Penn State's College of Arts and Architecture has announced the recipients of the 2018 Reuben and Gladys Golumbic Scholarship Award in design, humanistic, and performance achievement. One of the most significant awards in the college, the Golumbic Scholarship recognizes students whose records have demonstrated their potential for significant contribution to the arts and humanities. It was established in 1978 by Penn State chemistry alumnus Ed Eckl in memory of his adoptive parents and to honor his mother’s artistic aspirations.
Design Achievement: Sophia Capaldi, BFA candidate in Drawing and Painting, has already participated in four shows in 2018, most notably the U MASS ZINE show, curated by Ellen Mueller, and a three-person show, Social Lube, with Sean Thompson and Jose Queervo. Sophia has worked for Distinguished Professor of Art Robert Yarber as a painting intern since 2017. Sophia also participated in numerous art shows in 2017, including The Characters Welcome Sticker Show in Philadelphia. In 2017 she had her first solo show, Smell My Socks, in the Hump Day Gallery at Penn State.
Humanistic Achievement: Andrew Marshall is a senior Art History major in the Integrated Undergraduate-Graduate Dual Degree Program through the Schreyer Honors College, with a minor in Entrepreneurship and Innovation. He has had several professional experiences in the art world on an international level, is a resident assistant in the Schreyer Special Living Option, and is currently working on starting his second company. Upon graduation in fall 2018, Andrew intends on moving to New York City to work for an art advisory firm.
Performance Achievement: Elle Milewski is a junior in the BFA Acting program. Some of Elle’s favorite previous roles include #11 in The Wolves (Penn State School of Theatre), Andromeda in Argonautika (Penn State School of Theatre), Ruth in Aftershock (Signature Theatre), and Marwa in a dramatic scene reading for the American Near East Refugee Aid's annual fund-raising dinner. Although acting has been Elle's main focus, she also has a passion for writing. In February 2018, Elle worked with School of Theatre faculty to produce a staged reading of her first full-length play, 27, which tells the story of an unlikely friendship between an elderly man dying of Alzheimer's and a 10-year-old girl struggling with dyslexia. Elle wrote, produced, and co-directed the performance.