Maureen Monhollen of Pittsburg, Pa. graduated in May with a doctoral degree in interior design from the University of Minnesota, Twin Cities campus.
A 1984 graduate of Monroe High School, she is the daughter of the late Robert and Norene Monhollen.
While at the University of Minnesota, Monhollen was a teaching assistant and graduate instructor for the interior design program. She was a member of the Graduate Student Organization and received the Mary Hoover Award for Teaching Excellence.
She is currently an assistant professor of interior architecture at Chatham University, Pittsburg, where she is a member of the Institutional Review Board; the Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Committee; Faculty Technology Fellows, and the Knitting Club. She is a faculty advisor for the student chapter of ASID.
She also is an accreditation reviewer for the Council for Interior Design Accreditation; a professional member of ASID, IDEC, IIDA and NEWH, and a certified interior designer in the State of Minnesota.
This article originally appeared on The Monroe News: Monroe High grad earns doctorial degree from University of Minnesota