Greetings. It’s June. Those of you who are newly minted alumni may still be in recovery. Those of you who have been away for awhile may be curious as to how this last school year went—so here’s a little wrap-up for you.
First: Congrats to the class of 2013. You survived!
Nearly 250 students graduated and joined the ranks of (can we say it) amazing alumni! Check out the CCAD Alumni Facebook page to look through commencement photos (including a picture of a unicorn!) and the senior sendoff album.
We have a new crop of outstanding seniors
In case you’ve forgotten, at the end of the academic year faculty select outstanding seniors for each undergraduate major. Check out this year’s nine students.
P.S. We recently followed up with last year’s outstanding seniors (there were 10) in IMAGE magazine.
Annual student exhibition caps the year
We celebrated another year of amazing student work with the annual student exhibition, which will be up in the Canzani Center Gallery through June 14.
Two professors earn Teaching Excellence Awards
This year the Teaching Excellence Award was snagged by not one, but two professors—Mark Hazlerig (CCAD 1974 and 1977) and James Lutz (1978).
The recipients were selected from 57 nominations, which were solicited from students, alumni, faculty, and staff. Read the full story here.
Retiring professors say farewell
After serving CCAD for more than 40 years, Professor Ronald Tardino (CCAD 1971) retired this year, with a promise to come back and teach a couple classes and remain active in our community.
Adjunct faculty Ben Mahan (CCAD 1965) also retired after being an important part of the Illustration faculty for more than 35 years.
Fashion Show wows crowds again
The Senior Fashion Show was once again a great success, raising nearly $200,000 for scholarships. See pictures and read more about it here.
‘Fab Lab’ debuts
The new 3D printing lab, dubbed the “Fab Lab,” is up and running in Kinney Hall thanks to a generous donation from Nancy and Tad Jeffrey.
CCAD named Center of Excellence
On April 26, CCAD was officially declared a Center of Excellence by Toon Boom, a global leader in digital content and animation software. We are the first college or university in the U. S. to receive the honor.
Exhibitions and Visiting Artists
Director of Exhibitions Michael Goodson produced, yet again, a fantastic lineup for the school year. We saw group exhibitions such as Simulacrum and Wall that mixed local, national, and international artists, as well as solo exhibitions that brought artists such as Todd Slaughter and Byron Kim to campus not only to show their work but to discuss it in visiting artist presentations.
In addition, Goodson, CCAD faculty, and the MindMarket curated a healthy mix of other creative visitors, ranging from graphic designer superstar Stefan Sagmeister to Pulitzer-Prize-winning poet Sharon Olds, and activist/director Gwenaëlle Gobé to Family Guy producer and director Mark Hentemann and Dominic Bianchi.
MIX: comics, comics, and more comics
This was the inaugural year for MIX, our comics symposium, which will take place again Sept. 27–28 with keynote speaker Jeff Smith.
Be sure to check out our Save the Date post for upcoming events on (and sometimes off) campus.
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