Carla Lunday

After she graduates from Meredith with a degree in interior design, Carla Lunday, ’15, will begin her career at a familiar place – Capitol City Homes, a Raleigh, N.C. home builder where she has been an intern since May 2013.

Carla feels well prepared for her job, thanks to what she calls an “empowering” Meredith College experience.

“Throughout my journey here at Meredith, my strengths have been built through the many experiences and relationships I have gained over my four years,” Carla said.

Meredith’s interior design program is the only Triangle program accredited by the Council for Interior Design Accreditation. Faculty mentors are one of the reasons for the program’s strength.

“I have a strong relationship with my interior design professors and they have always been there to help and guide me through my college years,” Carla said. “They are constantly thinking of your success for the future.”

Carla was a member of the Kappa Omicron Nu Honor Society and served as co-president of the American Society of Interior Designers. During her freshman and sophomore years, she was on the Avenging Angels volleyball team.

Carla’s work has been rewarded at Meredith and beyond. She was a four-year recipient of the Sandra Graham Shelton Interior Design Scholarship, and was named the College’s Outstanding Senior in Human Environmental Sciences. She was also a recipient of the Rising Star Award from the Carolinas Chapter International Furnishings and Design Association.

“All of these activities, awards, and honors have influenced my leadership skills and have better prepared me for my future in the professional world.”