Student Chapter Awards


ASID is proud to announce the 2015-16 ASID Student Chapter Award winners. Please 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 award.

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. The ASID State of the Society Address at the Chapter Leadership Conference will include a recognition ceremony for the Society’s National Honors and Student Chapter award winners. It will take place on Saturday, July 16, 2016, at the Minneapolis Marriott Downtown.

Student Leader of the Year

The ASID Student Chapter Leader award recognizes the dedication and leadership of an outstanding ASID student leader (to include any student chapter officer and Student Rep to the Board).

Winner: Jeremy Clark, Student ASID, President-Elect, Auburn University
Honorable Mention: Arik Spaulding, Student ASID, President, Scottsdale Community College

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Student Chapter of the Year

The ASID Outstanding Student Chapter of the Year award recognizes a single ASID student chapter that has provided exceptional service to its student members, professional associates, and community.

Winner: Colorado State University
Honorable Mention: 
Mississippi State University

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Student Event of the Year

The ASID Student Chapter Event of the Year award highlights one innovative program developed primarily by and for ASID student chapters/members.

Winner: Stage Off, Scottsdale Community College
Honorable Mention: Service Learning Charette, University of Central Missouri

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Student Chapter Faculty
Advisor of the Year

The ASID Faculty Advisor of the Year award acknowledges an exceptional and innovative educator that has provided their ASID student chapter with inspiration and guidance.

Winner: Gera King, ASID, Scottsdale Community College
Honorable Mention: Stephanie Clemons, Ph.D., FASID, FIDEC, Colorado State University

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Meet Your Student Advisory Council (SAC) Judges
Junior Designer, IA Interior Architects 
Michael Bent recently graduated from the CIDA accredited interior design program at Colorado State University as the faculty nominated Outstanding Senior in Interior Design. Through his academic career, he has achieved various levels of recognition including; Design Excellence Award, a peer selected award in interior design; NEWH Rocky Mountain Scholarship, first place in 2015 and second place in 2014, awarded based on passion and talent in hospitality design; and the Institute of International Education’s nationally awarded Gilman Scholarship. Michael is excited to launch his professional career focusing on workplace and retail design at IA Interior Architects in their New York City office. He is actively pursuing his LEED credentials and working toward licensure as a Certified Interior Designer in the state of New York.
Associate Professor, Interior Design Program Director, University of Texas 
Tamie is an Associate Professor at the University of Texas at Austin where she teaches graduate and undergraduate courses in interior design and architecture. Her synergetic approach to teaching and professional practice addresses her interests in environmental branding and identity, materials and detailing, and design issues related to human behavior. She is the recipient of a 2011 ASID Educator Design Excellence Award that nationally recognizes educators actively engaged in professional practice.
Managing Director, Principal, Gensler (and Adjunct Professor at Arizona State University)
With over 30 years of leadership experience, Beth Harmon-Vaughan serves as the Managing Director for the Gensler Phoenix office. She leads teams in innovation and service as part of Gensler’s one-firm philosophy. A recognized practice leader in the field of design, Beth is sought by end-users, design professionals, and academics for her synthesis of practice, research, education, and public service. Beth holds a PhD from Arizona State University in sustainability and workplace productivity and has been recognized by peers with fellowship status in the International Interior Design Association.  Her body of work, which encompasses almost every type of commercial and institutional project, has been continually recognized for design excellence. Beth’s ability to collaborate with and lead large teams, delivers projects that are seamless in their execution. Her focus on the total integration of the client’s vision and goals throughout the design and building process is integral on projects of large magnitude and technical complexity.  As Managing Director, Beth oversees the project’s design development, management and is responsible for the overall project strategy, providing technical and management support to the team. Additionally, Beth serves as the client’s advocate, challenging the team to explore all options to ensure solutions are thoroughly developed.