ThemeVision LLC is pleased to announce that Indiana University School of Informatics junior, Bianca Garfias, has been named the recipient of the ThemeVision Scholarship for the 2009/10 academic year. The ThemeVision Scholarship is an award given to an outstanding minority student in the school’s Media Arts & Science program who exhibits an interest in new media.
Garfias is originally from Indianapolis. Prior to her undergraduate studies at Indiana University School of Informatics, she spent many of her formative years living in Mexico before returning to Indianapolis to attend Ben Davis High School.
Advisors at the IU School of Informatics point to Garfias’ dedication and sense of community as key factors in her nomination for the ThemeVision scholarship. “Bianca is a very motivated and passionate student who continually demonstrates academic excellence,” said Sheila Morris-Watson, Assistant Director of Student Services and Undergraduate Advising. “She is always willing to share her knowledge and expertise with others, including serving as a mentor to college-bound high school students.”
This is the second year that ThemeVision LLC has provided a scholarship to an outstanding, minority student in the MAS program. Dennis Stolle, ThemeVision’s president, views MAS students like Garfias as a valuable resource for future growth and development. “Students from the MAS program, like Bianca, have the creative, interpretive and technological abilities needed to bring to life the type of work we do at ThemeVision LLC,” said Stolle. “We see too few female and minority students engaged in this type of work and study. With the ThemeVision scholarship, our goal is to support these talented students in Indiana and encourage their future careers in media arts and informatics.”
Stolle is a member of the Media Arts and Sciences Advisory Board, a group of media professionals who serve as a creative and best-practices resource for the IU School of Informatics.