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Professor Yevgenia Nayberg wins Sydney Taylor Silver Medal

Thursday, February 8, 2018

The College of Professional Studies is pleased to annouce that Professor Yevgenia Nayberg, Adjunct Associate Professor, Division of Mass Communication, has won the Sydney Taylor Silver Medal for Young Readers for her illustration work in the book Drop by Drop: A Story of Rabbi Akiva.

Yevgenia Nayberg was born in Kiev, Ukraine. After graduating from The National School of Art in Kiev, she began working as a freelance illustrator and an assistant art director for, UkranimaFilm, an animation studio. Yevgenia moved to the United States in 1994, where she studied theatre design at Carnegie Mellon University. At the age of 23 she received her MFA degree in Theatre design from California State University, Long Beach. She has since enjoyed a successful career as a painter, scenic - costume designer, illustrator and adjunct professor of mass communications.

Yeygenia has taught fundamentals of media graphics at St. John's University for over 7 years. We are proud of her accomplishments and would encourage everyone to please check out her latest work by clicking here

In addition, feel free to visit her website.