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MA Student Raigen Sumrall Is the 2023–24 Patricia Rose Fellow

Published December 21, 2023

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 2023–24 recipient of the Patricia Rose Fellowship is Raigen Sumrall, an MA candidate in her second year of graduate studies.

Raigen is a teaching assistant and a member of the Art History Association. She studies Northern Renaissance art with a focus on printed images. Raigen earned a BS in Anthropology from FSU, and hopes to continue to pursue Art History in a doctoral program. Her fellowship assignment involves cataloguing and data cleanup in preparation for incorporating the Rose Library collection into the FSU Libraries database. She writes,

“It is rewarding to have this connection to our founding chair, who is talked about with such affection and esteem by the people who knew her. The basis of our whole in-house library is the collection of  books on Northern Renaissance that she donated on retirement, and those have been vital to my studies. I’m excited that my work here will be instrumental in making the library she established more accessible to our community.”

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.