Helping students pursue their passions
From marine biologist to dental hygienist, Tabitha Robin considered a few different career paths before finding her way to the graphic design program within the School of Art.
“I’d always been a creative person, but I was worried about getting a job,” says the 26-year-old. “Then I realized that art was what I loved to do, so why wasn’t I doing it?” Once in the School of Art, Robin says she quickly rediscovered a childhood passion through graphic design.
“When I was a little kid I thought I wanted to be an architect and loved drawing cars, now I feel like I’ve come back to that in a different way,” she says. “I really felt like I fit in there; like I had found my people.”
Pursuing that passion comes at a price, however, which is why financial awards make such an enormous impact on students like Robin.
“I have found that at the onset of a project, students know what they have to do to fully realize a project, and what they are able to do, which often means what they can afford to do. The scholarships I have received have allowed me to worry less about the cost of a project, and rather, pursue a project to its fullest potential,” says Robin.
You can support students like Tabitha through the annual Faculty, Staff and Retirees Campaign. Take your place and make a gift today.