Interior Design major Diane Dimel has been honored with the Jane D. Reagor Award from the Tennessee Chapter of the American Society of Interior Designers (ASID), which annually recognizes a student who exhibits a commitment to the professional practice of interior design. Winners are chosen based on GPA, portfolio, teacher recommendations and an essay.
Dimel, who is set to graduate in May, is a past president of the ASID/IIDA student chapter and a recipient of the President's Award for Scholastic Excellence and of the Interior Design Merit Scholarship, among her numerous academic achievements. Her goal is to go into sales as a manufacturer's rep, allowing her to combine her previous marketing degree from the University of Florida and career in retail management with her experience as principal of her own design firm and now, her second bachelor's degree in Interior Design.
Dimel is pictured (second from right) at last year's ASID state conference with Riley Miller, Watkins Interior Design student; Deborah Griffin, Interior Designer, ASID, and immediate past president of the Tennessee ASID chapter; and Evelyn Gammon, Interior Designer, ASID, and ASID State officer.