Spring Semester Award Winners

WRITTEN BY: lfunke

Photos take by Nossi College of Art Student, Jason Lyell This spring, 41 students were nominated in seven award categories at Nossi College of Art’s Open House featuring the Senior Show. From Most Improved to Most Creative, these awards, presented at the end of each semester, highlight successes from the student body. Nossi College’s adjunct faculty members and select staff members help nominate students who excelled throughout the semester. “I’m honored to be part of the nominating class each semester because I am always impressed with the level of work our students are producing and the commitment they have to their craft,” said Libby Funke, Student Activities Director at Nossi College. The award ceremony takes place after the Senior Show. Winners are announced in the following categories: Most Creative, Class Participation, Most Improved, Ambassador, Academic All Star and Talent Discovery. Academic All Star and Talent Discovery are awards reserved only for graduating seniors. The student with the highest GPA in each program earn Academic All Star while one student, considered “best of the best” among Nossi’s most creative students is picked for Talent Discovery and presented with a $400 prize. Class Participation Susan Birchfield of Milton, Tenn and Audrey Hale of Nashville Most Improved Ashleigh McBride of Glasgow, Ky and Hector Mendoza of Clarksville, Tenn Excellent Student Suzan Ahmed of Richmond, Va., and Kayla Crumbley of Nashville Ambassador Award Sean Williams of Nashville and Angela Everett of Hendersonville Most Creative Joseph Ebanks of Nashville and Michael Gribble of Hendersonville Academic…

Nossi Open House and Senior Show

Nossi College of Art invites you to attend our Summer Open House on Thursday, August 11 from 4-7 p.m. Artwork from photographers, illustrators, videographers and designers will be on display to see what the next group of creative professionals is producing in Nashville. It would be a crime to miss this event! While you are here, grab snacks and refreshments while you tour Nossi’s creative campus – chat with students about their experience in art college and discover what it means to be a professional creative in Nashville. A degree from Nossi College can help you succeed in this competitive industry. Come discover how in-demand a creative career can be! Artwork created by Mary Sullivan, a 2016 Summer Illustration Graduate. View more of her work here.  

Michael Lang Delivers Commencement Speech at Nossi

WRITTEN BY: intern extraordinaire

Michael Lang, a professional artist, illustrator and graphic designer, attended Nossi College of Art’s graduation ceremony on Saturday, June 4, 2016, as the commencement speaker. Michael Lang has 34 years of experience as a multi-talented creative. He attended Central Academy of Commercial Art, a small art school in Cincinnati, Ohio. After leaving art school Michael immediately got a job at a screen print and novelties company creating designs and illustrations for many of the top Nascar and music legends including Richard Petty, Geoff Bodine, Loretta Lynn, Hank Williams Jr, Alabama and many many more. He had a sweet gig with a printing company, designing and illustrating restaurant menus, billboards, letterheads and packaging. He worked with GooGoo Cluster’s as well as King Leo Candy. In addition to these well known companies, Michael was an employee for Lifeway Christian Resources in Nashville, Tenn. He designed, illustrated and managed hundreds of projects for them over the years.   During the ceremony, he shared professional experiences and offered advice for graduates to carry with them in their careers and throughout life. His advice was easy to digest, saying boldly that his strongest piece of wisdom to offer, is “Don’t be a jerk… as talented as you might be, it can never out trump how you act.” He spoke to graduates about the reality of their jobs, and reminded them that being a chameleon will keep you growing. Possessing the ability to adapt and being willing to learn a new set of skills will soon…

Summer Semester Awards!

WRITTEN BY: lfunke

During the Award Ceremony, the excitement in the room was palpable. Over 100 fellow students, friends, family and professionals helped summer graduates celebrate the end of their college journey. Nossi College honored students in seven categories to highlight the creative artists who worked the hardest this summer and supported other students to be successful. Cheers boomed from the audience in Studio A as names were read and winners were announced. To qualify for an award, a student must be nominated by a Nossi College faculty member. The student with the most nominations gets the award and their picture taken with Founder and CEO, Nossi Vatandoost. The top award, Talent Discovery, also comes with a $400 cash prize. “It is always a great feeling when we have a great turnout, but it never surprises me,” said Dax Gomez, Career Services Director at Nossi College. “This group of seniors worked hard and are very talented. On top of family members and faculty, we always have industry professionals attend hoping to flush out their next great employee.” The following students won awards for the 2015 summer semester: Mary Ann Hewitt and Michael Truitt won Class Participation, an award designed to students who show an extra interest in class and encourage student interaction. Audrey Hale and Amber Thomas won Most Improved, an award given to students showing remarkable improvement in the quality of their work from the previous semester. Nicole Drake and Landon Matney won Most Creative, a highly coveted award in this creative…

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