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Media Arts Student Shanoaleigh Roseby to Create Project for Violence Prevention Program
10/17/2011

                                
 

Media Arts Student Shanoaleigh Roseby to Create Project for Violence Prevention Program

New Mexico Highlands University media arts junior Shanoaleigh Roseby will use her Seabury Fellowship award to create marketing materials to raise awareness about the university’s Campus Violence Prevention Program.
 
Roseby, a 21-year-old native of Portland, Ore., is earning her BFA in media arts with an emphasis in design. She is one of four media arts students awarded $2,500 Seabury fellowships this fall.
 
This is the fifth semester the Seabury Foundation has awarded fellowships to outstanding media arts students to develop independent portfolio projects. The university’s foundation makes a direct match to fund the fellowships.
 
For the next five months, Roseby will develop branding materials, design a website, create a multipage marketing booklet, design a brochure, and take photographs for her violence prevention pieces.
 
“Shanoaleigh’s professional design work will help our violence prevention program on campus be more visible, and appealing,” said Kimberly Valdez-Blea, program director. “She has the talent and skill, and is also caring and compassionate.”
 
Valdez-Blea said educational outreach is an important component for the prevention program that also provides direct services, support and resources to survivors of domestic violence, sexual assault and other violence.
 
The U.S. Department of Justice funds the university’s Campus Violence Prevention Program and similar programs at universities across the nation.
 
“This Seabury Fellowship is a big opportunity to create a full-out marketing campaign for the Campus Violence Prevention Program, and also build my professional portfolio,” Roseby said. “Media arts gives us real-world experience in so many areas like design, photography and web development. I feel prepared to create this project for the CVPP.”
Roseby said she became interested in using her media arts expertise to help the Campus Violence Prevention Program when she heard Valdez-Blea give a talk. She also participated in activities at the university’s Women’s Center.
 
“What the violence prevention program does for the campus is outstanding, and I wanted to help them through marketing and design to raise awareness about their services,” Roseby said.
 
Roseby is active in campus life at Highlands. She is a board member for the undergraduate student senate and has served as a peer adviser in the Office of Academic Support.
 
She is a member of the Highlands University Honduras Club, a student humanitarian aid delegation led by biology professor Carol Linder.
 
In 2008, Roseby was a founding member of the university’s Ladies of Dynasty Club along with her sister, Seandee Brown, and her aunt, Gloria Brown-Lopez, the university’s retention and intervention coordinator who was also an academic adviser and taught courses in the School of Business.
 
Brown-Lopez died in a car accident in 2009. Roseby and the Ladies of Dynasty continue their mission to make a difference in the community. Their adviser is sociology instructor Jill Baskerville.
 
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