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Letter from the President

Handwritten letter from Sanjit Sethi

Congrats to the Spring 2020 Grads from MCAD Department Chairs

Spring 2020 Graduating Class

Bachelor of Fine Arts

  • Lindsay Ajdukiewicz, Illustration
    Brooklyn, New York
  • Joseph Andriani, Comic Art
    Leawood, Kansas
  • Francesca Angeloni, Fine Arts Studio
    Johnston, Iowa
  • Benjamin S. August, Photography
    Minneapolis, Minnesota
  • Meg Baillie, Animation
    Brule, Wisconsin
  • Francis Barry, Illustration
    Minnetonka, Minnesota
  • Kaitlin Bartlett, Illustration
    Blaine, Minnesota
  • Sarah Billings, Graphic Design
    Ladysmith, Wisconsin
  • Syd Birkes, Comic Art
    Belle Plaine, Kansas
  • Mindi Bollig, Animation
    Marshall, Minnesota
  • Rein Boyd, Graphic Design
    Madison, Wisconsin
  • Nathaniel Bratager, Illustration
    Albertville, Minnesota
  • Madison Bruner, Drawing and Painting
    Houston, Texas
  • Jonathan Campbell, Animation
    Austin, Texas
  • Tristen Carlson, Filmmaking
    Hastings, Minnesota
  • Katherine Collins, Illustration
    Nassau, New Providence
  • Erin Catherine Conlon, Animation
    Saint Peters, Missouri
  • Madyson Rose Scholler, Photography
    Milwaukee, Wisconsin
  • Curtis Craven, Filmmaking
    Des Moines, Iowa
  • Seth Crawford, Animation
    King of Prussia, Pennsylvania
  • Geonette Marie, Illustration
    Minneapolis, Minnesota
  • Sophi Dudley, Filmmaking
    Vermillion, South Dakota
  • Stephanie Elsing, Photography
    Glencoe, Minnesota
  • Megan Foss, Photography
    Richfield, Minnesota
  • Anna Fredlund, Comic Art
    Austin, Texas
  • Aaron Gallo, Filmmaking
    Milwaukee, Wisconsin
  • D Guzman-Cazares, Illustration
    Des Moines, Iowa
  • Calvin Hafermann, Fine Arts Studio
    Minneapolis, Minnesota
  • Molly Hansen, Animation
    Barnesville, Minnesota
  • Kathryn Xaviera Healey, Comic Art
    West Chester, Pennsylvania
  • Paige Hender, Comic Art
    Shreveport, Louisiana
  • Hannah Hendrix, Web and Multimedia Environments
    Saint Paul, Minnesota
  • Josephine Hoffman, Fine Arts Studio
    Minneapolis, Minnesota
  • Molly Elaine Hoghaug, Animation
    Prior Lake, Minnesota
  • Amabelle Johnson, Animation
    Lafayette, Indiana
  • Sheyenne Johnson, Animation
    Thief River Falls, Minnesota
  • Ellis Gene Kalkoske, Print Paper Book
    Milwaukee, Wisconsin
  • Cameron Kim, Illustration
    Salt Lake City, Utah
  • Sam Koefod, Animation
    West Saint Paul, Minnesota
  • Jamie Kubat, Fine Arts Studio
    Cannon Falls, Minnesota
  • Tanvi Kulkarni, Drawing and Painting
    Badlapur, India
  • Vivian Lu, Animation
    Taipei, Taiwan
  • Vera Malanina, Animation
    Shakopee, Minnesota
  • Anthony Marconi, Comic Art
    LaGrange Park, Illinois
  • Sam Medlock, Comic Art
    New Richmond, Wisconsin
  • Alex Milbrath, Sculpture
    Saint Paul, Minnesota
  • Kaleigh Miller, Illustration
    Mahtomedi, Minnesota
  • Anavi Mullick, Drawing and Painting
    Bangalore, India
  • Avery Ellis Nordin, Animation
    Brainerd, Minnesota
  • Zach North, Sculpture
    Sioux Falls, South Dakota
  • Kaz Olin, Animation
    Las Vegas, Nevada
  • Kira Christine Olson, Graphic Design
    Colorado Springs, Colorado
  • Ryan Lucas Olson, Animation
    LaCrosse, Wisconsin
  • Kade Owens, Comic Art
    Cheyenne, Wyoming
  • Hannah Pallansch, Animation
    Willmar, Minnesota
  • Andy Pan, Graphic Design
    Byron, Minnesota
  • Edward Park, Graphic Design
    Diamond Bar, California
  • Kai Patrick, Illustration
    Minneapolis, Minnesota
  • Maria Pederson, Graphic Design
    Ramsey, Minnesota
  • Jordan Prahl, Animation
    Spring Grove, Minnesota
  • Camden Ramirez, Animation
    Pasadena, Texas
  • Nolan Ridlon, Photography
    Washburn, Wisconsin
  • Devon Rillera, Illustration
    Sammamish, Washington
  • Lizbeth Rosas Real, Illustration
    Saint Paul, Minnesota
  • Logan Round, Comic Art
    Minneapolis, Minnesota
  • Katie Sartor-Duchene, Illustration
    Plymouth, Minnesota
  • Abby Scarborough, Drawing and Painting
    Minneapolis, Minnesota
  • Evan Schissler, Illustration
    Milwaukee, Wisconsin
  • Rachel Schroeder, Comic Art
    Rochester, Minnesota
  • Jake Schultz, Filmmaking
    Milwaukee, Wisconsin
  • Hillary Shepard, Sculpture
    Brooklyn, New York
  • Julia Showalter, Comic Art
    Oakdale, Minnesota
  • Trevor Skarie, Graphic Design
    Shakopee, Minnesota
  • Chiny Soukhoummalay, Illustration
    Shakopee, Minnesota
  • Aseret Sperry, Comic Art
    San Diego, California
  • Taylor Squires, Illustration
    Hudson, Wisconsin
  • Darreon Stanley, Graphic Design
    Saint Louis, Missouri
  • Nicole Stiegart, Drawing and Painting
    Yorkville, Illinois
  • Ashlyn Svoboda, Comic Art
    Coon Rapids, Minnesota
  • James Switzer, Animation
    Des Moines, Iowa
  • Beau Tate, Fine Arts Studio
    Milwaukee, Wisconsin
  • Nicole Tesch, Graphic Design
    Waconia, Minnesota
  • Carson Thorson, Animation
    Kerkhoven, Minnesota
  • Kristina Dominique Thurkill, Drawing and Painting
    Seattle, Washington
  • Jamie-Lynn Tietz, Illustration
    Milwaukee, Wisconsin
  • Kayla Trevino, Drawing and Painting
    Milwaukee, Wisconsin
  • Tuli Troiani, Fine Arts Studio
    Fairview, Texas
  • Ethan Vander Broek, Filmmaking
    Dubuque, Iowa
  • Cole Vernon, Comic Art
    Hermosa Beach, California
  • Lucas Vlastos, Comic Art
    Casper, Wyoming
  • Sue Mei Vue, Illustration
    Minneapolis, Minnesota
  • Shaelynn Waseka, Animation
    Sauk Rapids, Minnesota
  • Ruby Watkins, Illustration
    Barnstable, Massachusetts
  • Irenka Wegner, Animation
    Norfolk, Nebraska
  • Ali Wicklund, Illustration
    Sartell, Minnesota
  • Savannah Williams, Comic Art
    River Falls, Wisconsin
  • Peyton Woller, Furniture Design
    Farmington, Minnesota
  • Taylor Zerull, Animation
    East Union, Minnesota
  • Hendrick Zhang, Graphic Design
    Ningbo, China

Bachelor of Science

  • Adria Domine, Entrepreneurial Studies
    Montgomery, Minnesota
  • Nathan Maliscke, Entrepreneurial Studies
    Fargo, North Dakota
  • Paige Polzin, Entrepreneurial Studies
    Stillwater, Minnesota
  • Amy Myxee Yang, Entrepreneurial Studies
    DeForest, Wisconsin

Master of Fine Arts

  • Camilo Aguirre, Visual Studies
    Cali, Colombia
  • Emma Kristine Beatrez, Visual Studies
    New Prague, Minnesota
  • Yujie Cao, Visual Studies
  • Jiahao Chen, Visual Studies
    Ningbo, China
  • Qian Chen, Visual Studies
  • Kendall Dickinson, Visual Studies
    Red Wing, Minnesota
  • Roshan Ganu, Visual Studies
    Goa, India
  • Harry Gao, Visual Studies
    Louisville, Kentucky
  • Shirin Ghoraishi, Visual Studies
    Isfahan, Iran
  • Xingzi Liang, Visual Studies
  • Molly Murakami, Visual Studies
    Edina, Minnesota
  • Lee Noble, Visual Studies
    Nashville, Tennessee
  • Alonzo Pantoja, Visual Studies
    Milwaukee, Wisconsin
  • David James Ruhlman, Visual Studies
    Sauk Rapids, Minnesota
  • Patrick Sexton, Visual Studies
    Phoenix, Arizona
  • Emma Shen, Visual Studies
    New Taipei City, Taiwan
  • Brad Thomas, Visual Studies
    Mount Airy, North Carolina
  • Xintong Yang, Visual Studies

Master of Arts

  • Audrey Hunt, Sustainable Design
    Winston-Salem, North Carolina
  • Bianca Iacopelli, Sustainable Design
    Rochester, Michigan

Jen Zuccola, Vice President of Student Affairs, on Spring 2020 Commencement


I know the last several weeks have been challenging for everyone. And I know that you have had to be strong through the recent changes in your life at school, home, and out in public. Even though we are eager to get back together soon, the effect of the pandemic will force us to continue our social distancing through May. Unfortunately that means we will not be able to hold a spring commencement as planned. Because we want to have a celebration together, we have moved the May 2020 commencement and combined it with the December 2020 commencement ceremony. It is scheduled for Saturday, December 12 at 6:30 pm at the Children's Theatre. 

While I know this is not how you imagined your commencement ceremony, we will happily celebrate your degree completion when we are past the current pandemic. For information updates, continue to check the MCAD Commencement FAQ Page.

Stay safe and healthy!

Best to you,