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SCAD Savannah 2014 Valedictorian Rebecca Lemker

Rebecca Lemker (B.F.A., graphic design and illustration, 2014), who focuses on art for purpose, wants to design smartphone interactions.

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SCAD Savannah 2014 Excelsus Laureate Tabish Ahmed

Tabish Ahmed (M.A., interactive design and game development, 2014) wants to design tools to make people more creative.

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SCAD Savannah 2014 Salutatorian Olivier Maene

Olivier Maene (B.F.A., architectural history, 2014) will help architects and urban planners determine relationships with the past as they build the future.

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SCAD Atlanta 2014 Valedictorian Benjamin Silva

A fine artist at heart, Benjamin Silva (B.F.A., motion media design, 2014) wants to ride the wave of technology and inspire others to create meaningful, beautiful work.

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SCAD Atlanta 2014 Salutatorian Ramona Randolph

Ramona Randolph (B.F.A., interior design, 2014) talks about being a nontraditional student and how interior designers are editors of constraint — making things work around things that cannot be changed.

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SCAD Atlanta 2014 Excelsus Laureate Denise Plauché

Denise Plauche (M.F.A., illustration, 2014) believes that it can never hurt to return to the simplicity and innocence of childhood, and the wonder of seeing things for the first time.

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SCAD Hong Kong 2014 Valedictorian Katrina Teh

Katrina Teh (B.F.A., illustration, 2014) believes that, “Art and design speak to our humanity, whether that is the way we love, the way we mourn or simply the way we live.”

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SCAD Hong Kong 2014 Salutatorian Sally Campbell

Sally Campbell (B.F.A., illustration, 2014) “strives to make dynamic, colorful work that is a tad whimsical and a touch nostalgic.”

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Maya Angelou speaks at SCAD Commencement 1998

Author and poet Maya Angelou encourages the audience to remember the people — the saints — who came before them. That knowledge will allow everyone — particularly new graduates — to see where they stand today and to envision their futures.

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Margaret Russell speaks at SCAD Spring Commencement 2014

Margaret Russell, Architectural Digest magazine editor-in-chief, shares practical advice for new graduates to consider when joining the work force.