Posted Wednesday, October 09, 2019 - 4:24 PM

Pratt to Honor Five Outstanding Graduates at 2019 Alumni Achievement Awards

(L-R): Bob Eisenhardt, William Katavolos, Jeremy Martin, Edel Rodriguez, and Joan Semmel

On Wednesday, November 6, Pratt Institute’s 2019 Alumni Achievement Awards will be presented to five individuals who have made distinctive and significant cultural impacts in their communities. The evening reception for this year’s winners will be at Smack Mellon in Brooklyn. The awards—including the Impact, Lifetime Achievement, Visionary, and Rising Star awards—recognize outstanding Pratt alumni who have distinguished themselves in their fields, are highly respected among their colleagues and by the general community, and have an influence at the regional, national, or international level.

This year, Alumni Achievement Awards will be presented to:

Impact Award: Bob Eisenhardt, BArch ‘70 (School of Architecture)

Lifetime Achievement Award: William Katavolos, BID ‘49 (School of Design)

Rising Star Award: Jeremy Martin, MPS Art Therapy and Creativity Development ‘18 (School of Art)

Visionary Award: Edel Rodriguez, BFA Painting ‘94 (School of Art)

Impact Award: Joan Semmel, BFA Art Teacher Education ‘63; MFA ‘72 (School of Art)

Award recipients are chosen through a nomination process and selected by a committee of past Alumni Achievement Award honorees, Pratt faculty, staff, and alumni.

Image: (L-R): Bob Eisenhardt, William Katavolos, Jeremy Martin, Edel Rodriguez, and Joan Semmel