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CIU Alumna Wins Top Prize for Art

March 11, 2010

A 2007 graduate of Columbia International University has received first place honors in an art exhibit at the University of South Carolina. Katie Venugopal, who earned a Bachelor's Degree in Humanities at CIU, won first place in the Graduate division at the 54th Annual USC Student Art Exhibition for a painting of her grandparents on their wedding day. She is working on a graduate degree in Art Education at USC. Katie is the daughter of Junias Venugopal, CIU vice president for educational affairs. To see her painting "Venugopal and Vasantha on their wedding day" visit USC's McMaster Gallery online at : http://web.mac.com/mcmastergallery/McMaster_Gallery/STUDENT_SHOW.html