Success Stories


A Great Day for Hockey

Seton Hill graphic design alumnus Michael Rubino created the "It’s A Great Day for Hockey" typographical design that is installed above the player’s stick rack in the Consol Energy Center, the new home of the Pittsburgh Penguins.  He also designed the All-Time Team mural in the player’s locker room, and various designs for the Center’s media level, strength and conditioning center, and warm-up area. Michael always knew he wanted a career in art. He came to Seton Hill because of its art program, and he graduated in 2007 with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in graphic design. While at Seton Hill, he was editor-in-chief of the literary-art magazine Eye Contact, a popular cartoonist and contributing writer for The Setonian, a dedicated blogger, and the founder of the Seton Hill College Republicans. Michael was also active in political campaigns, which led to a graphic design internship with BrabenderCox, a political and commercial marketing firm with offices in Pittsburgh. After graduation the company hired him as a part-time designer; he now works full-time for the firm, in both print and web design.

Distingished Alumni Leadership Awards

Each year, Seton Hill University presents the Distingished Alumni Leadership Awards to alumni who have demonstrated outstanding achievement and leadership in one (or more) of the following areas: education, business and professions, science and technology, arts, voluntary services, military service and philanthropy. The following recepients graduated from Seton Hill with a major in art.

2014 Award Recipients

Sister Jean M. Boggs, S.C.
SHU ’59
Joanna Pietropaoli Stillwagon
SHU ’69
Former Seton Hill University
Director of Admissions
Artist, Volunteer
and Former Teacher









2013 Award Recipients

Rosemary Scott Suess
SHU '63
Cathly Plesha
SHU '73
Krista Boyer
SHU '03 and '07 MBA
Kerrville Art Club
Artist of the Year
Former FBI Agent Mental Health Professional