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Visual Arts student wins award

Visual Arts student wins award

Award winner

Academic Summit Juried Student Art Exhibition guest juror Xenia Fedorchenko, left, with Tiffany Pruitt, McNeese visual arts student who won the Outstanding Merit in Photography award with her photograph titled "Yellow Baby Blue."

Tiffany Pruitt, a McNeese State University visual arts student from Vinton, won the Outstanding Merit in Photography award at the Juried Student Art Exhibition held in conjunction with the inaugural Academic Summit held recently on the McNeese campus.

Faculty, staff and students from the University of Louisiana System's nine universities attended the two-day event focused on service-learning and undergraduate research.

Guest juror, Xenia Fedorchenko, assistant professor of art at Lamar University, selected 32 works from more than 400 pieces for the juried art exhibition. Pruitt won her award with her photograph titled "Yellow Baby Blue."

Other McNeese students selected for the exhibit included: Kathlene Chene, Westlake;  Jacob Dugas, Lake Charles; Pankaj Khadka, Kathmandu, Nepal; Emily Lewis, Lake Charles;  Sarah Lonthier, Lake Charles; and Jeremy Price, Lake Charles.