Bluefield University in the News


by | Feb 27, 2012

Five outstanding art students at Bluefield College have been inducted into the school's Eta Zeta chapter of the Kappa Pi International Honorary Art Society.

The students — Jaclyn Bissett of Berkeley Springs, West Virginia; Kara Georgiades of Virginia Beach, Virginia; Melissa Hubert of Smyrna, Delaware; Rebecca Marrs of Bluefield, Virginia; and Joey Waltz of Staunton, Virginia — were recognized during an induction ceremony on campus, February 7, for their success, talent, creativity and scholarship in the study of art.

Each received a Kappa Pi membership certificate and pin and access to scholarships, mentorship and insight from the oldest honorary art fraternity in the world.

At more than 100 years old, Kappa Pi offers thousands of art students and professionals who care about art and its role in life the opportunity to nurture their passion for visual art. Through hundreds of chapters around the United States and abroad, Kappa Pi members are exposed to lectures, excursions, exhibitions and companionship that help grow and influence art study and programs on campus and in the community.

To be inducted into Kappa Pi, students must complete at least 12 academic hours of study in art with at least a 3.0 grade point average and produce outstanding artwork in their courses. They must also be nominated for membership by a faculty member in the Art Department and/or submit an art portfolio for review. In exchange for this high academic achievement, Kappa Pi offers its members competitive scholarships to continue their study.

Assisting in the induction ceremony were BC Eta Zeta officers Jessica Looney (president), Celia Jones (vice president), and Professor Walter Shroyer (treasurer and faculty advisor).

Other Honor Society members in attendance included Jawaugn Arnold, Della Limbert, Jessica Looney, Meredith Simkins, Angela Steele, and Morgan Taylor.

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