PCA&D announces 52 candidates for BFA degrees

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Monday, May 2nd, 2016

Pennsylvania College of Art & Design announces the 52 BFA degree candidates for Commencement for the Class of 2016 scheduled for Friday, May 6, at 10:00 a.m., in the Commonwealth Ballroom of the Lancaster Marriott/Convention Center at Penn Square, 25 South Queen Street, Lancaster, PA 17603.

The candidates for graduation from the four-year bachelors in fine art degree program in fine art, photography, graphic design and illustration, are:

  • Scott M. Arbital, Marlboro, NJ, BFA Graphic Design
  • Erich W. Bell, Harrisburg, PA, BFA Fine Art
  • Alexander P. Blair, Willow Street, PA, BFA Graphic Design
  • Alexandria P. Bonner, Carlisle, PA, BFA Fine Art
  • Alexandra L. Bramley, Westminster, MD, BFA Illustration
  • Joshua R. Brightbill, Blandon, PA, BFA Illustration
  • Mikayla Brown, Jefferson Hills, PA, BFA Photography
  • Julia M. Busko, Annapolis, MD, BFA Illustration
  • James Campbell, Delran, NJ, BFA Illustration
  • Lauren Marie Carbone, Merrick, NY, BFA Graphic Design
  • Casey S. Clark, Littlestown, PA, BFA Fine Art
  • Vanessa E. Clough, Harrisburg, PA, BFA Fine Art
  • Zipporah I. Coleman, Philadelphia, PA, BFA Illustration
  • Emily E. Coughlin, Northampton, PA, BFA Graphic Design
  • Alex E. Crawford, Meadville, PA, BFA Illustration
  • Andrea N. Deibert, Millersville, PA, BFA Photography
  • Cortney J. Ellis, Manchester, PA, BFA Photography
  • Revekah E. Espina, Randallstown, MD, BFA Photography
  • Brieaunna Felty, Mount Joy, PA, BFA Illustration
  • Catherine R. Gildea, Souderton, PA, BFA Illustration
  • Jennifer A. Godfrey, Red Lion, PA, BFA Fine Art
  • Lexus V. Harris, Lititz, PA, BFA Illustration
  • Tiffany R. Hernandez, Mount Joy, PA, BFA Graphic Design
  • Jason M. Herr, Lancaster, PA, BFA Fine Art
  • Nicole A. Hittner, Hillsborough, NJ, BFA Fine Art
  • Gabrielle K. Hoffman, Hatfield, PA, BFA Illustration
  • Andrew J. Kinsey, Royersford, PA, BFA Graphic Design
  • Thomas J. Kolvenbag, Kennett Square, PA, BFA Illustration
  • Jeffrey R. Lang, Mechanicsburg, PA, BFA Illustration
  • Rebecca L. Lerch, Alpha, NJ, BFA Illustration
  • Dreahna N. Lewis, Baltimore, MD, BFA Illustration
  • Kevin M. Mancuso, South Huntington, NY, BFA Graphic Design
  • Charlotte Ruth Manmiller, Temple, PA, BFA Illustration
  • James S. Marshall, Westminster, MD, BFA Graphic Design
  • Taje’ M. Martin, Reading, PA, BFA Illustration
  • Megan R. Miller, Wilmington, DE, BFA Illustration
  • Kristen M. Oberly, Sinking Spring, PA, BFA Illustration
  • Sarah E. Pietrowski, Mohrsville, PA, BFA Photography
  • Trayton G. Pinson, Reisterstown, MD, BFA Photography
  • Amber L. Ream, Lancaster, PA, BFA Graphic Design
  • Rachel C. Rodgers, Bloomsbury, NJ, BFA Photography
  • Avery B. Rose, Oley, PA, BFA Graphic Design
  • Samantha L. Sanders, Grantville, PA, BFA Fine Art
  • Skylar S. Schappel, Emmaus, PA, BFA Illustration
  • Katherine L. Stratis, Mechanicsburg, PA, BFA Illustration
  • Jessica K. Straub, Lancaster, PA, BFA Photography
  • Alexis A. Supplee, Ambler, PA, BFA Fine Art
  • Paige E. Thoman, Spring Grove, PA, BFA Fine Art
  • Morgan F. Todd, Wilmington, DE, BFA Illustration
  • Lauryn A. Watkins, Hershey, PA, BFA Illustration
  • Ashley B. Wilcoxson, Owings Mills, MD, BFA Illustration
  • Megan E. Wirick, Newville, PA, BFA Fine Art


Gregory Scott, Lancaster architect and past trustee of PCA&D, will give the Commencement Address at the ceremony. Scott is a senior partner in the architectural firm of RLPS Architects located in Lancaster, PA.

On the same day, First Friday May 6, the College will open its annual Senior Show & Celebration to the graduates and their families from 4-5 p.m. and to the public from 5 to 8 p.m.

At the Senior Show & Celebration, artwork will fill four floors of the College as the Class of 2016 exhibit professional-level senior thesis projects in a variety of media, the culminating work of PCA&D’s graduates in fine art, illustration, photography and graphic design.

Following a Parent’s Preview, the Senior Show & Celebration will be open to the public from 5 to 8 p.m. The event is often called the largest annual one-day gallery event in Lancaster. The public is invited to meet the artists, view the artwork and enjoy live music and refreshments. Many works are for sale. Alumni of PCA&D will be recognized at the event.

From May 6 – 29, one work from each member of the Class of 2016 will be featured in the Main Gallery. On May 7 and 8, Lancaster City’s Spring Artwalk, PCA&D building hours are 11 am – 6 pm. Hours for the exhibit are Monday – Friday from 8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. (closed Memorial Day).

The 2016 PCA&D Senior Show is sponsored by Benchmark Construction, House of Pizza, Lancaster County Solid Waste Management Authority J&J Heating and Cooling, and Murray Securus, Jim Castanzo, Fig Industries, and M&T Bank.