Office of Admission theme: At GC, We See You
Submitted on June 25, 2018
Prospective students and their families, as well as alumni and friends visiting the Georgetown College campus, will now be greeted by a mural with the words “At GC We See You” painted on a large bench located alongside Memorial Drive, just past the Patterson House, home to the Office of Admission. “At GC We See You” is the Office of Admission’s adopted theme for the 2018-2019 recruitment year.
Chosen from among three sketches proposed by artist Mallory Meisner McCamy, Class of 2014, who was recommended for the project by GC associate professor of art Daniel Graham, the display depicts a Tiger gazing up at the night sky where stars represent an overwhelming galaxy of colleges with one star (representing Georgetown College) shining brighter than all the others. Reflecting upon the design which she termed “a personal favorite,” Mallory remarked that it resonated with her as she reflected upon the years when she was making a college decision.
Commenting on the design, she stated, “I felt the blue starry sky would make the orange tiger really pop,” adding, “It took me a week (in early June) to complete.”
“We are so proud of Mallory and all of our successful alumni,” commented Jonathan Sands Wise, Ph.D., and Vice President for Enrollment. “Painted benches are a long tradition at Georgetown, and this bench beautifully represents why students should choose Georgetown because of the personal attention of faculty and staff that helps all of our students succeed.”
Mallory is now a freelance painter and illustrator living in Lexington with her newlywed husband, Scout, and their black lab Sadie. She is a Colorado native who still has a deep love for the majesty of the Rocky Mountains.
“I’ve clung to my artistic curiosity from a very early age and it took me all the way to receiving a B.A. in Studio Art from Georgetown College,” she writes in her online profile. “I pursued my passion in painting and drawing as a full-time career by launching my business in the spring of 2016.”
Her go-to mediums, Mallory explains, are a combination of watercolor and ink pen, as well as acrylic paint, adding “You will more than likely find that my artwork is inspired by my birthplace, as well as many of my travels.”