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Finlandia Ceramics Major Awarded Tony Velonis Memorial Scholarship

August 4, 2009

Jaimianne AmicucciHANCOCK, MI - Finlandia University ceramic arts senior Jaimianne Amicucci, Mahopac Falls, New York, has been awarded the 2009 Tony Velonis Memorial Scholarship by the Society of Glass and Ceramic Decorators (SGCDpro), a professional network of decorators and marketers of glass, ceramic, and related products.

The Velonis Scholarship, named for a past president of SGDCpro, is open to undergraduate and graduate students in a glass, ceramic, or related curriculum. Amicucci's experience in ceramic design, along with her academic standing, financial need, and plans for future study all contributed to her selection for the scholarship.

Jaimianne Amicucci ArtworkPast recipients of the scholarship include students attending University of Florida, Georgia State University, Rutgers University, and George Washington University.

For additional information about the Finlandia University International School of Art & Design, please contact ISAD dean Denise Vandeville at 906-487-7379 or