BROOKLYN, NY - Montclair resident Isabella Artale received a Industrial Design degree from New York City's prestigious Pratt Institute at its 127th Commencement ceremony held at the iconic Radio City Music Hall.
Artale was one of nearly 1,000 graduating students to be awarded their degree.
Celebrated artist and Pratt alumna Kay WalkingStick (M.F.A. '75) delivered the commencement address.
Honorary degrees were awarded to WalkingStick (Doctor of Fine Arts); Adam D. Weinberg, Alice Pratt Brown director of the Whitney Museum of American Art (Doctor of Humane Letters); and boundary-pushing painter and Pratt alumnus Terry Winters (B.F.A. '71) (Doctor of Fine Arts) at the ceremony. School of Architecture Adjunct Associate Professor of Graduate Architecture and Urban Design Jason Vigneri-Beane received the Pratt Institute Distinguished Teacher Award.
Founded in 1887, Pratt Institute is dedicated to preparing its 4,700 undergraduate and graduate students for successful careers in art, design, architecture, information and library science, and liberal arts and sciences. Located in the cultural hub of New York City with historic campuses in Brooklyn and Manhattan.
Under the leadership of President Thomas F. Schutte, the curricula and reputations of Pratt's five professional schools, which include 22 undergraduate and 25 graduate degree-granting programs, are recognized internationally and perennially listed among the best in top-tier rankings from U.S. News & World Report, Princeton Review, DesignIntelligence, and others.