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Interior Design Association

Interior Design Association

PurposeIDA functions to promote the Interior Design major at Georgia Southern University, to provide professional development and networking opportunities for current interior design students and alumni, and to offer opportunities for continuing education for the program’s alumni.
MembershipOpen to students with an interest in Interior Design.
ContactDr. Beth McGee (912) 478-6063 or,
Erica Bartels (912) 478-5422 or
OfficersPresident- Erin Garrett
Vice President- Abbey Tilghman
Secretary- Madi Mabe
Treasurer- Linda Durden Morris
Marketing Chair- Dalibeth Fontanez
Community Service Chair- Sarah Van Vorst
Fundraising Chair- Carsen Kennedy

The Interior Design Association at Georgia Southern is a recognized student organization of the American Society of Interior Designers (ASID) and the International Interior Design Association (IIDA).

Instagram: gsu.ida

Meet in IAB 2028

MyInvolvement Link to IDA

IDA spring calendar

Officer Spotlight

Erin Garrett
I’m from Augusta Georgia and in Studio 5. After I graduate, I plan on pursuing a career in the residential design field. When I’m not in school, I love to serve at my home church and spend time with family and friends. 
Abbey Tilghman
Vice President
I’m from Annapolis, MD and in Studio 5! After I graduate I plan on doing residential design and eventually opening my own firm. I love traveling and seeing new places and hope I can do more in future! 
Madi Mabe
I am from Kennesaw, GA and in Studio III in Spring 2023. I plan on finding a job at a firm in ATL after graduation! 
I enjoy spending time with my family and friends and doing research about the Psychology of Interior Design.
Linda Durden Morris
I’m in Studio IV. I plan to eventually find work in & move to Hawaii. I like to do crafts/puzzles with my family and binge watch TV shows in my spare time. Fun Fact: I was previously a mechanical engineering major. 
Dalibeth Fontanez-Gomez
Hi, I’m from Savannah, GA and will be in studio 5 spring 2023. After I graduate I plane to pursue a career in commercial design in Austin, Texas. Outside of school I love to sing and volunteer.
Sarah Van Vorst
Community Service Chair
I am in Studio IV and am planning to move to Denver, CO after graduation to pursue hospitality design. I’m also involved with Club Mud on campus to get my hands dirty! 
Carsen Kennedy
Fundraising Chair I’m in Studio V and also pursuing a minor in Art History. After I graduate, I hope to go to Savannah and get my Masters in Art History. I love to draw, write, and watch movies with my friends.

Last updated: 3/18/2022