Slane College Presents Honors & Awards

May 22, 2014

Students in the Slane College of Communications and Fine Arts at Bradley University were recognized recently for their accomplishments.  We are proud to announce the following students received honors in the Art, Communication, Interactive Media, Music and Theatre Arts departments.


Outstanding Student in Art History


Kelsie Barnhart

Peoria, IL

Outstanding Students in Ceramics


Conor Alwood

Hanna City, IL 

Diana Robb

Peoria, IL

Outstanding Students in Drawing


Ian Hacker

Naperville, IL

Jacob Guzan

Peoria, IL

Jacqueline Klene

Belleville, IL

Outstanding Students in Graphic Design


Thomas O’Neill

Arlington Hts, IL 

Rachel Scott

Pekin, IL 

Taylor Ackerman

Cincinnati, OH 

Kara Hoganson

Kirkwood, MO

Outstanding Students in Painting


Thea Baldwin

Dixon, IL

KaraLyn Black

Farmington, IL

Elizabeth Higdon

Grayslake, IL

Outstanding Student in Photography


Heather Sweet

Washington, IL

Outstanding Students in Printmaking


Jacob Guzman

Peoria, IL

Thea Baldwin

Dixon, IL

Ian Hacker

Naperville, IL

Outstanding Students in Sculpture


Christine Huggins

Peoria, IL

Allison Milner

Normal, IL 

Kottemann Endowed Scholarship


Karson Mayer

Ellisville, MO

Rascalware Award


Kari Thornton

Gays, IL




Outstanding Student in Advertising


Bailiegh Basham

Mattoon, IL

Outstanding Students in Journalism


Vickie Berkow

Arlington Hts, IL

Kira Rysiewicz

Naperville, IL

Outstanding Students in Public Relations


Michelle Flores

Orland Park, IL

Erika Kubik

Saint Charles, MO

Outstanding Student in Television Arts Creative Production


Stephanie Robbons

Bloomingdale, IL 

Outstanding Student in Television Arts Academic Achievement


Christopher Summers

Peoria, IL

Outstanding Students in Organizational Communication


Bridgett Brzezinski

Chicago, IL 60618

Kaylee Moeslein

Downers Grove, IL

Outstanding Student in Sports Communication


Lauren Watts

Watseka, IL

Speech Team


Adam Rayzor, NFA National Champion in Informative Speaking

Moorpark, CA

The Michelle M. Noe Communication Leadership Award


Kate Carroll

Peoria, IL



Academic Excellence


Laura Schirmer

Broomfield, CO

Applied Excellence in Animation and Visual Effects


Jess Marder

Libertyville, IL

Brian Borst

Inverness, IL

John Farmer

Peoria, IL 

Applied Excellence in Game Design


Joe Ruel

Evanston, IL

Xavier Gordon

Chicago, IL 60620

Bobbi Schultz

Pekin, IL

Heath Moore

Brimfield, IL

Gregor Armstrong

Polo, IL 

Applied Excellence in Web and Application Design


Spencer Cree

Deer Creek, IL

Linsey Whitlock

Franklin, IL

Applied Excellence in Game Development


Grant Mooney

East Peoria, IL




Bradley Concerto/Aria Competition Award Winners


Katie Burnham


Clara Capriotti

Bourbonnais, IL 

Evan Van Breemen

Elmhurst, IL

National Association of Teachers of Singing


Melissa Blain

Peoria, IL 

Sigma Alpha Iota Scholastic Award


Ashleigh Koch

Pekin, IL

Sigma Alpha Iota Collegiate Honor Award


Natashia Coan

Pontiac, IL

Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia Collegiate Honor Award


Caleb Mackinder

Peoria, IL 

Presser Scholar  


2013-2014 Michael Archer

West Peoria, IL

2014-2015 Kinza Hagerup

Dousman, WI




Representing Excellence in Academic Achievement


Freshman Class


Julia Koukol

Gurnee, IL

Ryan Mitacek

Glen Ellyn, IL 

Sophomore Class


Hannah Williams

Naperville, IL 

Junior Class


Catherine Zimmerman

Naperville, IL

Senior Class


Carrie Peiffer

Dubuque, IA

Representing Excellence in Theatre Scholarship


Crystal Pulkowski

Lake in the Hills, IL

Representing Excellence in Acting


Peyton McDermott

Adel, IA 

Angelica Richardson

Chicago, IL 60707

Representing Excellence in Design


Alexandra Schad

Peoria, IL

Representing Excellence in Directing


Danielle Dyksterhouse

Sheboygan, WI

Representing Excellence in Production


Andrew Kauff

Arlington Hts, IL 

Carrie Peiffer

Dubuque, IA

Representing Excellence in Stage Management


Catherine Zimmerman

Naperville, IL

ACTF Irene Ryan National Competition


Angelica Richardson 

Chicago, IL 60707

and partner Kiayla Jackson

Sauk Village, IL

Representing Excellence in Service to the Department


Josiah Williams

Milwaukee, WI 53216

The Global Scholars Program provides a unique opportunity for students to gain substantive exposure to a broad spectrum of global and cultural forces.  The required coursework spans several academic disciplines, introducing students to relevant content framed in a global setting.  As a broad cross-disciplinary concentration, this program seeks to stimulate students' intellectual involvement in global affairs and helps those wishing to pursue future international opportunities.  

Global Scholars

Megan Beigl

Lake Zurich, IL

Beth Brooks

Dixon, IL

Lauren Campbell

Aurora, IL

Shelby Duitsman

Ogden, IL

Stephen Goethals

LaGrange, IL

Erin Guth

Clarendon Hills, IL

Hollie Huntley

Salem, OR 

Jennifer Jackson

Glendale Hts, IL 

Madeline Madura

Mundelein, IL

Anna Marie Mitchell

Chicago, IL 60638

Carrie Peiffer

Dubuque, IA

Lee Pikelny

Chicago, IL 60610

Kira Rysiewicz

Naperville, IL

Kristen Sergot-Carey

Peoria, IL

Samantha Sprengel

Peoria, IL

Alexandra Stelzer

Peoria, IL 

Megan Swanson

Peoria, IL 

Jonathan Teich

Bay City, MI 

Mary Voelker

Peoria, IL 

Outstanding Co-op/Intern of the Year

Nicole Van Schaick

Peoria, IL