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Editor's note: This story is part of a series of profiles of notable spring 2021 graduates . For Ausette Anderies, theater is more than entertainment – it’s a way to communicate. “At the end of...
About 30 students in the Herberger Institute for Design and the Arts celebrated two “firsts” at their graduation celebration the evening of May 4: They were the first graduates of the new School of...
A venture founded by two Arizona State University alums that makes gear-storage racks out of recycled plastic has won a $10,000 investment. Sean Dicke and Nicholas Raccosta won the money for their...
Editor's note: This story is part of a series of profiles of notable spring 2021 graduates . When Shannon Smith needed to choose a major, she couldn't pick just one. “ I chose ASU because I...
Arizona State University’s spring 2021 graduates were congratulated for not only persevering through the difficulties of a pandemic, but also for helping to make the university a better place despite...
Editor's note: This story is part of a series of profiles of notable spring 2021 graduates . You may not know spring 2021 ASU graduate Taylor Kephart by name, but if you’ve engaged with ASU’s...

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Shon Quannie, an influential leader in the design community throughout the Southwest thanks to his practice, teaching and advocacy, died Dec. 30, 2020 . Quannie was an alumnus from The Design School...
Elena Rocchi , a clinical assistant professor of architecture in The Design School within Arizona State University’s Herberger Institute for Design and the Arts, was recently recognized as the 2020...
The Arizona chapter of the American Society of Landscape Architects recently announced their 2020 award winners, and affiliates of Arizona State University were represented in nearly every category....

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Editor's note: This story is part of a series of profiles of notable spring 2021 graduates . John Joe is an Irish and Din é (Navajo) student graduating this spring with an MFA in art (digital...
The Arizona chapter of the American Society of Landscape Architects recently announced their 2020 award winners, and affiliates of Arizona State University were represented in nearly every category....
Editor's note: This story is part of a series of profiles of notable spring 2020 graduates . ASU graduate student Stephanie Sadownik, DMA in voice performance, started suffering from undiagnosed...

Alumni news

Editor's note: This story is part of a series of profiles of notable spring 2021 graduates . John Joe is an Irish and Din é (Navajo) student graduating this spring with an MFA in art (digital...
Shon Quannie, an influential leader in the design community throughout the Southwest thanks to his practice, teaching and advocacy, died Dec. 30, 2020 . Quannie was an alumnus from The Design School...
The Arizona chapter of the American Society of Landscape Architects recently announced their 2020 award winners, and affiliates of Arizona State University were represented in nearly every category....

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Announcing the new director of The Sidney Poitier New American Film School and other highlights from April 2021Beyond opening nightDianah Wynter. Photo by D’Andre Michael.Announcing Dianah Wynter,...
Stormy Nesbit
Everything is possible“He didn’t accept ‘no.’ He didn’t accept when people said, ‘you can’t do that.’ And we want our students to feel that same sense of everything is possible.”Earlier this month,...
Sam Fresquez and Merryn Alaka
Sam Fresquez and Merryn Alaka. Photo by Josh Loeser.ASU alums Merryn Alaka and Sam Fresquez both graduated from the Herberger Institute’s School of Art in May of 2019, Alaka with a bachelor’s degree...