Concise Encyclopedia of Tufts History
Melissa Beth Meyers Award,
|The Melissa Beth Meyers Award is presented annually to a graduating B.F.A. or B.F.A. in art education student in recognition of academic excellence, personal growth, and his/her ability to achieve this success while overcoming substantial educational and/or personal obstacles.|
Melissa Beth Meyers is exemplified by the award given annually to a student who has overcome obstacles on the way to graduating from Tufts. High school (the Landmark School in Beverly) was a struggle where she had to work extra hard just to graduate. After high school she was one of the youngest students to be admitted to the School of the Museum of Fine Arts. Her decision to take academic classes at Tufts was courageous to say the least. The more courses she took, the more she wanted to graduate. Through extra effort and determination she was not only able to graduate with a double major (Art Education, grades K-12) but also had a 3.2 cumulative average. She surprised everyone but herself. Any young person who has to work this hard with the combined Museum School/Tufts curriculum deserves this award.
Source: BTU [Arts and Sciences/Engineering]; 100H