The Pennsylvania State University

School of Visual Arts

Congratulations 2013 SoVA Graduates!

College of Arts and Architecture Commencement Walk

Penn State’s weekend of graduation celebrations saw many SoVA students blooming alongside spring as they stepped into a new phase of their artful lives. It was a pleasure seeing many proud parents and friends join the students for a different kind of public exhibition, where this time the students themselves and their accomplishments were on display. A very high percentage of our graduates attended the commencement festivities and did the school proud.  While introducing Katelyn Witman, SoVA’s school marshal, at the college commencement, I was thinking about the impact our students make through the things they do and I paraphrased a quote from the educational philosopher Maxine Greene, which seems especially appropriate for this occasion. Greene said that “art can’t change the world, but it can change someone who can.” This is the kind of impact our students make. Congratulations, and welcome to our alumni family!

Sincerely,
Graeme Sullivan, SoVA Director

SoVA’s Spring 2013 graduating students include (categorized by degree level and program):

 

Graduate Degrees Conferred:
DOCTOR OF PHILOSOPHY      
(IN ART EDUCATION)
MASTER OF SCIENCE      
(IN ART EDUCATION)
MASTER OF EDUCATION      
(IN ART EDUCATION)
MASTER OF FINE ARTS      
(IN ART)
Heather Hughes Laura March Ulyssa Martinez Matthew Hall
      Dana Harper
      Hyunji Lee
      Laura Mecklenburger
      Susan Michelle Randall


 


Undergraduate Degrees Conferred:
BACHELOR OF DESIGN       
(IN INTERDISCIPLINARY
DIGITAL STUDIO)
BACHELOR OF FINE ARTS       
(IN ART)
BACHELOR OF SCIENCE       
(IN ART EDUCATION)
BACHELOR OF ART       
(IN ART)
Lindsay Labonia Kelsey Amy Alison Bongiorno Rebeca Ankeny
Benjamin Nargi Samuel Arnold Ashley Corvin Keri Atwell
Seth Wieder Lindsay Burdette Brittany Eisele Hailey Carlson
  Meredith Buskirk Devon Irwin Andrew Dunheimer
  Sarah Finnegan Alaina McNeal Devon Gordon
  Elizabeth Fontaine Jessica Miller Jean Gray
  Caitlin Golesh Julie Miller Jayne Levenberg
  Nikolas Hagialas Jeffrey Repko Maureen Lockard
  Jane Hargrave Kristina Salfetnikova Heather Miller
  Nathaniel Kelly Katherine Skopowski Anastasia Nikolaeva
  Talia Martino Brittany Suchwala Christine Ormsby
  Cori McCarthy Jordan Tates Gia Pagano
  Jennifer Nagel Serene Trostle Nicole Raucheisen
  Jillian O’Brien Nicole Walter Hannah Reddington
  Julia Ostrowski Katelyn Witman Katie Scott
  Jeffrey Repko   Gabrielle Sedor
  Michael Robinson   John Sumereau
  Margaret Yesko   Lindsey Weaver
      Elsie Whitman
      Stacey Zarko