Rebecca Quinn (B.A. Art History Honors/Distinction 2011) is one of only three students nationwide admitted with five years of full funding to the art history Ph.D. program at Johns Hopkins University. In addition to completing a triple major in art history, French and Spanish, Ms. Quinn served as the student representative to the SMU Board of Trustees. In April 2011, she successfully defended her art history honors thesis Santiago as Matamoros: Race, Class and Limpieza de Sangre in a Sixteenth-century Spanish Manuscript. An essay based on one of its chapters was awarded the 2011 Larrie and Bobbi Weil Undergraduate Research Award for best paper.
Natalie Boerder (junior Art History major) has been awarded The Cloisters Summer Internship for 2011, sponsored by the Metropolitan Museum of Art. The nine-week internship is for undergraduate college students who are interested in art and museum careers, enjoy working with children, and have an interest in medieval art. Participants join the Education Office of The Cloisters, the branch of The Metropolitan Museum of Art devoted to the art of medieval Europe.
Colby Kruger (Art History major) was awarded a research grant by the Provost Office’s QEP program to research how to empower young women to define “beauty” in their own way by teaching them photographic skills and developing a creative perspective. Kruger is a double major in Art History and Business Marketing with a minor in Photography.