Donation establishes Jane S. Harb Scholarship for Interior Design

Trey Harb and Jonathan Harb, along with friends, have established the Jane S. Harb Scholarship to honor their late mother, who taught at Appalachian State University for 26 years. A professor of interior design, Dr. Jane Harb was committed to her students and to higher education. Paying tribute to that commitment, the scholarship provides support for students majoring in interior design and gives preference to those who intend to obtain experience with a business or professional in the field. The $1,000 scholarship is available for students in fall 2016. To support this scholarship, click here.

Interior Design at Appalachian State University

The Interior Design program at Appalachian State University is housed in the Department of Applied Design and provides an educational foundation that trains students to seek professional status through the National Council for Interior Design Qualification (NCIDQ) exam as well as state‐specific licensure.

In the program, students will participate in lecture and studio courses while learning a balance of theoretical and pragmatic approaches. Environmental responsibility in design is a focus of the program and is woven holistically throughout the curriculum.

The Department of Applied Design also includes the Industrial Design program (with concentrations in both furniture and product design) and the Applied Design and Merchandising program, and is one of seven departments housed in the College of Fine and Applied Arts. To learn more, visit

Published: Jun 24, 2016 11:44am