On January 19, 2018, Ringling College leaders and honorees came together – both in person and virtually via technology – to unveil the inaugural installation of Ringling’s Alumni Honor Wall. Enthusiastically leading the ceremony, Dr. Larry R. Thompson remarked, “While there are many ways to measure the success of a college institution, one surefire way is through the achievement of its alumni. At Ringling College of Art and Design, we certainly have a great deal to be proud of and one of the pinnacles of our triumph is our amazing graduates.” 

Further, Vice President of Academic Affairs Dr. Peter McAllister made a point to thank the Department Heads for their generous time and effort in selecting the honorees. “Criteria for determining our outstanding alumni included awards and accolades received since graduating, and creative work that makes a positive impact,” he noted.

Beautifully designed by Graphic Design Department Head Jeff Bleitz, mounted in the Keating Center and updated annually, this museum quality installation honors exemplary Ringling College graduates in each major, as well as Alumni Leaders who support the College with their time and treasure. It inspires all of us each and every day as Ringling grads are truly “Changing the Way the World Thinks About Art and Design.” Please come to campus and visit the Alumni Honor Wall, which is located in the Keating Center.

HONORED IN 2018
Sarah Kambara
BUSINESS OF ART & DESIGN, ’14

Patrick Osborne
COMPUTER ANIMATION, ’03

Jason Letkiewicz
DIGITAL FILMMAKING, ’11 

Chie Fueki
FINE ARTS, ’96

Matt Oztalay
GAME ART & DESIGN, ’11 

Ryan Meis
GRAPHIC & INTERACTIVE COMMUNICATION, ’05 

Michael Knapp
ILLUSTRATION, ’95 

Sascha Wagner
INTERIOR DESIGN, ’96 

James Heredia
MOTION DESIGN, ’14 

Jenna Ohnemus Peffley
PHOTOGRAPHY & IMAGING, ’08

By Susan Borozan
Susan Borozan is the Alumni Relations and Annual Giving Director for Ringling College.