2015 Annual Student Awards
We hereby confer the following awards to those students who showed exceptional merit, devotion to learning and progress in the mastery of the fine arts.
Nikki Page Sothern
Gwendolyn Laan Ozols Award
Established by James J. Coleman in memory of Gwendolyn Laan Ozols, this award is given for outstanding accomplishments, capabilty of continued growth and our anticipation of the student's future contributions to the community through art.
The Thomas Eakins Award
The Thomas Eakins Award is given to a student who has shown consistent, outstanding growth and overall excellence.
Andrea Day Bukaty
The Lila & Walther Stuempfig Memorial Award
This award is given by Anthony Stuempfig in memory of his parents. His father, Walter Stuempfig (1914-1967), was an American painter and professor at the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts. The award is for overall excellence.
The NOAFA Scholarship Award
The NOAFA Scholarship Award is to a student who has demonstrated outstanding growth and progress while attending classes at a financial sacrifice, showing significant potention to contribute to the arts community.
The Gia Maione Prima Foundation Award
The Gia Maione Prima Foundation was established by the late Gia Maione Prima with the assistance of long-time friend and counsel, Anthony J. Sylvester of Sherman Wells Sylvester & Stamelman, LLP. Gia was a singer and widow of famous jazz singer/composer Louis Prima, and also an artist and a devotee of the fine arts. The Award is given to a student who, in the opinion of the faculty, has shown outstanding accomplishment and dedication to fine arts.
The Director's Award
The Dr & Mrs Michael Carey Color & Design Award
Faculty members give these awards to honor students who have shown outstanding ability and a sincere interest in learning.
Nikki Martin Rue
Aimee Farnet Siegel