Ringling College of Art and Design Announces 2011-2012 Trustee Scholars

The Ringling College of Art and Design Board of Trustees announces the recipients of its highest honor – the Trustee Scholar Award – to an exclusive group of 11 extraordinary students whose hard work, talent, spirit, and dedication exemplify excellence.

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(PRWEB) November 07, 2011

The Ringling College of Art and Design Board of Trustees announces the recipients of its highest honor – the Trustee Scholar Award – to an exclusive group of 11 extraordinary students whose hard work, talent, spirit, and dedication exemplify excellence.

The Trustee Scholars, who are all seniors, were recognized in a private dinner and awards celebration (the College’s 17th Annual) at the Sarasota Hyatt Regency last evening, joined by Ringling College Trustees, administrators, supporters, faculty, family and friends. Each student was awarded a $3,000 scholarship, which is funded by contributions made by the Trustees.

The 2011-2012 Ringling College Trustee Scholars are:

Advertising Design: Morgana Rees of Orlando, Florida
Business of Art & Design: Marilyn Garman of Bradenton, Florida
Computer Animation: Elizabeth McMahill of Sanford, Florida
Digital Filmmaking: Ximena Fernandez of Melo, Cerro Largo Uruguay
Fine Arts: George Carr of Homestead, Florida
Game Art & Design: Katherine Laczin of Rochester, New York
Graphic & Interactive Communication: Joseph Faccio of Green Bay, Wisconsin
Interior Design: Amy Hoffman of Johnsburg, Illinois
Illustration: Bing Quin Liu of Fuzhou, China
Photography & Digital Imaging: Bryan “Paul” Patterson of Elkhorn, Nebraska
Student Life: Curtis Anderson of Columbus, Ohio

Ringling College Trustee Scholars are nominated by the faculty of each academic major, and the Office of Student Life and are selected by the Board of Trustees each April, with an award ceremony celebrating the honorees each fall. The students who are named Trustee Scholars are chosen based on the following criteria: 1) exceptional talent and distinction of mind; 2) contributions to the department, School, and/or community; 3) on-campus leadership, citizenship, mentorship.

The College will showcase an exhibition featuring the Trustee Scholars’ artwork from November 12 through December 8, 2011 at the Willis A. Smith Construction, Inc. Galleries in the College’s Academic Center. The exhibition is free and open to the public. Gallery hours are Monday through Friday from 10 am to 4pm. The Gallery will be closed on all day on November 14 and 15 for other College events.

About Ringling College of Art and Design
Ringling College of Art and Design is a private, not-for-profit, fully accredited college offering the Bachelors of Fine Arts degree in 13 disciplines: Advertising Design, Computer Animation, Digital Filmmaking, Fine Arts, Game Art & Design, Graphic & Interactive Communication, Illustration, Interior Design, Motion Design, Painting, Photography & Digital Imaging, Printmaking and Sculpture, and a Bachelor of Arts degree in the Business of Art & Design. Located in Sarasota on Florida’s Gulf Coast, the picturesque 48-acre campus now includes 78 buildings, and enrolls 1,376 students from 42 states and 39 countries. It is recognized as being among the best and most innovative visual arts colleges in the United States as well as a leader in the use of technology in the arts. http://www.Ringling.edu

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