After the passing of inspirational professor and longtime department chair Patricia Rose in 2020, her family, former students, and friends initiated a scholarship to honor her memory and support her legacy. The Patricia Rose Fund in Art History was created to ensure that Florida State University students can pursue the subjects to which Dr. Rose joyfully devoted her life.
The 2022–23 recipient of the Patricia Rose Fellowship is Quentin Clark, an MA candidate in his second year of graduate studies.
Quentin works as a Research Assistant and serves as a member of the Graduate Symposium Committee. During his first year in the program, Quentin was selected as the Winbury Essay Honorable Mention for his seminar paper Religion Meets Politics: The Pairing of Sacred and Imperial Imagery in Sixth-Century Byzantium. Quentin received his BA with Honors in Art History from Coastal Carolina University in 2020. During his undergraduate years, Quentin served as the treasurer of CCU First (a student organization for first-generation college students), a Peer Mentor for the Visual Arts Department, and an Edwards College Research Fellow.
Quentin is considering pursuing his PhD and hopes to obtain a career in academia. His area of interest is medieval art history with a focus in sexuality and gender.
Though I never had the privilege of meeting Dr. Rose, her legacy within the department makes me feel as though I had. The Patricia Rose Art & Design Library and the fund established in her memory are a testament to Dr. Rose’s commitment to both her students and the university. Students, like myself, will surely benefit from Dr. Rose and her generosity for many years to come.
If you would like to support Patricia Rose’s legacy, make a gift online by clicking the button below, or mail your check payable to “FSU Foundation” with “Patricia Rose Fund” in the memo line, to:
FSU Foundation, 325 W. College Avenue, Tallahassee, FL 32301.