Fall Semester Award Show


Ms. Nossi, Founder and President of Nossi College of Art, give Steven Hudson an award during the Fall Semester Award Show. Photo by Chris Garrett. View more images from the evening on our Facebook page. 

Steven Hudson, an Illustration student at Nossi College of Art, received the Talent Discovery Award at the Fall Semester Awards Ceremony. This $400 award is presented to two graduating seniors who possess exceptional talent in their area of expertise and have created work surpassing expectations. Hudson also took home the Academic All Star Award for having the highest GPA in his degree program.

All students are eligible to receive the following awards: Most Creative, Most Class Participation and Most Improved. Ambassador and Talent Discovery are exceptional awards reserved only for graduating seniors. In addition, the Academic All Star Award and Excellent Student Award were created to honor students with high grade point averages and academic standing. To be considered for these awards, students must be nominated by Nossi’s adjunct faculty. Nossi College hosts these events to highlight students who have succeeded both academically and professionally throughout their college career.

Hudson is not the only student to take home an award this semester. The following students also took home impressive awards for their hard work this semester.

Samantha Hoxit, daughter of Suzanne Hoxit, of Antioch took home the Most Creative Award.

Stephen Sloan, son of Stacy Jones and Kevin Sloan, received Most Creative and Academic All Star Awards. Amanda Trowell, daughter of Randy and Cathy Trowell of Hermitage, was an Academic All Star Winner. Branden Pullen, son of Pamela Pullen, graduated from Whites Creek High School and received the Most Improved Award.

Mary Sullivan, daughter of Bruce and Gloria Sullivan took home the Ambassador Award.

Chris Wilkerson of Mufreesboro took home the Talent Discovery and Academic All Star Award.

Tyler Cowan, son of Stacy and Dan Skebo of Bell Buckle, Tenn., received the Class Participation Award.

Dustin Draper of Bowling Green, Ky., took home the Ambassador and the Excellent Student Awards

Chelsa Schoonover, daughter of Mari Jane and Major Schoonover of Smyrna, received the Excellent Student Award.

Students received their awards during Nossi College’s Senior Portfolio Show and Semester Awards Ceremony. This event calls to attention everyone’s hard work during the semester and showcases the potential of the school’s graduating class. Friends, family members and faculty crowd Nossi’s halls to celebrate the accomplishments of the nominees and winners.

“It is important that students show support for each other,” said Libby Funke-Luff, Student Activities and Marketing Director. “Not only is this an opportunity for seniors to help mentor underclassmen, but it’s also a chance for underclassmen to get a glimpse at their end goal – graduation!”

The Awards Ceremony also draws in creative professionals from the Greater Nashville area. These individuals visit with students, tour campus and offer feedback on portfolios. This is an excellent opportunity for students to make connections in the creative industries as they transition into a professional career.

“When students are working hard in class, when they are exceeding above expectations, they will be quickly noticed and nominated for these awards,” said Cyrus Vatandoost, executive Vice President at Nossi.

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