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College to Honor Alumni, Faculty, Staff and Students at Annual Ceremony

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Creative Achievement Medal
The College of Arts and Architecture will honor alumni, faculty, staff and students at its annual awards ceremony on Friday, March 30. The ceremony, open to the public, will begin at 3:30 p.m. in Esber Recital Hall and last approximately one hour. The evening of March 30, the college will present the annual student-organized Arts Crawl, an open house-style event in studios and galleries throughout the college, featuring exhibits, demonstrations and performances. For more information, look for Penn State Arts Crawl on Facebook.
 
The following will be recognized at the awards ceremony on March 30:
 
 
 

2012 College Alumni Award Winners

Architecture
Nancy Goshow (’68 B.S. Health and Human Development), founding partner/managing partner, and Eric Goshow (’68 B.Arch), founding principal/partner, Goshow Architects, New York.
 
Art History
Catherine Reed Jolivette (’03 Ph.D. Art History), associate professor, Department of Art and Design, Missouri State University.
 
Integrative Arts
Scott Patt (’93 B.A. Graphic Design), professional artist and chief creative officer for Project 7, which makes “products for good” for seven areas of need across the globe.
 
Landscape Architecture
Julia Czerniak (’84 B.S. L.Arch), registered landscape architect, associate professor at Syracuse University School of Architecture, and founder and principal of CLEAR, a transdisciplinary firm.
 
Music
Erin Headley (’74 M.F.A. Music), Arts and Humanities Research Council Fellow in the Creative and Performing Arts, Music at Southampton (University of Southampton), Great Britain, and internationally acclaimed performer of a rare stringed instrument called the lirone.
 
Theatre
Scott Edmiston (’83 B.F.A. Theatre), founder/director of the Office of the Arts at Brandeis University and award-winning director in the Boston area.
 
Visual Arts
Suzan Frecon (’63 B.A. Applied Art), abstract painter represented by David Zwirner, New York.
 
2012 Penn State Alumni Association Alumni Achievement Award Winner
Herb Sweeney IV (’03 B.Larch), senior associate, Michael van Valkenburgh Associates, a prestigious landscape architecture firm with offices in New York and Cambridge, Mass. The Alumni Achievement Award honors graduates age 35 and under.
 

Student Awards

Creative Achievement Awards
Architecture: Chad Garrety, fifth year; George Hartenstein Gard, fifth year; and Vui Huynh, graduate student
Art History: Laura Downing, senior; Pierette Kulpa, Ph.D. candidate; and Gretta Tritch Roman, Ph.D. candidate
Graphic Design: Andy Alvarez, senior
Integrative Arts: Jennifer Crandell, senior
Landscape Architecture: Andrew McHenry, fifth year; Jake Powell, graduate student; James Sink, fifth year
Music: Laura Clapper, senior; Amy Fleming, graduate student; Jared Judge, senior
Theatre: Lance Beilstein, M.F.A. candidate; Maureen Murtha, senior; Amanda Patt, M.F.A. candidate
Visual Arts: Adrianna Ciocci, M.F.A. candidate, and Ghislaine Fremaux, M.F.A. candidate
 
Alumni Society Scholarships
Alexander Bruce, fourth-year architecture student, and Daniel Sepsy, fourth-year landscape architecture student
 
Golumbic Awards
Design Achievement: Kyle Schillaci, fourth-year architecture student
Humanistic Achievement: Kellie Waksmunski, fourth-year student in landscape architecture and environmental soil science
Performance Achievement: Josh Laughner, junior, music composition and chemistry
 

Faculty and Staff Awards

Faculty Award for Outstanding Teaching
Norman Spivey, professor of music in vocal performance and pedagogy
 
Award for Excellence in Advising and Mentoring
Linda Thornton, music education undergraduate program chair and associate professor of music education
 
Staff Award for Outstanding Service
Kathy Walker, assistant to the director of the School of Music
 
Staff Excellence Award
Deanna Heichel, financial coordinator, Center for the Performing Arts