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Lisanby Scholar Series: Taylor Sarlo

Taylor Sarlo Lisanby Scholar

SUMMARY: Art history major Taylor Sarlo is one of eight freshman arts students to have received a Lisanby Scholarship.

By Jen Kulju (M'04)

Growing up in Fairfax, Virginia, Taylor Sarlo says art had always been her favorite subject in school. While she wasn’t a huge fan of history in and of itself, she took an art history class as a junior in high school and “loved it.” “Art is a language for me to understand history better,” shares Sarlo, whose passion for art history was further fueled by a seminar she took at the National Gallery of Art her junior year as well as independent study in various art history topics her senior year.

JMU was Sarlo’s “first choice” for college, so receiving a Lisanby Scholarship was “really nice.” “I was happy to get in and know I had been offered something special as well.” Now a freshman art history major at JMU, Sarlo enjoyed the opportunity to meet the other Lisanby Scholars and “those supporting her efforts,” including Mrs. [Gladys] Lisanby.

Published: Friday, March 3, 2017

Last Updated: Wednesday, January 2, 2019

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