Student Accomplishments since April 2010
GRADUATE AND UNDERGRADUATE STUDENTS
JARED APPLEGATE, 2nd year MFA candidate in painting from Fort Wayne, IN, has had a work selected by Judy Pfaff into the Texas National 2010 to be presented at Stephen F. Austin State University in Nacogdoches in April and May.
Art History Seniors KATIE KISER, SCOTT NIX and ADRIANA MOLINA presented their senior research papers in April to independent jurors who awarded them 1st, 2nd and 3rd place awards respectively.
Twenty-seven Communication Design students graduated in May. The annual reception at the Senior Goup Exhibition in the Studio Gallery was held following the graduation ceremony and well attended by well over 100 guests and included friends, family, area faculty and design professionals. Select student work from the exhibition was chosen by the area faculty and six students received special recognition. Recognized students were CARI CALDWELL (Best Overall Portfolio), CARI CALDWELL (Best Packaging Design), JEFF HERNANDEZ (Best Poster Design), IYLANA NASSIRI (Best Overall Use of Typography), BARRY HELMS (Best Identity Marks) and MOLLY COOPER (Best Publication Design).
The Communication Deign Student Organization held a fundraising benefit, Music and Art Saves Lives at the Spirit Ranch in Lubbock in April. CASEY SHERWOOD, communication design senior and event coordinator collected over 350 pieces of donated art and recruited the musical talents of individual musician and bands to raised approximately $2,500, with all proceeds donated to Breedlove Hunger Relief an organization that provides food to those in need around the world.
GILBERT JONES, who graduated with an art history BA in May, has been accepted into the Florence Graduate Program of Syracuse University with a full scholarship, to begin in fall. Jones completed his fellowship at the TTU Center for Undergraduate Research and was selected to represent TTU at the 24th National Center for Undergraduate Research Conference in Missoula, Montana in April and in May he presented his undergraduate senior thesis at the 45th International Congress on Medieval Studies at Western Michigan University.
Communication Design students are recipients of valuable professional summer internships as follows: EMILY DICKENSON at Southwest Airlines Spirit Magazine in Dallas, ZANE HATTON at Food Network Magazine in New York City, and KELSEY WHITESIDE in Austin at L Style G Style Magazine.
ESTHER DELAQUIS, 3rd year MFA candidate in painting, from Ghana, received a “Horn Professor Graduate Achievement Award” for 2010 during the Faculty Honors Convocation in April.
SCOTTY HENSLER, 2nd year MFA candidate in painting from Lubbock, had an artwork selected by Judy Pfaff into the Texas National 2010 to be presented at Stephen F. Austin State University in Nacogdoches in April and May.
PATRICIA KOEMEL, Fine Arts – Art doctoral student, will present her research on “Quantum Color Theory and Mechanics: The Mathematical Reconstruction of Physiological Color Utilizing Primary Plant Pigment Absorption Wavelengths as Applied to Biological Illustration” at the 2010 GNSI Conference at North Carolina State University, Raleigh, in July. Her research and illustrations have also been published in the April and May 2010 issues of the GNSI Newsletter as well as on the GNSI website at www.gnsi.org.
CHASE McBRYDE, communication design senior, was a runner up in the first annual Great Texas Rock Poster Contest sponsored by the Academy of Screen Printing Technology, the Speciality Graphic Imaging Association, and the American Poster Institute in Austin during Flatstock 24 this spring.
Juniors, HANNAH MURDOCK and CHRISTINA SOSEBEE, are recipients of AT&T Scholarships who were recognized and presented certificates during the annual awards presentation in April.
ZACH NADER, 2nd year MFA candidate in photography from Sachse, was a runner-up in the fine art student division for Creative Quarterly 19; his work is exhibited in the online version of the issue in June.
CHISUM PIERCE, 3rd year MFA candidate in photography from Taylor, had five of his photographs selected in to the permanent collection of the Kiyosato Museum of Photographic Arts (Japan) and exhibited in the 2009 YP Exhibition (Young Artists Portfolio) in May. He received a “Horn Professor Graduate Achievement Award” for 2010 during the Faculty Honors Convocation in April.