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SMCM Senior Jay Fleming Wins Art Award


Winning Photography on Display at Leonardtown PNC through August 2009

SMCM senior Jay Fleming, of Annapolis, won the Annual Student Art Exhibit’s Joseph Marion Gough, Jr. Excellence in Art Award for his photograph titled “Osprey.”
SMCM senior Jay Fleming, of Annapolis, won the Annual Student Art Exhibit’s Joseph Marion Gough, Jr. Excellence in Art Award for his photograph titled “Osprey.”

ST. MARY’S CITY, Md. (June 21, 2009) — St. Mary’s College of Maryland (SMCM) senior Jay Fleming, of Annapolis, won the Annual Student Art Exhibit’s Joseph Marion Gough, Jr. Excellence in Art Award for his photograph titled “Osprey.” The award is given annually by a committee from the Leonardtown PNC Bank who, along with other local business leaders in the county, made up the jury for the student art show. The photograph, along with other works from the show, are on display through August at the bank.

Fleming was exposed to photography as a child by his father, Kevin Fleming, who covered the world for National Geographic magazine. Fleming won the Environmental Protection Agency’s Grand Prize for National Geographic’s national wildlife of wetlands photography contest for a photograph he took when he was only 14 years old. His love of nature and wildlife remains a theme in his work today. At the age of 21, he has had nine magazine covers and many other photographs in a variety of publications. Fleming will graduate from SMCM this weekend with a bachelor of art’s degree in economics.

Other SMCM students whose work is now on display at the PNC Bank include Kris Fulk ’09, Emily Davis ’10, Dan Bedford ’09, Yujia Dong (Casey) ’12, F.A. Meatyard ’09, Allison Yancone ’11, Dana Gitting ‘11, Sarah Eargle ’10, Neal Stuckenschneider ’09, Laine Donovan ’09, and Bonnie Veblen ’09.

The art award was named in memory of Joseph Marion Gough Jr. Gough was the president of PNC’s predecessor bank, First National Bank of St. Mary’s, and was a generous supporter of SMCM.

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