Distinguished alumnus owns international firm
Wednesday, May 19, 2010
District Board of Trustees Chairman Lisa Greer and D. Troy Beasley at May 7 Commencement.
D. Troy Beasley was always “more right-brained than left,” but it wasn’t until his mid-20s that he discovered where he wanted to channel his creativity. One class in interior design was all it took. “I was thrilled and passionate about it,” he recalls.
He credits Seminole State College and Interior Design Program Manager Jill Smith with helping him transform that passion into a career that he remains excited about today.
“Jill expected a lot out of me, and that made me want to do the best I could,” he says.
Beasley graduated from Seminole State in 1990 and within three years started his own design firm with wife Stephanie Henley.
“Her background is finance and marketing, and mine is design, so it was a great ‘marriage’ of two people starting a business,” he says.
Beasley & Henley Interior Design is an international firm specializing in luxury commercial and high-end residential design, with offices in Winter Park and Atlanta. Beasley has designed everything from homes in China to villas in Kuwait, condos in Chicago, and restaurants, clubrooms and hotel spas everywhere in between.
With three sons and a thriving business, Beasley and his wife lead busy lives. But Beasley recently accepted the chairmanships of the Interior Design Advisory Group and the new Interior Design Alumni Club.
His goals for both groups are to increase support for the college’s interior design and architectural programs, and to raise their profiles within the community.
About 75 Central Florida business and community leaders helped the College dedicate what’s now the Emil Buehler Perpetual Trust Planetarium at Seminole State College on Tuesday, June 18.Read More »
Following a career in restaurant management and a long break from the workplace after being severely injured in a restaurant robbery, Sera D’Ascano knew that she wanted her next career to be in the medical field.Read More »
The search is on for a new head baseball coach at Seminole State College of Florida following the departure of five-year coach Chris Hayes.Read More »
Submit a News Story
Do you have a story that you would like us to cover? Send us the info and, if available, a related photo.
Media Relations »