ART STUDENTS RECEIVE AWARDS

The Ada Artists Association scholarship is awarded to East Central University art student Marumi Abe (left) of Saitama, Japan. Dr. Brad Jessop, chair of the Art Department, congratulates Abe during the annual art awards reception in the University Gallery. The award was based on Abe's portfolio performance in the 54th Annual Student Exhibition.

 

Eli Casiano (left) of Ada, an art student at East Central University, is congratulated by Dr. Brad Jessop, chair of the Art Department, for receiving the Leon Polk Smith Scholarship in the junior class. The scholarship, named for Oklahoma's best known artist and ECU graduate, is given to the outstanding artist in each class. The presentation was made during the annual art awards reception in the University Gallery. The award was based on Casiano's portfolio performance in the 54th Annual Student Exhibition.

 

East Central University art student Scott Johnson (left) of Holdenville receives the R. Grant Thorp Scholarship from Dr. Brad Jessop, chair of the Art Department. The scholarship is awarded to a prodigious student who also demonstrates a dedication to service of others. It was endowed by family and friends of Thorp, an art professor at ECU from 1979 until his untimely death in 1994, to continue the educational tradition of his life. The presentation was made during the annual art awards reception in the University Gallery. The award was based on Johnson's portfolio performance in the 54th Annual Student Exhibition.

 

The Chair's Award for Excellence from East Central University's Department of Art is presented to art student Josh Mullennex (left) of Shawnee. Congratulating Mullennex is Dr. Brad Jessop, chair of the department. The presentation was made during the annual art awards reception in the University Gallery. The cash award was based on Mullennex's portfolio performance in the 54th Annual Student Exhibition.

 

Dr. Brad Jessop, chair of the art department at East Central University, presents art student Ryan Ringle (left) of Ada with the Leon Polk Smith Scholarship in the senior class, based on his portfolio performance in the 54th Annual Student Exhibition. The scholarship is named for Oklahoma's best known artist and ECU graduate and is given to the outstanding artist in each class. The presentation was made during the annual art awards reception in the University Gallery.

 

East Central University art student Spencer Tracy (left) of Pauls Valley is congratulated by Dr. Brad Jessop, chair of the Art Department, for receiving the Leon Polk Smith Scholarship in the sophomore class. The scholarship, named for Oklahoma's best known artist and ECU graduate, is awarded to the outstanding artist in each class. The presentation was made during the annual art awards reception in the University Gallery. The award was based on Tracy's portfolio performance in the 54th Annual Student Exhibition.

 

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East Central University art student Erin Wetherill (left) of Ada receives the Emma Box Scholarship from Dr. Brad Jessop, chair of the Art Department, at the annual art awards reception in the University Gallery. The scholarship is named for one of the co-founders of the department. Wetherill received the award based on her portfolio performance in the 54th Annual Student Exhibition.

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