Emmy Award winning Marissa Aroy heralds the program as the first ever Asian Centennial Distinguished Film Fellow. Winner of the Emmy Award for her documentary "Sikhs in America," Ms. Aroy will create a documentary on the APM story at W&M.
Calling on the power of art to build communities, the Committee for the Asian Centennial under the leadership and direction of Professor Francis Tanglao Aguas will award artists in the fields of fine arts, film, and the performing arts to engage the William & Mary community and its experience as it pertains to the inclusion of students of Asian, Pacific Islander and Middle Eastern descent. In doing so, the hope is for the artists and the community to also reflect on the exclusion of the African American community and other historical hallmarks involving race, social justice and diversity.
Local and home grown artist Roberto Jamora, whose paintings are now in national collections, is the first Asian Centennial Distinguished Fine Arts Fellow. Also an adjunct professor at VCUarts and in the Asian & Pacific Islander American Studies program at W&M, Professor Jamora will collaborate with students in visualizing the W&M APM community.