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Interior Design Students at FRCC Win Honors in National Design Contest

Five Interior Design students at Front Range Community College have won honors in a national contest sponsored by the National Kitchen and Bath Association (NKBA):

Stephanie Schifano won second place in the Bath category. She won a $1,500 scholarship and an expense-paid trip to the Kitchen and Bath Industry Show in Las Vegas.

Courtney Seavall won a $1,000 scholarship as a NKBA/GE Charette honorable mention. The NKBA/GE Charette is a three-hour hand-drafting competition that gives NKBA students real-world project experience. All projects are hand-drafted according to NKBA Graphic and Presentation Standards using NKBA Planning Guidelines.

Colleen Pescaia won honorable mention in the Bath category.

Sarrah Fleharty won honorable mention in the Bath category.

Megan Daughtry won honorable mention in the Kitchen Category.

A winning entry in this competition means increased industry visibility and peer recognition. In addition to Schifano’s sponsored trip, all honorable mention awardees will be partially sponsored by the NKBA Rocky Mountain Chapter to attend the Kitchen and Bath Industry Show in Las Vegas.

Nowell Allayla Vincent is the director of the Interior Design Program. She is a Certified Kitchen Designer through NKBA, is accredited in Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design, Interior Design and Construction (LEED ID+C) through the U.S. Green Building Council, is an active National Council for Interior Design Qualification (NCIDQ) Certification Holder, and has a master of science in Interior Design.

Judged by a panel of NKBA-certified industry professionals, the competition acknowledges the talent of kitchen and bathroom designers to plan safe, functional, and personalized spaces that incorporate imaginative design statements and aesthetically pleasing solutions.

With more than 60,000 members, the NKBA has educated and led the kitchen and bath industry since its founding in 1963. The mission of the NKBA is to enhance member success and excellence, promote professionalism and ethical business practices, and provide leadership and direction for the kitchen and bath industry worldwide.


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FRCC offers nearly 100 degree and certificate programs from locations in Boulder County, Larimer County, Westminster, and Brighton, and online.

FRCC is a member of the Colorado Community College System (CCCS), the state’s largest system of higher education, with 13 colleges across Colorado serving more than 151,000 students annually. CCCS is a vital statewide pathway to individual achievement and economic vitality. Further, CCCS institutions provide an accessible, responsive learning environment that facilitates the achievement of educational, professional, and personal goals by our students and other members of our communities, and each fosters an atmosphere that embraces academic excellence, diversity, and innovation.

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John Feeley is director of public relations at Front Range Community College.