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Industrial and Innovative Design Grads Succeed

by Xander Eliopulos, Public Relations Writer

Industrial and Innovative Design (IID) graduates from Cedarville University have demonstrated their ability to put their education into practice. Since its beginning in 2012, the program has grown from three students to 90 — and there is hope for continued growth with the success of each graduate.

Currently, the department has a 100 percent graduation rate and graduates are finding employment with some of the nation's top companies. Recent graduates have been hired by Honda, Continental Office Environments, Integrated Packaging Machinery, Worthington Christian Schools and Verbarg’s Furniture & Design.

“The IID program through Cedarville equipped me with the skills I needed to succeed,” said Jared Oliano, a 2015 IID graduate and current employee at Honda. “Without my professors’ guidance and connections within local businesses, I couldn't be where I am today.”

“Having a strong foundation in general education and core art courses prepares our students for their intense, disciplined work which takes place at the International Center for Creativity in Columbus during their junior and senior years,” said Terry Chamberlain, chair of the department of art, design and theatre. “All along the way, students are taught by faculty members who nurture their God-given creative gifts, coupled with strong expectations for character development and disciplined work.”

Located in southwest Ohio, Cedarville University is an accredited, Christ-centered, Baptist institution with an enrollment of 3,711 undergraduate, graduate and online students in more than 100 areas of study. Founded in 1887, Cedarville is recognized nationally for its authentic Christian community, rigorous academic programs, strong graduation and retention rates, accredited professional and health science offerings and leading student satisfaction ratings.

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