Wow! Thanks to your generosity, we have met and exceeded our initial $2,000 goal! We are so grateful for this amazing response to the Design Closet project. Because we still have almost two weeks left in the campaign, we're hoping to boost our total to $2,500 and help even more of our students!
"Being in design, there are a lot of materials one has to purchase, and having had access to the Design Closet relieved a lot of stress about how much I was going to spend," says Kally Lara, a first-year student in our Core Design Program. Kally learned about the Design Closet while participating in the summer Academic Program for Excellence (APEX). She's thankful for the support she's received this semester, including a sketchbook, ruler and portfolio case to protect and carry her work.
"I have always had an interest in design, and Iowa State has a great program with such a welcoming community. I couldn't picture myself having gone to any other school to pursue my career in design," she says. A pre-landscape architecture major, Kally appreciates learning more about the other design majors through the Core and having access to resources like the Design Closet.
Kally shared her final drawing for her very first project in the Design Studies 102 studio this fall, and a photo of her setting up her "Place" project in the creek near the Memorial Union Parking Ramp on campus. She wants you to know how much your support means to her and her fellow students.
"I would like to thank the donors for helping us, especially during these uncertain times. It has made the transition to this new chapter in our lives easier knowing there are people who are willing to provide aid to us when we might not have anyone else to turn to," she says.
Will you share this opportunity with others in your network and help us achieve our extended goal? Thank you!