Welcome to Sue Carrie Drummond

We’re so pleased to announce that Sue Carrie will be our new colleague and teacher in the Art Department next year, as the Visiting Assistant Professor for 2016-17. We’re especially delighted because Sue Carrie is an alumna of the college! She graduated as a studio art major from Millsaps in 2012, magna cum laude, with honors, and she was also a Ford Fellow while here. She went on to the University of the Arts in Philadelphia, PA, where she received her MFA in Books Arts and Printmaking in 2015. As she explains on her website, “Her work investigates different forms of damage and deterioration mapping intimate experiences and relationships that leave a permanent mark. Focusing on surface, accumulation, and texture she highlights the futility of acts to conceal or veil the past. She works primarily with papermaking and relief printing, incorporating crochet, knit, and other more tactile processes and materials” (see suecarriedrummond.com). This fall she’ll be teaching beginning-level courses in drawing, painting, and printmaking.

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Farewell and Very Best Wishes to Sandra Murchison

 

We’re all so sad that Sandra, Julian and the twins are moving away, but we hope for all the best as they settle into their new lives in Ypsilanti, Michigan. Sandra will be the chair of the Art Department at Eastern Michigan University (with about 25 studio, art education, and art history faculty), and Julian will be the chair of the Department of Sociology, Anthropology, and Criminology. Sandra arrived at Millsaps as an assistant professor in 1999 and rose in the ranks to become full professor in 2010. She received the Millsaps Distinguished Professor Award in 2013, a sign of her many professional achievements as a printmaker and painter and an indication of how beloved she is by her students. A major achievement of Sandra’s was the founding of Purple Word Center for Book and Paper Arts in 2013, which she directed until its closing this month.

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Graduate School, Fall 2016!

Mary Frances Ivey will be attending graduate school in art history at the University of Kansas this fall, where she’ll be working toward a master’s degree on her way to a Ph.D. She received a tuition waiver as well as a teaching assistantship.

Cadi Duncan (Art History, Museum Studies concentration, 2016) will be starting work on her Master of Arts in Teaching at Belmont University in Nashville.

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Mary Frances Ivey and Cadi Duncan, Feb. 2016

Suzanne Glemot (Studio Art, 2013) was admitted to the University of Iowa’s Center for the Book, with an impressive fellowship. Suzanne has been working in Admissions at Millsaps for the last two years, focusing on attracting Fine Arts students in the visual arts as well as in music, theatre, and creative writing. We’ll surely miss her!