Presented to the graduating art history major with the highest cumulative and major G.P.A.
Sandra Sampaio was born and raised in Brazil where she graduated as a registered oncology nurse in 1989, later co-founding an outpatient cancer network, Clínica AMO. She was involved with cancer patient care and quality initiatives for over 25 years up to 2017, when she moved with her husband and two college bound daughters to Maryland. Sandra is now a senior art history undergraduate student at George Mason University. After her graduation she intends to pursue more learning opportunities and focus on Italian Renaissance art, her field of interest.
Irena is a senior undergraduate art history student. She was accepted into the Bachelor’s/Accelerated Master’s (BAM) program here at George Mason University and will start working on her master’s degree this fall. She already has a bachelor’s degree in literature and has spent years doing program and resource development for non-profit organizations and social economic enterprises in North America, Europe, and Africa before coming to the study of art history. She realized that art history synthesized into one field of study her various interest areas: literature, visual arts, history, writing, critical thinking, spirituality, and teaching. Her plan is to keep learning and pass on what she is learning to others – through her writing, interactive installations, and any other new ways that might open up. She is originally from Croatia and travels often to her homeland with her husband Scott.
You can read some of her creative writing here.
Tenni Littlewhiteman is an undergrad senior achieving her bachelor of arts degree in art history and a minor in dance appreciation. She is born and raised in Virginia and previously served 11 years in the United States Air Force. Her dream is to become an exhibit designer, curatorial assistant, or an archivist. She loves learning about contemporary art, but has a passion for learning about art of ancient civilizations.