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 Maya Calloway Richardson at mcrichardson@wayne.edu.


2021-2022 Delegates

Art and Art History

Adiya Jahi is a senior at Wayne State studying painting and fibers with a minor in textile design. Their passion for textile design and fiber arts has helped them gravitate more in the apparel direction. They are currently interning with Deviate, based in Highland Park, MI, to learn more about the fashion industry and everything else that goes into running a fashion brand. Their plan after graduating is to work under a brand doing garment construction and/or focusing on the production side of a collection.

Alex Heath is an Art History, English, and Philosophy major in his senior year at Wayne State University. He is also involved in the WSU Dungeons & Dragons Club as its current president, and enjoys spending his free time on writing projects, baking, and playing board games with friends. 

Elena Marcozzi is a senior at Wayne State studying painting with minors in Psychology and Latino Studies. Her goals as an artist are to explore new mediums as well as create and help facilitate meaningful expression with herself and others. She sees being a Dean's Delegate as an opportunity to connect with fellow student artists and create a supportive community at our university. Outside of school she is a Gallery Committee Member at the Downriver Council for the Arts in Wyandotte, MI and a Mexican folk dancer with Raices Mexicanas de Detroit in Southwest Detroit. 

Communication

Gwen Davis is currently a senior majoring in Media Arts and Studies. She has lived in Royal Oak her whole life and has commuted to Wayne all four years. She immediately enjoyed the hands-on aspect of video production and has since been able to do even more while working at the Media Arts equipment room at Wayne State and at her summer internship at DTE Energy. She looks forward to serving as a Dean's Delegate because she believes it will be a way to help others have the same great experiences in the department that she has had. 

Julia Dinauer is a senior at Wayne State University majoring in public relations and minoring in photography. She has always had a passion for storytelling and capturing people, places, and things that bring her joy. She currently interns remotely for two different PR firms. She also has a passion for traveling and completed a study abroad program in Panama for 3 months.  When she's not writing or taking photos, she enjoys hiking, yoga, and coffee dates with friend 

Zahraa Sleymann is currently a senior in the Media Arts and Studies program. She has lived in many diverse countries including Lebanon, Bahrain, and Oman before she moved back to the United States. Zahraa has always had a passion for Media. She has helped her sister Ayat Sleymann (AKA Momnutritionist) develop her online business. Before transferring into Wayne State, Zahraa was studying architecture where she was 1 of 5 students that were chosen into the program out of thousands. Zahraa strives for perfection even when she knows failure is her biggest motivator.  

Music

Elizabeth Golembiewski is a fourth-year student at Wayne State University pursing a degree in Vocal Music Education. I've been passionate about music for as long as I can remember and aspire to teach choir upon graduation. In my free time I enjoy reading and listening to podcast.  

Katrina O'Higgins is a fourth-year student 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.

Alec Ehnis-Clark is a BFA scenic design student in his senior 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. 

Ashley Poulin is a sophomore Canadian BA Theatre student pursuing minors in Musical Theatre and Forensic Investigations & Policing. Ashley internationally trained and competed in Scotland, New York, and Los Angeles. Her past involvements include Freedom Players, Company Fresh, and MT Workshop.  Her current project is performing in Undone as a part of The Underground Theatre, where she is also a board member.  Ashley hopes to continue to grow the CFPCA community's passion for the arts. She is consistently on the Dean's list with a 3.9 GPA. She is honored and excited to be a part of the Dean's Delegate program. 

Joseph Mattar is a Senior at WSU currently earning his BFA in Dance Honors. An avid performer, Joseph has been cast in myriad shows within the department. His leadership skills shine through his work as Artistic Director of multiple dance companies at Wayne, as well as Assistant to the Director of Dance, Meg Paul. Joseph is excited to continue honing his technique, performance, and choreography skills while supporting the College as a Dean's Delegate.  

Olivia Kimes is a fourth student at Wayne State University working towards a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Dance and a minor in Musical Theater. Aside from being a Dean's Delegate, she is also an Orientation Leader for Wayne State as well as a Peer Mentor in the Theatre and Dance Learning Community. 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.