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Art Education students receive the prestigious Clyde McGeary Scholarship Award

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Posted: 02/24/2012

It was a clean sweep for Keystone College art education students Danielle Cady, Kati Kameroski, and Carolyn Walker. These students all received the prestigious Clyde McGeary Scholarship Award presented by the Pennsylvania Art Education Association (PAEA).

Danielle Cady, Kati Kameroski, and Carolyn Walker.

Photo caption: Left to right: Keystone art education faculty, David Porter, student winners of the Clyde McGeary Fellowships; Carolyn Walker, Danielle Cady, Kati Kameroski, with Keystone art education faculty Beth Burkauser, and Jordan Crosby, Director, Art and Education Initiative for the state Education Policy and Leadership Center, Harrisburg, PA

The Clyde M. McGeary Scholarship recognizes Pennsylvania residents enrolled in undergraduate and graduate art education programs based on academic achievement, financial need, artistic talent, leadership skills, and participation in PAEA activities. Associate Art Professor Dave Porter nominated each of the students for the award. “It is such an honor to have three Keystone College students win the award. In my recollection, this is the first time more than one award has been given to a student from any school,” said Mr. Porter. “The fact that three Keystone students are receiving the award at once is mind-boggling and quite an accomplishment.”

Danielle, Kati, and Carolyn are certainly deserving of the accolades.

Danielle’s passion for art and teaching art developed out of challenges early in her education that she met directly with support from her community, and she continued on to become a most exemplary artist and teacher candidate. She takes great initiative to be a part of academic and campus life, including serving as chair of the Keystone College Student Chapter of the PAEA and president of the Keystone Art Society.

Danielle traveled to Haiti in May 2011 with Professor Porter to learn about education and other disciplines through the Haitian perspective and to deliver the Hexagon Project to young students in a rural village outside of Port-au-Prince. She plans to offer art lessons and share her knowledge of teaching with Haitian teachers. A Union-Endicott, N.Y. native, Danielle is also involved in the local art community. She currently volunteers at the Main Street Gallery, Carbondale, Pa., as gallery director and also teaches an art class at a local YMCA.

Kati, from Clarks Summit, Pa., participated in an 11-day faculty-led travel experience to Haiti in January 2011, where she delivered an art education lesson to a special assembly of village children at a newly constructed school in Port-au-Prince. She is an accomplished ceramic artist and is also a leader in the Keystone student chapter of PAEA.

Carolyn, from Conyngham, Pa., shows great passion for all of her pursuits. In addition to her art education major, she has chosen an individualized sculpture program in which she is concentrating in jewelry or small sculpture, with goals of teaching this along with the required content areas in art.

Putting her art education courses to good use, Carolyn has created art programming for Keystone’s Children Center students, participated in Everhart Museum children’s art programs, and taught in Keystone’s Mini-Arts workshops for local high school students.

students and faculty at art education conference

Keystone Art Education faculty and student attendees with Clyde McGeary Scholarship winners at the annual Pennsylvania Art Education Conference in Gettysburg, PA.  In front – Ward Roe (Division of Fine Arts Chair,) art education student Lauren Nourse.  Back row – David Porter (Art Education program curriculum coordinator,) art education fellowship recipients Carolyn Walker, Kati Kameroski, and Danielle Cady, art education students Jessica Johanson and Kelly Eaton, art education faculty member Beth Burkhauser, and art faculty member Nikki Moser