Alumni News

  • Kristie Baxter (Boyd)

     Applied Design: Commercial Photography, class of 2006

    Soon after graduating Kristie became the Official photographer for the House of Representatives, Washington. DC. She has photographed many world leaders including Barak Obama and, most recently, the Pope.  She continues in that position and owns her own business, Kristie Baxter Photography.  If you are in the DC area and need some photos, hire her.



    Jessica Craney

     Applied Design: Graphic Illustration, class of 2008

    After Graduation Jessica earned her Masters of Fine Arts at Full Sail University. She has continuously worked in her field including as Graphics Specialist at NOVA Research Company.  Jessica is very excited to report she has just been offered a job as a Visual Information Specialist for the GPO (Government Publishing office).  She will be responsible for a wide range of design projects for various business and government agencies.



    Jason D. Foret

     Applied Design: Graphic Illustration, class of 2008

    Jason is now the senior Graphic Designer/Animator at WFTX-TV, a television station serving Fort Myers and Naples, Florida. He and his wife Tracy have a beautiful little girl who just had her first birthday.



    Kendra Grady-Kelly

     Art Education, class of 2007

    Kendra received a full-time teaching position immediately upon graduation. She continues to inspire and educate a new generation of artist in her position as art teacher at the Heketi Community Charter School in Bronx, NY.



    Ajanae' Lewis

      Applied Design: Graphic Illustration, class of 2011

    Congratulations to Ajanae’'!  She just graduated with a master’s degree in Art Therapy from the School of Visual Arts in her home city, New York.  She wrote to us to let us know “I have recently come back from a two week intense program, studying art therapy in Florence, Italy… I wanted to say thank you (Mr. Harrington) once again, for your support and recommendation to SVA. Your influence has led me on a journey I would have never thought I would experience today. I am writing you mostly to say that I am happy and grateful that I was able to meet you at UMES. You were a great teacher and advisor, who affected my professional studies to a great extent.”



    Kason Washington

     Applied Design: Graphic Illustration, class of 2012

    Kason Washington works for Quevera where he designs websites, portals, stationary, and promotional material for the company and our clients. Kason also mentors high school students interested in graphic design. He and his wife Jamie just returned from their honeymoon.