett Tech were Silver Award winners in the group residential category for the team's Augustine Townhouse renovation.
The winners were announced and recognized at a banquet at Puritan Mill in Atlanta late last month, where the winning projects were on display.
"The value that these awards have for the student winners and their career is huge," said Susan Arnold, interiors program director, Gwinnett Tech. "The leaders in the design field attend the awards ceremony and become aware that Gwinnett Tech is producing talented and knowledgeable graduates, which leads to job opportunities for students."
Gwinnett Tech offers a diploma and an associate degree in Interiors, as well as certificates for interior design assistants and in painted and faux finishes.
For more information on Gwinnett Tech's ASID student winners or the Interiors program, contact 770-962-7580 or visit www.GwinnettTech.edu.
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Gwinnett Technical College, one of Georgia's largest technical colleges, serves more than 21,000 students annually to meet the workforce training needs of the region. The college offers more than 50 associate degree, diploma and certificate programs and hundreds of seminars, workshops and courses providing specialized training. Gwinnett Tech’s service area includes Gwinnett and North Fulton counties. Gwinnett Technical College is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges to award the associate degree. Contact the Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, Georgia 30033-4097 or callÂ 404-679-4500 for questions about the accreditation of Gwinnett Technical College.Â In addition, some college programs hold separate licensure or accreditation status with appropriate agencies. For more information, visitÂ www.GwinnettTech.edu.
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