NYSID instructor receive Decorators Club top honors

New York, NY - June 4, 2010 - Two New York School of Interior Design (NYSID) instructors were recently honored by The Decorators Club at the organization's annual meeting on May 12, 2010. Ethel Rompilla received the Club's Medal of Honor, an award given to a member or former member of the Club, or to a person in an allied field who has made an outstanding contribution to the profession of interior design. Veronica Whitlock received the Distinguished Service Award, which is presented to a member or former member of the Club who has performed distinguished service to the Club.

The Decorators Club was founded in 1914 by 38 members to encourage the promotion and advancement of the standards of education for and of the practice of the profession of interior decoration and design. The Club also aims to establish and maintain rules of ethical and professional practice that will serve as a guide for the decorator, the client and the trade and maintain a spirit of friendly relationship and support among those who must work competitively.


Founded in 1916, the New York School of Interior Design (NYSID) is New York’s only private, not-for-profit college devoted exclusively to interior design education and related disciplines. NYSID’s guiding principle is that the interior environment is a fundamental element of human welfare, and the college is committed to actively improving, through design, the quality of life for all segments of humanity. This ideal is put into practice by a dedicated faculty of well-known designers, architects, art historians, and authorities in the field who guide a diverse student body of over 750 full- and part-time students.

NYSID offers certificate, undergraduate and graduate programs in the field of interior design, design history and theory, and sustainable design. The college is an accredited institutional member of the National Association of Schools of Art and Design (NASAD) and NYSID’s BFA is accredited by the Council for Interior Design Accreditation (CIDA).