I helped celebrate another graduation - this time for three of our Certificate in Illustration students at Hollins University. They are Jamie Barnes, Jennifer Luevanos, and Rebekah Lowell. The three of them put in enormous hours and effort to achieve this accomplishment and we are so proud of them. BRAVO guys!
The ceremony took place right next to the art exhibit this year... and was overseen by Ruth Sanderson, Co-Director of the program. Rebekah got a great photo with all of the faculty. We are... Mark Braught, Mary Jane Begin, Amanda Cockrell, Ruth Sanderson, Rebekah, Me, and Ashley Wolff. Mary Jane Begin gave a lovely commencement speech, then the crowns (a tradition) and certificates (hand printed and painted by Ashley Wolff) are awarded. Kassy Keppol made sure we were all in full regalia with sparkly designs. Here is Karen Coats sporting a lovely mermaid. It was a lovely relaxing atmosphere this year as everybody had a chance to munch and mingle and celebrate these three graduates in fabulous Hollins style! (I'll share more photos as I get them.)