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Art + Design FACULTY, STAFF, & STUDENT AWARDS 2020


Art Education Awards OUTSTANDING SENIOR This award is given to a graduating senior for their outstanding achievements. Rhavin Haynes

TEACHING EXCELLENCE AWARD BY A GRADUATE STUDENT This award is given to a graduate student who exhibits teaching effectiveness, impact on students, subject mastery and scholarship, and contributions to the teaching mission of the program. The recipient of this award was selected by the faculty of Art Education. Emma Jebe

Art History Awards OUTSTANDING SENIOR This award is given to a graduating senior for their outstanding achievements. Alexandra Estrada

TEACHING EXCELLENCE AWARD BY A GRADUATE STUDENT This award is given to a graduate student who exhibits teaching effectiveness, impact on students, subject mastery and scholarship, and contributions to the teaching mission of the program. The recipient of this award is selected by the Graduate Faculty Committee. Lilah Leopold


Graphic Design Awards ANTHONY J. PETULLO FELLOWSHIP The Antony J. Petullo fellowship awards at least two fellowships in Art + Design for students in the visual arts or design. Carolina Gonzalez Rachel Melton Miriam Salah


Industrial Design Awards JEROME CARUSO SIGNIFICANT DESIGN SCHOLARSHIP This scholarship honors an outstanding junior or senior from the Industrial Design program who demonstrates the most ability to produce significant designs to benefit society through improvement of life and sustainability. Jerome Caruso, an award-winning designer, received his BFA in Industrial Design at Illinois in 1959 and has maintained a lifelong passion for design. He has defined his long career by providing significant projects for major clients as a solo designer. Herman Miller, Sub-Zero, and Motorola are among his clients. With more than 95 design and utility patents, Jerome is endlessly fascinated by invention and the inventive use of materials. Estefany Chavez Ruiz

JAMES G. HANSEN SCHOLARSHIP This merit-based scholarship is awarded each academic year to a sophomore in Industrial Design. Mr. Hansen received both his BFA and MFA in Industrial Design at the University of Illinois. Kaixin Xie

DR. BRYCE G. RUTTER SCHOLARSHIP Awarded to a junior or senior pursuing a degree in the Industrial Design program, this honor recognizes student excellence in the design of ergonomic products that possess strong aesthetic appeal to consumers. Industrial Design faculty members determine the awardee. Dr. Bryce Rutter received his PhD and MFA in design ergonomics and kinesiology between 1984 and 1987 from the University of Illinois and is now a leading expert in the research, ergonomics, and design of medical products and worldwide specialist in hand-intensive products and packaging. He has more than 120 international design excellence awards and has been awarded 117 patents. Justin Kim (Je Hoon Kim)

INDUSTRIAL DESIGN SOCIETY OF AMERICA (IDSA) MERIT AWARD The Undergraduate Student Merit Award or SMA program at IDSA provides industrial design students with opportunities to showcase their talent and achievements at their schools, to their local professional communities, and at the district and national levels. The SMA program also allows schools with ID programs to gain acclaim and visibility among similar institutions. Further, it provides an ample platform for design managers and other talent acquisition professionals to see the industrial design geniuses of the future up close and in person. Estefany Chavez Ruiz


JAMES AVERY SCHOLARSHIP The James Avery Scholarship awards multiple scholarships to Art + Design undergraduate students. Industrial Design majors are eligible to receive funds annually over the four years of their undergraduate education. James Avery, BFA Industrial Design 1946, is a renowned educator and jewelry designer who donated the scholarship funds as a tribute to former Art + Design faculty member James Ross Shipley, a professor fondly remembered as “Coach.” Professor Shipley encouraged artistic innovation and experimentation in his teaching, which is the inspiring principle for these scholarships. Alyssa Auw (2017–2021)

Annabel Huber (2017–2021)

Lucy Brizzolara (2019–2023)

Elizabeth Keegan (2018–2022)

Annabelle Cheng (2018–2022)

Callista Stilts (2019–2023)

Angel Han (2017–2021)

JAMES AVERY FELLOWSHIP The James Avery Fellowship awards multiple scholarships to Art + Design graduate students. James Avery, BFA Industrial Design 1946, is a renowned educator and jewelry designer who donated the scholarship funds as a tribute to former Art + Design faculty member James Ross Shipley, a professor fondly remembered as “Coach.” Professor Shipley encouraged artistic innovation and experimentation in his teaching, which is the inspiring principle for these fellowships. Yalin (Christina) Li Zhaofu Zhang


Studio Art Awards (New Media, Painting, Photography, Printmaking, Sculpture) CONRAD FENWICK SCHOLARSHIP IN PAINTING The Fenwick Scholarship is given to a continuing student in the Painting Program. Brendan O’Shaughnessy Pascale Grant Madeline Ford

FLORENCE M. HOUSE SCHOLARSHIP This scholarship was established in 2003 in honor of Mrs. Florence House Ruess (BALAS 1927) and is awarded each year to a student or students majoring in painting or sculpture. Sarah Ginnard HaYoung Jung Aurora Meng Avalon Ruby Nicolle Reynolds

HELEN E. PLATT BLAKE SCHOLARSHIP This honor is presented each year to a junior or senior in Painting. Helen E. Platt Blake graduated with a BS in Painting from the University of Illinois in 1936. She completed her MFA in 1960. Kenneth Bivens Maria Speck

TEACHING EXCELLENCE AWARD BY A GRADUATE STUDENT This award is given to a graduate student who exhibits teaching effectiveness, impact on students, subject mastery and scholarship, and contributions to the teaching mission of the program. The recipient of this award is selected by the Graduate Faculty Committee. Meredith Dallas

PHOTOGRAPHY OUTSTANDING SENIOR This award is given to a graduating senior for their outstanding achievements. Avie Banks


Art + Design School Awards PROFESSOR GLENN R. BRADSHAW SCHOLARSHIP The Bradshaw Scholarship is awarded to a junior each academic year who demonstrates exceptional ability in their chosen field of study. Professor Bradshaw taught at the University of Illinois from 1952 through 1986. He continued to make art until he passed away at age 90, and his family chose to honor his memory by establishing this scholarship. Jennifer Vernon Haochen Zhang

CLYDE DAVIS SCHOLARSHIP The Clyde P. Davis Scholarship provides four years of full-ride financial support to incoming freshmen from the greater Chicago area who have been accepted into the School of Art + Design. Mr. Davis received a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Advertising Design from the university as a student between 1956 and 1960. While taking classes, he also worked to support his wife and young family, leaving Illinois to seek opportunity in New York City. After years of hard work and initiative, he founded and headed up the award-winning firm Cline, Davis & Mann, Inc., until his retirement in 2002. He chose to give back to his alma mater by establishing this scholarship so that other young, talented students from his home city could attend Illinois without the financial struggle that he experienced, and in hopes of attracting the brightest and most talented students possible to the School of Art + Design at Illinois. Lauren Cox (2017–2021)

LUDEKE/GAST SCHOLARSHIP The Ludeke/Gast Scholarship has provided a four-year scholarship to an incoming freshman. Maria is a Clyde P. Davis Scholar, graduating in 2013 with a double major (BFA in Painting and Graphic Design). Receiving the Davis Scholarship profoundly changed Maria’s life. Without it, she would not have been able to attend Illinois, which changed the course of her life. Eunjin Lee (2018–2022)


SKOOG DUNAGAN FAMILY STUDENT SUPPORT FUND Melissa Skoog, Art History alumna (BFA 1995) and founder of Skoog Productions in Chicago, has a profound appreciation of the support she received from her family during her time at the University of Illinois and as she went out into the world armed with her creative talent and big dreams. Realizing the power of that kind of support, she and her husband, Chris Dunagan, created this fund to support undergraduate experiential learning that expands beyond the classroom and adds value to students’ classwork, research, and aspirations. Grants will be awarded each academic year based on student applications reviewed by a faculty committee. Taylor Chism Gabriel Tavas

STEPHANIE OGNAR MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP FOR THE SCHOOL OF ART + DESIGN The Ognar Memorial Scholarship is awarded to students enrolled in the School of Art + Design and provides a sustained four-year scholarship. Scholarships will be awarded to an incoming freshman in the fall of 2018 and again in the fall of 2020. Stephanie was an artist and information professional who received a BFA in Art Education in 1996, an MFA in Art and Design in 1999, and an MS in Library and Information Science in 2002 from the University of Illinois. Her family established this scholarship to honor her memory and to highlight her love of art and being an artist. Elizabeth Keegan (2018–2022)


JOHN AND ANTOINETTE ROJC SCHOLARSHIP The John and Antoinette Rojc Scholarship provides four-year financial support to incoming freshmen in the School of Art + Design. The first scholarship was awarded in the fall of 2017. The scholarship was established to honor Mr. and Mrs. Rojc’s dedication to the education of their five children, who all graduated from the University of Illinois between 1976 and 1984, and the proud realization of their American dream. John and Antoinette Rojc immigrated to Chicago from Central Europe: John from Slovenia in 1930 and Antoinette from the Moravian region of the Czech Republic in 1938. Mr. Rojc became a designer at Motorola during the earliest stages of the cell phone. His career spanned 35 years, during which he was recognized with multiple patents. Mrs. Rojc raised their five children in Glen Ellyn, Illinois, with devotion to the importance of education. She was honored as a finalist for the University of Illinois Mom of the Year award in 1981. The Rojc’s perseverance was rewarded upon the graduation of each of their five children from the University of Illinois: Karl, BFA ’76, FAA; Kenneth, BA ’77, LAS; Kathleen, BFA ’78, FAA; Karen, BS ’82, COM; and Keith, BFA ’84, FAA. The Rojc Scholarship was established in 2016 in memory of Mr. and Mrs. Rojc by Kathleen Rojc Twardock and David Twardock, BS ’79, COE, and Kenneth Rojc. Maria Campbell (2017–2021) Kristina Beligratis (2019–2023)

RICHARD TUTTLE AND LOIS MARIE ORR SCHOLARSHIP Established in 1999 in honor of Lois Marie Orr, the Orr Scholarship is awarded to undergraduate students in varying amounts with a preference given to incoming freshmen. Yifan Ding

Gema Atta

Andrew Bonsu

Avie Banks

Estefany Chavez Ruiz

Melissa Garcia

Kenneth Bivens

Donna Dimitrova

Ji Hyun Han


HUGH AND ALLIE D. HUGHSTON ENOCHS MEMORIAL AWARD This honor is presented each year to a graduating senior in the School of Art + Design and is based on demonstrated ability in the field of art. Faculty in their program nominate students, and the School’s Executive Committee determines the recipient. Mr. Enochs was a 1929 graduate of the University of Illinois and established this scholarship in memory of his wife, Allie D. Hughston-Enochs, in 1987. Madeline Boehm

JAMES R. AND DOROTHY E. SHIPLEY SCHOLARSHIP This honor is presented each year to one or more graduating seniors in the School of Art + Design and is awarded based on excellence. Faculty in their program nominate students, and the School’s Executive Committee determines the recipients. James Shipley served as Director of Art + Design from 1956 to 1978. In his memory, his wife and children established the James R. Shipley Scholarship, and the title was later amended by his children to also honor the memory of their mother. Rhavin Haynes Madeline Boehm

MARY C. MCLELLAN ART FELLOWSHIP The McLellan Fellowship was established in 1939 to support fellowships throughout the School of Art + Design. Sierra Nichelle Hall

SCHOOL OF ART + DESIGN DISTINGUISHED STAFF AWARD This award is presented each year to an academic professional or civil service staff member(s) for their contributions and accomplishments to the school. Kiley Reed Black

BFA CATALOG DESIGNERS The designers are responsible for the coordination and design of the 2019 BFA Exhibition Catalog. Abrielle Bujack Taylor Chism

SCHOOL OF ART + DESIGN FACULTY EXCELLENCE AWARD This award is presented each year to a faculty member for their contributions and accomplishments in either Research, Teaching, or Service. David O’Brien Melissa Pokorny


College Awards ART + DESIGN JAMES SCHOLARS Since the 1950s, the University of Illinois has encouraged outstanding undergraduate students by offering participation in the Edmund James Scholar Program. Each college has a James Scholar undergraduate honors program. The programs are named for the fourth president of the University of Illinois, Edmund J. James. He believed scholarship and research are fundamental to human progress, and in the years of his presidency (1904–1920), he brought world-class scholars and researchers to the campus, developed many new graduate programs, and fostered a sense of community among faculty and students. His achievements helped to transform the University of Illinois into a campus of international importance. Lauren Bavaro

Hsin-Ya (Cynthia) Liu

Donna Dimitrova

Edgar Madrigal

Chyanne Fuller

Pragya Maheshwari

Anna Korol

Aashna Pratish Shah

Cheyenne Lam

Jennifer Vernon

Ching Fang (Merryta) Liu

KATE NEAL KINLEY FELLOWSHIP This creative fellowship for promising young graduates of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and other prestigious institutions recognizes alumna Kate Neal Kinley’s dedication to the arts. Catalina Hernandez Cabal

COLLEGE OF FINE + APPLIED ARTS FACULTY AWARD FOR EXCELLENCE IN SERVICE The Faculty Award for Excellence in Service recognizes a faculty member who has made especially significant contributions of leadership and service to his/ her home unit or the college or to agencies, schools, communities, businesses, or other external groups or individuals. Eric Benson


Campus Awards BRONZE TABLET This honor is bestowed upon undergraduates who have demonstrated sustained academic achievement and are ranked in the top three percent of their graduating class. Donna Dimitrova Hyein (Charlotte) Yang


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Art + Design Faculty, Staff, & Student Awards 2020  

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