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Patel Receives BFSDoArt’s Carolyn Joyner Memorial Scholarship

The Betty Foy Sanders Department of Art has the extreme pleasure of recognizing Ruth Patel as the 2014/15 Carolyn Joyner Memorial scholarship recipient.

Originally from Huntsville, AL, Patel is a Master of Fine Arts student focusing on 3D assemblage art. Her academic and artistic achievements  have been recognized through awards such as the Erzuli Johnson-Veasey Memorial Art Award, Phi Kappa Phi Honor Art Society, Jeffrey J. Bayer Memorial Scholarship, and the Alpha Lambda Delta Honor Society. After graduating, Patel plans on pursuing a teaching career at the university level and exhibit her work on a national scale.

About the Award

Endowed by the Proctor family, this award supports a graduate student with a deep interest in fiberbased or textile art, which was the love of Caroline Joyner. First preference will be given to a MFA student demonstrating a deep interest in textile art. Second preference will be given to a MFA student in a related fiber-based art form, such as a mixed media work that includes textile components.

In order to win a BFSDoArt Scholarship and/or award, students submitted an application and portfolio, eligibility also required a 3.0 grade point average or above.


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