PCA&D confers BFA degrees on 40 members of the Class of 2015

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Friday, May 8th, 2015

PCA&D President and Pam Richardson, Dean of Students

Mary Colleen Heil, PCA&D President and Pam Richardson, Dean of Students

On May 2, forty graduating seniors participated in PCA&D’s Commencement at Barshinger Hall, on Franklin & Marshall College campus. PCA&D President Mary Colleen Heil encouraged the students as they leave PCA&D to begin their life in art, She said, “My observations over the years is that yours is a class of thoughtful, hard-working, committed artists, designers and entrepreneurs who also know how to collaborate, support each other and have fun.”

Featured speaker Dean of students Pamela Richardson, who will retire this year after 25 years with the college, told the students, “You were probably too stressed out most of the time to have noticed these things building up in you, but I did. Every year I could see it becoming stronger and stronger, and I couldn’t be happier for you.”

A video commemorating Dean Richardson’s time at PCA&D, was shown and brought tears to the eyes of students and faculty.

After the video, two alumnae, Katharine Kelly, ’14, and Joanna Hornstien Hulse, ’12, shared advice given by Dean Richardson during 25 years at the college.

The following awards were given at the ceremony:

  • Outstanding graphic design student, Socheata Chhun
  • Outstanding illustration students, Charles Ferguson-Avery and Michele Henry
  • Outstanding fine art student, Samantha Mongelluzzo; outstanding photography student, Maggie Rudisill
  • Highest GPA, Jacqueline Willoughby

Forty students received Bachelors of Fine Arts degrees, with degrees in Illustration, Photography, Graphic Design and Fine Art. They are:

  •  Hailey Anuscavage, BFA, Illustration; Lititz, PAPCAD_Grad_2015_0255
  • Kyle Brightbill, BFA, Illustration; Blandon, PA
  • Alexandra Buechler, BFA, Photography; Forest Hill, MD
  • Socheata Chhun, BFA, Graphic Design; Middletown, PA
  • Stephanie Choy, BFA, Graphic Design; Rahway, NJ
  • Morgan Dill, BFA, Illustration; Douglassville, PA
  • Alexandra Doms, BFA, Illustration; Worthington, PA
  • Danica Egan, BFA, Fine Art; Lancaster, PA
  • Sarah Emerson, BFA, Fine Art; Owings Mills, MD
  • Charles Ferguson-Avery, BFA, Illustration; Danville, PA
  • Cory Fodor, BFA, Illustration; Lititz, PA
  • Nicholas Furton, BFA, Illustration; Philadelphia, PAPCAD_Grad_2015_0234
  • Lindsay Garner, BFA, Photography; Leola, PA
  • Caroline Gorman, BFA, Fine Art; Columbia, PA
  • Gabrielle Hammaker, BFA, Illustration; Middletown, PA
  • Kiri Hassett, BFA, Graphic Design; Lancaster, PA
  • Michele Henry, BFA, Illustration; Millersville, MD
  • Sarah Hughes, BFA, Graphic Design; Scranton, PA
  • Rachel Laughman, BFA, Illustration; Spring Grove, PA
  • Kerri Ann Matheson, BFA, Graphic Design; West Grove, PA
  • Shannon McCoy, BFA, Photography; Reading, PA
  • Emily McKelvey, BFA, Graphic Design; Chambersburg, PA
  • Victoria Millard, BFA, Fine Art; York, PAPCAD_Grad_2015_0370
  • Samantha Mongelluzzo, BFA, Graphic Design; Bowie, MD
  • Garrett Moore, BFA, Fine Art; Harrisburg, PA
  • Victoria Newberry, BFA, Illustration; Lititz, PA
  • Kyle Newkirk, BFA, Graphic Design; Bridgeton, NJ
  • Katherine Osika, BFA, Illustration; Sinking Spring, PA
  • Nathalie Pacheco, BFA, Illustration; Lancaster, PA
  • Jacob Peck, BFA, Illustration; Lancaster, PA
  • Kristin Reynolds, BFA, Illustration; Callicoon, NY
  • Maggie Rudisill, BFA, Photography; Lancaster, PA
  • Rebecca Runkles, BFA, Fine Art; Smithsburg, MD
  • Jessica Santucci, BFA, Illustration; La Plata, MD
  • Jessica Steigelman, BFA, Illustration; Douglassville, PA
  • Rachel Tress, BFA, Illustration; Lancaster, PA
  • Meggan Wails, BFA, Illustration;  Lancaster, PA
  • Jacqueline Willoughby, BFA, Fine Art; York, PA
  • Katherine Zell, BFA, Photography, Terre Hill, PA
  • Steven Zimmerman, BFA, Graphic Design, New Holland, PA
PCA&D Senior Show 2015

PCA&D Senior Show 2015

On Friday, May 1, artwork filled four floors of the Pennsylvania College of Art & Design as the Class of 2015 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 College opened the Senior Show & Celebration to the public, with nearly 1,600 in attendance

From May 1- 29, one work from each member of the Class of 2015 will be featured in the Main Gallery.  Hours for the exhibit are Monday – Friday from 8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. (closed Memorial Day).

The 2015 PCA&D Senior Show was sponsored by E4 Strategic Consultancy, Inc., Benchmark Construction, Allied Barton Security Services, and Murray Securus.