This past week, the Student Ambassador program was delighted to invite 17 new members to its group! We are all so excited for the SCAD NewBees to start their journey as Student Ambassadors! Congrats everyone!
Renuka Adhav, Freshman, Painting
Christine Aji, Freshman, Graphic Design
Kayla Brewton, Freshman, Illustration & Graphic Design
Paige Cheshier, Freshman, Photography
Matthew Cornwall, Freshman, Graphic Design
Victoria-Grace Hardy, Freshman, Fashion & Fashion Marketing and Management
Michael Huh, Freshman, Interior design & Industrial Design
Heather Jenkinson, Junior, Illustration & Sequential Arts
Sarai Mayes, Freshman, Animation
Patresea Peppers, Freshman, Fashion
Nathan Pinney, Freshman, Illustration
Charles Quinney, Graduate, Animation
Shir Wen Sun, Sophomore, Illustration
Joanna Tine, Sophomore, Writing & Photography
Ginger Tontaveetong, Graduate, Animation
Marissa Villarreel, Freshman, Fashion
Bradleigh Watlington, Freshman, Performing Arts & Interior Design
And a special thanks to all of our Volunteer Mentors for the 2012-2013 Year!
Brittani Bumb, Senior, Fashion
Katie Franken, Sophomore, Advertising
Nancy Olivo, Junior, Sequential Art
Francesca Roque, Senior, Interior Design
Mohamed Sid’ahmed, Sophomore, Visual Effects
Andrea van Hintum, Sophomore, Fashion
The SCAD Student Ambassador Program of 2011-2012 is coming to an end. To celebrate our very successful year, all of the ambassadors and NewBees were invited to a luncheon at Osteria del Figo on Friday, May 18th. What a great way to end the year! The cuisine was excellent, featuring pasta and ravioli, bruschetta, caesar salad, and a delicious selection of desserts. We started with a hilarious game that really got everyone laughing, Apples-to-Apples. Jennifer Liu presented a wonderful introduction, thanking everyone for all of their help and participation in the program this year. Awards were handed out to all of the Ambassadors. Also, we handed out Coordinator Choice awards this year, recognizing select ambassadors for their outstanding participation in the program. Superlatives were also awarded to ambassadors, which everyone voted for. Our NewBees became official ambassadors and received their ambassador shirts and name tags. At the end, Jennifer handed out awards and gifts to the graduating seniors. Overall, everyone had a great time celebrating the end of a great year. We are so excited to continue on next year and will miss all of our seniors dearly. Check out our pictures to see all the fun we had!
Coordinator Choice Awards – Congratulations to the following!
- Young At Art – Josh Same
- Training – Lydia Rogers
- Design Your Day – Madalina Anton
Superlatives – Congratulations to the following!
- Most likely to Succeed – (A Tie!) Kelsey Maharrey and Brittani Bumb
- Most Professional – Mae Gurene
- Most Friendly – Carlo Maldonado-Romero
- Most Humorous – Lydia Rogers
To wrap up the Winter Quarter SCAD-Atlanta Student Ambassadors Larry, Mae, Xiaoyan, and Maya visited Cedar Grove Elementary School. We conducted a Creative Career presentation for Mrs. Smith’s art class. Creative Career Presentations are when Student Ambassadors present to elementary and middle school students about the opportunities in creative careers, share their SCAD art portfolios, and offer short demos relating to their major.
Mae started off the visit showing the students her photography portfolio. She showed them the difference between food photography and fashion photography. The students were very excited about the food photos.
Larry then talked about Animation he showed his bird animation. The students love the animation and asked to watch the video over several times.
Xioayan then talked to the students about Graphic Design. She showed them her projects that she has done and related it to logos and advertisements that the students see every day.
Maya wrapped up the presentation by explaining how even though each major is different we all have to work together to get a finished product. She used the example of a kids cereal brand by stating how Larry could design the animation for the cereal character, and Xioayan can create the logo and branding, Mae could then photograph the ad campaign, and she could produce and shoot the commercial. The students understood how all the careers and majors connected together.
To continue the theme of collaboration the students were put in groups and designed magnets. The Cedar Grove students were very creative with their designs and it was evident that they were inspired by the visit. They drew characters for animation as well as company logos.
After taking a group photo we gave hugs and said our goodbyes to the Cedar Grove student’s. It was a great way to end the quarter!
SCAD Day was on January 28, 2012, and was a first visitation event for some of our new ambassadors. The day was filled with a lot of mingling and running around from one area to another, however, it was a blast, as Brittani Bumb said “I really enjoyed this SCAD Day a lot, especially talking with the prospective students on the bus tour to Spring House. I wish the bus ride were longer because I made some connections with a few prospective students and I felt like they really enjoyed hearing my point of view as a student at SCAD.”
All prospective students are either high school juniors, seniors, college transfers and graduate students. The day was spent touring the facilities in the 1600 Building, as well as Ivy Hall, Spring House, ACA Residence Hall, Sculpture facilities and the Digital Media Center. In addition, prospective students met with SCAD students, faculty and staff, viewed admission and financial aid presentations, scheduled portfolio counseling sessions and more! In addition to these, students were encouraged to participate in an activity in which they were given a 2×2 inch square mat to let their artistic abilities shine. In the end, the individual designs created a huge collage that was displayed in the Hub.
This year President Paula Wallace visited SCAD Atlanta SCAD Day and even visited the Student Ambassador table during the SCAD 411 information fair. She spoke with our Membership Coordinator, Allie Jernigan, and Design your Day Coordinator, Nikhita Bahrunani, about what it was like to be an ambassador.
At the end of the day, ambassadors were exhausted but content that they helped prospective students make a decision on their future.