Baylor Art Graduates find success and fulfillment in every walk of life. The value of a Baylor Art Education is reflected in the range of jobs our students get, the quality of the graduate programs and professional schools they enter, and the rewarding careers they build. Here, we follow our alumni as they contribute to society in significant and thoughtful ways.
Art History student Amy Welch availed herself to many of the unique opportunities available to Baylor Art students, including spending a summer in Israel on an archaeological dig that unearthed stunning mosaics. Those experiences have continued to open doors for her. After Amy graduated in 2014 she went on to teach in charter schools in Phoenix and San Antonio. In the fall of 2016 she enrolled in the University of Missouri’s MA program in Archaeology and Art History which she plans to complete in 2019. We look forward to seeing what Amy does next!
Jackson Perry took classes in Ancient Art History throughout his time at Baylor which shaped his work for the rest of his studies. He attended one season at the Huqoq excavation in Israel. Currently he is working on a Classics Masters Program at the University of Kentucky and plans to get a PhD in either Classics or Ancient Art & Archaeology to continue research between these two fields. “Baylor gave me the flexibility that allowed me to specialize early on and experiment with different focuses. The Art Department itself provided classes in areas that would otherwise have been unavailable. This gave me the chance to find a field I wanted to work in and learn to incorporate my other classes into it while learning the ropes for my current and future scholarship.”
Katie Hooker is currently completing her Master's Degree in Art History at the University of Texas in Austin. She is writing her thesis on Michelangelo's evolving calligraphy and the importance of personal script for self-presentation and identity creation during the Renaissance. Following graduation, she would like to work with the Dept. of State or the Smithsonian Institution; working with international relations between museums across the globe. Eventually, she plans to return to academia and get her PhD in Art History. She feels it would be rewarding to be a professor and teach students why cultural heritage and artistic production matters.
Mike Amis retired from the Navy in 2014 and lives and works in Vicenza, Italy with the U.S. Army. He and his family appreciate their time with the Navy as it afforded them the opportunity to live for ten years split between the Middle East (Bahrain) and Tokyo; much of his work has taken him to several countries to help develop activities with foreign militaries. Living and traveling abroad has been fascinating, enabling him to see much of the art he studied at Baylor – especially as he now lives in Andrea Palladio's town and near the Scrovegni Chapel.
Stephanie Parks Robberson is currently living in Oklahoma City pursuing her master of science degree in forensic science from the University of Central Oklahoma with a focus on digital evidence recovery and cybercrime. An Art History minor, Stephanie says “the skills I gained from this program have made me a competent researcher, writer, and critical thinker.” Her thesis is a survey research project asking cash-for-Bitcoin vendors questions about their demographics, knowledge of/compliance with FinCEN regulations, and attitudes toward government and law enforcement. She will graduate from UCO in May 2017 and plans to find a career in investigating Internet crimes against children or general cybercrime investigation.
Daniel Kleypas is in his second of three years in the Masters of Architecture program at the University of Oklahoma. He spent the past summer working in a large architecture firm in Dallas. Upon his graduation in May of 2018, he plans to work in an architecture firm in the DFW area and will start the process of obtaining his architecture license. He credits his art studies at Baylor for supporting his interest in architecture.
Art History grads Miller Gaffney and Carol Lee Brosseau are powerhouse art dealers who deploy their vast knowledge to curate the most enviable collections for demanding patrons on the Ovation Channel's ARTBREAKER$. They also advise private clients, lecture, and write on art. More information can be found at: www.millergaffney.com
Michael Macasa graduated from Baylor and headed to New York to work with Click 3X Media on commercials for companies like Geico, Beneful, and Jon Freida. With that professional experience under his belt, he headed back to Texas to build his business as a freelance camera operator for commercial and feature films. He loves what he does and wouldn’t trade it for anything and credits Baylor with giving him a strong foundation.
Emily Quinn earned a Bachelor's degree in Art History from Baylor University and went onto complete a Master's degree from Christie's Auction House in London. Quinn has worked for the National Gallery of Art in Washington, D.C., as a project coordinator in the Department of Exhibition Programs and a program manager in the Office of Visitor Services. Emily joined the Cerulean Gallery in 2016 - continuing to not only follow her passion but pass the love and ownership of art to others.
Kalyn Dunks graduated from Baylor Art with a B.F.A in Graphic Design and immediately started her own business, K.Dunks Creative. She has a passion for typography and hand lettering and her work can be seen throughout the Central Texas region. Her specialty is beautifully wrought chalkboards advertising the offerings of her various clients businesses.
Mark Williams graduated with a degree in Art History from Baylor and will receive his M.S. Industrial Design at the University of Houston in 2017. He is currently Lead Designer on the Groesbeck Martin Luther King Jr. Community Garden Project, in Groesbeck, TX. His interest and focus is on designing spaces for for individuals with disabilities as well as encouraging others to follow design careers.
Mariana Concepcion, a recent Art History graduate has been accepted into Marquette University's Law School Class of 2018. Mariana plans to use the research, critical, and anaylytical skills she honed at Baylor to good use as she moves into the next phase of her professional life. Congratulations to Mariana!