Kennesaw State arts school names distinguished professors

Joseph Meeks‚ dean of the Kennesaw State University School of the Arts‚ recently…

Georgia (Feb 15, 2002) — Kennesaw State arts school names distinguished professors



Joseph Meeks‚ dean of the Kennesaw State University School of the Arts‚ recently announced the recipients of the arts school's 2002 Distinguished Faculty Awards.

The Distinguished Teaching Award was presented to Assistant Professor of Art Joe Remillard of Atlanta‚ who teaches a wide range of classes from required general education courses to advanced drawing and painting. He has led student trips to Paris‚ Rome and Washington and has taught in Kennesaw State's study−abroad program in Oaxaca‚ Mexico. Remillard combines his productive painting career with teaching to bring rigorous standards‚ global perspectives‚ historical insight and sympathetic encouragement to his students.

The Distinguished Scholarship and Creative Activity Award was presented to Professor of Music David Watkins of Acworth‚ who is listed among the greatest pianists in the world on Steinway's Roster of International Artists. His recent artistic projects include two solo CDs‚ lecture recitals‚ concerto performances‚ master classes and radio broadcasts. Despite his heavy performance schedule‚ Watkins dedicates himself to his students‚ several of whom have won international competitions.

The Distinguished Service Award was presented to Assistant Professor of Art Jeanne Sperry of Woodstock‚ who frequently lends her graphic design talents to the School of the Arts and Kennesaw State University publications. Her dedication to her students‚ her profession and her community have found expression in the Graphic Design Center for Non−Profit. Through the center‚ she and her students are able to stay current in the ever−evolving field by providing useful design services to worthy community organizations.

These three professors will be among those considered for university−wide honors later this spring.


Kennesaw State University‚ a progressive‚ comprehensive institution with a growing student population of 14‚100‚ offers more than 50 degree programs. Out of 34 institutions‚ KSU is the sixth largest in the University System of Georgia.


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