Nichole Fazio-Veigel

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Director

CONTACT

865-974-3518
nfaziove@utk.edu

DEGREES

MSt, History of Art, University of Oxford, Awarded with Distinction

MA, Interdisciplinary Studies: Art History, Philosophy, and Ethics, Marylhurst University

BA, Art History, Seattle Pacific University


DEGREES SOUGHT

D.Phil., History of Art, University of Oxford




BIOGRAPHY

Nichole Fazio-Veigel joined UT in August 2012 as the Assistant Director for the Office of National Scholarships and Fellowships; she was named Director in February 2014. Nichole is currently completing her D.Phil. in the History of Art; her work focuses on 19th century fine-art photographer Julia Margaret Cameron. She is a post-graduate fellow at Trinity College, University of Oxford, and received an internationally competitive ORS Clarendon Bursary Fellowship and the Trinity Graduate Excellence Fellowship in support her research. Her writing on Frederic Evans’ photographs of British cathedrals was also awarded the Richard Hilary Prize. Prior to returning to graduate studies, she worked for the University of Washington as the Assistant Director for  the Undergraduate Scholarship Office and Undergraduate Research Program.  In addition to running the annual UW Undergraduate Research Symposium, she helped to create and coordinate the first UW Summer Institute in the Arts and Humanities, a collaboration with the Walter Chapin Simpson Center for the Humanities, now in its thirteenth year.  Additionally, she advised undergraduate applicants for prestigious scholarships, fellowships, and nationally competitive experiential learning opportunities. Nichole then worked as the programme coordinator for the Oxford Summer Programme (UK) and continued to serve as a fellowships and scholarships advisor to students participating in summer and semester programs in Oxford. She is also the co-author of 'The Best Scholarships for the Best Students: Scholarships, Fellowships, Internships, and Experiential Learning Programs for Top Students' with Dr. Jason Morris and Donald Asher (Peterson’s Publishing, 2010). She currently teaches the HSP 197 course on preparing for nationally competitive scholarships and offers a University Honors course on the art of the Pre-Raphaelites. In 2014, her work with UT students was recognized with a Chancellor's Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Advising. Nichole is also an active board member of The Sicilian Project, which supports language and cultural instruction at the Babelonia School in Taormina, Sicily.