News

$120,000 in Art & Art History Scholarships Awarded on Honors Day 2024

Art & Art History Honors Day 2024 scholarship recipients in the Sarah Moody Gallery of Art

Tuscaloosa — The UA Department of Art and Art History is proud to announce our scholarship award recipients for the upcoming academic year, 2024-2025. Graduates, undergraduates and incoming freshmen in our degree programs in studio art, art history and in our news BFA degree in graphic design were awarded over $120,000 in scholarships, thanks to our generous donors. Following is a list of the recipients with a short bio on each donor.

Art Students Endowed Scholarship Fund was established in 1981 by faculty, students and friends of the department to support academic excellence in art and art history at The University of Alabama.

  • Chloe Harrell, from Lagrange, Georgia, is earning a Bachelor of Fine Arts in graphic design with a minor in biology.

The William Garnet Anderson Endowed Scholarship was established by Mr. William G. Anderson of Shreveport, Louisiana, a longtime supporter of the University, to support academic excellence in art and art history at UA. Anderson, a UA alumnus, has endowed scholarships and support funds in the departments of history, geology, art and art history, as well as other programs.

  • Morgan Clayton, from Houma, Louisiana, is earning a Bachelor of Arts in studio art with a minor in music. Morgan is also part of the University Honors program.

The Elizabeth B. Bashinsky Endowed Art Scholarship was created by Elizabeth Crump to honor her maternal grandmother, Elizabeth Burford Bashinsky, and to support academic excellence in art and art history at UA. For her lifetime of service, Mrs. Bashinsky was inducted into the Alabama Women’s Hall of Fame and was awarded the Algernon Sidney Sullivan Award by both The University of Alabama and Judson College.

  • Jacob Camp, from Vestavia Hills, Alabama, is earning a Bachelor of Fine Arts in studio art with concentrations in sculpture and printmaking.
  • Morgan Clayton, from Houma, Louisiana, is earning a Bachelor of Arts in studio art with a minor in music. Morgan is also part of the University Honors program.
  • Alexandra Woodham, from Headland, Alabama, is earning a Bachelor of Arts in studio art.

The Bradley Endowed Scholarship Fund was established by the late Mrs. Verne B. Henry (1903-1986) of Jefferson County, Ala., in the Bradley family name to support academic excellence in art and art history at UA. Verne Bradley Henry earned her bachelor’s degree from UA in 1925 and taught art for 23 years in the Birmingham city schools, serving as supervisor of art for eleven years. Mrs. Henry also held office in the Southeastern Art Association, the regional forerunner of the Art Education Department of the National Education Association.

  • Madeline McCullar, from Hoover, Alabama, is earning a Bachelor of Arts in art history.
  • Madison Carnahan, from North Caldwell, New Jersey, is earning a Bachelor of Arts in art history and foreign languages and literature with a concentration in Italian and a minor in classical civilization.

The Marilyn Williams Elmore Endowed Art Scholarship was established by Mrs. Mildred E. Hulsey of Birmingham to honor the memory of her mother, Marilyn Williams Elmore, and to support academic excellence in art and art history at UA. Mrs. Elmore (1923-2005) earned a BA in sociology in 1944. She participated in and contributed to many civic organizations including serving as a board member and then president of the Children’s Aid Society Foundation and the Leadership Board in the College of Arts and Sciences.

  • Paulina Liston Carrera, from Tuscaloosa, Alabama, is earning a Bachelor of Fine Arts in graphic design.

The Farley Moody Galbraith Endowed Scholarship was established by Mrs. Farley Moody Galbraith, a generous donor with a long history as a friend of the department. She created this scholarship to support academic excellence in art and art history at UA. The Moody and Galbraith families have been longtime patrons of the arts and loyal supporters of The University of Alabama. Mrs. Galbraith’s mother, Sarah McCorkle Moody, established The University of Alabama’s Permanent Collection in 1950, and in 1967, the Sarah Moody Gallery of Art was named in honor of her.

  • Andrea Maria Garay Aparicio, from Santa Tecla El Sa, El Salvador, is earning a Bachelor of Fine Arts in studio art. Andrea is also part of the University Honors program.
  • Josha Charlery, from Naples, Florida, is earning a Bachelor of Fine Arts in studio art with a concentration in photography and a minor in news media.
  • Camille Sealey, from Tuscaloosa, Alabama, is earning a Bachelor of Fine Arts in graphic design. Camille is also part of the University Honors program.
  • Juliana Ogden, from Murfreesboro, Tennessee, is earning a Bachelor of Arts in art history with a minor in anthropology.
  • Gabriella Lopez, from Hoover, Alabama, is earning a Bachelor of Fine Arts in studio art with concentrations in digital media and drawing.

The Galbraith Endowed Art Scholarship was also established by Mrs. Farley Moody Galbraith to support academic excellence in art and art history at UA.

  • Ella Frech, from Farmersville, Texas, is earning a Bachelor of Fine Arts in studio art with a concentration in ceramics and a minor in art history.
  • Susan Xiao, from Madison, Alabama, is earning a Bachelor of Fine Arts in studio art with a concentration in digital media and a Bachelor of Science in computer science.
  • Reese Yarbrough, from Athens, Alabama, is earning a Bachelor of Fine Arts in graphic design.
  • Katy Williams, from Cottondale, Alabama, is earning a Bachelor of Arts in studio art with a minor in Asian studies.
  • Syiera Youngblood, from Enterprise, Alabama, is earning a Bachelor of Arts in studio art with a minor in accounting. Syiera is also part of the Path to MBA and the University Honors programs.
  • Carleigh Hall, from Huntsville, Alabama, is earning a Bachelor of Arts in theatre and studio art.
  • Victoria Yates, from Tuscaloosa, Alabama, is earning a Bachelor of Fine Arts in studio art with concentrations in digital media and drawing.

The Barbara Ann Taylor Guthans Endowed Scholarship was established by C. Richard Wilkins and Jeanie Guthans Wilkins of Mobile, Ala., to honor Mrs. Wilkins’ mother, Barbara Ann Taylor Guthans, and to support academic excellence in art and art history at UA. Mrs. Guthans received her BFA degree in fine and applied arts from UA in 1954 and made a career as a commercial artist. She has served in positions of leadership for numerous civic and charitable organizations in Mobile, as well as on the College of Arts and Sciences’ steering committee for UA’s “Campaign for Alabama” capital campaign for UA’s Blount Undergraduate Initiative, now the Blount Scholars Program.

  • Mary Katherine Barnes, from Moody, Alabama, is earning a Bachelor of Fine Arts in graphic design with a minor in accounting.

The Julie Peake Holaday Memorial Endowed Scholarship was established by Dr. John W. Holaday to support the education of students studying art and art history and to honor the memory of his sister, Julie Peake Holaday (1942-1969). Julie Peake Holaday received her BFA in 1964 and her MFA in 1966 in art from The University of Alabama.

  • Jenna McCown, from Tuscaloosa, Alabama, is earning a Bachelor of Arts in studio art and a Bachelor of Arts in psychology.
  • Carson Emerson, from Tuscaloosa, Alabama, is earning a Bachelor of Fine Arts in graphic design.
  • Chloe Morgan, from Sylacauga, Alabama, is earning a Bachelor of Fine Arts in studio art.

The Paul R. Jones Endowed Scholarship was established by Paul Raymond Jones (1928-2010), renowned for his art collection, his civil rights activism and his support for art education, to support academic excellence in art and art history at UA. In 2008, Mr. Jones established the Paul R. Jones Collection of American Art at The University of Alabama in order to share the works of these artists and their significance with the people of Alabama and beyond and to educate students on the importance of art in life. The Paul R. Jones Museum features exhibitions built around works from the collection, and, along with the lecture series Jones established, focuses on making art accessible to the University and the wider community.

  • Maya Jackson, from Pearland, Texas, is earning a Bachelor of Fine Arts in graphic design with a minor in biochemistry.
  • Darius Satterwhite, from Prattville, Alabama, is earning a Bachelor of Fine Arts in graphic design.

The Carolyn Haddon “Julie” Matthews Memorial Endowed Scholarship was established by Carolyn M. Lowe of Birmingham, Ala., to honor the memory of her mother and to support academic excellence in art and art history at UA. Mrs. Matthews graduated from UA in 1961 with a BA in history and continued to be involved with the College of Arts and Sciences, most notably through her longtime support of the Society for the Fine Arts.

  • Emma Mae Burtnett, from Marietta, Georgia, is earning a Bachelor of Arts in studio art with minors in sales and Spanish.
  • Ella Burkhart, from Blairsville, Pennsylvania, is earning a Bachelor of Arts in studio art.

The Carol B. Merkle Endowed Scholarship was established to support academic excellence in art and art history at UA. Dr. Carol Merkle of Fort Walton Beach, Florida, is a 1978 graduate of The University of Alabama. Both she and her husband Arthur graduated from the University of Alabama School of Dentistry in 1983. Carol Merkle serves on the executive council and Arthur Merkle serves on the leadership council for the UA School of Dentistry Alumni Association.

  • Jenna McCown, from Tuscaloosa, Alabama, is earning a Bachelor of Arts in studio art and a Bachelor of Arts in psychology.
  • Cade Hopkins, from Harvest, Alabama, is earning a Bachelor of Fine Arts in studio art.
  • Darius Satterwhite, from Prattville, Alabama, is earning a Bachelor of Fine Arts in graphic design.
  • Delaney Jack, from Milton, Georgia, is earning a Bachelor of Arts in dance and studio art with a minor in Spanish.
  • Reese Yarbrough, from Athens, Alabama, is earning a Bachelor of Fine Arts in graphic design.
  • Lee Garber-Ford, from Cleves, Ohio, is earning a Bachelor of Fine Arts in graphic design and a Bachelor of Science in computer science with concentrations in cybersecurity and software engineering with a minor in theatre.

The Myra and Jim Morgan Endowed Scholarship was established by Denise Morgan Milton, James P. Morgan, and Dennis Morgan, to promote academic excellence in art and art history at UA, to honor the memory of their parents, Myra and Jim Morgan, and, the children stated, “to recognize the contribution their parents made through art to the overall depth of life.” Jim and Myra Morgan founded the Morgan Gallery in Kansas City, Missouri, and were leaders in the art community, bringing artists from across the country to a growing audience of both corporate and private collectors in the Midwest. They collected both contemporary art and Americana. The Morgan Collection is part of the Sarah Moody Gallery of Art Permanent Collection and includes artists such as Robert Arneson, William Christenberry, Frank Fleming, Mel Ramos, Robert Stackhouse and William T. Wiley, among many others.

  • Syiera Youngblood, from Enterprise, Alabama, is earning a Bachelor of Arts in studio art with a minor in accounting. Syiera is also part of the Path to MBA and the University Honors programs.

The Mary M. Morgan Memorial Art Scholarship Fund was established by Niel C. Morgan in 1978 to honor the memory of his late wife Mary Murphy Morgan and to support academic excellence in art and art history at UA. Niel C. Morgan founded N.C. Morgan Construction Company in Tuscaloosa and built numerous 20th-century landmarks in west Alabama including the Stafford Hotel, NorthRiver Yacht Club, Greenetrack greyhound park, and Rose Towers, as well as buildings at UA and additions to DCH Regional Medical Center.

  • Parker McNaughton, from Greenville, Alabama is earning a Bachelor of Arts in studio art.
  • Libby Morris, from Wadley, Alabama, is earning a Bachelor of Fine Arts in studio art.
  • Abigail Dunham, from Marietta, Georgia, is earning a Bachelor of Fine Arts in graphic design with a minor in math.

The Vernon Rutledge and Eugenia Otwell Rutledge Endowed Scholarship was established in 2009 by Jerry Otwell Rutledge to honor his parents, Vernon and Eugenia Otwell Rutledge, and to support academic excellence in art and art history at UA. Jerry Rutledge, a 1963 BFA graduate of the University, is a freelance artist and artistic director. He was the original creative director for the National Humanities Series of the Woodrow Wilson National Fellowship Foundation at Princeton University, among other honors. In addition to his artistic and business ventures, Rutledge is an art collector and supporter of the Los Angeles Philharmonic and the Los Angeles County Museum of Art.

  • Libby Morris, from Wadley, Alabama, is earning a Bachelor of Fine Arts in studio art.

The Windgate Charitable Foundation Endowed Studio Arts Scholarship is awarded to undergraduate or graduate students who excel in the area of fine arts. Recipients are known as Windgate Fellows.

  • Abby Gourgues, from Mandeville, Louisiana, is earning a Bachelor of Arts in studio art and psychology. Abby is also part of the University Honors program.
  • Emily Rabbideau, from Hoover, Alabama, is earning a Bachelor of Arts in studio art and creative media with a minor in Spanish. Emily is also part of the University Honors program.
  • Sarah Wiser, from Hinesville, Georgia, is earning a Bachelor of Arts in studio art with a minor in art history.
  • Elizabeth Golembiewski, from Fenton, Michigan, is earning a Bachelor of Fine Arts in studio art. Elizabeth is also part of the University Honors program.
  • Cayley Golden, from Cottondale, Alabama, is earning a Bachelor of Fine Arts in graphic design.
  • Faith Kauhn, from Tuscaloosa, Alabama, is earning a Bachelor of Arts in studio art with a minor in art history.

The Richard Zoellner Scholarship was established in 1963 by an anonymous donor in honor of Professor Richard Zoellner (1909-2003), who taught printmaking at UA for 33 years, and to support academic excellence in art and art history at UA. Professor Zoellner’s works are in collections ranging from the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York to the Mint Museum of Art in North Carolina. During President Franklin Roosevelt’s New Deal administration, Zoellner painted several commissions including murals for U.S. Post Offices in Ohio and West Virginia. Professor Zoellner founded UA’s fine art printmaking program in 1945, one of only two in the Southeast at the time.

  • Lee Garber-Ford, from Cleves, Ohio, is earning a Bachelor of Fine Arts in graphic design and a Bachelor of Science in computer science with concentrations in cybersecurity and software engineering with a minor in theatre.

For more information about giving to one of the department’s scholarship funds, please go to our Giving page.