Bridget Skenadore, MA '12 has just shared the great news that she has just accepted the position of Native Arts and Culture Project Coordinator with the American Indian College Fund's Office of Research and Sponsored Programs in Denver, Colorado. Bridget tells us that she is very excited because she will be "working closely with tribes from the Midwest in helping restore Native art forms. Just like our languages, our traditional art forms need help from completely disappearing."
On Thursday November 14th, TLAD hosted three finalists - Educate Me, Helm, and Maddad - from a competition organized by RISE-NEGMA a 501(c)(3) non profit organization that was established after the January 25th Egyptian Uprising, when a group of seven Egyptian-American and Egyptian prfofessionals from the Harvard and MIT community got together and asked the simple questions : "What can we do to move ideas to action on the ground, for a brighter future for Egypt?" RISE (Re-thinking Innovation Through Social Entrepreneurship) - NEGMA (Entrepreneurship, Growth, Mobilization, Action) group was interested in exporing possible partnerships with areas of RISD concerened and involved with matters of social change. The Educate Me finalists were especially interested in the Department's work with Project Open Door.
Congratulations to Aaron Chang, MAT 2004 on his hire as Assistant Principal at Temple City High School, Temple City, California. It's great to see an art & design educator holding a school's administrative leadership position.
Rebecca Davidson, MA Art & Design Education (2010) has just shared the news that she recently joined the Virgina Museum of Contemporary Art as Manager of School and Educator Programs. Additionally, Michelle Cheng, MA Art & Design Education (2010) has just been hired as Manager of Professional Development by the Cooper-Hewitt Smithonian National Design Museum, where among other respoonsibilities she will oversee the Smithsonian Design Institute.
Elizabeth Gardner, MA in Art + Design Education (2012) has just shared with us that she is moving fom her position as Assistant Director of Interpretive Programs as the Cincinnati Art Museum, having accepted the post of Public and Interpretive Programs Specialist at the Davis Museum at Wellesley College.