Winners announced for the 2024 MSUFCU Student Art Exhibit

More than 15,000 votes cast on 143 works of art by students from 17 area high schools

EAST LANSING, MI (March 4, 2024) — MSU Federal Credit Union (MSUFCU) today announced the winners of the 2024 MSUFCU Student Art Exhibit and honored all who competed during a special awards ceremony at MSUFCU headquarters in East Lansing, Michigan. This year’s event featured 143 pieces of art by young, local artists from 17 mid-Michigan high schools that received more than 15,000 votes from community members both online and in person.

“The response to this year’s MSUFCU Student Art Exhibit was nothing short of amazing,” said Arianna Ridderbusch, MSUFCU Vice President of Community Impact. “A record number of votes were received celebrating the creativity of our young, local artists. We would like to congratulate the winners and thank all who participated.”

The 2024 MSUFCU Student Art Exhibit winners by category include:

Juried Awards

  • First place — Entry #31: untitled by Amy Lee, senior at Okemos High School
  • Second place — Entry #35: untitled by Seoeun (Sarah) Lee, senior at Okemos High School
  • Third place — Entry #126: “Rose-Colored Glasses” by Ellery Curtis, junior at Grand Ledge High School
  • Honorable Mentions (in no particular order)
    • Entry #11: “Hey Sweetie” by Nala Noel, senior at East Lansing High School
    • Entry #51: “Pure Bliss” by Allison Galloway, senior at Mason High School
    • Entry #46: “Ineffable” by Cecelia Williams, sophomore at Mason High School
    • Entry #92: “Princess of Blue” by Ahmad Ismaeel, senior at Everett High School
    • Entry #32: untitled by Joanna Deng, sophomore at Okemos High School
    • Entry #97: “Circle of Life” by Alysia Riffenburg, junior at Everett High School
    • Entry #70: “You Took the Rest of My Life” by Mackenzie E. Hall, senior at Holt High School
    • Entry #125: “Dulling Faces, Rusted and Stained” by Kylee Campbell, junior at Grand Ledge High School
    • Entry #17: “Glittering Potential” by Allison Luginbill, junior at Lansing Christian High School
    • Entry #113: “Atlas” by Julianne Serviss, senior at DeWitt High School

People’s Choice Awards

  • Second place — Entry #81: “Loss” by Lena Anzaldua, junior at Haslett High School
  • Third place — Entry #55: 3-21-12” by Allison Galloway, senior at Mason High School

Social Award

  • Winner — Entry #81: “Loss” by Lena Anzaldua, junior at Haslett High School

School Spirit Award

  • Mason High School

The Juried Awards were selected by a panel of three local art experts: Melina Brann, Benjamin Duke, and Ryan Holmes. The People’s Choice Awards and School Spirit Award were determined by votes from the public, cast both in person at MSUFCU headquarters and online at the exhibit’s website. The Social Award was given to the student artwork that gained the most “likes” on the exhibit’s Facebook and Instagram channels.

First-place winners received $300, second-place artists received $200, and third-place honorees were given $100. The first-place Juried Awards artwork will be displayed on an Arts Council of Greater Lansing billboard. The Social Award winner received $50, and each of the Juried Awards category Honorable Mention recipients were given $25.

The MSUFCU Student Art Exhibit was sponsored by 517 Magazine and featured the artwork of students from 17 mid-Michigan high schools from Jan. 28 through Feb. 23. To learn more about this year’s winners and to view the artwork, visit

About Michigan State University Federal Credit Union (MSUFCU)

Founded in 1937, MSUFCU has a national reputation for excellence and has received several top industry and workplace awards, including being named a Best Credit Union to Work For® by American Banker for the sixth year, a Top Workplace by the Detroit Free Press for 13 consecutive years, and a National Best and Brightest Companies to Work For® winner for seven consecutive years. MSUFCU has also been certified as a Great Place to Work® for 10 consecutive years and has been recognized by the Credit Union National Association, earning first place for the people-helping-people philosophy Louise Herring Award. The Credit Union operates an award-winning, wholly owned credit union service organization, Reseda Group; along with digital financial platforms AlumniFi and Collegiate; trade name Oakland University Credit Union; and its foundation, the Desk Drawer Fund. MSUFCU is headquartered in East Lansing, Michigan; and has 24 branches; over 350,000 members; $7.61 billion in assets; and more than 1,100 employees. For more information, visit

About MSUFCU Student Art Exhibit

In its 17th year, the annual MSUFCU Student Art Exhibit, sponsored by 517 Magazine, has served as a creative showcase for students from participating mid-Michigan high schools. Student artwork is displayed, and votes are collected in person and online for one month from community members and judges. Awards and prizes are given in a variety of categories during a special ceremony. The Arts Council of Greater Lansing features the first-place juried winner’s entry on a billboard through Adams Outdoor Advertising. For more information, visit


Allison Horn
VP of Executive Communication and Legislative Affairs
517-333-2424, ext. 2401

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