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Carmelo Torres Receives Fellowship
Carmelo Torres, Visual Arts BA ('10) Receives WW-RBF Fellowship
Friday, December 17th, 2010 //

Carmelo Torres received the Woodrow Wilson - Rockefeller Brothers Fund Fellowship for Aspiring Teachers of Color. Carmelo has been a graphic artist for over 26 years, and graduated with a BA in Visual Arts, with a concentration in Graphic Design in December 2010. This award will allow Carmelo to continue his studies and pursue a Masters degree in Art Education in the Fall of 2011, with the goal of teaching art in a high-needs urban school. Congratulations and best of luck to him.

The goal of the Woodrow Wilson-Rockefeller Brothers Fund Fellowships for Aspiring Teachers of Color is to help recruit, support, and retain individuals of color as K-12 public school teachers in the United States.

The award committee ... was very impressed by Mr. Torres's story of growing up in the Bronx, serving in the United States Marine Corps after graduating from high school, being awarded the Navy Marine Corps Medal of Heroism for saving a fellow Marine's life, working as a graphic artist for 26 years to support his family and raising two beautiful children who are now 21 and 22 years old. He is passionate about teaching art to young people and believes firmly in the transformative value of creative expression. Professor Peggy Re, his advisor, has been a wonderful source of encouragement and support for him.