Ringling Board of Trustees Names 2008-2009 Trustee Scholars

    Ringling Board of Trustees Names 2008-2009 Trustee Scholars 

    November 14, 2008 - Each year the Ringling College of Art and Design Board of Trustees awards it's highest honor, The Trustee Scholarship, to an exclusive group of outstanding students whose hard work, talent, spirit, and dedication exemplify excellence.  Each Trustee Scholar receives a $3,000 scholarship award. 

    This year's Trustee Scholarship winners are:



    Catherine Hicks - Computer Animation


    Kayla Carlson - Fine Arts


    Jihad Lahham - Graphic & Interactive Communication


    Francis Vallejo - Illustration


    Elizabeth Langford - Interior Design


    Mariel Purdon - Interior Design


    Sarah Bigelow - Photography & Digital Imaging


    Jessalynn Graham - Student Life

    The Scholars were honored yesterday with a ceremony and luncheon at the Ulla Searing Student Center Exhibition Hall.  Their pictures were also placed on the Trustee Scholar Wall in the lobby of the Ulla Searing Student Center.

    Trustee Scholar nominees are selected by the faculty of each major and the Office of Student Life each spring.  These nominees' names are then forwarded to the Board of Trustees for final selection, based on the following criteria:

    1. Exceptional talent and distinction of mind
    2. Contribution to the department and to the College
    3. On-campus leadership, citizenship, and mentorship

    Congratulations to this year's Scholars!