Three College of Arts and Sciences students received top honors in the annual Imagining the World: Study Abroad Photo Competition.
Environmental Studies major Sy Bean, a sophomore, was awarded first place for his photo taken in Zambia. Antonio Ysursa, a senior majoring in photography and English literature, received second place for his photo taken in Seville, Spain. Graduate student Frank Dammann in the Master of Public Administration program took third place for his photo taken in Kelela, Ethiopia. Each award carries a cash prize.
The winning photos and 17 additional photos that received “Honorable Mention” are currently on display in Kinsey Gallery. More than 200 photos were submitted.
The selections were made by a distinguished group of judges: Greg Gilbert, award-winning photographer from the Seattle Times; Jane Perovich, editor at Getty Images; Terry Divyak of Shutter Tours in Seattle; and Anil Kapahi, independent photographer. Joining them was Communications Studies major Joe Dyer.
According to competition organizer Arts and Sciences Associate Dean Kathleen La Voy, the annual competition highlights the College’s commitment to global education.
“We encourage our students to actively engage with diverse cultures around the world through faculty-led programs abroad, language studies, partnerships around the globe, service learning, and more,” she said. “Through this contest, students share with us a very personal window into a world of new experiences and new understanding.”
The public is invited to join Arts and Sciences Dean David Powers, the judges, and the students at the Awards Ceremony and Artist’s Reception at 5:00 p.m. on Thursday, March 1, in Kinsey Gallery in the Alumni and Admissions Building. The exhibit runs through March 23, 2012.
The College of Arts and Sciences is the largest college in Seattle University. In addition to offering 33 undergraduate and 7 advanced degrees, the College of Arts and Sciences administers the Global Awareness Program, a specialization available to students of any major in any college.
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