Regents’ Outstanding Student Awards in Arts and Humanities

Regents’ Outstanding Student Awards in Arts and Humanities
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Regents' Outstanding Student Awards in Arts and Humanities

In February 2012, The University of Texas System Board of Regents approved the establishment of the Regents' Outstanding Student Awards in Arts and Humanities to recognize student achievement in these areas. To acknowledge student achievement in the arts and humanities, The University of Texas System Board of Regents will commend outstanding students and student groups excelling in one of three areas: the musical arts, the visual arts, and creative writing. The specific area for recognition will vary each year. The awards program is designed to provide a framework that fosters excellence in student performance, rewards outstanding students, stimulates the arts and humanities, and promotes continuous quality in education.

In 2015, The UT System Board of Regents will recognize student excellence in the musical arts. The Call for Nominations will be issued in Fall 2014.

In May 2014, The UT System Board of Regents awarded the Regents' Outstanding Student Awards in Creative Writing to three students.

Catherine Cleary, a student at The University of Texas at Austin, was selected for excellence in poetry writing.

Samantha Jones, a student at The University of Texas at Arlington, was selected for excellence in short fiction.

Alison Ochoa, a student at The University of Texas at San Antonio, was selected for excellence in short fiction.

Previous Winners

In 2012, The UT System Board of Regents awarded its first Regents' Outstanding Student Awards in the Musical Arts.

Pianist Joseph Choi, a senior at The University of Texas at Austin,was recognized in the outstanding instrumental performance by an individual or duo category.

The Hill-Country Reed Trio, a chamber music ensemble consisting of UT Austin students Jonathon Pearson Altizer (bassoon), Stephanie Chung (clarinet) and Angela Park (oboe), was recognized in the outstanding musical performance by a group category.

In 2013, The UT System Board of Regents awarded the Regents' Outstanding Student Awards in the Visual Arts.

Bryce Bennett, a senior at The University of Texas at Arlington, was selected in the two-dimensional category for his exceptional photographic prints.

Zoe Berg, a senior at The University of Texas at Austin, was selected for her creative three-dimensional displays.

Wanda Mercer, Ph.D. is coordinating this program on behalf of UT System. 

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