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Graduate art student earns SUNY fellowship

Jeesoo Lee '06g (Painting) recently received a $3,500 Thayer Fellowship in the Arts for 2006 from the State University of New York.

The fellowship recognizes outstanding achievement and high professional potential in the arts of students.

"Itís great to be the finalist in visual arts," said Lee. "I was already honored enough before I became the winner."

Lee said she will use the award money toward obtaining a studio in New York City where she will continue to develop her skills.

The $7,000 award is presented each year to one student or shared among several students in the SUNY system.

The Thayer Fellowship was established by the late Walter Thayer of Whitney Communications, in New York City, to honor his wife, Jeanne Thayer, who served as a SUNY trustee from 1974 to 1984, and was an active supporter of the arts and professional artists.

MAY 08, 2006
Volume 4, Issue 9

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