CFPCA's Dean's Delegates Program
Selected students from the College of Fine, Performing and Communication Arts (CFPCA) represent their department/major as leaders for the college and university. Students receive a scholarship for leadership training and experience. Students serve on the leadership committee and represent their department and major in suggested activities such as college and university level functions, Dean's advisory panel, student-to-student communication and community engagement. Committee participation may include direct involvement with recruitment, retention, and development activities, focus groups, marketing, social media practices and customer service development. Potential leadership scholars apply through the dean's office.
If you are a CFPCA student in good standing and want to know more about this opportunity, email Kelly Driscoll at firstname.lastname@example.org
Art and Art History
Dina Djedovic is a student at Wayne State University studying photography. Vivian Maier, Rodney Smith, and Ben Zank are a few of her favorite photographers. Dina's goal is to learn new methods and techniques to develop her very own style in photography. She hopes her current and future classes teach her what she has yet to learn. Dina also collects Nintendo video games.
Adiya Jahi is a sophomore at Wayne State pursing a major in fine arts. They are passionate about painting and fiber arts and are excited to learn new techniques and processes to develop their skills. With this being Adiya's first year as a Dean's Delegate, they look forward to working more with the campus community and having more opportunities to network with others
Jenna Karam is currently a junior working toward a degree in Graphic Design and a minor in Computer Science. She is a student assistant in the graphics lab in Old Main, and she started a new job this year as a creative director, where she designs app and website layouts. Jenna recently joined Wayne State's AIGA.She is very excited to be more involved with the design community in Detroit and meet new people. She also started her own side business as an acrylic and resin artist called Apourable. After graduating she plans to travel and work abroad to gain new experience and opportunities
Lucas Bell is a third year student at Wayne State University majoring in Journalism. His passion for cars and writing brought him to the Motor City to pursue a career in automotive journalism. This is his second year as a Dean's Delegate. Lucas graduated from Dexter High School in his hometown of Dexter, Michigan. He hopes to one day be an Executive Editor for a publication in the Metro Detroit Area.
Brenna Noyes is a junior at Wayne State University pursing a major in Film and a double minor in Communication Studies and Design. Originally from Shelby Township, Michigan, Brenna loves living in the city of Detroit. With a passion for helping others, Brenna is a member of Rotaract, a service organization on campus, and is working as a Production Assistant for film production classes. Brenna always strives to meet new people, and dreams of traveling the world and connecting with large audiences through her films.
Abriana Walton is junior at Wayne State University. She is studying Broadcast Journalism with a minor in Urban Studies. Walton was born and bred in Detroit and is passionate about reporting on entertainment and positive developments in the city. She entered Wayne State as a member of the Journalism Institute for Media Diversity, a learning community that aims to diversify news rooms. So far Walton has wrote for the university publication The South End, interned at a local internet radio station and been featured in a UAW Ford's "Best of Young Detroit" article. You can learn more about her journalism journey on her website
Mary Sier is a junior at Wayne State University with a major in Media Arts and minors in Public Relations and New Media. Mary attended Royal Oak High School, where she discovered her passion for media and storytelling. Outside of the classroom, Mary is an associate producer of an upcoming podcast series and a cheesemonger-in-training at a local cheese shop in midtown. Mary's dream job is to one day work in the control room at Saturday Night Live
Greg Alter Jr is in his fourth year, and is working on his B.M. in Instrumental Music Education, and is a graduate of St Clair Shores Lake Shore High School. He is the Drum Major for the Wayne State Warrior Band, and he is a part of the WSU Wind Symphony. He is also an Eagle Scout. He is the New Member Educator for Phi Gamma Delta(also known as FIJI) at Wayne State. Greg is also a Zamboni Driver at St Clair Shores Civic Arena.
Katrina O'Higgins is a second year at Wayne State University pursuing a major in Instrumental Music Education. She is a graduate of Cousino High School in Warren, but loves delving into her passion in Detroit. Katrina is currently one of the Drum Majors for the Wayne State Marching Band and is in the Wind Symphony. After graduation, Katrina plans to teach in the Metro Detroit Area helping kids discover art through music
Theatre and Dance
Faith Berry is a third-year pursuing a Bachelor of Fine Arts in acting. A few of her previous credits include "The Colored Museum", by George C. Wolfe; and "Xtigone", by Nambi E. Kelley. Some of her current projects include "Dreamgirls" with the DATC, and an untitled original musical. She is working toward success as an actress and writer in theatre and film, with goals to do professional work in New York and in Europe post-graduation.
Alec Ehnis-Clark is a BFA Scenic Design Student in his Sophomore year. He is from East Lansing and graduated from East Lansing High School. He enjoys playing video games, taking care of his fish, and spending time with friends. His favorite show that he's designed for was his high school's production of Guys and Dolls. Alec really appreciates the students and faculty that he works with, and is excited to see what this year brings.
Alyssa Grabinski is a third year student at Wayne State University pursing a Bachelor of Science in Dance, and has a minor in Design with a concentration in Graphic Design. Alyssa is a Peer Mentor for the Theatre and Dance Department here at Wayne State. She has worked with a numerous amount of choreographers hopes to impact her community around her through the art of dance, along with aiding in any way she can.
Olivia Kimes is a second year student at Wayne State University working towards a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Dance and a minor in Musical Theater. During her time in the department, she has had the opportunity to work with many renowned teachers and choreographers within a wide variety of styles. Through opportunities provided by both the Theater and Dance Learning Community and her coursework, she has been involved in creating and performing student-produced work. She hopes to be a resource to peers and students who have big ideas or need support in any form. She hopes to strengthen the already amazing community of artists in the Theater and Dance program and CFPCA with her passion for dance and people.