Just a few short weeks ago, GMD's advisory board welcomed six new board members. They each have unique and profound backgrounds within the design field and will be a great asset to GMD in the year to come. We would like to introduce each member so you can get to know them better. The first two members we would like to introduce are Stephanie Zollinger and Lindsay Piram.
Stephanie Watson Zollinger, Ed.D., has been involved with higher education for over 20 years. She is currently an Associate Professor in the Interior Design program at the University of Minnesota. She holds a Bachelor of Science and Master of Science degree in Interior Design from Kansas State University as well as a doctoral degree in Adult Education from the University of Arkansas. Zollinger's research focuses on the learning styles of interior design students and the implications for teaching, advising, and recruitment. Zollinger has published and disseminated her work in internationally recognized journals, conferences, and workshops. Currently, she is completing an oral history of the Jack Lenor Larsen Inc. designers and employees about their experience with his firm. These collected oral histories will be available soon on the GMD website, connected to the Larsen textiles in the collection.
"Greetings!! I am a faculty member in the Interior Design Program which is housed in the College of Design. As a new board member to the Goldstein Museum of Design I am looking forward to contributing to the rich design heritage that the museum has become known for."
Lindsay Piram has organized over 300 wedding, corporate, non-profit, and social events, after 5 years as event planner/designer at one of the city's premiere event firms, lindsay launched LINDSAY PIRAM CREATIVE in january 2012. serving the bridal, corporate and non profit market, lindsay's events feature strong design at every level. A graduate of Purdue University, Piram has been an event designer and manager for over eight years, beginning in South Beach before coming to Minnesota. She is the recipient of the 2010 International Society of Event Specialists Minnesota Star Award, and 2011 and 12 Mpls St Paul Weddings Diamond Awards. Her work has been featured in Mpls St. Paul Weddings, MN Bride, The Knot, and in articles in Minnesota Monthly and Twin Cities Business.
"i am thrilled to join the board of the goldstein museum of design. as an event designer, i am so happy to see a place as passionate as i, about design. preserving the rich history of design and educating us on how and where design impacts our daily lives is something everyone deserves to (and should!) see. design drives my business and my life and i am excited to contribute and give back by joining the board of an amazing museum!" -Lindsay Piram
Welcome Stephanie and Lindsay!
Keep watch for next week when we introduce you to two more of the new board members.