Posted by Mary Wimberley on 2007-06-15

Samford interior design student Kerra Killingsworth's rug design was a top 10 finalist in a nationwide competition sponsored by Odegard Rugs. Her design, a modern twist on a traditional chain link pattern, was designated to receive a juror's award for special mention.

The competition involved 931 submissions from students in 90 schools in 37 states and five foreign nations.

Killingsworth, a rising senior from Fort Walton Beach, Fla., will attend the Odegard Awards ceremony at the New York School of Interior Design in New York City on June 28.

 
Samford is a leading Christian university offering undergraduate programs grounded in the liberal arts with an array of nationally recognized graduate and professional schools. Founded in 1841, Samford is the 87th-oldest institution of higher learning in the United States. The Wall Street Journal ranks Samford 1st nationally for student engagement and U.S. News & World Report ranks Samford 66th in the nation for best undergraduate teaching and 104th nationally for best value. Samford enrolls 5,683 students from 47 states and 19 countries in its 10 academic schools: arts, arts and sciences, business, divinity, education, health professions, law, nursing, pharmacy and public health. Samford fields 17 athletic teams that compete in the tradition-rich Southern Conference, and ranks 3rd nationally for its Graduation Success Rate among all NCAA Division I schools.