University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
B.A., Studio Art, May 2010 with Highest Distinctions
Cumulative GPA 3.85
University of North Carolina School of the Arts:
Winston-Salem, NC. August 2001-May 2003. I applied and
was accepted to UNCSA after my sophomore year of high
school. At sixteen yeras old I left home and moved to
Winston-Salem to pursue my passion. I devoted two years of
rigorous study to drawing, design, sculpture, and art history,
in addition to meeting all state-required general education
requirements. My artistic exposure and training was very
broad, diverse, and intensive. My training culminated in a
senior thesis (a multi-media retrospective) displayed for a
week in the campus gallery and open to the public. I
graduated from UNCSA in May 2003.
UNC Dean’s List:
Chapel Hill, NC. 2008-2010. Named to the UNC Dean’s
List for the following semesters: fall 2008, spring 2009, fall
2009, and spring 2010.
Tau Sigma National Honor Society:
Chapel Hill, NC. 2008. Became a member of the Tau Sigma
National Honor Society (which recognizes the academic
achievement of transfer students.
AA Academic Achievement:
Durham, NC. 2008. Honored by Durham Technical
Community College for Associate of Arts
Jack Kent Cooke Scholarship Nomination:
Durham, NC. 2008. Nominated by Durham Technical
Community College for the Jack Kent Cooke Scholarship.
Superior Achievement Award:
Durham, NC. 2006-2007. I was placed on the President’s
List for superior academic achievement at Durham Technical
The Scholastic Art & Writing Awards and
William Magnum Fine Art:
Durham, NC. 2003. Recieved a Certificate of Merit for
Excellence in Visual Art.
North Carolina State Fair:
Raleigh, NC. 2002. Won first place in “Arts and Photography”
in the state; won a $200 art education scholarship.
National Art Honor Society:
Durham, NC. 2000. I was inducted as a member of the
National Art Honor Society in November 2000.
Duke Center for Documentary Studies:
Durham, NC. August 2007. I participated in the “Literacy
Through Photography” program. I was trained in the LTP
methodology (brainchild of Wendy Ewald) so that I could
take my own students through the process.
Durham, NC; Winston-Salem, NC; Wilmington, NC. 2001-
present. I was commissioned to do my first portrait in 2001.
In the years since then I have completed many commissions
(in varying frequency). I have gained a breadth of
professional experience this way.
Urban Renewal Project:
Durham, NC. January 2008. I was hired by Drakeford &
Associates to illustrate the proposed renovations and
transformations of three properties in inner-city Durham.
Upon completion, my illustrations were attached to the
grant proposals submitted to the city.
Dr. Phail Wynn Commission:
Durham, NC. December 2007. I was commissioned by
Durham Technical Community College’s Support Staff
Planning Committee to do a portrait of outgoing president
Dr. Wynn. The portrait was given to him to honor him upon
his departure and to thank him for his decades of devoted
Walltown Children’s Theater:
Durham, NC. June-August 2006; June-August 2007. I spent
two summers teaching at WCT, a nonprofit program aimed at
providing underprivileged youth with access to the arts.
WCT classes primarily include the performing arts, but in an
effort to broaden their focus, the co-directors hired me as
their visual art teacher. I was responsible for taking
inventory, ordering supplies, and designing curricula. I
taught classes to groups of kids ranging in age from 4 to 12
years old, incorporating a variety of approaches in a variety
of media (ranging from sculpture to self-portraiture). Each
session culminated in a gallery showing of the children’s
work that I orchestrated.
SKILLS AND ATTRIBUTES
Inter-personal communication skills with children and
adults, public speaking, team-building skills, competence in
a range of artistic media, experience designing age-
Motivation, dedication, tirelessness, committment to
serving the community, empathy, diplomacy.
Available upon request.