WMU News

Luscombe receives community arts council volunteer award

June 18, 1998

KALAMAZOO -- Robert H. Luscombe, dean of the WMU College of Fine Arts, has been selected to receive the Theodore C. Cooper Award for Distinguished Volunteer Services by the Arts Council of Greater Kalamazoo.

He will be honored, along with winners of this year's Community Medal of Arts, at the Community Arts Awards gala Tuesday, Sept. 15, in the Gilmore Theatre Complex on the WMU campus.

Luscombe has been dean of the College of Fine Arts, the first university division of its kind in the state, since 1980. A WMU faculty member since 1973, he was co-founder of the Plaza Arts Circle. He currently is president of the board of directors of the Irving S. Gilmore International Keyboard Festival and chair of the advisory council for Education for the Arts.

Media contact: Mike Matthews, 616 387-8400, michael.matthews@wmich.edu

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