October 25, 2022

Shaka Wakefield Wins Phi Beta Kappa Award for Fine Arts

  • Shaka's winning art piece

Each year, Goucher College undergraduates are eligible to apply for three Phi Beta Kappa Awards. In 2022, GPEP students participated for the first time. The Phi Beta Kappa Award for Fine Arts was awarded to a student at MCIW, Shaka Wakefield. Inspired by Dutch graphic artist M.C. Escher, Shaka's winning piece represents her journey in understanding perspective. Using a limited medium of colored pencils and sharpie pens, she was able to achieve extraordinary depth. Shaka’s participation in the process and selection as the winner helps shift perspectives of GPEP students—both among GPEP students themselves in recognizing their value on a level playing field, and among members of Goucher’s Towson campus whose viewpoints are broadened and strengthened by their fellow students at the prison campuses.