Today marks my final President’s Message as the ASID UCLA Extension 2014-2015 Board term comes to a close. I want to thank you all for an incredible year. We have accomplished so much in our year together and, from the bottom of my heart, I appreciate all the good times and great stories. As a Board, we are so proud of our accomplishments, which include increasing membership, introducing an annual Portfolio Workshop, hosting educational events and networking opportunities, promoting the ASID UCLA Extension tote bags, and developing strong interaction with our community service project.
|Incoming President Nancy Peng, Faculty Advisor Shepard Vineburg, ASID, & Outgoing President Natasha D’Souza|
Speaking of our community service project, we have completed our renovations at the Jenesse Center! Working on this 3-bedroom/2-bathroom unit, we did everything from design concept, space planning, fundraising, demolition, construction, painting, flooring, lighting, installing vanities, sinks, hardware, and window treatments, and fully furnishing the entire space. Whew! The unique experience to do this as students brought us closer to our ASID community as well as each other. Thank you to all of the volunteers, members, and sponsors that made this possible – we couldn’t have done it without you! We are happy to call it home, and even left our handprints behind, literally. See more photos of our renovation here.
Without further ado, I would like to introduce a very talented, creative, and enthusiastic Board of Directors who will take leadership from April 1, 2015 – September 30, 2016:
President – Nancy Peng
Vice President – Deola Hassan
Secretary – Linette Dai
Treasurer – Flavia Ferraz
Membership- Lauren Moody Dito
Events- Iris Kuo
Fundraising- Courtney Holshouser
Community Service Project Manager – Tristan Wand
Community Service Project Designer – Marta McClelland
Public Relations + Marketing – Amy Lang
Graphic Designer – Margaret Smith
Communications Manager – Amber Sokolowski
Delegate-at-Large – Lauren Gneunon
Let’s come together one last time to celebrate the end of our Board term and welcome the 2015-2016 Student Chapter Board members. We would love to see everyone for a morning at the Eames House. Save the date for Saturday, April 18th! More details to follow soon.
Also, check out some of these local, key events once all of your finals are done:
-Westweek @ the PDC – March 25th and 26th
-Spring Market @ the LA Mart – March 27th – March 31st
-IP Expo & Big Event @ the LA Mart- March 31st
Serving on the Board for three full years, it has been a pleasure to serve the interior design community as one of the most respected chapters in the nation, supporting our education inside and outside of the classroom. I leave you with words of wisdom from Charles Eames – “Choose your corner, pick away at it carefully, intensely and to the best of your ability and that way you might change the world.”
President, ASID UCLA Extension Student Chapter Board