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Audrey Macia

Audrey Macia

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Audrey is pursuing her BFA in Art with an emphasis in Graphic Design. She currently works as a marketing intern at McAdams Civil Engineering and is the secretary of Getting Rebels Into Design (GRID) Club. Additionally, Audrey has made the Chancellor’s Honor Roll, and has past experience working as a freelance designer for various companies and organizations.

 

Why did you choose to attend UM?
I chose to attend Ole Miss soon after I visited the campus for the first time. I fell in love with the beauty and traditions Ole Miss holds and immediately pictured myself becoming a Rebel. It was love at first sight.

When and why did you choose your major(s)/minors
I have always been a creative type of person. I knew that when I went to college I wanted to study something I was passionate about and I found that passion in GraphicDesign.

What are your career goals?
For my future career, I strive to become a valuable member of a creative team. I want to be someone my team can rely on and be able to use my talents to enhance my teams abilities.

What will be your legacy at UM?
What I want to be my legacy at UM is pretty simple. I want to be remembered as being a student who was kind, helpful, and hardworking.

Is there a professor who has been particularly helpful to you?
I have had a lot of great professors here at Ole Miss and have been lucky to be a member of such a great art community. I wish I could name them all but two professors that have really helped me through my major are Tyler Barnes and Virginia Chavis. They have guided and challenged me to become the best that I can be and have always showed support in the work I create.

What are you binge watching/reading/listening to? 
I have a tendency to revisit the Twilight movie series and now that it’s on Netflix, it’s a constant go to for a binge series.

What are some dream travel destinations (and why)?
There are so many places around the world that I would love to travel to but I will list three of my favorites. My first is Japan, preferably during Cherry Blossom season but I would be happy going at any time. I think being able to experience and learn more about the Japanese culture would be awesome. Second is Greece because it has such beautiful architecture and scenery. Third is Thailand, it has beautiful temples and historical parks that I would love to visit and admire.

Angeline Morgan

Angeline Morgan

Angel is pursuing her B.A. in Art and intends to apply to the B.F.A program with a concentration in graphic design. While she studied digital media technology at DeSoto County Career & Technology Center, Angel worked as a film extra and Foley artist for the DeSoto Arts Institute, and after she transferred to the University of Mississippi worked as a photographer and graphic designer for the Baptist Student Union Media Team Currently, she is the digital content chair for Mississippi Youth Professionals. In addition to her impressive professional endeavors, Angel is also a Sally McDonnell Barksdale Honors College Scholar, an Annexstad Family Foundation Scholar, and a recipient of the Dorothy Lee Tatum Scholarship.

 

Why did you choose to attend UM?
The abundance of resources, the beautiful campus, and the welcoming community in and around the UM Art Department all influenced my choice to attend UM.

When and why did you choose your major/minor?
I chose to major in art around the time that I graduated high school. I wanted to pursue my loves for design and digital media in a new way, surrounded by other talented peers and mentors.

What are your career goals?
My career goal is to specialize in digital media at a local nonprofit.

Is there a professor who has been particularly helpful to you?
My Art 102 professor, Joshua Brinlee, really helped me feel welcomed in to the art department while navigating virtual classes. His advice and kindness will stick with me.

What has been a particularly meaningful way you have engaged in a community? (Either on or off campus?)
I am currently working with MS Youth Professionals to create a program to amplify the voices of BIPOC and LGBTQ+youth with the hopes of one day using the skills I learn to become a foster advocate.

What do you like to do outside of school (hobbies/interests)?
Outside of classes, you will find me cooking, gardening, or curling up with a good read.

What are you binge watching/reading/listening to?
I’m reading Here Comes the Sun by Nicole Dennis-Benn and The Midnight Library by Matt Haig.

What is your favorite place to eat in Oxford?
I love grabbing Boba tea and egg rolls at Mi & Tea.

What are some dream travel destinations (and why?)
Iceland is on my travel bucket list because I have always wanted to see the Northern Lights and pursue wildlife photography during a trip there.

Abbye Moore

Abbey Moore

Abbye is pursuing the BFA in Art with an emphasis in sculpture. A transfer student from Northwest Community College, she has participated in several exhibitions and competitions since joining the Department of Art & Art History at UM. She participated in two summer student exhibitions, the 2021 National Conference on Contemporary Cast Iron Art & Practices juried and biennial exhibition, and received an Honorable Mention in the 2021 Annual Art Competition with Art Show International. Abbye has been part of the Vasari Art History club and is the VP of the UM Sculpture Society.

 

Why did you choose to attend UM?
I had friends, as well as my fiancé, that already attended Ole Miss. After visiting the Art Department I knew the atmosphere would be the right fit for me!

When and why did you choose your major(s)/minors?
I had no idea I was interested in sculpture until I took 3D design my first semester at Ole Miss. Learning how to use all these tools that I’ve spent my entire life being told we’re ‘too dangerous’ for girls is so empowering, and learning that I could create in more ways than on paper has been very beneficial to my artwork.

What are your career goals?
Getting my Masters degree in Fine Art to teach at the college level and showcasing my Art in various museums, galleries and parks around the world.

Have you had an experience that made you feel empowered at UM?
I have participated in the Annual Iron Pours that the sculpture program hosts.  I have learned how to blacksmith and how to use power tools. The list goes on.

Is there a professor who has been particularly helpful to you?
I’ve yet to run into a professor in the Art Department that wasn’t helpful! From asking how projects are going to talking through concepts and ideas, every teacher wants to help you succeed!

What do you like to do outside of school (hobbies, interests)?
Hanging out with friends and family, roller skating, thrift shopping

What are you binge watching/reading/listening to?
Brooklyn 99, New Girl, Bobs Burgers, basically anything that will make me laugh!

What is your favorite place to eat in Oxford?
My favorite place to eat in Oxford is probably Oby’s or Oxford Burger Company.