Mark Hazlerig Endowment Fund

Help CCAD preserve Mark Hazlerig's legacy by supporting the Mark Hazlerig Endowment Fund.

In the four decades he spent teaching at Columbus College of Art & Design, Illustration Professor Mark Hazlerig was larger than life.

And so were the three-dimensional illustrations he helped his students create.

The giant robot that welcomes people to Kinney Hall. The oversize white paper lady that greets visitors in Design Studios on Broad. The 12-foot tall centipede that startled more than a few people when it lived in the lobby of Kinney Hall.

He was responsible for shaping CCAD's illustration curriculum and inspiring two generations of students to go on to successful careers.

“Mark was a mystical figure to me and my buddies at CCAD,” said Illustration alum Patrick Moore (CCAD 2010). “He single-handedly taught me everything I know about the history of illustration and totally shaped my views.”

Hazlerig — a pillar of CCAD’s Illustration program and a beloved figure on campus — died of cancer Tuesday, March 22, 2016, at his home in Canal Winchester. He was 68.

The Mark Hazlerig Endowment Fund was established by CCAD alumni and friends to support a yearly scholarship for an outstanding student who excels in dimensional studies.