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Clockwise from top left: Cappelletti, Cherry, Gleason, Goldberg, Hoeschele, Laguna Martino, Sweet, Prendergast, Nur, Milano, McMaster, Latham Clockwise from top left: Cappelletti, Cherry, Gleason, Goldberg, Hoeschele, Laguna Martino, Sweet, Prendergast, Nur, Milano, McMaster, Latham

Twelve seniors in Syracuse University’s College of Visual and Performing Arts (VPA) 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 the University’s Commencement Weekend on Saturday, May 12, at 7:30 p.m. in the Carrier Dome.

The 2018 VPA Scholars are:

  • Lawren Cappelletti, a fashion design major in the School of Design
  • Andreya Cherry, a music industry major in the Rose, Jules R. and Stanford S. Setnor School of Music
  • Grae Gleason, a communication and rhetorical studies major in the Department of Communication and Rhetorical Studies
  • Molly Goldberg, a drama major in the Department of Drama
  • Margaret Hoeschele, a voice performance major in the Setnor School of Music
  • Andrés Laguna Martino, a communication and rhetorical studies major in the Department of Communication and Rhetorical Studies
  • Abigail Latham, a painting major in the School of Art
  • Joshua McMaster, a computer art and animation major in the Department of Transmedia
  • Elayna Milano, a communications design major in the School of Design
  • Jakia Nur, a fashion design major in the School of Design
  • Susanne Prendergast, a communication and rhetorical studies major in the Department of Communication and Rhetorical Studies
  • Jennifer Sweet, a communication and rhetorical studies major in the Department of Communication and Rhetorical Studies

VPA is committed to the education of cultural leaders who will engage and inspire audiences through performance, visual art, design, scholarship and commentary. The college provides the tools for self-discovery and risk-taking in an environment that thrives on critical thought and action.