Why was SEMO a smart choice for you?

SEMO was a smart choice for me because it was an affordable alternative to the art school I was going to attend. The Art Department faculty are wonderful at their craft, and it is obvious that they are experts at what they teach.

What is it that you feel sets SEMO apart when you were making your college decision?

The affordability and the fact that campus is close to my home really set SEMO apart when I was making my college decision.

What is your major and how do you feel that program is preparing you for a successful career?

My major is Art with an emphasis in Printmaking. I feel as through the faculty in the Art Department have set me up for success as I begin to apply to jobs and look into graduate programs. They have done this by setting the bar high and sharing person experiences and expectations for graduate schools. My processors have continually shared programs and other artists that they think I would appreciate. The time they have spent outside of class to introduce me to new artists and opportunities has been priceless to me.

Do you have a scholarship?


If you have a scholarship, how will your scholarship from SEMO help you graduate with less debt and what will that mean for your life after graduation?

Coming out of college with less debt is obviously a huge weight lifted off my shoulders. I am glad that I will not have to worry about paying tens of thousands of dollars once I’ve graduated. This is just one less thing to stress about as I applaud for jobs.

What is your favorite thing about SEMO?

My favorite things about SEMO has been the connections I have made with the faculty and students. I have made so many friends in the art department, it it was so refreshing to find a similar minded group of friends and to be surrounded by like minded professionals.

Describe SEMO in two sentences.

SEMO is a good choice, and has provide me many opportunities as an undergrad. However, I am very disappointed in the removal of the Art Education program.

What makes SEMO faculty great?

A majority of the faculty in general, and the Art Department specifically, genuinely care about their students. They have been a fantastic support system, and I will sincerely miss them when I graduate.