IADT–Seattle Celebrates Graduation

June 10, 2011

Seattle graduationSeattle, Washington (June 10, 2011) – The International Academy of Design and Technology (IADT) in Seattle held its annual commencement ceremony at Highline Performing Arts Center on May 27. Students from the Digital Media Production, Fashion Design, Fashion Merchandising, Graphic Design, Interior Design and Visual Communications programs - plus the first graduates from the Game Production program - walked to receive their diplomas for Bachelor of Fine Arts or Associate of Applied Science degrees.

The commencement address was delivered by State Representative Zack Hudgins. His motivational speech centered on three simple phrases: “Be good. Be smart. Be brave.” His remarks also included several entertaining stories and words of encouragement.

The faculty and staff also selected and honored the 2011 Distinguished Alumni Award recipient, Jamie Simons, a Bachelor of Fine Arts alumna and Seattle Alumni Chapter President. The Outstanding Students from each program also were recognized:

•Digital Media Production –Mike Turner
•Graphic Design – Steve Haak
•Interior Design – Amy Williams
•Game Production – Evan Wenden
•Fashion Design – Carol Franklin
•Fashion Merchandising  – Jenifer Sabo
•Visual Communications - Craig Johnson

Upon receiving their awards, each student said a few words of thanks to the faculty and their families for supporting them through each step on their way to this goal. The ceremony was followed with a reception at which faculty and staff, friends and family members all congratulated the graduates on their accomplishments.

About the International Academy of Design and Technology in Seattle
With more than 30 years as an established institution, the International Academy of Design and Technology offers students a hands-on education with experienced faculty dedicated to providing students with the necessary skills, knowledge, support and guidance to pursue fulfilling career opportunities in the design and technology fields. The Seattle campus (IADT-Seattle), which opened in 2004, offers degree programs in fashion design, interior design, graphic design, digital media production, fashion merchandising and game production. Students also have the opportunity to take a portion of their coursework online through IADT-Online. The school is accredited by the Accrediting Council for Independent Colleges and Schools (ACICS). ACICS is a national accrediting agency recognized by the United States Department of Education. IADT-Seattle cannot guarantee employment or salary and is a member of the Career Education Corporation (NASDAQ:CECO) network of universities, colleges and schools. For more information call 206.575.1865 or visit www.iadt.edu/Seattle.