Homecoming 2020

The purpose of the Jacobs University Alumni Association is the advancement of education, science and research, including the support of students. This mission is realized through the financial support of students, including the funding of scholarships.

2020, despite the current trying circumstances, marks the first year that the Alumni Association has awarded two scholarships instead of one - and with a higher impact to the student's financial package! The scholarship now directly counts to the EFC, meaning the part of a student's financial aid package that was previously not reduced!

As part of Homecoming 2020 we will be auctioning of art pieces designed by members of the Jacobs University community. You can find more information about the art pieces below.

The auction will take place as a blind auction where all donations are commitments. A blind auction is an auction where bidders only know their own bid. All donations being commitments means that every bidder will pay their bid - regardless if their bid is highest or not.

How to participate?

To bid on a particular piece, please send us a donation via Paypal by clicking the button below. In the Note field, please add the words Art Auction 2020 [Piece Number Here]. Please also provide an email address so that we can contact you in case you win.

To find out the results of this auction and celebrate homecoming, join us in the main event on Saturday, September 19th at 16pm via Zoom.

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Zhanerke Arstanbay

Art Piece #1 by Zhanerke Arstanbay
Art Piece #1 by Zhanerke Arstanbay
Art Piece #2 by Zhanerke Arstanbay
Art Piece #2 by Zhanerke Arstanbay
Art Piece #3 by Zhanerke Arstanbay
Art Piece #3 by Zhanerke Arstanbay

Joana Petushi

Art Piece #4 by Joana Petushi
Art Piece #4 by Joana Petushi

Adriana Margarita Martinez

Art Piece #5 by Adriana Margarita Martinez
Art Piece #5 by Adriana Margarita Martinez

Predrag Tapavicki

Art Piece #6 by Predrag Tapavicki
Art Piece #6 by Predrag Tapavicki

Nhi Dang Uyen Nguyen

My name is Nhi Dang Uyen Nguyen from Vietnam (International Business, 2022).

I am a hobbyist, freelancing digital artist under the name of luavatre on twitter and Instagram. It is my pleasure to contribute to the homecoming and the scholarship fund.

Dark and oriental aesthetics are my biggest inspirations, but I had never combine both themes to make any artwork before. This one is my first. The woman in the drawing is wearing a ngũ thân (five-part) dress—one of Vietnam's traditional dresses. Her full-red attire is commonly seen on traditional Vietnamese brides.

However, if she is soon-to-get married, why is she drawn in such a gloomy atmosphere? Some say she is a ghost bride coming to take revenge on the husband. Some say she is a living woman conducting a cross-world wedding with her dead groom.

If you ask me, I would tell you truthfully that signaling a wedding was not my original intention. I just use red because it contrasts nicely with the moss-green background.

Art Piece #7 by Nhi Dang Uyen Nguyen
Art Piece #7 by Nhi Dang Uyen Nguyen