Moore Holds First Graduate Commencement Ceremony

For Immediate Release
August 25, 2010

(Philadelphia,PA) Moore held its first graduate commencement ceremony on August 14 at the College. Six students in the MA in Art Education program were the first to receive the degree. The historic event marks another milestone in Moore’s legacy as an innovator in the field of art education.

Dr. Dennis W. Creedon, Director of the School District of Philadelphia’s Department of Comprehensive Arts Education, was the commencement speaker. Under Creedon’s leadership, the department has published new curricula in art, music, dance and theater arts. He is the lead investigator for a 1.2 million dollar U.S. Department of Education grant to study the impact of arts integration on the literacy development of children. Dr. Creedon is on the board of the Philadelphia Arts in Education Partnership, as well as on the Education Committees of the Philadelphia Orchestra and Arden Theatre and serves on the Executive Committee of Arts Rising. He is a consultant to numerous arts organizations.

Academic Dean Dona Lantz presented the following students with the MA in Art Education with an Emphasis in Special Populations:

Amy Cardullo, magna cum laude
Bridget Glenn, cum laude
Alisha Hagelin, summa cum laude
Cynthia Hartopp, magna cum laude
Patricia Hutman, magna cum laude
Gloria Rautman, magna cum laude

The MA in Art Education with an emphasis in special poulations is the only program of its kind in the nation and one of three co-educational graduate programs launched in summer 2009, the others being an MFA in Studio Arts and MFA in Interior Design. The programs are well suited for working adults seeking to acquire new skills and perspectives in their current studio, design or teaching practices.


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Moore College of Art & Design educates students for inspiring careers in art and design. Founded in 1848, Moore is the nation's first and only women's art college. Moore's career-focused environment and professionally active faculty form a dynamic community in the heart of Philadelphia's cultural district. The College offers nine Bachelor of Fine Arts degrees for women. A coeducational Graduate Studies program was launched in summer, 2009. In addition, Moore provides many valuable opportunities in the arts through The Galleries at Moore, a Continuing Education Certificate program for adults, the 91-year-old acclaimed Youth Art Program for girls and boys grades 1-12, The Art Shop and the Sculpture Park. For more information about Moore, visit www.moore.edu.

August 25, 2010
Moore held its first graduate commencement ceremony on August 14. Six students in the MA in Art Education program were the first to receive the degree. The historic event marks another milestone in Moore’s legacy as an innovator in the field of art education.

Published on August 25th, 2010