Graduate Success Stories

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

Art

  • 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.

  • 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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