Press Release: CAPID Awards Annual Sandy Garrett Scholarship

Westlake Village, CA –June 6,  2012 – 2012 Recipients are last from recently discontinued Moorpark College Interior Design Program.

The 2012 Scholarship Committee, headed by Kathy Love Jarvis, CID, CAPID, selected two Sandy Garrett Scholarship recipients.

Left to Right: Nadia Startseva, Kathy Love Jarvis, Alicia Paley, and Timothy Stewart

The first place award of $250.00 went to Alicia Paley, of Thousand Oaks, for her winning project; “Alex’s Room”. The committee and judges were impressed with her creativity and for thinking outside the box.  Nadia Startseva, of Granada Hills, was awarded $100.00 along with “Honorable Mention” for the artistic talent shown in her project; “Custom Home”.

In memory of their mother, Sandy Garrett, daughters Kristi Lee, of  NewburyPark, and Cindy O’Farrell, of San Diego, were in attendance for the award presentation at North Ranch Country Club in Westlake Village, CA.

Cindy O’Farrell and Kristi Lee

Timothy Stewart, former Chair of the Moorpark College Visual and Applied Arts Department, attended the awards presentation. The Moorpark College Interior Design Program was recently discontinued and just completed the last course offerings in the Spring 2012 semester.  Four past recipients of the “Sandy Garrett Scholarship” were also in attendance as active CAPID members.

The Conejo Association of Professional Interior Designers (CAPID), a non-profit organization, was established in 1980 to enhance the professional development of its members and to encourage high ethical standards in the design industry. In memory and tribute to longstanding member Sandy Garrett, CAPID established the “Sandy Garrett Scholarship” in 2004 to be awarded annually to an outstanding student of Interior Design at Moorpark College. It was Sandy’s personal goal that CAPID establish a scholarship program for the encouragement of professional education of interior designers.  CAPID now awards yearly scholarships based on a review of student projects at Moorpark College.  Scholarship recipients are also invited to become Student Members of the organization, fulfilling one of CAPID’s goals: to nurture and educate aspiring students in our profession.

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