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Harrington College of Design Awards $20,000 in Scholarships to Soon-to-be Interior Designers, Photographers and Graphic Designers

Four high school seniors were awarded $5,000 scholarships toward their education at Harrington College of Design.

Chicago, IL, June 12, 2008 --( High school seniors that have applied to Harrington College of Design were recently given the opportunity to present a sample of their creative work at the High School Casting Call; an event the school runs every year in the spring. In order to be eligible for the $5,000 scholarship each student was required to submit two letters of recommendation and give a two minute presentation on their work. All of the winners have accepted the scholarship and are expected to attend the school this year.

"The enthusiasm exhibited by the applicants was inspiring, encouraging and contagious" said Dirk Fletcher, the Department Chair of Digital Photography at Harrington.

Forty-eight aspiring designers and photographers presented their work to three faculty members of Harrington College of Design; Communication Design Department Chair Brad Kisner, interior design instructor Constantine Vasilios, and Dirk Fletcher.

"Students stood out in photography, communication design and interior design alike; it was great to see and tough to judge. In regards to the winning students we saw creativity as well as expert craftsmanship in the projects that were presented to this panel" stated Fletcher.

The following students were honored for their artistic abilities:
Ann Erskine of Lake Zurich High School
Crystal Collado of Glennbrook South High School
Michelle Farnsworth of Crown Point High School
Zoraida Bartolomei of Steinmetz Academic Centre

Harrington College of Design is a four-year college that offers flexible scheduling for a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in Interior Design or Communication Design and an Associate of Applied Science degree in Interior Design or Digital Photography. Harrington is committed to creating the next generation of design professionals to lead and serve the global community.

Harrington has been a member of Chicago's design and higher education communities since 1931. Located at 200 W. Madison St., Harrington seeks to foster an environment that maximizes students' intellectual and artistic potential. The majority of the faculty is practicing interior designers, architects, photographers and fine art professionals.

Harrington is accredited by the Accrediting Council for Independent Colleges and Schools to award associate degrees and bachelor's degrees. Harrington is recognized as a private college by the Illinois Board of Higher Education (IBHE), and is authorized by the IBHE to confer baccalaureate and associate degrees. The Interior Design Program leading to the Bachelor of Fine Arts degree is accredited by the Council for Interior Design Accreditation (CIDA formerly FIDER). Harrington College of Design recently received re-accreditation from CIDA for a period of six years. Harrington is part of the Career Education Corporation network of schools (Nasdaq: CECO)

For more information on Harrington College of Design, call 312.939.4975, or visit

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Harrington College of Design
Audrey Kull
200 W. Madison
Chicago, IL 60606

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