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Your Gift at Work


Your gift empowers our students and transforms their lives. In return, MIAD students and graduates are transforming our economy and community.

Meet these incredible MIAD students and graduates.

Ana Villarama ’19, a Communication Design major, designed a national honor society magazine cover while at MIAD and is now a designer at Hanson Dodge. Watch video about how her scholarship helped her.
Lucero Gallegos ’21, an Illustration major with a double minor in Communication Design and Fine Arts, is a first-generation college student. Her Pre-College Scholarship and Dean’s Scholarship have made it possible to attend MIAD and excel.
mackenziepankey sm MacKenzie Pankey ’18, an Interior Architecture and Design major, received a MIAD scholarship and recently won Best in Show at the Midwest Fine Furnishings Show for a furniture design project.
 eduardorocha sm  Eduardo Rocha ’19, an Industrial Design major, immigrated from Mexico and received a scholarship to attend MIAD’s Pre-College Program and a scholarship to attend MIAD. He is the first in his family to attend college.
 tiffanydo sm  Tiffany Do ’17, an Industrial Design graduate, is a first-generation American and was the first in her family to attend college. Following an internship, she also is now the first Industrial Designer employed at Mortara Instrument.
 Xavier Ruffin  Xavier Ruffin ’10, a Communication Design graduate, is a Milwaukee native who shares how the city and MIAD influenced his life as a creative professional. He is currently the Creative Director at Cynosure Creative Agency in Los Angeles.
 Julie Xiong  Julie Xiong ’12, a Communication Design graduate, is an artist/designer/entrepreneur with an incredible story of perseverance despite the multitude of obstacles presented to her as a first-generation college student.
 Julie Wayer  Julie Wayer ’12, an Industrial Design graduate, was the first in her family to attend a private college, something made possible by her Presidential Scholarship.


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