Students Awarded Alumni Endowed Scholarships


Ten College of Arts & Letters students each were awarded a $500 scholarship from the Alumni Endowed Student Book Scholarship and Robert L. Fiore Student Book Scholarship funds as a recognition of their academic achievement and to help ease the financial burden of a college education. The funds may be put towards school materials such as books and art supplies.

The 2018 recipients include:

Morgan Ackerman
Senior, Graphic Design
Ackerman is a print photographer for MSU’s student-run fashion publication, VIM Magazine, and is involved with Delight college ministries.

Briana Beeman
Junior, Theatre
Beeman works as an assistant undergraduate researcher and most recently was the assistant director for Thus With A Kiss I Die, an immersive theatre production by MSU’s Department of Theatre. As part of this production, Beeman was sent to New York City to do research on immersive theatre.

Samantha Fegan
Junior, French, Professional Writing, and Secondary Education
Fegan studied abroad on the French Language, Literature, and Culture program. She is a member of the Phi Sigma Pi National Honor Fraternity and plans to become a high school French teacher after graduation.

Cassie Feith
Junior, English
Feith works for the College of Arts & Letters as an intern for the Excel Network. She also is a member of the Global Educators Cohort program and serves as vice president for MSU’s Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) organization.

Alia Jones
Freshman, Humanities Pre-Law
Jones is a Citizen Scholar, passionate about social justice issues, and hopes to use her humanities pre-law education to engage citizens through a variety of platforms. 

Chardonnay Richardson
Freshman, Apparel & Textile Design
Richardson has dreams of becoming a successful fashion designer and entrepreneur.

Mary Roony
Junior, Film Studies and Media & Information
Roony is a freelance cinematographer/editor and focuses on local music shows and festivals. She also is an intern for the Excel Network within the College of Arts & Letters.

Emily Tyler
Junior, English
Tyler has a passion for education and literature and prides herself on being engaged and working hard in all her classes.

Justin Wentland
Sophomore, Graphic Design
Wentland recently had his work showcased in the Department of Art, Art History, and Design’s “Day of Design.” He also is a member of Spartan Brass and works on campus at Sparty’s.