Michelle Flotard was selected as the recipient of the 2010-2011 HR Leader of Tomorrow Scholarship. This scholarship was established in 2006 by MHHRA to recognize and encourage New Paltz students who are interested in pursuing a career in the profession of human resource (HR) management. Flotard (Business/Management ’10) is currently pursuing a Masters of Business Administration (MBA) degree. Her career goal is to be employed at a human resources consulting firm and to pursue a doctorate degree to become a professor at a state university.
MFA candidate Keith Hoyt (Sculpture), has been awarded the International Sculpture Center’s 2010 Outstanding Student Achievement in Contemporary Sculpture Award. Senior BFA student Elizabeth Torrey (Sculpture) has received an Honorable Mention in the competition as well. The sculpture students were nominated and mentored by sculpture faculty, Emily Puthoff and Steven Bradford. The competition is international in scope and both students’ sculptures were chosen from over 1,100 works submitted. Hoyt’s award winning sculpture will be exhibited in the Fall/Winter Exhibition at Grounds for Sculpture, Hamilton, N.J., from Oct. 10, 2010 to Jan. 9, 2011 and travel to several more exhibitions during 2011. His artwork will be featured in the Oct. 2010 issue of Sculpture magazine.
Keri Sheheen’s animated, hand-drawn animation created in Professor Thomas Albrecht’s Drawing II course in 2009 was accepted into the Williamsburg International Film Festival in Brooklyn. This same animation was also selected for the SUNY Wide Film Festival last spring, along with Anna Weldon. www.fredonia.edu/swff/2010_Showcase.html