commencement 2014

Bryan KonietzkoCongratulations to Montserrat College of Art's Class of 2014

On Friday morning, May 16, 84 Montserrat College of Art seniors switched the side their tassel was hanging on their caps and became alumni of the college at The Dane Street Church. They were awarded Bachelor of Fine Arts degrees in animation and interactive media, art education, book arts, graphic design illustration, interdisciplinary arts, painting, photography, printmaking and sculpture.
Emmy nominated animation director Bryan Konietzko was the commencement speaker and received an honorary doctor of fine arts from the college during the ceremonies. Former Beverly Mayor William F. Scanlon, Jr. was also awarded an honorary degree.
The Class of 2014 selected Asst. Prof. Shanth S. Enjeti to serve as the faculty speaker at commencement and Merriweather McCarty was named student speaker. The ceremony was led my Montserrat's Trustee Chair Lee Dellicker

Student Awards
Liberal Arts Michelle McGaughey
Creative Writing Minor Ariel Durkee
Sculpture Jacob Corvelo
Photography and Video Michelle Behre
Graphic Design Whitney Chin
Art Education Zoey Chapin
Art History Minor Anna Gruca
Painting and Drawing Taylor Clough
Animation + Interactive Media Samantha Lefrancois
Printmaking Jason Fandel
Book Arts Cory Wasnewsky
Illustration Elizabeth Laskey
Interdisciplinary Arts Ariel Durkee
William + Ruth Fusco Prize Corynn Larkin

Eight students received dean’s highest honors and 26 received dean’s honors.

Faculty Awards
Marilu Swett, chair of the Sculpture Department, received the Luz Dorrien Faculty Development Award and the Conelia Endowed Fund Award was presented to Prof. Diane Ayott.

Immediately following commencement, students and guests were invited to the Beverly Common, next to the Hardie Building, for an outdoor reception hosted by the Montserrat community. The Montserrat Gallery was open for viewing of the 2014 All Senior Show at the college's main campus building at 23 Essex Street.

Click here to view the 2014 Graduates and Commencement Program!

For further information contact Jo Broderick, 978.867.9613



Fri., May 16, 2014
10 am

Dane Street Church
10 Dane St.
Beverly, MA



Bryan Konietzko
Commencement Speaker

Merriweather McCarty
Student Speaker

Asst. Prof. Shanth S. Enjeti
Faculty Speaker



Click here to view the 2014 Graduates and the Commencement Program!