Class of 2015, Emily Goetting
PBL 2015 Artsit of the Year
Parkland Community College, Major: Art and Design, Associates in Fine Arts
Awards: Don Lake Scholarship, accepted into the 2016 Art and Design Student Juried Exhibition
Future Plans: Continue to earn a 4-year art degree
Art Classes and Experiences: Drawing 1 & 2, Art History 1& 2, Film Appreciation, 2D Animation, etc.
"My experience at college so far has been pretty fantastic. My drawing courses challenge me to do my best and try a variety of new methods, materials and art styles. And I have learned so much from Art History it’s crazy. It is a survey class ranging from the Paleolithic period to the Impressionists and onward. The amount of history I have learned from that class, as well as artist’s intention, symbolism, technique, and stylistic choices is paramount. The required courses have been pretty interesting as well, I enjoy the wide range of classes to choose from. The teachers have also all been excellent, each one I have had has been really passionate and knowledgeable about their field and very friendly."
Class of 2014, Amanda Diesburg
PBL 2015 April Featuring Artist
Illinois State University, Major: Agriculture Communications
Awards: 2016 ISU Department of Agriculture Outstanding Sophomore Award, sponsored by the National AGri-Marketer's Association (NAMA) to attend the National Ag Day in Washington DC, Agri-Business Educational Foundation, Inc. scholarship, Agriculture Future of America Leader Scholarship, served on a team who earned 5th place at the NAMA National Marketing Competition in 2016.
Future Plans: "I plan to combine my love of photography and design with my knowledge of agriculture in my career. I hope to obtain a position at an agricultural business working in a marketing/communication position."
Summer 2016 Internships: ISU Department of Agriculture-revamping designs of recruitment materials and helping to grow the ISU Ag Ambassadors program. Illinois Corn Growers Association- running their social media platforms, presenting at summer Ag Institutes across the state, and updating designs of various Ag in the Classroom materials.
Art Classes and Experiences: Graphic Design, Photography, Visual Communications
"Since leaving high school, I have got extremely involved in the ISU Department of Agriculture through various leadership positions and have continued to grow in my love of photography and design. I have also been able to take advantage of many opportunities outside of ISU by becoming a student leader for Agriculture Future of America."
Class of 2014, Brittany Heyen
PBL 2014 Artist of the Year
University of Illinois CU, Double Major: Graphic Design, Photography
Awards: Had a self portrait drawing chosen for the juried Art and Foundations Show in Spring 2015.
Art Classes and Experience:
Foundation courses (drawing I & II, design I & II, art history courses),Graphic Design and Photography classes
Design Thinking, Experience and Meaning in Design
Intro to Web Tech (Coding)
I will be taking Printmaking, maybe a Sculpture class, and Studio Problems for Photo, where I have to recreate photos/advertisements with purely lighting production.
These first two years of college have been the best of my life. I continue to meet so many incredible people who inspire me and help me grow as an individual. Not to mention, I am able to focus on what I love doing (art & design) in a creative environment and intelligent community.
Extra Curricular Involvement: AIGA (American Institute of Graphic Arts), U of I, It’s On Us Task Force, RA for University Housing, Intramural Basketball, Recreational Volleyball
Summer 2016 Internship: Multimedia Intern at Enterprise Works in Research Park in Champaign, IL. My job is to photograph events and make promotional videos for the start-up companies we host and other businesses in the park. "I am very excited, as I hear the interns have a lot of fun over the summer!"
Updated June 2016