Design Students Receive Scholarships, Awards in Fay Jones School's 2020 Honors Program
The Fay Jones School of Architecture and Design has announced scholarships and awards for nearly 80 students through its 2020 Honors and Awards Recognition program.
FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. – The Fay Jones School of Architecture and Design recently announced the nearly 80 students to receive scholarships and other awards through its 2020 Honors and Awards Recognition program. More than $152,000 was handed out through scholarships that recognized various aspects of achievement among architecture, landscape architecture and interior design students.
"The annual Honors and Awards Recognition program is the highlight of our year in the Fay Jones School," said Dean Peter MacKeith. "We're able to recognize the success of our students, the support of their families, and the generosity of so many alumni, friends and benefactors who make our scholarships possible. Although this year's ceremony at the school was not possible, we've been able to announce and recognize our students through multiple forms of promotion. Our congratulations to the students and our gratitude to our supporters is undiminished by the circumstances — and we look forward to next year's program already."
Many honors were awarded under each of the three departments, while some honors were available to any student within the school. Some students received multiple honors.
Students selected from the entire school for recognition included:
- Sloan Aulgur, an interior design and Honors College student who was named the Senior Scholar. This designation is for the graduating senior from the school with the highest grade point average.
- Rachel Cruzan, an architecture and Honors College student who received the University of Arkansas Presidential Scholarship. This is awarded to the student with a high academic record in the school.
- Hunter Crager, an architecture student who received the University of Arkansas Senior of Significance. This is awarded by the Arkansas Alumni Association, which annually honors 71 Seniors of Significance; the number "71" commemorates the University's founding date of 1871. Seniors of Significance are selected on the basis of their academic achievements, leadership skills and extracurricular campus and community activities.
- Kerrigan Servati (architecture), Maya Fallows (interior design) and Rebekah Crowley (landscape architecture), who received the Pryor Award for Leadership in Architecture and Design. This is awarded to rising second-year students who display superior commitment, thoughtfulness and leadership vision in the school and university, given in honor of Sen. David Pryor of Arkansas. Servati is also an Honors College student.
- Jensen Johnson, an architecture student who received the Alpha Rho Chi Medal. This is awarded to the final-year student who has shown leadership ability, performed willing service for the school and demonstrated promise of professional merit through attitude and personality.
- Michaela Brooks, an interior design student, and Wenjie Zhu, an architecture student, who both received the HFA Designing with Technology Scholarship. This is awarded to rising third-, fourth- or fifth-year students who demonstrate the use and integration of technology in architectural and interior design through use of illustration, planning and design. Zhu is also an Honors College student.
- Hunter Adkisson, a landscape architecture student, and Mackenzie Wade, an architecture student, who both received the Michael J. Buono Sustainability Medal. This is awarded to fifth-year students who have demonstrated the greatest concern in design studios, cognate courses and the community for environmental, ecological and energy conservation issues. Adkisson and Wade are also Honors College students.
- Elizabeth Willis (interior design), Daniel Barker (architecture) and Max Frank (landscape architecture), who received Professional Advisory Board Scholarships. These are awarded to final-year students who exhibit hard work, perseverance, dedication and potential for success in the profession. Barker and Frank are also Honors College students.
Notable recognition for architecture students included:
- David Sweere, also an Honors College student, who received the American Institute of Architects (AIA) Henry Adams Medal. This is awarded to the first-ranked, final-year architecture student in recognition of scholastic achievement, character, leadership and promise of high professional ability.
- Miranda Anhalt, who received the Edward Durell Stone Medal. This is awarded to the final-year architecture student with the highest overall grade point average in design studio work.
- Michael Cockmon, who received the Barbara C. Crook Medal. This is awarded to the final-year student who has achieved the highest record in coursework in the architectural technology group.
- Miller Matlock and Rachel Rubis, also Honors College students, who received the C. Murray Smart Medal. This is awarded to the final-year architecture student(s) with the highest scholastic record in the study of history and theory of architecture.
- Shavanna Dean, who received the Cyrus Sutherland Historic Preservation Alliance Scholarship Award. This is awarded to a student who has demonstrated interest in historic preservation.
- Isai Castaneda, also an Honors College student, who received the Ken and Liz Allen Frank Lloyd Wright Conservancy Preservation Award, a new award this year. This is awarded to the rising third-, fourth- or fifth-year student who demonstrates an interest and aptitude for historic preservation design, to be used to fund attendance and participation in the Frank Lloyd Wright Conservancy annual conference.
- Chloe Devecsery, also an Honors College student, who received the Jim Etter Parker Endowed Scholarship in Architecture, a new award this year. This is awarded to the rising third-, fourth- or fifth-year student who exhibits proven academic success.
- Kayla Ho and Stone Taylor, who received the Laura Chioldi Memorial Travel Award in Architecture and Design, a new award this year. This is awarded to rising fourth- or fifth-year students, to be used for one of the approved study abroad programs.
- Ella Miller and Stone Taylor, who received the Northwest Section, Arkansas Chapter, AIA Scholarship. This is awarded to members of AIAS who have performed willing service to the school and its students.
Notable recognition for landscape architecture students included:
- Brianna Perkins, who received the American Society of Landscape Architects Honor Award. This is awarded to a landscape architecture student in the final two years of study with high academic performance, design ability, self-motivation and personal responsibility.
- Beau Burris, an Honors College student, who received the Verna C. Garvan Medal. This is awarded to the senior student of landscape architecture who, through performance in the studio sequence, has demonstrated outstanding design ability.
- Amanda Davidson, who received the Judy Byrd Brittenum Cultural Landscape Award. This is awarded to the student who demonstrates interest in the study of cultural landscapes including cultural sustainability, historic preservation, history and/or cultural landscape documentation.
- Kyle Shea, who received the Phillips Family Scholarship. This is awarded to a well-rounded student within the applications of landscape architecture.
Notable recognition for interior design students included:
- Sloan Aulgur, who received the Interior Design Medal of Excellence. This is awarded to the first-ranked, final-year interior design student in recognition of scholastic achievement.
- Megan Paul, also an Honors College student, who received the Andrew A. Kinslow Interior Design Scholarship. This is awarded to a third- or fourth-year interior design student from Arkansas who is interested in commercial design and has a high grade point average.
- Madison Bodington and Madison King, who both received the Interior Design Foundation Scholarship. This is awarded to students who demonstrate academic achievement and show promise in the discipline.
- Elizabeth Willis, who received the William Stephen Lair Design Scholarship. This is awarded to a rising second-, third- or fourth-year student who demonstrates high academic standards and shows academic promise.
In addition, Jennifer D. Webb, an associate professor in the Department of Interior Design, received the Tau Sigma Delta Silver Medal. Beau Burris, a landscape architecture student and a member of the Honors College, received the Tau Sigma Delta Bronze Medal. These are awarded to a professional and a student with records of distinction in design and/or education in the field of architecture, landscape architecture or the allied arts.
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