November 12, 2019
Interior design student receives Horizon Award from professional organization
Jessica Pennington, a senior from Wichita, was named the recipient of the inaugural 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 at the the chapter's Elevate Awards Luncheon on Friday, Oct. 25.
Michael Dudek, associate professor of interior design, had high praise for Pennington.
"Jessica is an ideal recipient for this inaugural IIDAMA Horizon Award," Dudek 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."
International Interior Design Association 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-plus 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.