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Haley Chambers Class of 2016: Graphic Designer at Sunset Graphics

Schyler Garton Class of 2016: Graphic Designer at The Exponent Telegram

Dan Quattro Class of 2016: Freelancer (video & photography)

Courtney Chidester Class fo 2016: Freelance Multimedia Artist at http://courtneychidester.com

Arianna (Stewart) Fratantuono Class of 2016: Entrepreneur at A. Stewart Design and Photography

Leah L. Baker Class of 2016: Freelancer at http://leahlbaker.com

Diana Kimble Class of 2016: Entrepreneur at Diana Kimble Photography

Sarah Ramey Class of 2016: Personal Stylist at francesca’s®

Shawna Clayton Class of 2016: Graduate Resident Director at West Virginia Wesleyan College

Tilly Sanson Class of 2016: House Parent at Compass Rose Academy

Brandon Trawick Class of 2016: Freelance Artist, http://brandontrawick.com

Carolyn Emily (Snyder) Hommes Class of 2015: Photographer and curator at Worthington Galleries; Entrepreneur at Carolyn Emily Photography

Grant Matthews Class of 2015: Graphic Designer, ACE Adventure Resort, Minden WV

Kendai Okada Class of 2015: In-House Graphic & Web Designer, Esteban Paris Parfums and Nippon Kodo, Torrance, CA

Jerra (Cottril) Poling Class of 2015: Freelance Designer and Photographer, Design Site or Photography Site

Marissa Gain Class of 2015: Strategic Content Tutor, WVWC Learning Center; Freelance Artist, http://marissagain.com

Rachel Ritchey Class of 2015: Graphic Designer, Think Inc. Communications, Pittsburgh WV

Chris Thearle Class of 2015: Assistant Branch Manager at Enterprise Rent-A-Car, Clairton PA; Freelance Designer, http://thearledesign.com

Erica Walton Class of 2015: Freelance Designer, http://ericawalton.com

Derrick Scott Class of 2014: Screen printer at Rush Order Tees in Philadelphia, PA; Freelance Designer and Printer, http://derrickthedesigner.com

Ethan Butler Class of 2014: Web designer at Orion Strategies, Buckhannon WV

Spencer Kinnard Class of 2014: Pro-Staff Shooter, Snowshooter, at Snowshoe Mountain, WV

Michael Potesta Class of 2014: Accepted to Wesley Theological Seminary, Washington D.C.

Ally Fell Class of 2013: Service Center Assistant/Bulk Mailing Coordinator/Website Coordinator at West Virginia Wesleyan College, Buckhannon WV

Ricky Frame Class of 2013: Graphic Designer at Signet in Winchester, VA / creates and prepares artwork for screen printing and embroidery, vehicle wraps and signs

Ashley (Phares) Butler Class of 2013: Graphic Designer at The Thrasher Group, Bridgeport W.V.

Rebecca Small Class of 2013: Intern at Charles Elena Design in Melbourne, Australia / specializing in the design & illustration of wine labels

Sarah Allen Class of 2013: Accepted to Wesley Theological Seminary, Washington D.C., to pursue a Certificate in Theology and the Arts

Katie Alvaro Class of 2012: Using her Pre-Art Therapy degree, Katie serves with LifeBridge AmeriCorps where she works with elementary school kids and art

Tiera Floyd Class of 2012: Interned with the Disney Corporation; Currently an MFA candidate at WVU, artwork at http://www.tierafloyd.com

Emily Medlock Class of 2012: Accepted to St. Mary-of-the-Woods College Graduate Program in Art Therapy

Darrian Rapp Class of 2011: Masters in Art Therapy from Seton Hill University (2015); Lecturer in Art Therapy, West Virginia Wesleyan College

Lauren Dorrill Class of 2011: Designer for Maryland Department of Natural Resources Office of Communications

Maisa Shigematsu Class of 2011: Illustrator, 3D artist, and designer based in São Paulo, Brazil /http://maisashigematsu.com

Jess Arbogast Class of 2010: Executive Director for the Elkins-Randolph County Chamber of Commerce // uses her graphic design skills daily and brings a lot of new creativity to the Chamber through her education and experience at Wesleyan

Ryan Carpentier Class of 2009: Fullerton, CA (Orange County, CA) / Creative Services/Marketing Manager at Sandbox Marketing, an experiential marketing agency for brands like Bose, Journeys, Behr Paint, and got2b / Wedding photographer & videographer: www.unscenevisuals.com (new window) / Freelance graphic & web designer, photographer, & videographer

Melissa Mack (Brown) Class of 2005: Graphic Design coordinator at The Cambridge School in Pennington, N.J. / 2010 Robert Rauschenberg Power of Art recipient / co-illustrator of a children’s book: Caterpillar Days and Rose Petal Nights

J.B. Chaykowsky Class of 2004:Principal Interaction and Product Design at Intuit

Maari Casey (Thrall) Class of 2002: Freelance Art Director, North Carolina / http://maaricasey.com

Robert Hooton Class of 2000: High school teacher in Pittsburgh, teaching Intro to Art, Ceramics, Sculpture

Andrew Jones Class of 1999: Web designer for the U.S. Department of Education / Journalistic photographer (recently shooting FUN., Miss America, Snoop Dogg) /http://www.ageowns.com

Katie Eldridge Class of 1998: Senior Graphic Designer, Federal Government, Washington DC

Joseph Fulton Class of 1998: Art Director at Informatics Studio in Pittsburgh

Jolene L. Powell Class of 1996: Associate Professor of Art at Marietta College, Marietta, Ohio / http://www.jolenepowell.com

Michele Cooper Class of 1995: a founding graphic designer at Cooper Graphic Design, Philadelphia, PA / http://coopergraphicdesign.com

Carolyn (Martin) Light Class of 1979: High School Teacher in Harrison County, WV, teaching courses in art and design / Signature member of the West Virginia Watercolor Society

Phyllis Northup (Hain) Class of 1973: Artist, Teacher, and avid outdoorswoman / Rock Geometry — watercolor — completed a national tour with the “Paint the Parks” competition (top 100) / http://www.phyllisnorthup.com