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Architectural/Engineering Firm Endows Scholarship

Posted May 29, 2012 in Campus

 

West Michigan-based architectural and engineering firm TowerPinkster has donated $25,000 to Kendall College of Art and Design to create a scholarship fund for interior design students.

The donation will be used to create a scholarship endowment targeting low-income students who are underrepresented in the interior design field.

“Kendall College of Art and Design's Interior Design program, with its emphasis in contract furniture, presents students with numerous opportunities – not only in the classroom, but through industry experiences and international travel, as well,” said Max Shangle, Dean of the College. “The TowerPinkster Scholarship Endowment will provide tuition assistance that allows recipients to make the most of these opportunities.”

TowerPinkster President and CEO Arnie Mikon said his company wanted to support students after it designed a student apartment complex at Ferris State University's Big Rapids campus.

TowerPinkster also oversaw Kendall's renovation of the Historic Federal Building in Grand Rapids, which will open this fall.

“TowerPinkster is committed to supporting the communities in which we work and live, and we believe that collaboration among people of different backgrounds, cultures and experiences results in designs that better reflect the communities we serve,” Mikon said.

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