DeRuyter, Lovelace and Smith honored by NKBA

LITTLETON, Colo. (Feb. 7, 2013) -
Arapahoe Community College Interior Design students Robin DeRuyter, Patty Lovelace and Mary Smith have all earned top-15 honors in the 2012-13 National Kitchen & Bath Association (NKBA) Student Design Competition.

DeRuyter placed third in the Kitchen Design Competition, winning a $1,000 scholarship and a trip to the annual Kitchen & Bath Industry Show this April in New Orleans, La.  DeRuyter is ACC's first-ever student to place in the Kitchen Design Competition.

Lovelace was a finalist in the Bath Design Competition and Smith received honorable mention recognition in the Bath Design Competition.

A grand total of 261 entries were submitted nationwide from institutions with an NKBA student chapter.

For more information, please contact Dawn Viola, Interior Design Faculty at ACC, at or 303.797.5861.