2016 • Alumni Spotlight

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Jeffrey Moser

Name: Jeffrey Moser

Major:  BA Philosophy
Grad Year: 2008

Occupation: Digital Media Artist & Assistant Professor
Employer: West Virginia Univeristy

Jeffrey Moser was born in Lancaster, Pennsylvania and has most recently lived in Lincoln, Nebraska. He is currently a Teaching Assistant Professor of Interactive Media Design at West Virginia University. He holds an Associates Degree in Graphic Design from The Bradley Academy for the Visual Arts, a Bachelors Degree in Philosophy from Millersville University (where he took several classes in photography), and a Master of Fine Arts Degree from the University of Delaware.  He became interested in teaching during an artist’s residency in photography at Millersville University.  Since graduate school, he has taught at the University of Delaware, Millersville University, and Metropolitan Community College, in Omaha, Nebraska. His video work has been included in ACRE TV, Co+Lab in Austin, TX, and in an exhibition in Zagreb, Croatia as part of the “I, Daughter of Kong” Research group. Other works have been screened at the National Gallery as part of the 32nd Black Maria Film Festival, and, most recently, a solo exhibition at the Phillips Museum at Franklin and Marshall College. - August 2016


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Chris Corrao
Name: Chris Corrao
Major: BFA – Graphic & Interactive Design
Grad Year: 2012
Occupation: Creative & Interactive Designer
Employer:  Willow Valley

Since graduating from Millersville University with a Bachelor of Fine Art in 2012, Chris Corrao has been busy exploring both fine art and design. Chris began showing his artwork publicly in 2005 and maintains a busy exhibition schedule in Downtown Lancaster while also selling artwork online to national and international customers. He is currently producing abstract expressionist paintings and capturing photographs.

Shortly after graduating from Millersville University, Chris began working for Willow Valley Communities where he is currently Creative & Interactive Designer. In his first year he helped direct a large rebranding effort for the company. After the initial rebranding effort, Chris worked hard to roll out the brand through all the company’s materials and recently developed their Join the Movement marketing campaign.

While working at Willow Valley Communities, Chris has had the opportunity to participate in the Keys for the City exhibition for three consecutive years. This exhibit, hosted by Lancaster non-profit, Music for Everyone, plants several decorated pianos on the streets of Downtown Lancaster, inviting the public to sit down and play. This project allows Chris the opportunity to combine his fine art and design skills.

View Chris’s fine art and design work at www.ChrisCorrao.com. - July 2016

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Sara Gallo
Name: Sara Gallo

Major: BFA - Fine Art Metals & BSE in Art Education
Grad Year: 2008
Occupation: Artist & Jewelry Designer
Employer: Sara Gallo Jewelry

Sara Gallo is an amazing young woman who is an inspiration to artists and metalsmiths alike. Sara is an artist, silversmith, and designer based in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. She graduated as a double major with her BFA in Fine Art Metals & BSE in Art Education degrees from Millersville University in 2008. Since then, she received her MFA degree in Metals/Jewelry/CAD-CAM from Tyler School of Art at Temple University in 2016. You will find Sara working in both the fine art and commercial arena with her creative work. Sara started her small jewelry business in 2008 while still an undergraduate student and upon graduating, exhibited in the prestigious Philadelphia Museum of Art Craft Show. Her flair for design has enabled her to exhibit in galleries nationwide and sell jewelry in over 50 retail locations internationally. Sara Gallo Jewelry can be found in boutiques and stores in Tokyo, Montreal, Los Angeles, NYC, Chicago, and the Bahamas. This is a dynamic young woman whose accomplishments in her very short life are phenomenal. MU is very proud of all her accomplishments and thrilled to note that she began her career while a student. - June 2016

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Amy Edwards

Name: Amy Edwards 

Major: Masters of Art Education
Grad Year: 2003
Currently:  H.S. Art Educator
Employer:  Hempfield School District

I began teaching in the Hempfield School District at the middle level in 1996 shortly after completing my Young Artist in Residence in Fine Metals at Millersville. In 2002, I moved to the high school level where I currently teach the Fine Metals, Hot Glass, and Fundamentals of Design classes. In addition to teaching, I advise our school's chapter of the National Art Honor Society where I work with students to become actively engaged in their local art community. I grew up in Lancaster County and earned my undergraduate degree in Art Education from Kent State University in Kent, OH. Shortly after being hired by Hempfield, I began the Masters program at Millersville. Three kids later and more years than I would like to admit, I have again begun taking classes beyond my degree at Millersville. During this time, I have discovered a profound group of professors and students to connect and collaborate with in both the intellectual and the creative processes. I am enjoying being given the space to share my experiences while simultaneously being stretched and challenged to think and create in new ways.  I am sincerely thankful and grateful for the opportunities I have been afforded at Millersville and for the people I have been surrounded by thus far. - May 2016

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Leah Yancoskie
Name: Leah Yancoskie

Major:  BA - Sculpture
Grad Year: 2014
Occupation: Sculpture/Foundy Technician
Employer: Laran Bronze

Born in Taylorsville, N.C. and growing up around Lancaster County Pennsylvania, Leah Yancoskie spent her childhood in dilapidated farm houses—peeling paint, decaying wood, and weathered complex layering greatly influencing the aesthetic of her work. Sculpting in bronze and organic materials Leah often uses the female form to engage in a visual conversation with these themes, highlighting the unapologetic beauty of time. Current she is exploring the fluidity of memories and the power certain moments hold.

Graduating from Millersville University with a BA in Fine Art in 2014, Leah had selected Millersville University because of the reputation of its sculpture department and casting foundry. She has been deeply involved in the art scene in Central Pennsylvania as a founding member of the Makespace Art Collective in Harrisburg and as an emerging artist resident at Millersville. Her work has been shown at numerous galleries and is part of numerous private collections.

Upon completing her residency she was employed by Art Research Enterprises in Lancaster before relocating to the Philadelphia area. She is currently employed at the Laran Bronze foundry, one of the premier art foundries on the east coast, where she continues to expand her body of work and hone her skills. - April 2016

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Autumn Wright
Name: Autumn C. Wright
Major: BFA - Printmaking and Drawing
Grad Year: Spring 2011
Occupation: Associate Instructor
Employer: Indiana University

Autumn C. Wright grew up in a rural town in northern Pennsylvania. That natural, agricultural environment influences her daily. She received her Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from Millersville in 2011 with a concentration in Printmaking and Drawing. She co-founded the Left Hand Printing Company in Lancaster, PA where she printed work for the local community. She’s attended Artist Workshops at Penland School of Crafts in North Carolina, The School of Visual Arts in New York City, and a photography study abroad program to Japan. Her artwork is aproduct of close examination of natural objects and experimentation with new materials, and is informed by the history of scientific and private collecting. She engages themes centering on biology, microscopic and macroscopic systems, memory and iconography to create multi-media artwork about the natural world. Autumn has shown her work nationally as well as internationally including shows in Sienna, Italy and Kyoto, Japan. Currently she is Associate Instructor of Art at Indiana University in Bloomington, where she teaches Art for Non-Majors and Color Theory while completing her MFA in Printmaking. You can find her artwork at www.autumncwright.com - March 2016

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Rose Chiango
Name: Rose Chiango

Major: Minor in Art History and French, BA in English
Grad Year: 2013
Occupation: Assistant Archivist
Employer:  Philadelphia Museum of Art; Philadelphia PA

Rose Chiango is an Assistant Archivist at the Philadelphia Museum of Art and can tell you a lot about Marcel Duchamp. Her work is a fusion of the analog and digital, organizing and describing historical material and artists' manuscript collections for research. An art history minor at Millersville, Rose graduated in 2013 with a BA in English. She obtained her MLIS degree in Archives and Information Science from the University of Pittsburgh in 2015.  Prior to working at the PMA, she worked at the Carnegie Museum of Art and the Frick Fine Arts Library. While a student at Millersville, she worked in Archives and Special Collections, assisting with the library renovation. She also worked at the Technology Help Desk and participated in organizations such as MU's literary art magazine. You can find her attending a conference or a contra dance in the Philadelphia area. She does not plan to stop learning anytime soon, and will continue working with art, archives, and technology for years to come. - February 2016

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Erin Good
Name: Erin Good

Major: BA - Graphic & Interactive Design
Grad Year: Spring 2012
Occupation: Designer
Employer: Godfrey; Lancaster PA

I design, develop, plan, tinker, organize, learn; but my official title is a Designer at Godfrey in Lancaster. In my position, my daily assignments range from traditional print ads to website development and everything in between. Outside of the office, I am the organizer of Ladies, Technically Speaking, a Meetup group in the Lancaster area focused on how we can strengthen and empower the female role in the technology space at all levels by being forward-thinking individuals. Working with this group also allows me to continue exploring my desire to learn, lead, and have hopes to ignite that aspiration in others. When I’m not knee-deep in all things design, I enjoy taking in all that Downtown Lancaster has to offer and of course, spending time with my two cats. - January 2016