Visual Arts Students Selected for Priddy Charitable Trust Fellowships in Arts Leadership 2006-2007


Emily Black holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA) degree in art history from the University of Kansas. A recipient of numerous honors and awards, including the Harley S. Nelson Scholarship, the Amsden Award for Excellent in Art History, and the Germanic Languages and Literatures Book Award for Classroom Excellence, Ms. Black has served as a student assistant in the Education Department at the Spencer Museum of Art at the University of Kansas. She has also worked as a Program Manager at the Wichita Art Museum in Wichita, Kansas. She is committed to a career in museum education.

 
 
 

Lillian Lewis received the Bachelor of Science (BS) degree in art education from Howard Payne University. Since 2003 she has been a middle school art teacher at Crownover Middle School in Denton where she has successfully taught emotionally disturbed, special needs and learning disabled students using modified curricula and adapted tools and media. She has also been involved in creating interdisciplinary units of study that reinforce learning other classes through artistic expression. Active in the community and in professional arts education organizations, Ms. Lewis has coordinated fundraising activities to allow all students equal access to media and extracurricular activities. She is committed to doing research and writing on community art, public art, and cultural identity within communities.

 
 
 
 
 
 

Pedrameh Manoochehri holds two Bachelor of Arts (BA) degrees from The University of Texas at Austin (UT), one in studio art and one in psychology. She has worked for two years as a case manager for National Mentor, Inc. in Austin and taught for two years in the Woodlands Montessori School in the Houston area, prior to returning to graduate school at the University of North Texas (UNT) in 2005. In the Summer of 2005 she did an internship at the International Museum of Women in San Francisco, and in the 2005-2006 academic year she served as a Teaching Assistant in the Department of Anthropology at UNT. She has done extensive volunteer work in the community with organizations such as the Texas Fine Arts Association, Galeria Sin Fronteras, and Cinematexas Independent Film Festival. She also co-developed a children’s art program in Dallas known as the Center for Survivors of Torture. She exhibits her creative work regularly and has given several presentations at professional meetings. She will pursue the Masters of Arts (MA) degree in art education in conjunction with the Priddy Fellowship in Arts Leadership.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Dawn Stienecker holds the Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA) degree in painting and drawing from the University of North Texas and the Master of Education (MEd) degree in art education from the University of Houston. She has had ten years of teaching experience at the elementary, middle school, and high school levels. She is also an active writer about the arts with more than ten publications to her credit. She is active in making presentations and conducting workshops at the local and state level and received the Teacher of the Year Award from the American Montessori School in 2002. She will be pursuing the Ph.D. degree in art education in conjunction with the Priddy Fellowship in Arts Leadership.

 
 
 
 
 

Matthew Sutherlin holds the Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA) degree in painting from the University of Central Arkansas and the Master of Fine Arts (MFA) degree in sculpture from the University of Massachusetts. He has done internships at Walt Disney World and at the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, has worked as a wood shop technician, and served as a teaching assistant at the University of Massachusetts. The recipient of numerous awards and honors, he has exhibited his creative work extensively. Committed to education in the arts, Matthew will pursue the Ph.D. in art education in conjunction with the Priddy Fellowship in Arts Leadership.

 
 
 
 

Music Students Selected for Priddy Charitable Trust Fellowships in Arts Leadership 2006-2007

David J. Begnoche holds a Bachelor of Music (BM) in trombone performance from the New England Conservatory of Music and a Master of Music (MM) in trombone performance from the Manhattan School of Music and is pursuing a Doctoral of Musical Arts (DMA) in trombone performance at the University of North Texas. With nine years of teaching experience, Mr. Begnoche also has an extensive performance and recording record, having performed with the Chicagoland Pops Symphony, the Joffrey Ballet Orchestra, the Baltimore Chamber Orchestra, and the Charleston Symphony Orchestra. With a goal of helping American arts reach a wider audience, Mr. Begnoche sees education as a critical element in achieving this goal.

 
 
 
 

Jonathan A. Govias holds a Bachelor of Music (BM) degree with distinction from the University of Victoria (Canada), a certificate in arts administration from the International Institute of Culture Management (Munich), and a Master of Music (MM) degree in orchestral conducting from the University of Denver. He has served in a variety of artistic and administrative roles worldwide, including the Director of Marketing for the Victoria Symphony (Canada),  the Assistant Conductor of the Colorado Youth Symphony, and Music Director for the Calcutta Orchestra (India). He is the recipient of multiple international awards, including the Reinhold Mohn Fellowship given by the German media company Bertelsmann AG, which recognized his achievements in cultural and social entrepreneurship.  He has presented at a number of prominent business schools and conferences, hosted by leading institutions in Spain, Germany and China.

 
 
 

Lindsey Johnson holds the Bachelor of Music Education (BME) from Susquehanna University and the Master of Music (MM) degree in performance from the University of North Texas. She is currently pursuing a Ph.D. degree in music education at UNT. With ten years of teaching experience at both the K-12 and university levels, she assisted Lori Custodero at Teachers College, Columbia University with planning and facilitating the New York Philharmonic Very Young People’s Concert. Committed to a career as a music teacher, Ms. Johnson’s expectations of the Priddy Fellowship is that it will help her to be a more effective advocate for the importance of music in children’s lives.

 
 
 
 
 

Carolyn Keyes holds the Bachelor of Music (BM) degree in music performance from Bowling Green State University and the Master of Music (MM) degree in music performance from the University of North Texas. She is pursuing the doctoral degree in music performance in conjunction with the Priddy Fellowship in Arts Leadership. A National Merit Scholar, Ms. Keyes also received the Ohio Board of Regents Scholarship and the Bowling Green State University President’s Award for Academic Excellence. She has been involved in Lock One Community Arts, an organization dedicated to bringing the arts to rural communities in Midwest Ohio.

 
 
 
 

Jennifer Weaver holds the Bachelor of Music Education (BMEd) degree from Cedarville University and the Master of Music (MM) degree in music theory from the University of North Texas. She is the recipient of numerous awards and honors, including the Alumni Association Award for Excellence in Music at Cedarville University and the Leadership Scholarship Award at Twin valley High School. Committed to a career in teaching and arts administration, Jennifer will pursue doctoral study in music in conjunction with the Priddy Fellowship in Arts Leadership.

 
 

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