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  • Otis Books is pleased to publish Tim Erickson’s debut collection of poetry, Egopolis, a textual journey through destruction, resistance, city, and the Ego, from ancient times to the present day. Erickson’s work has appeared in the Chicago Review, Western Humanities Review, and the Salt Anthology of New Writing. He lives in Salt Lake City.

  • Otis Graduate Writing students will read from their works-in-progress.

  • David Treuer is an Ojibwe Indian from Leech Lake Reservation in northern Minnesota and currently teaches at USC. He is the author of the novels Little, The Hiawatha, The Translation of Dr. Apelles, named a Best Book of the Year by the Washington Post, as well as a critical work, Native American Fiction: A User's Manual. In 2012, he published another nonfiction work, Rez Life.

  • Angela Flournoy’s first novel The Turner House was a Barnes & Noble Discover Great New Writers selection. Her fiction has appeared in The Paris Review, and she has written for The New Republic, The Los Angeles Review of Books and elsewhere. Flournoy has taught at the University of Iowa and Trinity Washington University. She lives in Los Angeles.

  • Susan Choi’s first novel, The Foreign Student, won the Asian-American Literary Award for fiction, and her second novel, American Woman, was a finalist for the 2004 Pulitzer Prize. Her most recent novel, A Person of Interest, was a finalist for the 2009 PEN/Faulkner Award. With David Remnick she co-edited the anthology Wonderful Town: New York Stories from The New Yorker. A recipient of fellowships from the NEA and the Guggenheim Foundation, and in 2010, the inaugural winner of the PEN/W.G. Sebald Award, Choi lives in Brooklyn.

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Class Marshals

2015 Class Marshals

Class Marshals are members of the Commencement Committee, and provide the student voice at the Commencement planning meetings. They are also responsible for relaying Commencement information to their classmates. 

Class Marshals lead their classmates in the procession. Family and friends can identify them by the special purple regalia worn with their cap and gown. They also receive recognition in the Commencement program.

 

BFA Programs
   
     
Cynthia Soto, Architecture/Landscape/Interiors  

Cynthia Soto

Architecture/Landscape/Interiors

     
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Kimberly Tak

Fine Arts

     
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Meagan Adams

Toy Design

     
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Louis Fick

Communication Arts
 

     
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Molly Workman

Fashion Design
 

     
Xochitl-Burciaga_Communication-Arts  

Xochitl Burciaga

Product Design
 

     
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Scott Huntsman

Digital Media

     
     
MFA Programs
   
     
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Sean Pessin

Graduate Writing
 

     
Daniel Chang, Grad Graphic Design  

Daniel Chang

Graduate Graphic Design

     
Sean Cully - Grad Fine Arts  

Sean Cully

Graduate Fine Arts