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Industrial design senior Amy Edmondson is ISU College of Design's student marshal

December 04, 2013



AMES, Iowa — Amy Edmondson, Ames, a graduating senior in industrial design, will represent the Iowa State University College of Design as its student marshal at the university's public commencement exercises Saturday, Dec. 21, at Hilton Coliseum. Her faculty escort will be David Ringholz, associate professor and chair of industrial design.

Edmondson will graduate magna cum laude with a Bachelor of Industrial Design degree. She is among the first class to graduate from Iowa State's undergraduate industrial design program, which was established in August 2010.

Edmondson was on the Dean's List for six semesters and in the top 2 percent of design students the past two years at Iowa State.  She also received the university's Jessie V. Coles Scholarship and Gilberte L. Baker Scholarship.

She was an integral member of the design team that developed and staffed the university's exhibit for the 2012 Smithsonian Folklife Festival in Washington, D.C., which received the 2012 Team Award from the ISU Professional & Scientific Council and the 2013 Impact Award from the ISU Alumni Association.

Edmondson is a member of the ISU chapter of the Industrial Designers Society of America and served on the ISU College of Design's student Design Council for two years, including one as treasurer. She participated in the ISU Student Innovation Center Design Challenge Summit in 2012 and has competed in Brunnier in Bloom at the Brunnier Art Museum since its inception in 2009.

Prior to attending Iowa State, Edmondson was homeschooled and dual-enrolled at Ames High School. She graduated in 2008. She attended Des Moines Area Community College for three semesters and received the DMACC Pioneer Scholarship and DMACC CEO Golf Scholarship. She is the daughter of Bill Edmondson and Debbie Edmondson of Ames.

Amy Edmondson, Graduating Senior, Industrial Design,
David Ringholz, Industrial Design, (515) 294-0454,
Heather Sauer, Design Communications, (515) 294-9289,