NYSID celebrates design scholarships at a cocktail reception at Park Avenue Armory

New York, NY – October 1, 2013 – New York School of Interior Design (NYSID) will celebrate noted interior designers and their commitment to the education of aspiring and emerging designers with a private reception on the occasion of the opening of the AVENUE Show: Antiques, Art & Design at the Armory on Wednesday October 9, 2013, 5:30 – 6:30pm.

Each year NYSID has the privilege of awarding outstanding students scholarships in the names of Geoffrey Bradfield, Mario Buatta, Murray Bartlett Douglas, Albert Hadley, Mark Hampton, Betty Sherrill/McMillen, Inc., Charlotte Moss and Rubén de Saavedra, among others.  For many aspiring designers, this support makes their education and training possible. For others, it means that they will be able to graduate and enter the career of their dreams without debt from student loans. For all students, a scholarship in the name of a design legend is an inspiration.

Guests at the reception will include designers for whom scholarships are named:  Geoffrey Bradfield, Mario Buatta, Ellie Cullman; emerging designers who received these awards and other alumni: Mariette Himes Gomez, Silvina Leone, Federica Monaco, Stefan Stiel; NYSID trustees Jodie King, Dennis Miller, Susan Nagle, Betsey Ruprecht, Patricia Sovern, David Scott; members of the design community committed to the education, training and mentorship of the next generation Silvia Owen, Peter Pennoyer, Mary Jane Pool, Katie Ridder; and other NYSID Friends Henry Arnhold, Craig Dix, Chiu Ti Jansen, Penny Grant.

Work by NYSID students and alumni will be on view in the café during the reception and the show meeting room for the duration of the show.

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About New York School of Interior Design
Founded in 1916, the New York School of Interior Design (NYSID) is a 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 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 more than 700 full- and part-time students.

NYSID offers certificate, undergraduate, and graduate programs in the field of interior design, design history and theory, sustainable design, interior lighting design, and healthcare interior design. A wide range of classes are also offered through our Institute for Continuing and Professional Studies. The College is an accredited institutional member of the National Association of Schools of Art and Design (NASAD); is a Candidate for Accreditation by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education; and NYSID’s BFA and MFA-1 programs are accredited by the Council for Interior Design Accreditation (CIDA).