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Interiors Program students present Spring Portfolio Show.

Group photo of Interiors Program students and faculty.

The Interiors Program students presented their Spring Portfolio Show on Thursday, April 19, 2018 at the Lanier Technical College Forsyth Conference Center. The show featured eight students, Holley Bernardez, Amy Durham, Raychel Lawrence, Candace Moore, Savanna Skinner, Taylor Smith, Astin Solomon and Tiffany Thomas. Amy O’Dell, Chair of the Interiors Program at Lanier Technical College, explained that, “these eight amazing students are currently enrolled in INDS 2240 Business Practices for Design Professionals. This capstone class requires students to synthesize all of the skills, knowledge, and techniques they have gained throughout their education into a cohesive presentation. The Portfolio Exhibit is a requirement of the state curriculum, but it is also a salute to the students’ success.”

First Year students presently enrolled in the Interiors Program also participated in the night’s event by showcasing their introductory level projects. They also assisted with the refreshments and the people’s choice award voting.

Photo of Amy Durham speaking to the audience.

Amy Durham, one of the featured Portfolio Designers represented the students with a moving speech. Amy shared her thoughts about the student group’s journey through the Interiors Program as well as introduced each featured student, highlighting their strengths and achievements.

Next, Amy O'Dell presented an award of excellence to each of the eight featured students. She spoke highly of their unique and individual talents.

Candace Moore and Savanna Skinner received the awards for Innovation and Impact on Industry. Astin Solomon and Taylor Smith earned the Awards for Work Ethics. Tiffany Thomas achieved the Entrepreneurship Award. 

Group photo of Raychel Lawrence, Amy O'Dell, Amy Durham, Ilona Karneyenka.

Amy Durham and Raychel Lawrence were both awarded the coveted Best Overall Portfolio and Holley Bernardez received Best Overall Student. 

Photo of Holley Bernardez with her People's Choice Award winning portfolio.

Visitors to the show were asked to vote for their favorite portfolio. The second annual People’s Choice Award was won by Holley Bernardez. It was a celebratory evening, with over 100 friends, family members, college staff and faculty, and industry partners in attendance. We are proud of our Lanier Tech Interiors Students and wish them the best of luck as they graduate and enter the design industry.

For more information about the Interiors program, please visit or call Lanier Technical College at 678-341-6600.

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