WMU News

Centennial honors go to 100 art alumni

Oct. 22, 2003

KALAMAZOO -- A program honoring 100 Distinguished Art Alumni begins at 4:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 23, in the Dalton Center Recital Hall as part of this year's centennial celebration at Western Michigan University.

The 100 art alumni being recognized represent generations of diversity in undergraduate and graduate study in the visual arts at Western Michigan University. From the first graduating teachers from Western State Normal School to artists, designers, and scholars graduating from the School of Art, visual arts education parallels the expanding mission of WMU.

Selection criteria included excellence and recognition in professional practice, the teaching of art, the application of art to other professions, the enrichment of the cultural environment through critical thinking, and/or leadership in the visual arts.

A reception at the annual art faculty exhibition in the Dalton Center Multimedia Room follows the art alumni recognition ceremony from 5 to 7 p.m.

Both events are free and the public is invited to attend.

Media contact: Jackie Ruttinger, 269 387-2455, jacquelyn.ruttinger@wmich.edu

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