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Art & Art History Alumni

Art & Art History students go on to a wide range of careers in arts related and creative fields. Below are examples of graduate programs our students have attended:

  • Cardiff University
  • Columbia University
  • University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
  • Cranbrook, Academy of Art
  • SAIC (School of the Art Institute of Chicago)
  • University College of London, Slade School of Fine Art
  • Virginia Commonwealth University
  • New York University, School of Law
  • McGill University
  • University of Toronto
  • Yale University
  • Harvard University
  • RISD (Rhode Island School of Design)
  • Boston University
  • MICA (Maryland Institute of Contemporary Art)
  • PAFA (Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts)
  • University of Delaware
  • SUNY Purchase
  • The Courtauld
  • University of Maryland, College Park
  • Lewis & Clark

We want to hear from our alums! If you would like to place yourself on this list please contact Todd Arsenault or Michele Karper with any updates to existing information. Join our @DickinsonCollegeArts facebook group, follow our @dcvrc twitter feed or peruse our @dickinsonarts insta feed

Where are the A&AH Alumni?

Gracyn Byrd, 2021 (Studio Art/English), Will be pursuing a Masters in English at Georgetown University starting in the fall of 2021.

Shiyi (Shirley) Chen, 2020 (Studio Art), Will be pursuing an MFA in Media Design Practices at Art Center College of Design in California starting in the fall of 2021.

Zoe Kiefreider, 2020 (Studio Art), Will be pursuing an MFA in Photography and Media at the California Institute of the Arts starting in the fall of 2021.

Jackson Rhodes, 2021 (Art History), Will be pursuing a Masters in Museum Education at Tufts University.

Kaila Basile, 2020 (Art History/English),  Currently pursuing a Masters in Arts Management at the Paris School of Business.

Bryce Delaney, 2020 (Studio Art), Currently pursuing a Masters of Interior Architecture at George Washington University. 

Bizz (Elizabeth) Fretty, 2020, (Art History/Medeival Studies), Currently Pursuing a Masters in Medieval Studies at Kings College, London.

Diane Lee, 2019 (Studio Art), Currently pursuing an MFA in Film and Animation at Rochester Institute of Technology. 

CeCe (Charlotte) Witherspoon, 2019 (Art History), Will be pursuing a Masters of Interior Architecture at George Washington University starting in the fall of 2021.

Victoria Xiao, 2019 (Studio Art), Currently pursuing a Masters in Digital Humanities at University College of London.

Taylor Hunkins, 2017 (Art History), PhD student at UNC-Chapel Hill studying Contemporary African Art. 

Willa Hut, 2017 (Studio Art), MA candidate in Art Education at Pratt Institute in NYC. 

Noah S. Thompson, 2017 (Studio Art), is currently an MFA candidate in Studio Art at Uconn with a focus in photography.  

Rowan Price, 2018 (Studio Art), Will be pursuing an MA in Architecture at Pratt Institute starting in the fall of 2021.

Joelle Cicak, 2016 (Studio Art), Received an MFA in Ceramics from the Univesrtity of Colorado at Boulder. 

Micah Corso-Phinney, 2016 (Studio Art), Pursuing a Masters in Fashion, Experience and Design at Bocconi University in Milan, Italy.

Cynthia Maggidis, 2016 (Studio Art), Completed an MFA in Drawing, Painting and Printmaking at the Philadelphia Academy of Art in 2019.

Stephen Sieg, 2016 (Studio Art), MFA candidate in Studio Art and Art Criticism at SUNY Purchase in New York. 

Lin (Wendy) Yuan, 2016 (Studio Art), Received an MFA from Boston University.

Meghan Abercrombie, 2015 (Studio Art), Pursuing a Masters in Art Conservation at the The Winterthur, University of Delaware program.

Anna Ersenkal, 2015 (Studio Art), Completed a Masters in Art Conservation from SUNY Buffalo State. Anna is an Assistant Conservator at a private art conservation firm in Philadelphia, PA. 

Carley Zarzeka, 2015 (Studio Art), Received an MFA in Studio Art with a focus in sculpture from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. 

Dana Angotta, 2014 (Art History), Currently works as a Print Sales Executive for Getty Images, NYC.  

Emily Lehman, 2014 (Studio Art), Recieved an MFA from the University of Illinois at Normal. Emily taught drawing at Dickinson in the spring of 2020. 

Rachel Weber, 2014, (Art History), Corporate Giving Manager at the National Building Museum in Washington DC.

Shayna Goodman, 2013 (Art History), Corporate Development at the Guggenheim Museum.

Christina Wolf, 2013 (Studio Art), Client Services Representative, Christie's, NY

Jen Rokoski, 2012 (Art History/French), Received an MA in Art History and Museum Studies at Case Western Reserve Unversity's joint program with the Cleveland Museum of Art. Jen is now the Communications Coordinator for the Center of Advanced Study in the Visual Arts at the National Gallery, Washington, DC.

Grace Zell, 2011 (Art History), Grace previously worked as a research intern at Art + Auction and is currently a Senior Librarian at the New York Public Library.

Marjorie Almstead, 2010 (Studio Art), Received an MFA (2014) and MA (2016) in Teaching from the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. Marjorie is currently teaching elementary grade school level.

Leah Barreras, 2010 (Art History), Leah is currently Department Assistant for Architecture and Design at the Museum of Modern Art.

Caitlin Faw, 2010 (Art History), Graduated with a Master’s in New Media Photojournalism at the Corcoran College of Art and Design.

Louise Feder, 2010 (Art History), Received her M.A. in Art History at Temple University in 2013. She is currently Membership and Special Events Coordinator at the James A. Michener Art Museum.

Catherine Sippin, 2010 (Studio Art), Director of Operations, Manna Contemporary, New Jersey.

Kristen Rudy, 2009, Received a Master’s degree in art history at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst and has held curatorial internships at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Museum of Modern Art and Nassau County Museum of Art.

Maxie Etess, 2009 (Studio Art), Account Director at Big Spaceship media and advertising in New York City. 

Navajeet Khatri, 2009 (Studio Art), Received a Masters in Architecture from the Harvard School of Design. Currently working in New York City. 

Marjorie Brigitte Nuyado, 2009 (Studio Art), Received an MFA from the School of the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston. 

Melissa Eve Haimowitz, 2009 (Studio Art), Graduated with an MFA from Cranbrook Academy of Art in Photography. 

Rebecca Mendelsohn, 2008 (Art History), Earned a PhD in Anthropology at SUNY Albany and is Co-Director of University Museums. Rebecca is also Curator of the Longyear Museum of Anthropology at Colgate University.

Selwyn Ramp, 2008 (Studio Art), Assistant Project Director, Smithsonian "Museum on Main Street"; Smithsonian Institution Travelling Exhibition Service. 

Christian Meade, 2008 (Studio Art), Received an MFA from the School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston.

Allison Reilly, 2008 (Studio Art), Received a Masters in Higher Education Administration with a focus in Student Affairs from Boston College.

Kara Carmack, 2008 (Art History), Completed a PhD in Art History at University of Texas (Austin) and is Assistant Professor of Fine Arts at Misericordia College, PA.

Arielle Shapiro, 2007 (Studio Art), Owner and director of Arielle Mizrahi Design, a full service interior design firm, Toronto, Canada.

Stephanie Shapiro, 2007 (Art History), Stephanie interned at The Walters Art Museum assisting the Curator of Ancient Art. During the summer of 2008 she worked on a show of South Arabian Art. Stephanie started graduate school at George Washington University in August of 2008. 

Anna Alston Ferguson, 2006 (Art History), She is the Curator for Washington National Cathedral. She is responsible for the art collections of the Cathedral, which include paintings, tapestries, metals, liturgical items, needlework, sculpture, rare books, and manuscripts. Anna handles everything from creating collections policies to hiring conservators to researching provenance to giving lectures. 

Susannah Haworth, 2006 (Art History), Graduated with her MA degree from Sotheby's Institute of Art with a high merit on both her degree and dissertation. She currently works as the Regional Art Coordinator at Jones Lang LaSalle with Captial One's Art Program. 

Hilary Smith, 2006 (Art History), Hilary is the Academic and Admissions Coordinator in Education at Christie’s in New York. 

Orelia Dann, 2005, Currently working as a paper conservation technician at the Conservation Center for Art and Historic Artifacts in Philadelphia. She is also interning one day a week for a furniture conservator in Bala Cynwyd. During the academic year she completed College Chemistry at the Community College of Philadelphia. 

Moira Fratantuono, 2005 (Studio Art), Moira spent her first year after graduating from Dickinson College teaching English in Viet Nam. During the 2007-2008 year, Moira was the Post-Baccalaureate Associate in the Department of Art & Art History at Dickinson and completed her M.F.A. at the Maryland Institute College of Art (MICA). She is currently the Development and Communications Director at Wide Angle Youth Media in Baltimore Maryland. 

Stephanie Latini, 2004, (Art History) She completed her master's degree in Art History at George Washington University, while simultaneously working full-time at T. Rowe Price. Her master's research focused on Caravaggio.

Laura Turner Igoe, 2004, (Art History) Laura completed her Ph.D. in Art History at Temple University and is Chief Curator at the James A. Michener Art Museum, Doylestown, PA.  

Adam Granduciel (Granofsky), 2001 (Studio Art), Has been part of the ongoing effort to fight the War On Drugs, largely through an advanced use of Firerbirds, Strats, and SG's. His efforts were recognized in the form of a Gramophone Award in 2018. 

Meghan Lantzy, 2001 (Studio Art), then received an MFA in painting from Boston University in 2006. Meghan is currently the Director of Theater Operations at Lincoln Center Theater. 

Kate Stewart, 1998 (Studio Art), is a multi-disciplinary artist and associate professor of art at West Chester University, PA. She received an MFA from UPENN in 2003. 

Melissa Kaiser, 1994, (Art History) is CEO at the Discovery Children's Museum in Las Vegas.

James Bowman, 1992 (Art History), Registrar and Exhibition Designer at The Trout Gallery at Dickinson College.

Scott A. Schweigert, 1992 (Art History), Curator of Art at the Reading Public Museum in Reading, Pennsylvania for the past 15 years. Completed a Masters in Art History from The George Washington University (1996) with additional graduate studies at Penn State University, University Park, PA.

Eric Reel, 1992 (Art History), Executive Director of the West Point Museum, West Point, NY.

Chris Sharples, 1987 (Art History), cofounder and principal architect at SHoP Architects, named Fast Company’s Most Innovative Architecture Firm in the World (2014) and winner of the Smithsonian/Cooper Hewitt National Design Award for Architecture (2009).

Eric W. Baumgartner, 1979 (Art History), Senior Vice President and Director, American Paintings & Sculpture

Katherine Baumgartner, 1979 (Art History),  Director of Godel & Company Fine Art, Bedford, NY

Sylvia Smith, 1973 (Fine Arts/Art History), Received an M.Arch from the University of Virginia and has been a senior partner at FXFOWLE Architects since 2008. She has endowed the Department of Art & Art History Artist in Residence program since 2005 and serves on the Dickinson Board of Trustees.