The Herron School of Art and Design Alumni Association sponsors three awards.
Distinguished Alumni Award
The association’s Board of Directors has annually recognized an alumna or alumnus for exemplary career achievement and service to their alma mater.Nominate someone for the Distinguished Alumni Award
Rachel Meyer Simon
Lois Main Templeton
Harry A. Davis Faculty Award
The Herron Alumni Association awards the Harry A. Davis Faculty Award annually to an outstanding faculty member of the Herron School of Art and Design who has demonstrated an outstanding and extraordinary commitment to Herron students.
All part-time, adjunct, and full-time faculty are eligible.
The award is intended for individuals who are recognized by students as having made truly extraordinary contributions to their educational experience. The emphasis in
Part-time and full-time students currently enrolled in the Herron School of Art and Design may serve as a nominator.
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Candidates are eligible for nomination in successive years.Nominate someone for the Herry A. Davis Faculty Award
The committee will be comprised of members of the Herron Alumni Association’s Board of Directors.
The successful candidate will be honored at Awards and Honors Night each year and his or her name will be placed on permanent display on a plaque in Eskenazi Hall.
About Harry Davis
Harry A. Davis earned his BFA from Herron in 1938, the same year he won the Prix de Rome in Painting. In 1941 he was named Artist-in-residence at Beloit College, Wisconsin. After enlisting in the Army in 1942, he designed camouflage in North Africa and in 1944 became a combat artist with the Fifth Army Historical unit in Italy. The drawings and paintings completed during this time are
Spirit of Herron Award
The Herron Alumni Association presents the Spirit of Herron Award annually to the graduating senior who embodies the essence of the student artist. The alumni association is asking for your help in nominating a Herron senior for this award.Nominate a graduating senior for the Spirit of Herron Award
The recipient is chosen based on their involvement in school activities and organizations, personal achievements in art, and community involvement. Faculty and staff may nominate any Herron graduating senior. Applications are reviewed by a panel of alumni with the award presentation being made at the honors convocation. You may nominate as many students as you’d like.
The award recipient will receive $500 and a 3-year membership in the Herron Alumni Association.
Please take a moment today to nominate the Herron senior(s) that you feel best
If you have questions or comments, please call Kimberly (Helton) Merritt, Director of Alumni Programs at 317-274-8905 or e-mail her at firstname.lastname@example.org.