The University Alumni Association will name Amanda Lange (BS Graphic Design, 2009) as its 2009 Student Volunteer of the Year at an event at the McNamara Alumni Center on October 8, 2009. Lange has served as a member of the Design Institute Student Board (DISB) and was elected to the College of Design Student and Alumni Board (DSAB) from 2007 to 2009. She also helped develop the college's "Dirty Laundry" program which showcases designers from various disciplines, sharing candid and often hilarious stories of their best and worst professional experiences.
The University Alumni Association will also honor Janice Linster (BS Interior Design, 1983) with the University's Alumni Service Award. Linster served on the college's DSAB.
The College of Design Alumni Society will receive a University of Minnesota Alumni Association 2009 Program Extraordinaire Award, in part for the "Dirty Laundry" program.