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Tabitha Robin - School of Art - Faculty, Staff, and Retirees Campaign

Students like Tabitha Robin in the School of Art benefit from the gifts made to the Faculty, Staff and Retirees Campaign

Helping students pursue their passions

March 9, 2015 — 

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.

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