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Columbia Museum of Art Announces New Board Members at Annual Meeting
COLUMBIA, SC.- On Thursday, May 28, 2009, the Columbia Museum of Art held its 58th annual membership meeting in conjunction with the Columbia Art Association's 93rd annual meeting. Board president Dr. Ronald C. Rogers officiated the meeting, which included the announcement of the board officers for 2009-2010.

Rogers serves a third year as board president with Duncan McIntosh as vice president, Kathryn Hilliard Stuart as secretary and Scott McClelland serves a third year as treasurer.

At the meeting, the following trustees were elected to serve a first or second term: Kay Butler-Bachmann, Luther J. Battiste, III, Mary Belser, Dr. Warren F. Holland, Jr., Jodie Watt McLean, Joel Smith, III, Dr. Suzanne R. Thorpe, Don Tomlin, Jr., Claude M. Walker, Jr. and Brenda Wheeler. Rotating off the board are Terry S. Brown, Dr. U.X Cullum and Jack S. Folline.

The President's Award was presented to Carol Shropshire for her time and commitment in serving as the Soirée du Soleil gala chair this spring. Shropshire led a committee of 80 people and raised over $160,000 and $60,000 in in-kind donations to support the Museum's mission.

The Director's Award for employee of the year was presented to Dr. Todd Herman for his stellar work in the Curatorial department. Among a myriad of accomplishments, he led the department in the organization of the statewide exhibition, Carolina Collects, the publication of several exhibition catalogues, and the design and installation of the popular exhibition Turner to Cézanne.

The Chairman's Award, presented by Dr. Suzan D. Boyd, Columbia Museum of Art Commissioner, was given to Susie Surkamer who recently retired as the head of the South Carolina Arts Commission where she served for 35 years.

The Vendor Service Award was given to Craig Crawford, founder of Crawford Conservation, Inc., in Lexington County, for providing the Museum with the highest quality professional painting, book, and paper conservation services.

Mac Arthur Goodwin presented his namesake award for excellence in education in the arts to Dr. Minuette Floyd, associate professor and coordinator of art education at the University of South Carolina, Floyd received this award for her work promoting multi-disciplinary arts programs for teachers in the community, her oversight of USC's Young Artists Workshop for almost a decade, and her participation in the National Jacob Lawrence Educators Forum demonstrating her passionate commitment to visual arts education in South Carolina.

Columbia Museum of Art | Kay Butler-Bachmann | Luther J. Battiste | III | Mary Belser | Dr. Warren F. Holland | Jr. | Jodie Watt McLean | Joel Smith | III | Dr. Suzanne R. Thorpe | Don Tomlin | Jr. | Claude M. Walker | Jr. | Brenda Wheeler |


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