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Art Majors- - Where Are They Now?



This list represents a cross section of alumni who majored in art. It was culled from college records and the art department’s annual newsletter.

Cigdem Turkes Akkurt ’61 is a professor of interior design and Hasan Akkurt ’69 is a professor of architecture, both at Iowa State University.

Carol Robertson Brown ’65 is a library designer based in Houston.

Kristin Caskey ’84 teaches fashion design at Virginia Commonwealth University.

Joe Cole ’00 is an apprentice with well-known ceramist Mark Hewitt.

Stephanie Coons ’74 works in corporate space planning and interior design in Maine.

Guillermo Cuellar ’76 is a nationally known functional potter and lives in Venezuela.

Timothy J. Dam ’76 is president of Saag’s Frozen Foods, Oakland, Calif.

Richard Dupre ’90 is a children’s book author and illustrator in Minneapolis.

Elizabeth Evans ’75 has written several books published by HarperCollins, including Rowing in Eden (2000) and Carter Clay (1999), for which she designed the cover.

Sarah Fitzgerald ’84 teaches art in the Mount Vernon public elementary school.

Jennifer Getz ’96, Alex Herzog ’98, and Rebecca Ringquist ’00 are studying at the Chicago Art Institute.

Colin Ives ’89 is a member of the art faculty in multimedia and video at the University of Maryland, Baltimore County.

Taku Kawasaki ’92 has taken over his father’s studio in Kyoto, Japan, making large sculptures and smaller works.

Bob Kim ’90 designs affordable housing in Southern California.

Sharon Landfair ’74 and her husband run a wholesale pottery business in Farmington, Conn.

Sara Mast ’78 teaches art in Billings, Mont., and is active as an artist.

Matt Miller ’94 is a multimedia designer in Tempe, Ariz., and is completing a master’s degree in multimedia management.

Tom Newport ’77 and Dave Rega ’77 collaborate on sculptural art commissions in the Cedar Rapids area.

Karen Fluth Nwulu ’82, with her husband, runs an international school and a pottery business, Earth and Fire Clayworks, in Nigeria.

Randall Parkinson ’79 is a marine geologist and Fulbright scholar.

Nancy Price ’46 is a best-selling author (Sleeping With the Enemy) and retired professor of creative writing at the University of Northern Iowa.

Francis Wu ’74 designs, manufactures, and sells windsurfing fins, carbon-fiber mountain bikes, and in-line skates. His factory is in China.

Catherine Quehl-Engel ’89 is Cornell’s chaplain.

Barbara “Toby” Marshall Schreiber ’46 wrote Athenian Vase Construction: A Potter’s Analysis, published in 1999 by the J. Paul Getty Museum Publications.

Erica Severson ’99 brought art to Chicago’s inner-city schools through an AmeriCorps program.

Leigh Soupene-O’Neal ’88 holds an executive position with Fuji Films in Chicago.

Todd Steffens ’84 has worked as a graphic designer since graduation.

Patti Streeter ’97 is studying at the Cranbrook Academy of Art.

Todd Szwajkowski ’91 is a writer/producer for Cotter and Company in Chicago.

Dave Tyroler ’89 is an officer in the National Park Service at Yellowstone National Park.

Stephen Vroom ’86 teaches art history at the Cornish College of Art in Seattle.

Gerry Williams ’43 is an internationally known potter and founding editor of Studio Potter magazine, the principal journal for professional potters, teachers, and ceramists.

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