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Interior design student wins national scholarship

Aug. 4, 2014

Miranda ThomastonMiranda Thomaston, an interior design student from the Department of Family and Consumer Sciences, has been named a winner of the 2014 Association of University Interior Designers (AUID) scholarship. Thomaston is one of only two national winners of the $2,000 scholarship.

Beginning her senior year in the fall, Thomaston is the President of the Interior Design Student Organization and a member of the honors society Alpha Lambda Delta. In the past, Thomaston has interned for Ethan Allen in Kalamazoo, and Mercy Hospital in Chicago, and looks forward to interning with WMU’s facility in the fall and spring.

“My design philosophy is to design a space for individuals to be able to grow in or benefit from. I would like to give back to the users of the space by creating a design that is a part of their memories forever as well as make positive experiences while their time is being spent there,” Thomaston says.