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Joann McDaniel, Assistant Dean for Undergraduate Programs, Retires

June 24, 2020 • Alumni, Faculty, Graduate Student

For over 15 years, Assistant Dean for Undergraduate Programs Joann McDaniel has dedicated herself to ensuring that Stamps students have had the resources and support they need to make the most of their U-M experience and prepare for their post-college lives. Read More >

In Memory of Bill Lewis (1918-2020)

June 11, 2020 • Alumni, Faculty

Born in Detroit, raised in Lansing and Grand Rapids, Lewis was a University of Michigan alum (BDes ‘48) and a veteran of the U.S. Navy (1941-1945). Read More >

Beth Hay Retires

May 13, 2020 • Focus on Faculty, Alumni, Faculty

Since starting as an instructor at the Penny W. Stamps School of Art & Design in 1988, Lecturer II and Stamps alumna Beth Hay (BFA ‘82) has been known for her commitment to students, her strides towards equity, and her ability to help people create their best… Read More >

Artist, Alumna, Friend: Ellen Wilt (1921-2020)

April 6, 2020 • Alumni

Ellen Wilt — a cherished member of the Penny W. Stamps School of Art & Design community — died on Wednesday, March 25, 2020 at the age of 98. Read More >

Makers Respond: Studio Coordinator Kit Parks (BFA ‘15) On Facemask Creation, Donation

April 3, 2020 • Making a Difference, Alumni

In addition to working tirelessly to help secure the health and safety of our school community as part of U-M’s response to COVID-19, Studio Coordinators at the Stamps School of Art & Design have been actively helping the community at large. Read More >

In Memory of Mark Dziersk (1959-2020)

February 7, 2020 • Alumni

Holding over 50 U.S. product design and engineering patents, Stamps alum Mark Dziersk (BFA ‘81) was one of the world’s most respected design leaders. Read More >

In Memory of Jason Polan (1982-2020)

January 28, 2020 • Alumni

Stamps alum Jason Polan, “one of the quirkiest and most prolific denizens of the New York art scene” (New York Times), lost his life to cancer on Monday, January 27, 2020. Read More >

Yen and Nick Azzaro Propose Interactive, Experimental Art Museum with Youth in Ypsilanti

December 23, 2019 • Social Engagement, Living a Creative Life: Alumni Stories, Alumni

Recipients of the 2018 Ann Arbor Area Community Foundation “In Our Neighborhood” grant, the husband and wife team Nick Azzaro (BFA '04) and Yen Azzaro (BFA '03) are creating meaningful connections through arts and culture for the residents of eastern Washtenaw… Read More >

Representing the Past, Changing the Present

December 19, 2019 • Living a Creative Life: Alumni Stories, Alumni, Faculty

Thoughts on the work of Ken Aptekar (BFA ’73) by Associate Professor Irina Aristarkhova Read More >

A Change in Leadership, A Commitment to Values

December 18, 2019 • Giving, Alumni

After twelve years of service to the Penny W. Stamps School of Art & Design, Director of Development and Alumni Relations Mary Alice Bankert will be retiring from the University of Michigan on January 1, 2020. She passes the directorial torch to her trusted… Read More >