Moore Announces 2013 Scholarship and Fellowship Recipients

For Immediate Release
April 15, 2013

(Philadelphia, PA) Moore College of Art & design is pleased to announce the winners of this year’s Fellowships and Scholarships. Winners were named at Honors Convocation held Friday, April 12, at 5:30 pm. Students, faculty and staff gathered in Stewart Auditorium at Moore for the presentations. This year’s event included the Happy Fernandez Women’s Leadership Fellowship Award and two endowed international study scholarships in her name.

Graphic design major and Illustration minor Samantha Hurst was named Valedictorian for the Class of 2013. She is from Townsend, Del.

Jonathan Wallis, Associate Professor, Art History, received the Lindback Distinguished Teaching Award.

2013 Convocation award, scholarship and fellowship winners were:

Valedictorian for the Class of 2013
Graphic design: Samantha Hurst

Miriam Troop Portrait Prize
Kira Lees, First Place
Jessica Clark, Second Place
Isabelle Staub, Third Place

Frieda Fehrenbacher Foundation Award
Kit Kazmeir, First Place
Jessica Clark, Second Place

Sophomore Graphic Design Faculty Award for Effort and Growth
Spring Paul

Junior Graphic Design Faculty Plus Ultra Award
Christy Dishman

Roosevelt Paper Calendar Competition Award
Brittany Slopey, First Place
Brittany Morris, Honorable Mention
Pamela Hamilton, Honorable Mention

Ruth Lynn Leiter ’37 Memorial Prize for Excellence in Interior Design
Marine Hovsepyan

Harriet Glashofer Jolles Memorial Prize in Fine Arts
Stephanie Potter

International Sculpture Center Award
Veronica Perez

Philadelphia Sculptors Award
Jessica Lawrence

Visionary Woman Scholarship
Cassandra Brill
Geneva Champagne
Paula Morales
Breanne Pierce
Lauren Ramer
Michelle Thompson
Amber Weeks
Maxine Whitely

Sis Grenald Endowed Scholarship in Interior Design
Alexandra Campolongo

Shirley Vernon Endowed Scholarship for Excellence in Design
Skye Bolluyt

The Haas Scholarship in Art Education
Victoria Fielder

Catherine Finn Storey Memorial Scholarship
Katherine Statsenko

Fanny Brennan Scholarship for Excellence in Painting
Jean-Marie Landham

Fred & Naomi Hazell Art Award Scholarships
Claire Malecot
Robin Donnelly
Jean-Marie Landham

Charming Shoppes, Inc. Endowed Scholarships
VJ Thomas
Katie Kovas
Qiaoyi Chen

Fashion Group International/Libby Haynes Hyman Scholarship
Alana Ferrariolo

Tiffany & Co. Leadership Award
Nicole Melnicky

Sis Grenald Women’s Leadership Award
Rebecca Kuemmerle

Frieda Fehrenbacher Leadership Award
Victoria Lattanzi

Happy Fernandez Women’s Leadership Fellowship Award *
Christine Tilton

Fox Internship Fellowship Awards
Mellisa Robbins
Carlee Myers
Jessica Truitt
VJ Thomas
Alexandra Stepnoski

Happy Fernandez Endowed International Study Scholarship*
Caitlin Tschanz
Alexandra Mosoeanu

Emily Sartain Travel Fellowship
Veronica Perez

Sarah Peter Travel Fellowship
Leah Koontz

Sis Grenald Travel Fellowship
Megan Rhodes

Frieda Fehrenbacher Travel Fellowship
Stephanie Potter

*Denotes New Award


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 launched 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 91-year-old acclaimed Youth Art Program for girls and boys grades 1-12, The Art Shop and the Sculpture Park. For more information about Moore, visit

Published on April 15th, 2013