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Congratulations to the FATE 2017-19 Board 

On April 7th, 2017 at the 16th Biennial FATE conference, the following were voted in by membership in attendance to serve on the FATE board.

President:  Valerie Powell, Sam Houston State University 

Vice President of Membership:  Colleen Merrill, Bluegrass Community & Technical College

Vice President for Development: Raymond Gaddy, University of North Florida

Vice President of Finance: Casey McGuire, University of West Georgia

Vice President for Communication: Stacy Isenbarger, University Idaho 

Vice President of Regional Programming: Jessica (J.B.) Burke, Georgia Southern University

CAA Representative: Naomi J. FalkUniversity of South Carolina

MACAA Representative: Guen Montgomery, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign

SECAC Representative: Katie Hargrave, University of Tennessee Chattanooga

And with Gratitude...

the FATE Board thanks (pictured left to right) Greg Skaggs, VP of Communication, 2013-17, Mary Preis, Editor of FATE in Review 2013-17 & Lily Kuonen, SECAC Representative, 2015-17 for their past service and genuine spirit!

Congratulations to 2017 FATE Educator and Leadership Award Winners!

 2017 FATE Award Winners

Pictured left to right, M. Michelle Illuminato, Rae Goodwin & Scott Betz were honored at this year's FATE Biennial conference. More information on these celebrated educators can be found [ HERE. ]

Introducing our newly appointed editor of FATE in Review: Michael Marks 


The FATE board is pleased to share the recent appointment of Michael Marks as the new Editor of FATE in Review!

Michael Marks is an Assistant Professor of Art at the University of South Carolina Upstate where he oversees the Art Foundations area. He received his BA in Painting, Drawing, and Printmaking from Georgia College and MFA in Painting from Clemson University. He previously held academic appointments at Anderson University, Anderson, SC; and the SC Governor’s School for the Arts and Humanities, Greenville. 

An advocate for the arts and education, Marks co-founded the ThreeCitiesGroup artist collective and organized exhibitions for more than six years. He has received several awards and distinctions, including a grant from Vasari Paints, NY; and a fellowship from Wildacres Foundation, NC. The Paris College of Art Press and Temporary Art Review have published his scholarly reviews and writings on art education. In addition to appearing in publications such as Studio Visit and Visual Overture magazines, his artwork has been exhibited nationally in cities including Greenville, New York, Atlanta, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Saint Louis, Austin, and Chicago, and internationally in Copenhagen, Prague, and Perth

You will indeed hear more from him in the coming months especially in regards to collecting paper submissions for publication. If you are presented this April at our conference in Kansas City please consider your work for review. 


Shout Out Awards Announcement 
Victoria Hoyt, Metropolitan Community College 
Ralph Pugay, Portland State University
Amy Reidel, St. Louis Community College & St. Louis University

Congratulations to the three lucky Shout Award Nominees chosen during our December Positive Space Podcast. These three unsung (or "not sung enough") heroes in our higher education system had their  FATE 2017 Conference registration paid in full & their membership covered for 2017-18.

Thanks to our FATE members who submitted nominations and made these awards possible. 
Find the full list of nominees [ HERE ].


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