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Alumni Awards

Join us for an Alumni Awards Reception.

Saturday, October 7
3-5 p.m.
Student Center, Levitt Auditorium
401 S. Broad Street

Celebrate our accomplished alumni with an awards reception and panel discussion, moderated by UArts’ new president Kerry Walk.


University of the Arts honors inspirational alumni through the following awards, presented during UArts Weekend. This year’s honorees include:

a square labelled image commemorate alumni award winner jayson musson. musson is pictured in an abstract cubist type knit sweater against a yellow background, with one hand on his hips and one raised up to his chin.

Jayson Musson ’02 (Photography): Distinguished Alumni Award

The Distinguished Alumni Award recognizes the outstanding achievement, dedication, and accomplishments of a UArts graduate in a particular field of endeavor, whether in a chosen profession or an innovative approach to solving a problem. This individual embodies UArts’ mission to advance human creativity through their leadership and actions.

a square labelled image commemorate alumni award winner loveis wise. wise is pictured against a lilac background with woven artifacts on display. wise is wearing a black sleeveless shirt and a tight necklace, with bleached tightly. cropped hair and a collection of mid-sized tattoos.

Loveis Wise ’18 (Illustration): Young Alumni Award

The Young Alumni Award recognizes a graduate within the preceding 20 years and demonstrates innovation, curiosity, and creativity in the pursuit of excellence in a particular field, whether in a profession; through formal volunteer activities unrelated to the school; or through a personal commitment to an issue, a project, or a cause.

a square labelled image commemorate alumni award winner jeannine cook. cook is wearing a dark blue shawl-like cape and is pictured in an ornate garden with large dirt paths extending to small monuments.

Jeannine Cook ’05 (Communications), ’14 (Art Education): Alumni Service Award

The Alumni Service Award is presented for outstanding volunteer service, as demonstrated by strong loyalty; exceptional contributions of time and effort; and personal commitment to the advancement of an important issue, project or cause. (Note: This award is for service outside UArts. The Tom M. Miles BFA ’75 Award will continue to honor a UArts volunteer).


a square labelled image commemorate alumni award winner german vazquez. vazquez is pictured seated leaning on a white counter wearing a pale denim jacket and an olive LA dodgers cap which matches the hue of the blank background.

German Vazquez ’20 (Photography): Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Accessibility Award

The DEIA Award honors a graduate who uses their creative voice to create change and advance diversity, equity, inclusion, and accessibility in their community, city or beyond. Aligned with UArts’ DEIA Office, this award celebrates an individual committed to artistic integrity and inclusion who promotes self-expression and supports diversity in all its forms.


The Alumni Awards Reception takes place during UArts Weekend and is open to alumni, parents and families, students, and faculty and staff. Registration for UArts Weekend is $10 and includes admission to all events. To register, select general registration and “Alumni Reception & Awards”. For questions, please email alumni@uarts.edu.



View the full schedule of UArts Weekend events