Daisy Bond Alabama Chapter-ASID Endowed Scholarship
A conversation with Susan Bell Pendleton, former President of ASID-AL.
Why did you choose to create a scholarship at Auburn University?
When I was President of the Alabama Chapter of ASID I felt the need to honor the desires of Daisy Bond, who willed money to ASID-AL to be used for students. I thought that an endowed scholarship was the best way to create a lasting memorial to Daisy Bond.
What would you want the recipients of this scholarship to know about the person for whom it is named?
I am the former President of ASID-AL and a 1976 graduate of the Interior Design program at Auburn. I have loved working in this field in Tennessee, Alabama, and Kentucky for almost 40 years. My daughter is a 2010 graduate in ID also. This scholarship is named for Daisy Bond and was created from money that she willed to ASID-AL to be used for students. A scholarship was also endowed in her name at the University of Alabama.
Tell us about your Auburn story, favorite tradition, a “War Eagle!” moment, or what Auburn has meant to you.
My father graduated from Auburn in 1951 after he served in WWII. I graduated from Auburn (1976) along with my three sisters (1982-1988) and one brother-in-law. In 2010 and 2012 my two daughters graduated from Auburn. Some people go to college but our family goes to Auburn! I truly love the “Auburn Family” and enjoyed serving on the board of the Auburn Parents’ Association from 2007-2012 and working with parents at Camp War Eagle and other times throughout the year.
What do you hope your recipients gain through this scholarship?
I hope that the recipient of this scholarship realizes the importance of professional associations such as ASID and that he/she will seek out and join ASID both as a student and as a professional.