ASHEBORO (June 7, 2018)
Emily Doll, a Randolph Community College Interior Design student from Seagrove, is one of 13 students from 9 schools who were awarded scholarships this spring from WithIt, the women’s leadership development network for the home and furnishings industries.
Along with a tuition scholarship, students receive an all-expense paid trip to WithIt’s annual professional conference June 25-27 in Charleston, South Carolina. Conference participation affords students the opportunity to meet and network with women in the industry while building upon skills they can use in their pursuit of a career within the industry.
“WithIt sees the need to encourage new talent to enter our industry,” said Pamela Thomas, WithIt’s 2018 president and supply chain director for Universal Furniture. “Our program is designed to help students build a network to support their success and make careers here.”
Since its inception in 1998, WithIt’s foundation has awarded over $110,000 in tuition scholarships to qualified young women and men in universities across the U.S. who are pursuing majors that impact the home and furnishings industries. In addition, WithIt’s student mentoring day during the fall High Point Market has brought well over 1200 students to market for a comprehensive program which includes roundtables and showroom tours.
RCC’s Associate in Applied Science Degree in Interior Design prepares students for a variety of job opportunities in the field of both residential and commercial interior design. The focus of the studies is technical knowledge, professional practices, and aesthetic principles and design process. Certificate programs in Architectural Technology and Design and Digital Imaging and Design are also offered.
For more information, go to www.randolph.edu/interior-design.