Alumnus Wins Prestigious Cleveland Institute of Art Award

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Padua alumnus Hien Nguyen ’12 (pictured in the back row on the left) received a CIA President’s Traveling Scholarship. Photo credit: CIA Facebook Page (

Congratulations to Padua alumnus Hien Nguyen ’12 for receiving one of the Cleveland Institute of Art’s prestigious President’s Traveling Scholarships! Nguyen came to Padua from Vietnam in 2009. He participated in our four-year studio art program (including our AP/Honors Art IV class) and graduated as an international student. He continued his education at the CIA as a Graphic Design and Photography major. In May 2016, he won the Second Agnes Gund Traveling Award.

Click here to watch a video clip of him accepting the award. (See the May 6th post and scroll to 3:45.)