Nossi's 2015 Spring Semester Award Show

Over 100 nominations were received for the 2015 Spring Semester Award Show. Only 14 students were able to take home an award depicting their hard work.

Class Participation

Kaylia Caudel – Bachelor of Graphic Design Media

Mary Ann Hewitt – Bachelor of Photography

Nossi Ambassadors

Richard Norris – Associate of Interactive Graphic Design

Katherine Seghers – Bachelor of Photography

Most Improved

Brianna Bailey – Bachelor of Photography

Kyla Harris- Phikhailathavong – Bachelor of Illustration

Most Creative

Russell Ewings, Jr – Bachelor of Illustration

Jonathan Wesenberg – Bachelor of Photography and ​Video and Film

Academic All Stars

Maria Ayala – Bachelor of Photography and ​Video and Film

Hannah Burchard – Bachelor of Graphic Design Media

Bethany Krebs-Wright Associate in Commercial Photography

Meagan McCoy-Woodcock – Bachelor of Illustration

Richard Norris – Associate of Interactive Graphic Design

Excellent Student Award

Meagan McCoy-Woodock

Amber Thomas – Bachelor in Photography and ​Video and Film

Talent Discovery (comes with $400 cash prize)

Greg Ellis – Bachelor of Graphic Design Media

Bethany Krebs-Wright

The Semester Award Shows started over a decade ago when instructors wanted to reward elite talent and the hardest-working students. Only current faculty members have the opportunity to vote for the most qualified students because they interact regularly and see the talent develop and evolve as students progressed in college.

“It makes it very special for the students,” said Cyrus Vatandoost, executive Vice Preside of Nossi College of Art. “

The Semester Award show takes place as the Nossi College of Art Senior Show wraps up. This opportunity allows current students, soon to be graduates, faculty and staff to come together at the end of the semester to recognize talent and great work produced.

“This recognition of hard work is very important to show our underclassmen the level they need to aspire to upon graduation,” Vatandoost said. “Competition makes everyone better.”

Dax Gomez, Career Service Director, helps organize the event, invites professionals to interact with students and is a sounding board for industry insight. He works with each senior throughout the semester by helping review resumes, business cards, presentations and portfolios.

Gomez’s favorite moment of the evening came when a student he worked closely with this spring won the Talent Discovery Award.

“It is a very prestigious award and comes with a cash prize,” said Gomez. “I appreciated the moment because he really deserved it. He worked hard for a great internship, took full advantage of the opportunity and transitioned it into a full-time position.”

When students take their work seriously, professionals around them do as well, and Nossi College of Art tirelessly works to help students be part of Nashville well-connected, energetic and creative industries.