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HFCC Student Wins Interior Design Scholarship

Andres Saavedra will be honored in New Orleans in April at the Kitchen/Bath Industry Show conference.

Student Andres Saavedra, who attended Henry Ford Community College’s  Interior Design program in 2012, recently received a $1,500 scholarship for placing second in the kitchen design category, which was part of the national student design competition sponsored by the National Kitchen & Bath Association.

Saavedra, now an interior design student at the College for Creative Studies, earned this recognition as a student at HFCC.

HFCC is one of only two schools in the State of Michigan offering an NKBA-supported or accredited kitchen and bath design program.

In April, NKBA will provide Saavedra, of Lincoln Park, complimentary air travel and two-night hotel accommodations in New Orleans. He will receive his award and scholarship at an awards dinner honoring student winners at the NKBA’s annual Kitchen/Bath Industry Show conference. The NKBA will also feature his design in the organization’s quarterly magazine.

“It was clear to me early on that Andres had a talent for interior design," said Karen Wilmering, program coordinator/instructor of HFCC’s interior design program. "But talent alone is not enough to succeed in this industry. As evidenced by this exceptional achievement in placing second in a national student kitchen design competition, Andres is one of those unique individuals who has it all: talent, a strong work ethic and self-discipline.”

To learn more about HFCC’s Interior Design program, call 313-845-9814.

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