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Syracuse University’s College of Visual and Performing Arts (VPA) has announced that 11 seniors have been named VPA Scholars, the college’s highest undergraduate academic honor.

The VPA Scholars program was established to recognize the achievements of the college’s top seniors. Students are selected based on academic performance, creative/scholarly work and service to the college and the community. The scholars are recognized at VPA’s annual convocation ceremony, which will be held during SU’s Commencement Weekend on Saturday, May 14, at 7 p.m. in the Carrier Dome.

The 2016 VPA Scholars are:

  • Nicholas Abelgore, a performance major in the Rose, Jules R. and Stanford S. Setnor School of Music;
  • Chloe Barker, an environmental and interior design major in the School of Design;
  • Markova Casseus, a communication and rhetorical studies major in the Department of Communication and Rhetorical Studies;
  • Jessica Culver, an environmental and interior design major in the School of Design;
  • Lily Fein, a ceramics and history of art major in the School of Art;
  • Carolyn Goldstein, a performance major in the Setnor School of Music and music histories and culture major in the College of Arts and Sciences;
  • Rachel Heyman, a music education major in the Setnor School of Music;
  • Esesua Ikpefan, an environmental and interior design major in the School of Design;
  • Terry Jones, a film major in the Department of Transmedia;
  • Jenna Stango, a music education major in the Setnor School of Music; and
  • Tori Thibodeaux, an environmental and interior design major in the School of Design.