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Release Date: Dec. 15, 2010ASU Logo

ASU Holland Symposium Contest Winners Named

Angelo State University students Alisha Bailey and Virginia Fernandez have won first place awards in ASU’s 2010 Holland Symposium Contest.

Bailey, who specializes in music, won a first place award and a $250 prize for her DVD video performance, “Preparing a Cello Suite in the 21st Century.” Fernandez, who specializes in graphic design, also won a first place award and a $250 prize for her digital print, “The Fruit of Knowledge.”

Honorable mentions went to students Isabella Deocariza, Jessica Robert, and Levi Smith.

All the contest entries will be exhibited in the Houston Harte University Center Gallery, 1910 Rosemont Drive, from Jan. 1-29. An awards ceremony honoring the winners and all student participants will be held Thursday, Jan. 20, from 4-5 p.m. in the gallery. The exhibition and awards ceremony are open free to the public.

Entries were judged on creativity, originality, depth of thought, technical competency and relation to the theme of the 2010 E. James Holland Symposium on American Values, which was “The Role of Social Media in Politics and Education.” Symposium judges were ASU faculty Peggy Nino and Dr. John Irish from the Art and Music Department, and Kristen Stanley from the Communications, Mass Media and Theatre Department.

For more information, contact Randy Hall in the Art and Music Department at (325) 942- 2085 or

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