Jessie Lynn Greenwell aspires to teach ceramics and sculpture some day. Thanks to a generous College of Fine arts and Communication (COFAC) scholarship, the Bel Air, MD native is already well on her way to achieving her dream.
The rising TU senior and sculpture major has won COFAC’s Beulah M. Price Memorial Scholarship. Five of Greenwell’s fellow students were also nominated for the scholarship: Erica Magnotto (public relations and advertising), Taylor Michael Rieland (BFA acting), Jesse Washburn (guitar), Samantha Stephan (radio/audio), and, Jessica Pinkett (dance performance).
Greenwell, along with fellow senior Jake Zimmerman, created a 10-foot sculpture of braided metal which recently won third prize at the University of Delaware “Art in the Garden,” an outdoor sculpture exhibition. She is also the recipient of The Ro and Marius Johnson Award in Interdisciplinary Object Design for her sculpture in the Towson Juried Student Art Show.
“Towson University makes it easy to present your work,” Greenwell says. “The opportunities are everywhere, you just have to take advantage of them. And the professors are amazing.”
In particular, Greenwell credits assistant professor Jon Lundak from the college’s sculpture track as her “best instructor.”
“I learned a lot from him,” she says. “He understands where you’re coming from and is always available and very encouraging.”
The Beulah M. Price Memorial Scholarship is awarded to an undergraduate student who has declared a major in one of COFAC’s departments and programs, and who has completed at least five courses of work within that major at Towson University. The Price Scholar “must exhibit exceptional academic accomplishment and promise as demonstrated through consistently high faculty evaluations in the grading process and through the completion of substantive analytical, reflective, or research-based projects,” the selection criteria states.
Beulah M. Price, TU class of 1925, was a dedicated elementary school teacher who taught in the Baltimore City and Baltimore County school systems for more than 40 years. Price had aspirations of leaving her entire estate to Towson University in support of scholarship programs, so she left TU a sizable bequest in her will that established a scholarship award in her name in three colleges: COFAC, CLA, and COE.