Melodi Terhune named Mississippi State University Alumni Fellow

Top Quote Clark Nexsen's Terhune is recognized for her interior design career as the MSU College of Architecture, Art, and Design's 2014 Fellow. End Quote
  • Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News, VA-NC (1888PressRelease) December 06, 2014 - Melodi Terhune, Clark Nexsen senior interior designer, has been named a 2014 Alumni Fellow by Mississippi State University's College of Architecture, Art and Design. Sponsored by the Mississippi State University Alumni Association, the colleges, and the Office of the Provost, the Alumni Fellows Program recognizes alumni who have distinguished themselves in their respective careers. The Alumni Fellow Program aims to recognize the most distinguished graduates by showcasing their talents and accomplishments to the University's current students in an effort to strengthen the positive influence the College provides through its graduates.

    Terhune is a Certified Interior Designer in the Commonwealth of Virginia and a LEED Accredited Professional in Clark Nexsen's Virginia Beach corporate headquarters. She has received numerous awards for her work at Clark Nexsen which has been recognized by the Virginia Chapter of ASID and the Virginia/West Virginia chapter of IIDA. She currently serves on MSU's Interior Design Advisory Board and is past president of the Virginia Chapter of the American Society of Interior Designers.

    Melodi recently spoke to students from MSU's College of Architecture, Art and Design about her body of work which has concentrated on the architectural and interior design of higher education, government, healthcare, and commercial projects. She shared her experiences working on large scale projects within a multi-discipline team environment and stressed the importance of creativity and communication. Melodi shared with the students that the most successfully designed projects balance both functional and aesthetic considerations and involve an emphasis on listening to the client's needs during project programming and design development. She also provided insight and answered questions regarding what students should expect after graduation as they transition into their chosen career field.

    Terhune was one of eight fellows chosen to represent each of the academic colleges at MSU. The 2014 fellows are among the university's nearly 130,000 living alumni worldwide. Each honoree carries the distinction for life.

    "We are proud to welcome some of Mississippi State's most accomplished alumni as our Silver Anniversary fellows group," said Jeff Davis, the alumni association's executive director at MSU. "Each of these individuals brings a wealth of experience in their fields to share with students and faculty across the university."

    To read more about the 2014 MSU Alumni Fellows, please visit:

    About the Mississippi State University Alumni Association
    The Mississippi State University Alumni Association fosters lifelong support for the university's mission through programs, activities and events for its alumni, future alumni and friends who are forever maroon and white. With 95 U.S. and international chapters, The MSU Alumni Association connects the university with existing and future alumni to build relationships and touch lives globally.

    About the Mississippi State University College of Architecture Art + Design
    The College of Architecture, Art, and Design (CAAD) includes the School of Architecture, Department of Art, Interior Design, and Building Construction Science programs at Mississippi State University. In 2004, MSU established the College of Architecture, Art, and Design, which was previously known as the School of Architecture. The mission of the CAAD is to promote and engage students and faculty in the conceptualization, craft, media and technology, history and theory, aesthetics, and ethical issues associated with making artifacts in the world.

    About Clark Nexsen
    Clark Nexsen is an award-winning architectural and engineering firm providing design solutions for education, Science + Technology, commercial, federal, Design-Build, industrial, and healthcare clients. Through design excellence, collaboration, and the development of a wide range of expertise, they believe they can create a better world through their work. Clark Nexsen is a firm of 450+ that has been included in the Architect 50 list of top U.S. firms for the past three consecutive years.

    Clark Nexsen's Interiors Division provides design services for federal and private sector clients, and each project requires a unique approach. Designers are engaged in continuous research and analysis throughout design development in order to create successful interior environments. It is Clark Nexsen's goal to create innovative and engaging Interior design solutions that respond to client needs and exceed expectations.

    For more information, contact Cat Brutvan at 919-828-1876 or cbrutvan ( @ ) clarknexsen dot com

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