Moore Announces 2009 Scholarship and Fellowship Recipients

For Immediate Release
April 9, 2009

(Philadelphiak, PA) On Friday evening, April 3, students and faculty gathered in the Stewart Auditorium of Moore College of Art & Design for Honors Convocation 2009.

Academic Dean, Dona Lantz announced that Lauren Lafey will be the Valedictorian for the Class of 2009.

Lantz also announced this year’s Lindback Distinguished Teaching Award was awarded to Margaret Leahy, Chair of the Interior Design Department.

The award recipients at the 2009 Convocation were:

Miriam Troop Portrait Prize
1st  Stephanie Zuppo  
2nd  Natalie Helman
3rd  Margaret Stewart

Frieda Fehrenbacher Basics Award
1st  Elisha Thomas
2nd  Kendall Farrell
Honorable Mention Kristen Birdsey

Roosevelt Paper Calendar Competition Award
1st  Miriam Dratman
Honorable mention Meredith Burall, Theresa McGlaughlin   

The Sophomore Graphic Design Faculty Award for Effort and Growth
Katherine Perez

The Junior Graphic Design Faculty Plus Ultra Award
Lindsay Deisher
Alyssa Hamilton

Fred and Naomi Hazell Award
Brianna Barton
Danielle Finger
Courtney Mendenhall
Lisa Murphy

International Sculpture Center Awards
Jamie Moore       
Emma Pouncey
Corrine Willich

Philadelphia Sculptors Awards
Shanda Beattie 
Brit Brennan 
Laurel Patterson 
Roseanne Raizen

Sis Grenald Endowed Scholarship in Interior Design
Olga Pasternak

The Haas Scholarship in Art Education  
Natalie Roy

Catherine Finn Storey Memorial Scholarship
Kathleen Callahan

Charming Shoppes Scholarship
Alexandra Emeric
Jacqueline Quinn
Christine Tong

Frieda Fehrenbacher Leadership Award
Rachel Luthy

Tiffany Women’s Leadership Fellowship
Emily Mineo
Harriet Sartain Fellowship              
Claire Buchanan
Sarah Peter Fellowship              
Rebecca Jennings
Emily Sartain Fellowship                
Dana Osburn

Frieda Fehrenbacher Fellowship 
Emma Pouncey

Media Contact:
Michele B. Cohen
Assistant Director of Communications


Moore College of Art & Design educates students for inspiring careers in art and design. Founded in 1848, Moore is the nation's first and only women's art college. Moore's career-focused environment and professionally active faculty form a dynamic community in the heart of Philadelphia's cultural district. The College offers nine Bachelor of Fine Arts degrees for women. A coeducational Graduate Studies program was launching in summer, 2009. In addition, Moore provides many valuable opportunities in the arts through The Galleries at Moore, a Continuing Education Certificate program for adults, the acclaimed Youth Art Program for girls and boys grades 1-12, The Art Shop and the Sculpture Park. For more information about Moore, visit

April 9, 2009
On Friday evening, April 3, students and faculty gathered in the Stewart Auditorium of Moore College of Art & Design for Honors Convocation 2009.

Published on April 9th, 2009