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June 25, 2013 - (Middleburg Heights, Ohio)   


Synergy Award Recognizes Leadership and Excellence

Elizabeth Dall is honored by Virginia Marti College of Art & Design


During a Commencement Ceremony held on Thursday, June 20 at Windows on the River, Elizabeth Dall, representing the Interior Design Program of Virginia Marti College of Art & Design, was awarded the Synergy Award in recognition of her hard work, dedication and leadership.  Cristina McCarthy, Interior Design Department Chair and current President of ASID Ohio North Chapter introduced Elizabeth by saying," The student elected here tonight always kept her utmost diligence and professionalism towards her design projects and business practices while at the college. She produced beautiful drawings, comprehensive design ideas; and awesome and complete presentations. Her calm, optimistic, friendly and sensitive demeanor captivated all of us in the classroom...a great collaborator and a positive team player!"
Liz with Synergy Award
Elizabeth Dall
The school's Synergy Award was first established in 2009 to honor a talented student who demonstrated leadership and overall success within each of its five degree programs.  Liz, who graduated Summa Cum Laude, was excited to have received this level of recognition from her peers and instructors.  She explained that, in addition to her studies, she had organized fundraisers, was actively involved in community service, participated in functions representing the Interior Design Program and college and demonstrated leadership in and out of the classroom. And, as Ms. McCarthy pointed out, all while raising a young family.  In her introduction, McCarthy thanked Liz for her enthusiasm toward the college's outreach programs which included Healthy Spaces, elaborating by adding,"an integral part of the ASID Student chapter she volunteered as its secretary and lead the chapter to complete several successful projects and fundraising activities.  This graduate has already secured a position with a successful Design company in Cleveland where she has been able to implement a design competition which will benefit current students of interior design in the region."  That design company is Environments by Design, a design collaborative in Middleburg Heights that showcases the products and talents of nearly two dozen local professionals.
Liz and Cristina
Cristina McCarthy, Interior Design Dept. Chair and ASID Ohio North President presents award to Elizabeth Dall
 Michael Pope, President & CEO of Audio Video Interiors & Safety Technologies and Environments by Design had sought a talented, enthusiastic designer to represent the various design partners in coordinating residential projects, providing drawings and assisting in finish selection and added Dall to his staff earlier this year.  When he learned of Elizabeth's award he said," I knew from our first interview that Liz was a special talent.  She has confirmed our first impression with her professionalism, flair, energy, and willingness to do whatever is required. She has a promising career ahead and we are very glad she has chosen to be on our team!"




About Audio Video Interiors & Safety Technologies  

The winner of numerous prestigious National Awards, Audio Video Interiors and Safety Technologies is the premier systems integrator in Ohio, devoted to integrating a full range of entertainment, safety, life-enhancing electronic solutions, and emerging technologies for homes and business.  CEPro Magazine has named Audio Video Interiors a Top 100 Dealer for the past nine years, while The Mark of Excellence Awards program, presented by CEA's TechHome Division, recently named Audio Video Interiors TechHome Integrator of the Year.  


Environments by Design is a collaboration of design, product, service and construction professionals who have formed a partnership to simplify renovation projects.  They have created an exquisite design center to showcase their various design elements in a realistic 5,000 sq. ft. residence, built within the showroom.  The showroom has received the CEDIA (Custom Electronic Design & Installation Association) 2012 Best Showroom Award. 


7204 Pearl Road, Middleburg Heights, OH 44130