Welcome and Congratulations
Congratulations and best of luck to the distinguished graduates of the Penny W. Stamps School of Art & Design, Class of 2020.
Welcome and Remarks: Gunalan Nadarajan, Dean
Commencement Address: Patrice Martin (BFA ’99), CEO and Co-founder, The Holding Co.
Undergraduate Address: Joann McDaniel, Assistant Dean for Undergraduate Programs
Graduate Student Address: Brad Smith, Associate Dean for Academic Programs
MDes Address: John Marshall, Founding Director, MDes Program
MFA Address: Osman Khan, Director, MFA Program
Congratulations to the Class of 2020
Master of Design
Master of Fine Arts
Bachelor of Arts
Erin Lynn Arsenault
Elaine Janice Atzmon
Roseanne Ruo Xi Chao
Claire Angela Ford-Rippolone
Stephanie Carmen Francalancia
Grace Dessner Gonzalez
Elizabeth J. Graves
Daisy Robyn Hall
Katherine Z. Ho
Natalia Alicia Ipince Leitner
Julia Rae Lazarus
Horace MacVaugh V
Samuel A. Makela
Justin L. Ni
Michelle Jeonghyun Oum
Gabriella Rosa Pascual
Khanin Sae Lim
Spencer Jill Solit
Kathryn Amanda Torssell
Nolan Samuel Trepeck
Akaash J. Tumuluri
Bachelor of Fine Arts
Mika Xandria Reedy
Bachelor of Fine Arts in Interarts Performance
Big Idea Award
In memory of alumna Penny W. Stamps, and provided with generous support from the Stamps Family, friends, and other supporters in the community, the Big Idea Award provides one Stamps senior $25,000 to help launch a major, ambitious project after graduation.
2020 Award Winner:
Learn more about Erin’s Big Idea here.
Jean Paul Slusser Award – MDes Thesis Project
This award honors a student who understood and embraced the MDes program goals and will be a strong ambassador for our program in the world, as nominated by MDes faculty.
Jean Paul Slusser Award – MFA Thesis Project
This award honors MFA students who understood and embraced the MFA program goals, as nominated by MFA Program Director Osman Khan.
Senior Studio Award
This award recognizes two students who are deemed to have the best BA project in their graduating class.
Integrative Project Written Thesis Award
This award is given to the graduating Stamps senior with the best written thesis for the Integrative Project course (IP).
Integrative Project Award
This award recognizes two BFA students in each IP section who are deemed to have the best Integrative Project.
Candy R. Wei Prize for International Studies in Art & Design
The Candy R. Wei Prize for International Studies in Art & Design is awarded to five Stamps seniors every year in recognition of exemplary art influenced by their international experience.
This award recognizes an outstanding student as nominated by faculty. The selected student is a strong representation of the values of the Stamps School of Art & Design and demonstrates excellence in quality of work, scholarship, and their contributions to the school and their community.
Summa Cum Laude
Summa Cum Laude honors are given to undergraduate students whose cumulative grade point average places them in the top three percent of the graduating class.
Phi Beta Kappa
As America’s most prestigious honor society, Phi Beta Kappa has celebrated excellence in the liberal arts & sciences and championed free thought since 1776.
Celebrate Stamps Grads
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Graduating students: Use #stampsgrad to tag a virtual speech, say thanks, or show off your DIY graduation cap.