Many of you have heard me talk about the Student Showcase I spent the past three months coordinating with the MTSU Student Chapter of ASID/IIDA (that may not mean anything to you…that scrabble of letters stands for two separate professional organizations). It was a crazy and exciting experience and one in which I learned a lot! Lesson #1: Work as a team, Lesson #2: Think about all the details, Lesson #3: Something always goes wrong! After lots of work and anticipation, though, the event took place on Saturday evening, February 20th, 2010 at the James Union Building Tennessee Room on MTSU’s campus and it was fantastic! Whew!
I hardly took a breath between 6:30 that morning when I started working and 10:00 that evening when we cleared out of the building. I think I heard my name called more that day than I usually do in an entire week! Because of the help of my wonderful husband, I was able to set-up my display (pictured below) in just enough time for our guest reception.
And by the way…meet me!*
Our officers and faculty advisor with MTSU’s President Sydney McPhee and our guest speaker, Cheryl Durst. She was so inspiring and connected with everyone in the audience (not just the designers in the room)!
It should also be noted that all of our centerpieces and event decorations were created on zero budget. Thanks to our faculty advisor for loaning the paper lanterns from her wedding and Margaret Neal, a product rep from Seabrook Wallcoverings, who donated as many wall-covering samples as we could need. Thanks!
We displayed sets of four wall-covering samples in a radial arrangement along with the paper lanterns and locally harvested magnolia leaves for our centerpieces. It was a lot of fun to prepare as a group. These pictures just don’t do them justice.
Posing with our State Senator Jim Tracy.
And with our dean Dr. Terry Whiteside.
And last but most definitely not least, David…the man behind the work. Thanks babe for your help!
Sorry for the poor pixel quality on some of these photos. It was a whirlwind of a day and of course, I forgot my back-up camera batteries. 😦