Alumni Honor Wall

2022 Alumni Wall of Honor

Ringling Alumni Wall of Honor was first unveiled in 2018 to recognize exceptional Ringling Alumni. Criteria for determining our outstanding alumni included awards and accolades received since graduating, and creative work that makes a positive impact.  Designed by Graphic Design Department Head Jeff Bleitz, mounted in the Keating Center and updated annually, this museum quality installation honors exemplary Ringling College graduates in each major, as well as Alumni Leaders who support the College with their time and treasure.

Meet the 2022 Alumni

Taylor Reed
'12 BOAD

Marketing Specialist
Albuquerque, New Mexico

Michael Yates
'14 Computer Animation

Pixar Animation Studios
Emeryville, California

Tony Ahedo
'15 Film

Pretty Sweet Films
New York, NY

Griffin Goodman
'17 Fine Art

Artist, Creative, Designer
Goodboy Griffin
Chicago, Illinois

Kevin Whitmeyer
'16 Game Art

Senior Environment Artist
Bellevue, Washington

Thomas Pregiato
'11 Graphic Design

Brand Creative Director
Los Angeles, California

Carlos Villagra
'06 Fine Art

Head of Creative
Cloudco Entertainment
Cleveland, Ohio

Mauroof Ahmed
'13 Motion Design

Lead Product Designer, Media
New York, New York

Iggy Smalls
'11 Photography & Imaging

Barcelona, Spain

Dustin Seager
'05 Interior Design

Associate and Senior Designer
Tampa, Florida

Wayland Moore
'57 Commercial Design

Painter, Designer, Poet, Educator
Decatur, Georgia

Tandeka Lauriciano
'15 Advertising Design

Content Designer
London, England

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2021 Alumni

Nadia Khan
'18 BOAD

Heat + Deloitte Digital

Michelle Cowart
'96 Computer Animation

Character Animator
Dreamworks Feature Animation
Glendale, CA

Lesley Flanigan
'01 Fine Art

Sound Artist, Musician and Composer
New York, NY

Natash Thornton
'14 Film

Sr. Cinematographer
USF Innovative Education
Tampa, FL

Jeremy Griffith
'11 Game Art

Lead VFX Artist
Cloud Chamber Studios
Novato, CA

Giselle Gurrero
'05 Graphic Design

Vice President, Creative
Impossible Foods
Los Angeles, CA

Ashley Wilkins
'10 Interior Design

Founder, Creative Director
Islyn Studio
Brooklyn, NY

Francis Vallejo
'09 Illustration

Freelance Book Illustrator
Associate Professor of Illustration
The College for Creative Studios
Detroit, MI

Sarah Johnson
'15 Motion Design

Art Director
Hello Sunshine
Los Angeles, CA

Ethan Berger
'15 Photography + Imaging

Creative Manager
Foot Locker North America
Bradenton, FL

2020 Alumni

Kate Fail
'11 Film

Travel Manager
New Regency Productions
Los Angeles, CA

Michael Marra
'16 Game Art

Lighting Artist
Blizzard Entertainment
Los Angeles, CA

Brianne Gagg
'18 Motion Design

Motion Designer
Los Angeles, CA

Jessica Sances Torres
'02 Computer Animation

Directing Animator
Pixar Animation Studios
San Francisco, CA

Mark Unger
'02 Graphic Design

Partner & Chief Creative Officer
Orlando, FL

Angela Rodriguez
'05 Interior Design

CEO, Principal Interior Designer
Angela Rodriguez Interiors
Sarasota, FL

Edward Kinsella
'06 Illustration

St. Louis, MO

Alexandra Tibbe
'14 Business of Art & Design

Freelance Prop Stylist and Set Decorator
Sarasota, FL

Hadar Pitchon
'09 Photography + Imaging

New York, NY

Jeffrey Scudder
'11 Fine Art

Assistant Professor of Emerging Digitial Practices
Southern Oregon University
Ashland, OR

2019 Alumni

Jeff Fowler
'02 Computer Animation

Film Director
Paramount Pictures
Los Angeles, CA

Sarah Watts
'08 Illustration

Creative Director & Co-Owner
Atlanta, GA

Jody Haneke
'95 Graphic Design

President & Founder
Haneke Design
Tampa, FL

Jake Ferguson
'16 Motion Design

Art Director
Los Angeles, CA

Ignacio Guajardo Unanue
'14 Game Art

Environment Artist
Austin, TX

Athena Torri
'11 Photography & Imaging

Beacon, NY

Keith Nielsen
'15 Business of Art & Design

Costume Designer
New York, NY

Shawna McFee
'07 Interior Design

Allen Architecture Interior Design
Dubai, United Arab Emirates

May Todd
'15 Film

Freelance Filmmaker
Memphis, TN

Christian Sampson
'98 Fine Art

Fine Artist
Los Angeles, CA

2018 Alumni

Jason Letkiewicz
'11 Film

Director & Writer
New York, NY

Sarah Kambara
'16 Business of Art & Design

JibJab Bros. Studios
Los Angeles, CA

Matt Oztalay
'11 Game Art

Senior Technical Artist
Certain Affinity
Austin, TX

James Heredia
'14 Motion Design

Motion Designer & Art Director
Portland, OR

Patrick Osborne
'03 Computer Animation

Animator & Director
Los Angeles, CA

Chie Fueki
'96 Fine Arts

Fine Artist
West Chester PA

Sascha Wagner
'96 Interior Design

President & CEO
Huntsman Architectural Group
San Francisco, CA

Michael Knapp
'95 Illustration

Production Designer
Blue Sky Studios
New York, NY

Jenna Ohnemus Peffley
'08 Photography & Imaging

Photographer & Creative Director
Los Angeles, CA

Ryan Meis
'05 Graphic Design

Partner & Creative Director
Stout & Lab Partners
San Francisco, CA



Director of Library Services


Claire Powell

Digital Curation and Special Collections Librarian


Janelle Rebel

Technical Services Librarian   


Janet Thomas

Instructional Design Librarian


Claire Powell

Instructional Design Librarian





Alexandra Vargas-Minor

Library Technician III (Cataloging and Metadata Assistant)   


Lisa Martinez

Library Technician II (Periodicals and Interlibrary Loan)



Library Technician III (Circulation Manager)  


Tim DeForest

Library Technician III (Acquisitions Manager/Office Support)  


Yolanda Coleman

Library Technician II (Assistant Circulation Manager)  



Assistant Circulation Manager


Christina Song

Circulation Assistant 


Jean Ferderber

Circulation Assistant Sooyeon Baek


Patron Type # of Items Type of Material Borrowing Time
Student 40 Books 3 weeks
CDs and CD-ROMs 3 days
DVDs and Blu-Ray 3 days
Magazines (unbound) 3 day
Magazines/Annuals (bound) 5 days
Videogames* 7 days
Faculty and Staff 40 Books 6 weeks
CDs and CD-ROMs 3 days
DVDs and Blu-Ray 7 days
Magazines (unbound) 3 day
Magazines/Annuals (bound) 5 days
Videogames* 7 days
Trustee, Alumni, Cross College Alliance, and  15 Books 3 weeks
Ringling College LibraryAssociation Members CDs and CD-ROMs 3 days
DVDs and Blu-Ray 3 days
Magazines (unbound) 3 day
Magazines/Annuals (bound) 5 days
Videogames* N/A
PreCollege 5 Books 3 weeks
CDs and CD-ROMs 3 days
DVDs and Blu-Ray 3 days
Magazines (unbound) 3 day
Magazines/Annuals (bound) 5 days
Videogames* N/A
Local Teacher 15 Books 3 weeks
CDs and CD-ROMs 3 days
DVDs and Blu-Ray 3 days
Magazines (unbound) 3 day
Magazines/Annuals (bound) 5 days
Videogames* N/A
Chartwell’s and Follett employees located at Ringling 15 Books 3 weeks
CDs and CD-ROMs 3 days
DVDs and Blu-Ray 3 days
Magazines (unbound) 3 day
Magazines/Annuals (bound) 5 days
Videogames* N/A
*The video game collection supports the research and teaching of the Game Art & Design program. Video games may not be checked out by Alumni, Ringling College Library Association members or Family members.


The Alfred R. Goldstein Library features a wide variety of quiet, group study, and work process spaces. Looking for a quiet study area? Make your way up to the 3rd floor to look for a book in the Research Collection or peruse the new art magazines while relaxing in comfortable seating. When the weather is nice, you can take your coffee from Roberta’s Café on the first floor to one of the four terraces to work outside and enjoy the sights and sounds of nature. Looking for meeting space to get together with a group? Check out the group study rooms, which are available on all three floors of the Goldstein Library. The 10 group study rooms are available to students on a first-come first served basis, or available for booking by Ringling College faculty and staff for group and class meetings.

Library Hours

Library Services Hours (when classes are in session):

Sunday: 12:00 pm – 11:00 pm
Monday – Thursday: 8:00 am – 11:00 pm
Friday: 8:00 am – 7:00 pm
Saturday: 12:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Holidays and Breaks:
The Library is closed on holidays, as designated by the institution, and typically operates on a Monday through Friday, 8:30 am to 4:30 pm schedule during breaks.

Ringling College ID Access Only

Please note a Ringling College ID is required for access, except from 8:30am – 4:30pm from Monday – Friday.

Hours for the Brizdle-Schoenberg Special Collections Center:

By appointment only from Monday – Friday 9:30 am – 4:30 pm, no drop-ins. Closed Saturday and Sunday.

Contact specialcollections@c.ringling.edu to schedule an appointment.

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Ringling College of Art + Design
Alfred R. Goldstein Library
2700 N. Tamiami Trail
Sarasota, FL 34234-5895

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