Top College of Arts and Humanities students honored at 2019 Arts in Motion

2019 Dean's Medalist Mason M. Lamb, M.A. and Primavera Leal Martinez, B.A. post with Dean Saúl Jiménez-Sandoval

The College of Arts and Humanities honored its 16 Students of Distinction at Arts in Motion on Saturday, April 6. At the ceremony, the graduate and undergraduate Dean’s Medalists for 2018-19 were announced.

Dean Saúl Jiménez-Sandoval and Associate Dean Honora Chapman pose with the 2019 Dean's Medalist and Students of Distinction
Dean Saúl Jiménez-Sandoval and Associate Dean Honora Chapman pose with the 2019 Dean’s Medalist and Students of Distinction

Dean’s Medalists

Mason M. Lamb, M.A.
Mason Lamb will graduate in Spring 2019 with a Master of Arts Degree in Music Performance and Composition with a cumulative GPA of 4.0. After graduation, Mason plans to pursue a doctoral degree. More…

Mason Lamb

Primavera Leal Martinez, B.A.
Primavera Leal Martinez will graduate in Spring 2019 with a Bachelor of Arts Degree in English and a cumulative GPA of 3.91. Primavera will continue her education after graduation to become a humanist who can advocate the law on behalf of those who fall through the gaps. More…

Primavera Leal Martinez

Honorable Mention

Runners up Alyssa Espinola and Lorie Hanoian.
Runners up Alyssa Espinola and Lorie Hanoian.

Alyssa R. Espinola, M.A., Department of Communication
Alyssa Espinola is graduating in Spring 2019 with a Master of Arts degree in Communication with a cumulative GPA of 4.0. After graduating, Alyssa hopes to continue her research in mindful interaction while teaching in local community colleges. More…

Alyssa Espinola

Lorie A. Hanoian, M.A., Department of Art and Design
Lorie Hanoian is graduating with a Master of Arts degree in Spring 2019 with a 4.0 GPA. With a Bachelor of Arts degree in Theatre Arts and Studio Art, Lorie’s emphasis for the Master of Arts degree is Art History. Her goal after graduation is to continue researching early twentieth-century architecture and to investigate how people have interacted with these spaces. More…

Lorie Hanoian
Lorie Hanoian speaks during Arts in Motion.
Lorie Hanoian speaks during Arts in Motion.

Standard Bearers

Standard Bearers George Garnica and Theresa Lopes
Standard Bearers George Garnica and Theresa Lopes

George Garnica, B.A., Department of Media, Communications and Journalism
George Garnica will graduate in Spring 2019 with a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Media, Communication and Journalism (MCJ) and a cumulative GPA of 3.70. After graduating, George plans to attend graduate school with hopes of one day teaching journalism. More…

George Garnica

Theresa M. Lopes, B.A., Department of Music
Theresa Lopes will graduate in Spring 2019 with a Bachelor of Arts in Music Education with an emphasis in Choral/Vocal Education and a cumulative GPA of 3.89. After graduation, Theresa will enroll in the credential program to become a music educator. She hopes to pursue a Master of Music Education or Conducting in the future. More…

Theresa Lopes

Students of Distinction

Department of Art and Design

Blanca Y. Davila Delgado, B.A.
Blanca Davila Delgado will graduate in Spring 2019 with a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Studio Art and a cumulative GPA of 3.69. After graduating, Blanca will continue her education in graduate school as she would like to teach at an institution of higher learning. More…

Blanca Davila

Department of Communication

Victoria A. Cisneros, B.A.
Victoria Cisneros will graduate in Spring 2019 with a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Communication and a cumulative GPA of 3.95. After graduating, Victoria will apply to the graduate program in Communication at Fresno State. More…

Department of English

Primavera Leal Martinez, Megan Evans and Krystal Cantú represent the English Department at Arts in Motion.
Primavera Leal Martinez, Megan Evans and Krystal Cantú represent the English Department at Arts in Motion.

Megan D. Evans, M.A.
Megan Evans is graduating in Spring 2019 with a Master of Arts in English, Rhetoric and Writing with a cumulative GPA of 4.0. After graduating, Megan plans to enroll in a Ph.D. program to continue her studies on rhetoric forms through the use of Digital Humanities tools and methodologies. More…

Megan Evans

Krystal Cantú, M.F.A.
Krystal Cantú is graduating in Spring 2019 with a Master of Fine Arts degree in Creative Writing with a cumulative GPA of 4.0. A Chicago native, Krystal plans to move back to Chicago after graduation to work for a publishing house or a magazine. She would eventually like to launch her own literary magazine that would be geared specifically toward women writers of color. More…

Krystal Cantu

Department of Linguistics

Nolan M. Trupp, B.A.
Nolan Trupp will graduate in Spring 2019 with a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Linguistics and a cumulative GPA of 3.88. After graduating, Nolan will pursue a Master of Arts Degree in Communicative Sciences – Deaf Education. More…

Nolan Trupp

Trevor Driscoll, M.A.
Trevor Driscoll will graduate in Spring 2019 with a Master of Arts Degree in Linguistics with a cumulative GPA of 4.0. After graduating, Trevor will apply to doctoral programs in order to earn a Ph.D. in linguistics and pursue his interest in theoretical phonology in academia. More…

Trevor Driscoll

Department of Modern and Classical Languages and Literatures

Associate Dean Honora Chapman introduces the MCLL Students of Distinction.
Associate Dean Honora Chapman introduces the MCLL Students of Distinction.

Tessa R. Barretto, B.A.
Tessa Barretto graduated in Fall 2018 with a Bachelor of Arts degree in French and a Bachelor of Arts degree in Art and Design with an emphasis in Printmaking. Her cumulative GPA is 3.94. In the Fall of 2019, Tessa will begin a graduate program to complete an MFA degree in Printmaking, and then she hopes to pursue a doctorate in African Art History. More…

Tessa Barretto
Tessa Barretto speaks during Arts in Motion.
Tessa Barretto speaks during Arts in Motion.

Mario A. Arias Esquivel, M.A.
Mario Arias Esquivel graduated in Fall 2018 with a Master of Arts Degree in Spanish and a cumulative GPA of 3.92. Mario is currently teaching Spanish and ESL for non-native speakers at West Hills Community College, and Spanish at Fresno City College. He plans to continue teaching at both campuses to inspire and encourage students to continue their education and learn Spanish. More…

Mario Alberto Arias Esquivel

Department of Philosophy

Jordan M. Duran, B.A.
Jordan Duran will graduate in Spring 2019 with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Philosophy with a Religious Studies Option, and a General Business Minor. Jordan’s cumulative GPA is 4.00. After graduating, Jordan plans to work full time at the family-owned automotive appraising business but has not ruled out pursuing postgraduate education at a later date. More…

Jordan Duran

Department of Theatre Arts

Lia C. Dewey, B.A.
Lia Dewey will graduate in Spring 2019 with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Theatre Arts and a cumulative GPA of 3.72. After graduating, Lia plans to attend graduate school to earn her Master of Arts degree and eventually her Ph.D. in Theatre and Performance Studies. More…

Lia Dewey

Arts in Motion Moments

The Photo Booth

The Arts in Motion reception featured a photo booth with fun costumes. Here are those photos.

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The College of Arts and Humanities provides a diverse student population with the communication skills, humanistic values and cultural awareness that form the foundation of scholarship. The college offers intellectual and artistic programs that engage students and faculty and the community in collaboration, dialog and discovery. These programs help preserve, illuminate and nourish the arts and humanities for the campus and for the wider community.

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