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Holland Symposium Student Contest Winners

February 14, 2018

Angelo State University psychology major Laura Dooly of San Angelo has been awarded the top prize in the 2017 University Symposium Student Contest that is conducted each year in conjunction with ASU’s E. James Holland University Symposium on American Values.

(L to R) Chris Stewart, Vincent Tanner, Dr. Carolyn Gascoigne (front), Austin Stafford, Laura Dooly, Ricardo Lara, Randy Hall(L to R) Chris Stewart, Vincent Tanner, Dr. Carolyn Gascoigne (front), Austin Stafford, Laura Dooly, Ricardo Lara, Randy HallThe 2017 symposium in October featured writer, academic and “techno-sociologist” Dr. Zeynep Tufekci, whose presentations were themed “Machine Intelligence and Humanity: An Alien in Our Midst.” Student contest entries were judged on relation to the theme, creativity, originality, depth of thought and technical competency. 

Holland Symposium LogoDooly won first place and a $200 prize for her sculpture titled “Cry for Creativity.” Second place and $125 were awarded to Karra Aguilar, a graphic design major from Lubbock, for her digital print titled “Modern Brother.” The $75 third-place prize was awarded to Austin Stafford, a graphic design major from San Angelo, for his painting titled “Forged in the Name of Homo Sapiens.” Vincent Tanner, a graphic design major from Mertzon, and Ricardo Lara, a studio arts major from Spur, each earned Honorable Mention and a $50 prize for their sculpture entries. 

All of the contest entries will be on display from now through Feb. 23 on the second floor of the Carr Education-Fine Arts Building, 2602 Dena Drive. They are available for free public viewing from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays. 

The judges for this year’s contest were Dr. Carolyn Gascoigne, dean of the College of Arts and Humanities, and Chris Stewart, chair of the Department of Visual and Performing Arts.

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    Holland Symposium Contest Winners Photo

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Randy Hall
Visual and Performing Arts
325-486-6018
rhall@angelo.edu