Congratulations to the Class of 2016!
It was a beautiful day on the Watkins campus to celebrate the accomplishments of our graduates from the Art, Film, Fine Art, Graphic Design, Interior Design and Photography programs. Among the many highlights was an inspiring Commencement speech given by Callie Khouri, filled with personal reminiscences of her career struggles before — and after — finding success by writing the Thelma and Louise screenplay.
“You are glorious and brave in what you are about to attempt. Do me a personal favor…Make me think. Make me feel. Make me experience something I could never have experienced if you didn’t show me. Your capacity to love and to show love to people you will never meet is the soul of generosity. Generosity is the hallmark of an artist. Show up for the muse.”
Read the entire speech here: Callie Khouri Watkins Commencement Address May 14 2016 r
Sara Kathryn Schork, a Graphic Design major from Nashville, was named recipient of the annual Samuel Watkins Award for Excellence, given to the graduate possessing the highest GPA.
See the list of graduates in the Commencement 2016 program
Photo credit: alumnus Tyler Blankenship.