O’More Announces New Department Chairs

O'More College

O’More College of Design kicked-off the winter semester with new leaders in its graphic design, interactive design and interior design departments.

Rebecca Andrews and Kelly Gore, both instructors have a combined 26-years of teaching experience at O’More, will serve as the interior design department chairs.

In September 2013, the College added a Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA) in Interactive Design, a new degree program that accompanied the launch of a new School of Visual Design at O’More. Previous School of Visual Design interim chair Daryl Stevens will lead the interactive design department, while Shane Prine will spearhead the graphic design department.

o'more logo“O’More prides itself on a faculty comprised largely of successful professional designers, and these individuals are no exception. All are proven leaders within their industries,” stated O’More College of Design president Rebecca Stilwell. “We look forward to the energy and expertise that each will offer to the students and instructors.”

About Rebecca Andrews
Rebecca Andrews has led interior design courses at O’More for 13 years, spearheading initiatives including the “Studio on the Square” community service project that serves economically deprived rural towns. She also organizes and leads International Travel Study trips and is a faculty advisor for the IIDA student chapter.

As an interior design professional, Rebecca has extensive experience in commercial design and construction, and is a professional member of both the International Interior Design Association (IIDA) and the International Design Educators Council (IDEC). She is an alumna of Auburn University’s College of Architecture, Design and Construction.

About Kelly Gore
Kelly Gore has served as an O’More interior design instructor and student advisor for the past 12 years, most recently as a full-time assistant professor. Her 14 years in the interior design field have included work in commercial and residential design, as well as in construction administration.

She is a faculty advisor for O’More’s student chapter of the American Society of Interior Designers (ASID), a professional member of IIDA and ASID, and an educational member of IDEC. She received her Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Tennessee’s College of Architecture and Design and a Master of Arts from Savannah College of Art and Design.

About Shane Prine
Shane Prine comes to O’More from Middle Tennessee State University, where he worked in the art department as a lecturer and visiting artist. Previously, he spent six years at Dixie State University as an instructor for graphic design and photography courses, where he also acted as the head of development for Dixie’s art department. He was also an adjunct professor of advertising and graphic design at O’More from 1998 to 2004. He received his Bachelor of Arts degree at Valdosta State University and an MFA from Washington State University.

About Daryl Stevens
Daryl Stevens has served as an instructor at O’More for nearly a decade in the School of Visual Design, educating students in interactive multimedia, illustration and design. As a leading industry professional, his client list has included Bridgestone/Firestone, Captain D’s Restaurant, Sony PlayStation, Sports Illustrated, ZZ Top and more. Stevens is also the owner of Studio 202, an established commercial graphic and web-design company. He is an alumnus of Middle Tennessee State University, as well as a winner of five Addy Awards.

To learn more, visit www.omorecollege.edu.

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