Denice Hunt K-12 Internship

This Internship honors the memory of Denice Johnson Hunt AIA, a K-12 activist and the first woman of African-American heritage to serve as an AIA component President, and her commitment to diversifying the design professions through youth education.

In 1998, AIA Seattle’s Diversity Roundtable, acting in cooperation with the family and friends of the late Denice Hunt, established the AIA Seattle Denice Johnson Hunt K-12 Internship at the University of Washington College of Built Environments. In 2003, the Diversity Roundtable Committee completed a campaign to endow the program, with funds held and administered by the University of Washington.

The AIA Seattle Denice Johnson Hunt K-12 Internship provides support to students to carry out independent learning plans that increase awareness of architecture and urban design among children attending public schools. The Denice Hunt Intern meets with the Diversity Roundtable during the course of the work and presents a report of the project at the annual Summer Solstice gathering.

Internship Recipients

2010-11: Mary Fialko
2007-08: David Minnery
2006-07: Melanie Lyons
2004-05: Gregory Squires
2003-04: Yamani Hernandez
2003-04: Kristi Kildall
2001-02: Craig Skipton

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