Montserrat College of Art Commencement 2016

May 24, 2016

On Friday morning, May 13, 68 Montserrat College of Art seniors were awarded Bachelor of Fine Arts degrees in animation + interactive media, art education, book arts, graphic design illustration, interdisciplinary arts, painting, photography, printmaking and sculpture at The Cabot Theatre.

Renowned Interdisciplinary Artist Matthew Ritchie was the commencement speaker and received an honorary doctor of fine arts from the college during the ceremonies. Montserrat’s Trustee and Former Chair Lee R. Dellicker was also awarded an honorary degree for his years of dedicated service to the college.
The Class of 2016 selected Prof. Mark Hoffmann to serve as the faculty speaker and Raashaad Jones as the student speaker. The ceremony was led my Montserrat’s Trustee Chair John Colucci.

Student Awards:

Liberal Arts: Tessa Jacques
Sculpture: Haiden Terrill
Photography and Video: Dino Rowan Traite
Graphic Design: Alexandra Rios
Art Education:Brianna Bain
Painting and Drawing: Haley Anderson
Animation + Interactive Media: Bronte Pirulli
Printmaking: Marisa Rasum
Book Arts: Samuel Glidden
Illustration: Samantha Wyckoff
Interdisciplinary Arts: Michelle Richard
Creative Writing Minor: Bronte Pirulli
Art History Minor: Zachary DeWitt
William + Ruth Fusco Prize: Marisa Rasum

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 2016 All Senior Show and Matthew Ritchie’s exhibit at the college’s main campus building at 23 Essex Street.

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