College of Fine, Performing & Communication Arts

Dean SeegerCongratulations from Dean Seeger

Dear CFPCA Creative Warriors,

On behalf of the faculty and staff of the College of Fine, Performing and Communication Arts, I wanted to wish you all a well-deserved congratulations on your outstanding achievements! The roads we take in life bring both challenges and chances. May you use your creative warrior spirit to grasp the chances and overcome the challenges. 

Your commitment to academic excellence is evident, and it has certainly been a privilege to work with such talented and committed students. You are exceptional! While your successes are your own, the CFPCA faculty and staff take great pride in your accomplishments.

I wish you all much success as you embark on many exciting new roads ahead. 

Best,

Matthew W. Seeger, Ph.D.
Professor and Dean
College of Fine, Performing and Communication Arts


Brenna Noyes

Student speaker Brenna Noyes

Brenna Noyes is graduating with a major in Film and a double minor in Communication Studies and Design. Brenna has been on the dean's list every semester she has attended Wayne State University and is graduating with a 3.9 GPA. Originally from Shelby Township, Michigan, Brenna has loved living in the city of Detroit and the incredible opportunities it has led her to. While being a full-time student, Brenna has interned for esteemed companies including Local 4, Detroit Public Television, Shelby Township Television and Detroit Grand Prix. She has also worked for America's Got Talent, Sesame Street, and the Detroit Jazz Festival. This past year, Brenna has been working as a Producer for Detroit Public Television overseeing projects from start to finish. Brenna also had the opportunity to write and direct two short films and was selected to showcase one of them at the Lake Michigan Film Festival. Her short film and feature length script were also selected to be featured in the 2019 Faculty Selects Honors Night. As an inspiring Screenwriter/Director, Brenna is continually striving to invoke creativity and broaden perspectives through her work. She believes in creating stories that will break barriers and push the boundaries of what has been seen before.


Candidates for Degrees in Fine, Performing and Communication Arts

From the College of Fine, Performing and Communication Arts
Matthew W. Seeger, Ph.D., Dean
Founded in 1986

Master of Arts

April 2020

  • Crystal LaTeash Alexander
  • DeJanay Liana Booth
  • Nubia A. Brewster
  • Miranda Jalia Bryant
  • Zackery Patrick Burgess
  • Trenton Davis
  • Farah Wanda Fayz
  • Heather Drew Francis
  • Jacinda Lenore Gant
  • Viviana Garabello
  • Eloise Ravenel Germic
  • Kathryn Elizabeth Goffnett
  • Rachel Elizabeth James
  • Brianna Lee Jones
  • Jenna Alyse Kolakowski
  • Jennifer L. Mansfield
  • Kevin John Mardirosian
  • Carmen Ana Nesbitt
  • Roberta Raymond
  • Taylor Rae Sikorski
  • Ashley Janette Slaughter
  • Ashley Teffer
  • Christopher Williams
  • Shawn Michael Wright

August 2020

  • Tara McManus
  • Mario Laverne Morrow
  • Garrett Shu-Loom Shum
  • Bee Smale

Master of Arts Administration

April 2020

  • Maria Christine D'Agostini
  • Connor James Mehren
  • Kathleen Elizabeth Tomaszewski

Master of Arts in Dispute Resolution

April 2020

  • Shayna Nicole Peterson

Master of Fine Arts

April 2020

  • Jayme Caye Beerling
  • John Michael Bergeron
  • Lynette Edra Call
  • Jacob Glenn Chapman
  • Sarah Summerwell
  • Ryan Matthew Haas
  • Luke Michael Lecher
  • Matthew Jared Lee
  • Slu Maldonado-Stone
  • Meccah M. Martin
  • Bruno Anthony Mediate
  • Matthew Timothy Smith
  • Noelle Elise Tutunjian
  • Jasmine Monét Roosa

Master of Music

April 2020

  • Austin John Di Pietro
  • Andrew Roger Jarema
  • Juan Manuel Saavedra

Bachelor of Arts

April 2020

  • Anita Addie
  • Laura N. Ahee***
  • Nicki Grace Anderson***
  • Alexander Azzopardi
  • Medina Alexis Baydoun*
  • Malcolm James Bedford
  • Brianna Symone Blackshire
  • Fernanda Bottini-Sinzato
  • Ariel Bowman
  • Ryan Patrick Wayne Breen
  • Timothy Nathan Buckley
  • Cassidy Capoferri***
  • Steven Richards Caldwell Jr
  • Avery June Campbell
  • Candace Alexandria Cannon
  • Carterris Carter
  • Robert Linzie Charleston
  • Jack Stephen Chefan III
  • Jane Clinton
  • Joseph W. Cozzolino
  • Emile Crawley III
  • Evan Christian Denomme
  • Kennedy Marie Desotell***
  • Jordan Elise Dewitt**
  • Matthew James Duncan
  • Tina L. Eaddy
  • Lana Ali Elzein
  • Arianna Lynn Endicott
  • Olivia Maria Esparza
  • Madeleine M. Flournoy
  • Chloe Fiona Fraleigh*
  • Giselle Elisa Gaitan**
  • Shariay Gant*
  • Malak Ghandour
  • Jaymi Tori Nancy Gittens**
  • Geron Gosselin
  • Victoria Grace Griffin***
  • Salwa Jay Hammoud*
  • Koreen Jakara Harris
  • Alyssa C. Harten
  • Benjamin Terrance Henderson
  • Rachel Simone Henry
  • Susana A. Hernandez
  • Jackilyn Leeann Hollowell*
  • Jasmine Hunt
  • Douglas Alexander Husic
  • Ramsey A Hussain***
  • Staci D. Irvin
  • Maryam Jayyousi
  • Kathleen A. Johnson***
  • Madison Roo Johnson
  • Olivia Johnson***
  • Olivia Rae Johnson***
  • Tamiya Marie Jones
  • Palak Ketan Joshi
  • Kristopher Ellis Kehrer
  • Lakeshia Germaine King
  • Sara Elizabeth Kmiec
  • Dua'a Issam Koussan
  • Kaira Sharda-Dianne Langford
  • Marvin Alton Littles
  • Madeleine Faith Lowell
  • Miriam Mohammed Marini*
  • Jessica Ann Martin
  • Adrian Marie Martino
  • Martel Deóntre Mathis
  • Darrell Delvon McEntire
  • Luke Meissner
  • Sarah Elizabeth Milano
  • Charles J. Moore
  • Lucy Etta Mott
  • Amara Ndukwe
  • James Matthew Neiman
  • Rebekah Nichilo
  • Jessie Theresa Nickelson***
  • Brenna Marie Noyes***
  • Christian-Gregg Jonson Pasaoa
  • Christopher James Pauley
  • Carrie Bea Paveglio***
  • Gianluca Lawrence Riccardo Petrazzi
  • M. Gerrard Quilo-Caoagas
  • Michael Timothy Raftery***
  • Khawla M. Rahman*
  • Sabira Rahman***
  • Nicholas Alexander Rhein
  • Darece Lemont Roberson Jr.
  • Sydney Lee Robin
  • Emily Ann Roth
  • Zachary Theodore Russell
  • Sydney Madison Scholz***
  • Eric Christopher Scott
  • Joseph Raymond Segar
  • Emma Raye Seidel***
  • Yimaj N. Sherif
  • Arianna L. Smith
  • Dillon William Smith
  • Taylor Danielle Stone
  • Kindall Danielle Storks
  • Rahmaude Antwoyn Stringfield***
  • Katherine Louise Svisco
  • Ebony Unise Swain
  • Bria Renee Swanson
  • Kaci Anne Switchulis*
  • Nathaniel Cleveland Taylor
  • Susan McGraw Thibault
  • Jack Henry Thomas
  • Sharvai DaJai Thomas
  • Sade Lanae Van Pelt
  • Erin Olivia Voorhess
  • Cheryl D. Warren
  • Marcus Dejuan Webster
  • Nya Craft Weiss*
  • Delainie Anastasia Wheeler***
  • Sarah E. Williams***
  • Erin A. Wilson
  • Lakiah Alexis Wilson
  • Malik A. Wilson

August 2020

  • Jackson Adam Abohasira
  • Angelique Ali
  • My'Kila Nicole Allix
  • Reem Ameiche
  • Nicole Anderson***
  • Donovan Baxter
  • Aleah Betts
  • Dewight Braxton**
  • Lauren Buhl***
  • Joslynn Latisha Charley
  • Cristal Star Costello
  • Hope Crocker
  • Jiquanda Davis
  • Darrell Termaine Dennis
  • Erica L. Dudley
  • Ni-Gea Summer Dufeal
  • Emily Claire Eicher
  • Madalen Colette Faycurry
  • Elizabeth Jeanne Fleck
  • Emily L. Hebert
  • Oriana L. Josey
  • Nadia Nichole Koontz
  • Milena Nicole Koprivica
  • Benjamin Kouchnerkavich***
  • Marissa Katherine Lane***
  • Jessica Lee
  • Jonathan Lundy
  • Aaron Nathan Majetic
  • Zachary Alan Marano*
  • Milan Amina McLaurin
  • Taylor Nicole Morris
  • Damon Curtis Nathan
  • Lakiya Tronae Neal
  • Oladimeji S. Omoyele
  • Oghenetga Danillea Orhorhoro
  • Malak Ramzi Silmi**
  • Jordan Wiliam Sluma
  • Walaa Khalil Sobh
  • Jasmine Simone Stallion
  • Summer Alyssia Starr
  • Sean M. Taormina**
  • Abriana Nicole Walton
  • Elizabeth Maria Washington

Bachelor of Fine Arts      

April 2020

  • Ahmed Abdulamir
  • Lauren Taylor Alo
  • Mitchell Jaimes Altman
  • Rachel Alexandra Andes*
  • Lana Antwan
  • Lauren Elizabeth Basham
  • Cameron Anthony-Dourron Blackwell***
  • Ashley Catherine Jean Blake
  • Adam C. Borbely
  • Jasmine Jaye Brown
  • Kyra Jacoiya Brown
  • Angel Monique Buckens
  • Kendell Lamar Burks**
  • Sara Lynn Burman*
  • Haley Elizabeth Candela***
  • Anthony Lavelle Clark
  • Ana Michel Cohen*
  • Robyn Claire Crongeyer*
  • Madeline Renee Czopek
  • Alexis S. Dalton
  • Dominique Deidra Denson*
  • Dina Djedovic*
  • Talia Lynette Dowling
  • Danieka Veronika Dupuis**
  • Kulsuma Begum Fahima**
  • Vonesa Ismet Fetahu
  • Keana Marie Freeman
  • Vanessa Nicole Fry*
  • Catherine Regina Galambush
  • Danielle Renee Gamelin***
  • Alex Steven Godziszewski
  • Kyrah Akim Gradford-Dye*
  • Mahdi M. Hamid
  • Stephanie Heck*
  • Luke George Hodgson***
  • Evelyn Joyce Hoey***
  • Matthew Seth Holben***
  • Laila Colleen Dolores Kildani**
  • Jasper Kim*
  • Nikita Vadimovich Krylov
  • Delaney Evelyn Lindauer
  • Brittany Kristine Little
  • Priscilla Maria Lloyd***
  • Alexandria Nicole Maniak
  • Caleb Edward Matthews***
  • Robert James Mcpherson II
  • Victoria Leigh Miller*
  • Haneen Mohamad Miri
  • Ryan J. Montelibano**
  • Delores Corinthia-Louise Moore*
  • Rebecca Michelle Neely**
  • Sydney Oliva
  • Mikayah J. Parnell
  • Heena Pankajkumar Patel
  • Mathew Ramone Paynes
  • Jared Matthew Phillis
  • Jose Carlos Portillo Medrano
  • Perry Devon Quarker Jr*
  • Hannah Emily Rittmueller***
  • Colleen Renee Rothe
  • Susanne Sellmer
  • Nadia Ellena Slawick**
  • Caitlin Marie Smith
  • Lincoln Soucy
  • Jenna Nicole Stanley*
  • Julia Renee Starr
  • Elaina M. Tang*
  • Rachel Marilyn Tapling
  • Ashley Nicole Taravella**
  • Annabel Elaine Timberlake*
  • Abigail Grace Steele Turner
  • Brandon Ross Wilk**
  • Djnetta DeAnna Williams
  • Jazmine Sharece Williams
  • Angela Pang Yeng Zhang

August 2020

  • Ciondra D. Brown
  • Rima Ezzo***
  • Christina Elizabeth George
  • Healy Elysse Grant**
  • Mei Krusz*
  • Joshua Benjamin Lewis
  • Megan Nora Meddaugh
  • Sophia Cavan Moreno
  • Dynasty Dekalonn Norwood***
  • Sarah R. Rosecrans***
  • Julie Marie Rutkowski
  • Jennifer Wheeler*
  • Samantha Lynn Wood

Bachelor of Music

April 2020

  • Mitchell Jacob Anderson**
  • Stephanie Lyn Antrikin
  • J. Vincent Balbontin Arniego
  • Isaac Michael Bartol*
  • Amanda Nicole Beaune***
  • Evan Deon Betts
  • Rachel Madeline Cullon
  • Rebecca Ann Dadswell
  • Lauren Elena Deming***
  • Avery Dean Eckert
  • Victoria Jean Fernholz
  • Chenoa Chantal Gachupin
  • Larissa Maurice Gamble **
  • Benjamin David Gulecki
  • Gerald Edward Hymer*
  • David Andrew Jackowicz***
  • Jacob Abraham Joslin**
  • Raymond Georffrey Li**
  • Sean Daniel MacKillop*
  • Samantha S. Maroki
  • Jocelyn Rose Palmer
  • David RL Simmons
  • Samantha Grace Spicuzza
  • Dalas Armand-Lut Stewart
  • Meara O'Neill Thierry
  • David Evan Traines*
  • Stephanie Faith Weil**
  • Joshua Joseph West
  • Brian Alan Wieczorek

Bachelor of Science

April 2020

  • Kristine Anderson***
  • Alexandra Lee Failoc
  • Abigail Grace Givens
  • Alyssa Grabinski*
  • Cherrise La'Shay Harris
  • Christen Nancy Knight
  • Songi Ku
  • Joy Latrice Lee
  • Lisa Marie Podnar***
  • Sarah Grace Renko*
  • Samantha Fae Sandler
  • Sarah E. Traver
  • Kayla Nicole White

August 2020

  • Alix Carrie Rivard
  • Gabrielle Sade Robinson

Recognition for Academic Achievement

Students who attain high scholastic achievement are denoted by an asterisk after their name. The official list of graduates cited for cum laude (*), magna cum laude (**), or summa cum laude (***) will be compiled subsequently and their diplomas will carry the appropriate notation. This practice is observed at the undergraduate level only.