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Four Top Design Students Awarded Scholarships at Academy of Art University Spring Show 2008

Mary Scott, Chair, School of Graphic Design, Academy of Art University, presented scholarships to four graphic design students at the University’s annual Spring Show and portfolio review.  This year’s student winners included BFA graduates and MFA graphic design graduate school alumni, and marked the first year that an online student was awarded a scholarship.

Spring Show 2008, held on May 22nd, drew a record number of professionals to review the work of students from all 16 of the Academy’s fine art and design schools.  “Each year we see more industry professionals attending Spring Show, and we are also seeing many of these professionals return year after year to see the work of each year’s talented students,” said Scott.

The School of Graphic Design recruits design experts from all over the country to judge the student portfolios and determine the winners of the scholarship awards.  This year’s judges were Camilla Bravo, (show chair), Kodak Photo Gallery, San Francisco, California; Marc English, Marc English Design, Austin, Texas; Jim Mousner, Origin Design, Houston, Texas; Michael Hodgson, Ph.D, Santa Monica, California; and Suzanne Nason, Tw!st Studio, San Francisco, California.

Each winner receives a $1,000 scholarship.  This year’s winners included:

BFA Awards:
Sumila Mehta: Hallmark Award for Excellence in Design
Katie Freathy: Lexicon Branding Award for Design Excellence
Christopher Brewer (online student): Lexicon Branding Award for Design Excellence

MFA Awards:
Emily Lemmer: Boisset Family Estates Award for Design Excellence


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