Lee named Chancellor's Scholar

Brenda Lee
Brenda Lee

Brenda Lee, who will graduate in December with a B.F.A. in graphic design, has been named a Chancellor’s Scholar, the highest academic award the University of Nebraska–Lincoln offers.

Lee is one of only 18 student scholars graduating with this honor in December. These students have earned an A in every undergraduate class.

“This honor means so much to me,” Lee said. “It is an acknowledgement and celebration of my hard work and dedication throughout my time at UNL as a student. I hope this makes my family, friends and professors proud.”

Lee, who is from Penang, Malaysia, said her upcoming commencement leaves her with mixed emotions.

“It is a huge milestone for me to graduate from Nebraska and a bittersweet experience for me,” she said. “I love my time here in Lincoln, Nebraska, and the people that I’ve met. I’ve made this place my second home, and I have grown so much during my time here. It feels comforting to be graduating and leaving a footmark here in Lincoln.”

Lee has worked as a freelance illustrator for the Johnny Carson Center for Emerging Media Arts and has been a graphic designer and Director of Communications for the Jacht Ad Agency. She has also worked as a game art and animation intern at Skyvu Inc. in Omaha, and a graphic design and illustrator for the University of Nebraska State Museum.

“After graduation, I will be actively looking for job opportunities related to graphic design,” Lee said. “There is also a possibility to continue pursuing for a master’s degree. Geography wise, I am open to explore and adventure out anywhere. I will see where the tide brings me next.”