Archive for June, 2010

The College of Westchester Presents First Annual Alumni Achievement Award

Posted on June 30th, 2010 in Event, Graduation | No Comments »

(L-R): Dale Smith, Vice President of Marketing; Jessica Perilla, CW Alumni & Award Recipient; and Karen Smith, President

At The College of Westchester’s (CW) June 3, 2010 Commencement Ceremony, Jessica Perilla, a 2001 graduate of the Multimedia Management and Development program, was awarded with CW’s First Annual Alumni Achievement Award.  She excelled while at CW and was immediately hired by the Partnership for a Drug Free America, where she had been doing an internship that had been arranged by our Office of Career Services.  She also went on to earn her bachelor’s degree in graphic design from The School of Visual Arts.  After graduating SVA, Jessica left her full-time job to start her own company – Jessica Perilla Design – an award-winning venture which has grown to over 100 clients, some very well known, such as Real Simple Magazine, Aeropostale, and Wiley Publishing.  Jessica is a member of several professional design and entrepreneurial organizations, started the Mural Project through which artists donate their skills to create murals in hospitals, including Montefiore in the Bronx, and founded an online network dedicated to women entrepreneurs called “Web2Fem.”   Jessica has remained a loyal CW alumnus, continuing to interact with faculty, attending events, and currently assisting the CW Online Division in website design.  It is for all of these fine accomplishments that Jessica was presented with this prestigious award.

Berkeley College Launches Education Partnership Program for Disabled Combat Veterans

Posted on June 28th, 2010 in General | No Comments »

Berkeley College has launched CVET, the Berkeley College Combat Veterans Education Partnership. This Partnership is designed specifically to meet the academic and career goals of disabled combat veterans.


Berkeley College is proud to announce the launching of CVET, the Berkeley College Combat Veterans Education Partnership. This Partnership is designed specifically to meet the academic and career goals of disabled combat veterans. The CVET program, administered by the Berkeley College Office of Military and Veterans Affairs, is staffed by retired and current members of the military who are fully aware of the unique situation of disabled combat veterans returning home from duty. 

“CVET participants are enrolled in the academic program of their choice at Berkeley College and receive direct counseling and support throughout their entire academic journey,” says Assistant Vice President of Military and Veterans Affairs Richard Robitaille, EdD. 
The distance learning program offers Associate’s and Bachelor’s degrees through the Berkeley College School of Business and the School of Professional Studies. Disabled combat veterans can enroll in the program and begin their studies while recovering at a military installation. When CVET participants near completion of their academic programs, they are connected with the Berkeley College Career Services Department, which maintains relationships with corporations interested in offering internships to veterans of the armed forces. 

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School of Visual Arts Taps Jeffrey D. Nesin As Its Next Provost

Posted on June 17th, 2010 in Uncategorized | No Comments »

President Emeritus of the Memphis College of Art Returns to New York Institution He Helped Shape

Jeffrey D. Nesin, president emeritus of the Memphis College of Art (MCA), has been named provost of the School of Visual Arts (SVA), one of the nation’s largest colleges of art and design. Having led MCA through two decades of unprecedented growth, Nesin will return to the city where he grew up and the institution where he began his career in higher education, first as a member of the faculty and then as a member of the president’s cabinet.

“I am pleased to be able to work with Jeff again as we plan for the next decade of growth at SVA, strengthen the institutional structure, and continue to advance the faculty and curriculum,” said SVA President David Rhodes.

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LIM College’s Maxwell Hall Honored with Design Award

Posted on June 11th, 2010 in Event, General | No Comments »

LIM College’s Maxwell Hall, which was expanded and renovated by Marner Architecture in 2009, has been recognized with an Outstanding Design award from American School & University (AS&U) magazine.

AS&U is an information source for education facilities and business professionals—serving the nation’s K-12 and higher education administrators responsible for the planning, design, construction, retrofit, operations, maintenance and management of education facilities. Since 1983, AS&U has hosted the premier competitions for education design projects.

Maxwell Hall will be featured in AS&U’s upcoming Educational Interiors Showcase. Published in August each year, this is a special issue entirely devoted to the best in educational interiors and facility planning. Educational administrators and others interested in educational facilities look to the Educational Interiors Showcase issue as a guide to award-winning ideas and innovations for America’s schools and universities. Honored projects also appear on the website.

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SVA Wins School of the Year Award at the ADC 89th Annual Awards Ceremony

Posted on June 4th, 2010 in Event | 1 Comment »

SVA took home the School of the Year award at the ADC 89th Annual Awards Ceremony, hosted by the Art Directors Club (ADC), an international organization for creatives in integrated media. The award was given to the school with the most cumulative ADC Cubes won across all categories, and SVA tied with Miami Ad School for the honor.

A number of SVA students were recognized individually for their projects. Alumnus and current MFA Illustration as Visual Essay Department student Jungyeon Roh (BFA 2009 Illustration) won a Gold Cube in the Illustration category for her book Today is Sushi Day. Bronze Cubes were awarded to Alex Sunyoung Koo (BFA 2009 Advertising) and Julissa Ortiz (BFA 2009 Advertising)  in Collateral Advertising; and to Wesley Gott, a current student in the MFA Design Department, for Television and Cinema Design. Jang Cho (BFA 2010 Advertising), Marianna D’Annunzio (BFA 2010 Advertising), Sungkwon Ha (BFA 2009 Advertising) and Eunjung Yoo (BFA 2010 Graphic Design) also received Merit awards for their advertising and design submissions.

The awards ceremony took place on Wednesday, May 19, at the SVA Theatre, 333 West 23 Street. Cubes were presented by top industry professionals including Richard Wilde, chair of the BFA Advertising and Graphic Design Department. SVA students, alumni and faculty were also featured in the Art Directors Annual 88.