Class of 2020 Commencement

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On behalf of the Department of Art, we would all like to congratulate on your upcoming graduation from the University at Buffalo!

We have been honored to have been a part of your artistic journey over the past several years, and look forward to learning of the great ventures ahead of you in the future. You are departing the University at an unprecedented time, and have displayed your resilience and strength to adapt to new challenges.Your unrelenting talent has not gone unnoticed by the art faculty and staff, and your dexterity to pivot in times of hardship will only serve you more in the future.

Guest Speaker

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Guest Speaker: Stacey Robinson

@staceyarobinson

Robinson, an Arthur Schomburg fellow, completed his Masters of Fine Art at the University at Buffalo. He is originally from Albany, NY, and graduated from Fayetteville State University with a Bachelor of Arts. His art speculates futures where Black people are free from colonial influences.

Event Schedule

  • Opening Remarks
    Department Chair: Professor Joan Linder
  • Guest Speaker:
    Stacey Robinson

Graduate Students

  • Director of Graduate Studies Remarks
  • Announcement of Graduate Student Awards
    • The Morrison Scholarships
  • Announcememt of Graduate Names
    • PhD
    • MA
    • MFA

Undergraduate Students

  • Director of Undergraduate Studies Remarks
  • Announcement of Undergraduate Awards
    • Evelyn Lord Rumsey Scholarship
    • The Morrison Scholarships
    • CAS Outstanding Senior Award
    • Dennis Domkowski Memorial Scholarship
    • Randorf Scholarship For Art History
    • The Carl E and Virginia Sentz Memorial Award
    • Eugene L. Gaier Award for Excellence in Printmaking
  • Senior Thesis Remarks
  • Announcememt of Undergraduate Name
    • BFA
    • Art History BAs & Minors
    • Studio Art BAs & Studio Art Minors

Closing Remarks

  • Joan Linder

Join Our Celebration!

Date: Thursday, May 14, 2020
Time: 6pm
Zoom Link: https://buffalo.zoom.us/j/93560702686?pwd=cExhMFI2Sm0zd0dtakFEV0JlVnJQZz09
Passcode: Please email marygord@buffalo.edu for a passcode

College of Arts and Sciences Virtual Commencement Ceremonies

Virtual commencement ceremonies for all CAS departments:

Graduate
Friday, May 15
1 p.m.

Undergraduate
Saturday, May 16
3 p.m.

Share in the celebration!

Post on social media using #UBclassof2020

Social Media Celebration: 
buffalo.edu/ubclass2020

Student Awards

Some info about the types of student awards, and any details you might like to include.

Graduate Awards

Morrison Scholarships

The Morrison Scholarships, established by Louis Morrison and his family, are awarded to talented art majors to help support them towards completion of their degrees. The awards this year went to the following students in our 2020 graduating class:

Fall 19:

  • Brandon James Giessman
  • Alma Yamile Peguero
  • Emily Powrie
  • Darya Warner 

Spring 20:

  • Eric Drasin

Undergraduate Awards

Evelyn Lord Rumsey Scholarship

Evelyn Rumsey was born into a prominent Buffalo family.  Her brother, Charles Cary Rumsey was a well-known sculptor, some of whose work has been restored by the Casting Institute. Evelyn was a student of Robert Henri and Charles Hawthorne, and one of her works was exhibited in the New York Armory Show of 1913. According to one critic, “Her most significant work, the early impressionist paintings, establish her as one of a select group of early 20th-century American impressionist painters.”

 This award is made to art majors for summer travel or study. The recipient is determined by the entire faculty, based on the quality of the exhibited work and a written proposal describing how the award will be used.

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Cooper Bernard Uliano

Outstanding Senior Award - Art

The College of Arts and Sciences Outstanding Senior Award is given to a senior that has a proven record of excellence in each department.

This year’s award winner is: Jocelyn Hussey.

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Jocelyn M. Hussey (Summa cum laude)

Randorf Scholarship for Art History

The Randorf Scolarship was set up for an Outstanding Student in Art History. The Art History faculty selects the student to receive this Award.

This year’s award goes to Eunjin Heo!

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Eunjin Heo

The Carl E and Virginia Sentz Memorial Award

The Carl E and Virginia Sentz Memorial Award is given to an outstanding student as designated by the faculty for their high GPA.The award this year goes to an outstanding student in the sculpture concentration,

Gabriella Victoria

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Gabriella Victoria

MORRISON SCHOLARSHIPS

The Morrison Scholarships, established by Louis Morrison and his family, are awarded to talented art majors to help support them towards completion of their degrees.

The awards this year went to the following student in our 2020 graduating class: Jah'Nease Mccullough

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Jah'Nease Mccullough

Dennis Domkowski Memorial Scholarship

This award is funded by Advertising Club of Buffalo in memory of Dennis Domkowski to provide scholarships to students in the Graphic Design program. The recipient is selected by Graphic Design faculty.

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Jessica Sutton

Eugene L. Gaier Award for Excellence in Printmaking

Eugene L. Gaier is a collector of contemporary works on paper, a longtime friend of the Art Department and Professor Emeritus of Educational Psychology at UB. We want to thank Dr. Gaier, for his support. This year one award was given to a graduating student in the Print media area:

This year’s award recipient is: Mary Alice Groat

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Mary Alice Groat

College of Arts and Sciences Virtual Commencement Ceremony

Friday, May 15 1 p.m. 

This virtual ceremony is for graduate students from all departments within the College of Arts and Sciences.

Saturday, May 16 3 p.m.

This virtual ceremony is for undergraduate students from all departments within the College of Arts and Sciences.