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New Richmond Native Named to Wisconsin Art Education Association

NOV. 20, 2006--UW-River Falls student Kathy Gaffer, a junior art education major from New Richmond, Wis., has been elected to the Wisconsin Art Education Association (WAEA) as a student representative.

"This is an honor for the campus to have her serving a professional state role like this," said art Professor Lynn Jermal. Gaffer was elected in a state-wide election to the WAEA, serving a two-year term.

"Kathy has strong leadership abilities and she is using them now on the WAEA Board," said Jermal. "I am so happy to see one of our art education students with the initiative to run for a state board position. This experience will give her both state-wide contacts and professional experience in her field. It's hard work, but I hope it will pay dividends for Kathy."

The WAEA is a state affiliate of the National Art Education Association, which is dedicated to serving and representing art teachers. The mission of the Wisconsin Art Education Association is to promote excellence in visual art and design education for all students by providing professional growth opportunities for visual art and design teachers; showcasing student talents and abilities; supporting art and design as academic core disciplines; communicating with other art and design organizations; offering lifelong learning opportunities; and acting on vital art and design education issues.


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