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Art Education Graduate Students Receive National Recognition

Published August 18, 2023

Three students from the Department of Art Education recently won awards around the nation, recognizing their hard work and dedication to their studies. Join us in congratulating Zoe Hume, Minki Jeon, and Cui Jing on their accomplishments:

Zoe Hume selected as Point Foundation BIPOC Scholar

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Zoe Hume

Museum Education and Visitor-Centered Curation PhD student Zoe Hume was selected as a Point Foundation BIPOC Scholar. The Point Foundation supports LGBTQ students in their academic studies and the BIPOC Scholarship provides financial, coaching, and community support to BIPOC and LGBTQ communities.

“The work the Point Foundation does for the LGBTQIA+ community is invaluable, and I am honored to be one of their 2023 BIPOC Scholars and to have Point’s support as I continue my academic career,” said Hume.

Hume also received the Harold T. Pinkett Student of Color Award from the Society of American Archivists. The award recognizes graduate students of color who, through scholastic achievement, manifest an interest in becoming professional archivists and active members of SAA. Zoe has worked in archival and historical work at the FSU Institute on World War II and the Human Experience, the University of San Francisco Gleeson Library, and the Newport Historical Society.


Minik Jeon wins Academic Leadership Award

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Minki Jeon

Art Education doctoral student Minki Jeon won the FSU Academic Leadership Award for the College of Fine Arts. The Academic Leadership Award is presented to up to two students in each academic college and is based on academic performance, university service, and other contributions both in and out of the classroom.

“Minki has excelled in our program both with assigned duties as a graduate assistant and with projects that he voluntarily completes on his own time,” said Professor Jeff Broome, who recommended Jeon for the award alongside fellow professors Rachel Fendler, Amber Ward and Sara Scott Shields. “He has become the program’s go-to person among graduate assistants when it comes to leadership, instruction, and mentorship.”

“It’s an honor to accept the FSU Academic Leadership Award,” Jeon said. “I would like to extend my heartfelt gratitude to Dr. Broome, Dr. Scott Shields, Dr. Fendler, and Dr. Ward for nominating me for the award. I also would like to express my sincere appreciation to my family. The FSU Art Education family encourages me to think about how I collaborate with colleagues and how to grow as a researcher.”


Cui Jing awarded Prasad Family Foundation International Student Scholarship

Art Therapy PhD candidate Cui Jing was selected as the recipient for the Prasad Family Foundation International Student Scholarship from the American Art Therapy Association for the second year in a row. Recipients are chosen for their hard work and dedication to the field of art therapy.

“I am so happy to be a Ph.D. candidate at FSU and very excited about my dissertation that integrates Western and Eastern philosophical perspectives,” Jing said. “I value the experience of living in a different culture that inspires me to see rich layers in both my professional and personal life.”