Joan Countryman and Alexa Hampton to Speak at Commencement 2009

For Immediate Release
April 10, 2009

(Philadelphia, PA) Moore College of Art & Design is pleased to announce Joan Countryman and Alexa Hampton will be the Commencement Speakers at the college’s 160th Graduation Ceremony on Sunday, May 17, at 11 a.m. in Aviator Park, across from the College. 

Dr. Countryman, a native Philadelphian, was the first African-American graduate of Germantown Friends School and was a Fulbright Scholar at the London School of Economics. She is the author of Writing to Learn Mathematics, Is Gender an Issue in Math? and Black Images in American Literature. She was selected by Oprah Winfrey to run the Oprah Winfrey Leadership Academy for Girls in South Africa.

Hampton is an on-camera senior design consultant on two PBS design shows, This Old House and Find! She has made Architectural Digest’s list of the world’s top 100 designers every year since 2002 and House Beautiful’s list of “America’s Best 100 Designers” every year since 1999. She’s the interior designer of Trowbridge House, the official guest house for former presidents of the United States, and has been profiled in The New York Times, Elle Décor, Vogue and other publications.


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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 launching 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 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.

April 10, 2009
Moore College of Art & Design is pleased to announce Joan Countryman and Alexa Hampton will be the Commencement Speakers at the college’s 160th Graduation Ceremony on Sunday, May 17, at 11 am in Aviator Park, across from the college.

Published on April 10th, 2009