Posted by Mary Wimberley on 2009-04-09

Two Samford University interior design majors have won awards in recent student competition sponsored by the Alabama chapter of the International Interior Design Association (IIDA).

Leah Shell, a senior from Raleigh, N.C., won second place and a $1,000 cash prize for her project in furniture design.

Leah Mann, a senior from Gardendale, won third place and $500 cash prize for her thesis project related to a proposed design of a restaurant for Vulcan Park.

The students' professor, Jeannie Krumdieck, was recognized for her work as design consultant for Krumdieck A+I Design, which won Best of Residential and Best of Show awards in the professional category.

The competition is held every two years by the IIDA state chapter to recognize outstanding design achievement.

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About Samford University – Samford University is a premier nationally ranked private university deeply rooted in its Christian mission. Founded in 1841, Samford is the 87th oldest institution of higher education in the United States. U.S. News & World Report ranks Samford 4th among regional universities in the South. Samford enrolls 5,619 students from 44 states, the District of Columbia and 29 other countries in its 10 academic units: arts, arts and sciences, business, divinity, education, health professions, law, nursing, pharmacy, and public health. Samford also fields 17 NCAA Division I teams that compete in the tradition-rich Southern Conference.