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Welcome to the Moore Alumni Page! The menu to your left is the key to connecting with other alumni, learning about upcoming events and exhibition opportunities, exploring the creative and professional careers of Moore graduates, and keeping up-to-date with the latest developments at Moore., the online destination for ALL women visual artists, is an additional resource that inspires, informs, and provides helpful and fascinating articles. For our alumni who would like to contribute to this site, please click here to learn more about becoming a content contributor.

Send Your News & Updates: Click here to update your contact information and to keep in touch; we love to hear about what you are doing and will help to promote your latest shows and projects through our social media properties. In addition, if you are interested in becoming involved, please let us know! Be sure to like us on the Moore Alumni Facebook page to get the latest updates and news.  

Broaden your network by following Moore and The Galleries at Moore on social media sites listed at the bottom of the page. The Alumni Facebook page and social media links like the Behance Portfolio site are the best ways to highlight your own work, expand connections, and discover both opportunities and terrific events you won’t want to miss.

To reach the Alumni Relations office please contact or 215.965.4051. 




As of July 1, 2016, I excitedly accepted the office of Alumni Association President and the leadership of Moore’s Alumni Council with fellow officers Vice President Joan Becker ’69 and Secretary Debby Larkin ’70.  During my term, our work will be focused on a three-point initiative of engaging alumni, connecting with current students, and growing the InspireMoore Fund. I welcome you to join me and your fellow Moore alumni from near and far in special events such as the Leadership Conference for Women and the Arts and Alumni Homecoming in October and the Juried Alumni Exhibition and reception each June. Returning to Moore means discovering how the built environment has evolved, engaging with our inspiring students and collaborating with our accomplished faculty. Importantly, returning to Moore means connecting with alums pursuing diverse careers, following unexpected paths and forging new ones.

In addition to engaging Moore graduates in alumni activities, the Alumni Council is dedicated to growing alumni participation in the InspireMoore Fund. In 1850, Moore’s founder Sarah Peter knew that the fledgling school, begun in her home two years earlier and dedicated to educating women as professionals in design and industrial arts, needed to expand. She sought benefactors, appealing directly to the main sources of power and wealth during the industrial boom of Victorian Philadelphia: financiers, manufacturers, and scientists.

Today, Moore College of Art & Design is a vibrant contributor to Philadelphia’s rich arts culture, graduating women and men (through our Graduate Studies programs) poised to be leaders and entrepreneurs on an international scale. The need for funding to provide scholarships for talented deserving students, advance programing and curriculum development, attract and support exceptional faculty and continue to enhance our beautiful facilities has never ceased since the founder’s first requests.

Moore looks to alumni as key stakeholders and an important source of support. As successful graduates and crucial contributors to the InspireMoore Fund, alumni ratify their belief in the mission of Moore each year and inspire others to invest in Moore in the here and now. Giving to Moore now means that you believe in our collective power to change the world around us and to build the capacity of Moore to thrive well into the future, long beyond our brief time on earth. You can also proudly preserve the legacy of our alma mater as the first and only visual arts college for women in the United States regardless of your ability to give currently.

I look forward to greeting you at upcoming events and ask you to join with other alumni and give back to Moore by contributing the InspireMoore Fund today.

Best regards,

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Kathleen Shaver ‘83
Alumni Council President



Kathleen Shaver ’83 graduated from Moore College of Art & Design as a fine arts major. At Moore, she studied with teachers and mentors including Bill Richards, Chuck Fahlen, Janet Kaplan and Thomas Chimes. Her work has been included in a major survey of contemporary Philadelphia artists at the Philadelphia Museum of Art and in exhibits at the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Art, Woodmere Art Museum, the James A. Michener Art Museum, The State Museum of Pennsylvania, and The Galleries at Moore. In addition to Philadelphia galleries, Kathy has exhibited in Washington D.C., Delaware, New Jersey, Texas and New York. She has received numerous awards for painting. Her work is included in both corporate and private collections and a permanent installation of her paintings titled, The History of Nursing Through the Lens of Art, is housed at the University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing in Philadelphia.