Graduate Success Stories

Southwestern graduates: do you have a success story to share with us? Here's how.

Art

  • Chandler Johnson 14, is interning at Overland Partners an architecture company in San Antonio. The architecture office will build Ellsworth Kelly’s ‘Austin’ chapel at the Blanton Museum at University of Texas, Austin.

  • Elizabeth Kajs ’13, Art History major, is pursuing a MLitt in art history at the University of St. Andrews in St. Andrews, Scotland.

  • Caitlin Ferrell ’13, Art History and Religion major, will attend Yale Divinity School and was awarded the Marquand Scholarship.

  • Kim Dembrosky ‘13 an art major, has exhibited her work in Austin and Dallas. She has plans to go to graduate school.

  • Kira McEntire ‘13, a biology/environmental studies major and art minor is attending graduate school at the University of Georgia.

  • Denise Gonzales ‘13, received a paid internship with The Houston Museum of Fine Arts in the Programs for Families division.

  • Joe Hillman ‘13 an International Studies/Art History graduate will be teaching English in Korea.

  • Kelly Johnson ’12, is attending the curatorial graduate program at Maryland Institute College of Arts, in Baltimore, MD.

  • Kirby Crone ‘12 is pursuing an M.F.A at the Savannah College of Art and Design

  • Kassie Juenke ‘12 has been accepted into the Corcoran College of Art and Design in Washington D.C. with a Graduate Fellowship.

  • Morgan Bailey ‘12, a biology and art double major is attending medical school at UT Medical School at San Antonio, TX.

  • Lesley McCoy ’11, Architecture minor, received a Master of Architecture degree from Texas A & M.

  • Jessie Cragg ‘11 is attending Parsons The New School for Design, for Fashion Design.

  • Alison Kuo ‘08 has accepted a graduate assistantship for an M.F.A at the School of Visual Arts in New York City, NY.

  • Laurel McEuen ‘11 is pursing an M.A. in decorative arts at Parsons School of Design in New York City, NY.

  • Claire Angle ‘07 is the Assistant Director of School-based Learning at the Cincinnati Art Museum. Read about her journey here.

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Music

  • Sarah Batres ’14, is pursing a M.H.A. at Trinity University in San Antonio, TX.

  • Andrew Smith ’14, is pursing an M.M. in classical guitar at Arizona State University in Phoenix, AZ.

  • Allie Bryan ‘13 is the Assistant Choir Director at Randall High School in Amarillo, TX.

  • Allison Vitek ‘13 is a freelance flutist and studio teacher in Houston, TX.

  • Briana Garcia ‘12 is pursing an M.M. in music performance at the University of Houston, in Houston, TX.

  • Andrea Plybon ‘11 is employed as the Assistant for Accreditation and Research at the National Association of Schools of Music in Reston, VA.

  • Brian Miller ‘11 is pursing a graduate degree in Choral Conducting at Stephen F. Austin State University.

  • Andrea Loer ‘11 is pursing a graduate degree in Choral Conducting at Stephen F. Austin State University.

  • Erin McHugh ‘09 received her Master of Music degree in Vocal Performance from the Royal College of Music in July 2012.

  • Natalie Phillips-Perkoff ‘10 teaches cello for the Tomball ISD near Houston, TX.

  • Michelle Perrin Blair ‘09 received a full doctoral fellowship in orchestra conducting at the University of Houston.

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Theatre

  • Andja Budincich ’14, Theatre and Art History major, will attend the University of North Carolina School of the Arts, where she will pursue a MFA in costume design.

  • Heather Lesieur ’13, Theatre major, will attend the University of Connecticut, where she will pursue a MFA in costume design.

  • Thomas Murphy ‘13, Theatre major, has accepted a graduate assistantship at the University of Houston.

  • Sarah Crownover ’13, Theatre major, is pursuing an M.A. in school psychology at Trinity University in San Antonio, TX.

  • Robert Frost ‘13 Theatre major, is currently interning at The Playwrights’ Center in Minneapolis, MN.

  • Carlie Sulpizio ‘13 has been accepted into the Peace Corps.

  • Kristi Brawner ‘12 is a professional actor in Austin, TX. She has worked in productions with ZACH Theatre, Austin Playhouse, Crank Collective, and Doctuh Mistuh Productions.

  • Laura Platt ‘12 is attending the Master’s in musical theatre at Oklahoma City University.

  • Jazz Thomas ‘12 a theatre graduate, is teaching with Teach for America in Houston, TX.

  • Hannah Rose ‘11 is a professional actor in New York City, NY.

  • Edward Herman ’10 is a Stage Manager and Assistant Stage Manager in New York City, NY. He is also a member of Actor’s Equity.

  • Mitchell Hampton ‘10 is attending the Master’s in sound design at California Institute of the Arts.

  • Evan Faram ‘10 is a professional actor at Walnut Street Theatre in Philadelphia, PA.

  • Sally Hall ‘10 is employed as a wardrobe apprentice for Maine State Music Theatre in Brunswick, ME.

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