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Profile: Rachelle J. McClure (MFA Interior Design ’08)

Published September 3, 2011

Rachelle J. McClure, who earned an MFA in Interior Design from FSU in 2008, now works as Chair of the Interior Design Department at Endicott College in Massachusetts.  At Endicott, McClure is continuing her research on the value of design and working on a few interdisciplinary projects that help define how graphic design, interior design and communications impact the financial value of organizations.

But members of the FSU community might know her best as the designer of the Cradle of Hope, a crib specially designed for use in homeless shelters that can prevent infant rollover death. McClure’s design won a patent in 2010.

Asked about her greatest moment of professional pride and how it related to her education, McClure replied “Earning a design patent – with a lot of help from FSU and the interior design department. ”

“I chose FSU because of the experience of the faculty and reputation of the program,” McClure said. “Also, because it was clear that the faculty supported each other and had a strong sense of collegiality. “