Arts Achievement Awards Archive

Wayne State University Arts Achievement Award recipients

 

2020:

Lisa Wiegand

LIsa Wiegand – Career Achievement Award in the Field of Communication
McArthur Binion McArthur Binion – Career Achievement Award in the Field of Art and Art History

Jacqueline Echols

Jacqueline Echols – Career Achievement Award in the Field of Music

Jan Gist

Jan Gist – Career Achievement Award in the Field of Theatre

2019:

Mary Henige Mary Henige – Career Achievement Award in the Field of Communication
Ray Pointer Raymond Pointer – Career Achievement Award in the Field of Art and Art History
Rick Margitza Richard Margitza – Career Achievement Award in the Field of Music
Frank Hartenstein Frank Hartenstein – Career Achievement Award in the Field of Theatre

2018:

 
Sarah Ryley Sarah Ryley – Career Achievement Award in the Field of Communication 
Michael Luchs Michael Luchs – Career Achievement Award in the Field of Art and Art History
Michael Krajewski Michael Krajewski – Career Achievement Award in the Field of Music
David Calhoun David Calhoun – Career Achievement Award in the Field of Theatre
Howard Hertz Howard Hertz– CFPCA Arts Advocacy Award

2017:

Don Gonyea Don Gonyea – Career Achievement Award in the Field of Communication
Susan Rossen Susan Rossen – Career Achievement Award in the Field of Art and Art History
Charlotte Merkerson Charlotte Merkerson – Career Achievement Award in the Field of Music
Dr. Phillip Moss Dr. Phillip Moss – Career Achievement Award in the Field of Theatre
Bill Prady William "Bill" Prady – CFPCA Arts Advocacy Award

2016:

Lynne Avadenka Lynne Avadenka – Career Achievement Award in the Field of Art and Art History
James Curnow James Curnow – Career Achievement Award in the Field of Music
Della Hamby Della Hamby – Career Achievement Award in the Field of Dance
Shawn Kahle Shawn Kahle – Career Achievement Award in the Field of Communication
Sam Richardson Sam Richardson – Career Achievement Award in the Field of Theatre

2015:

Toi Banks Toi Banks – Career Achievement Award in the Field of Dance
Delores Ivory Davis Delores Ivory Davis – Career Achievement Award in the Field of Music
Ann Delisi Ann Delisi – Career Achievement Award in the Field of Communication
David Ramsey David Ramsey – Career Achievement Award in the Field of Theatre
Timothy Van Laar Timothy Van Laar – Career Achievement Award in the Field of Art and Art History
Eugene Driker Eugene Driker – CFPCA Arts Advocacy Award

2014:

Jerry Grant Jerry Grant – Career Achievement Award in the Field of Music
Ray Katz Ray Katz – Career Achievement Award in the Field of Art and Art History
Phyllis Somerville Phyllis Somerville – Career Achievement Award in the Field of Theatre and Dance
Elliot Wilhelm Elliot Wilhelm – Career Achievement Award in the Field of Communication
Don Ritzenhein Donald Ritzenhein – CFPCA Volunteer of the Year Award
The Erb Family Foundation The Erb Family Foundation – CFPCA Arts Advocacy Award

2013:

Gregory Andrake Gregory Andracke – Career Achievement Award in the Field of Communication
Dr. John Hunter John Hunter – Career Achievement Award in the Field of Art and Art History
James Lentini James Lentini – Career Achievement Award in the Field of Music
Liz Schmidt Elizabeth Schmidt – Career Achievement Award in the Field of Dance
Harry Leibowitz Harry Leibowitz – Dean's Award for Community Impact

2012:

Linda Downs Linda Downs – Career Achievement Award in the Field of Art and Art History
Kendall Smith Kendall Smith – Career Achievement Award in the Field of Theatre
Sonya Tayeh Sonya Tayeh – Career Achievement Award in the Field of Dance
Lisa Vallée-Smith Lisa Vallee-Smith – Career Achievement Award in the Field of Communication
Magenta Giraffe Theatre Company Magenta Giraffe Theatre Company – Dean's Award for Arts Entrepreneurship

2008:

Kenneth & Kimberly Cockrel Kenneth and Kimberly Cockrel – Career Achievement Award in the Field of Communication
John Feierabend John Feierabend – Career Achievement Award in the Field of Music
Kent Neely Kent Neely – Career Achievement Award in the Field of Theatre
John Egner John Egner – Career Achievement Award in the Field of Art and Art History

2007:

Ed Fraga Ed Fraga – Career Achievement Award in the Field of Art and Art History
David Salzman David Salzman – Career Achievement Award in the Field of Communication
Rose Marie Floyd Rose Marie Floyd – Career Achievement Award in the Field of Dance
George Shirley George Shirley – Career Achievement Award in the Field of Music
Thorsten Kaye Thorsten Kaye – Career Achievement Award in the Field of Theatre
Susan Mosey Susan Mosey – Distinguished Community Service Award

2006:

Daniel Loepp Daniel Loepp – Career Achievement Award in the Field of Communication
Eunice Moore Eunice Moore – Career Achievement Award in the Field of Dance
Larry Walker Larry Walker – Career Achievement Award in the Field of Art and Art History
Leonard Leone Leonard Leone – Dean's Award for Distinguished Service
Tom Skerritt Tom Skerritt – Dean's Award for Career Achievement

2005:

Jack Kay Jack Kay – Career Achievement Award in the Field of Communication
Stephen Millen Stephen Millen – Career Achievement Award in the Field of Music
Ernie Hudson Ernie Hudson – Career Achievement Award in the Field of Theatre
Richard Bilaitis Richard Bilaitis – Dean's Distinguished Service Award
Detroit Free Press Detroit Free Press – Dean's Community Service Award

2004:

William Benoit William Benoit – Career Achievement Award in the Field of Communication
Robert Brock Robert Brock – Career Achievement Award in the Field of Theatre
Helen Landgarten Helen Landgarten – Career Achievement Award in the Field of Art Education
James Pallas James Pallas – Career Achievement Award in the Field of Art and Art History
Charles Postlewate Charles Postlewate – Career Achievement Award in the Field of Music
John Richards John Richards – Career Achievement Award in the Field of English
Sharon Unrau Sharon Unrau – Career Achievement Award in the Field of Dance

2003:

Jerry Flint Jerry Flint  – Career Achievement Award in the Field of Communication
Annette Alexander-Frank Annette Alexander Frank – Career Achievement Award in the Field of Art Education
Cary Loren Cary Loren – Career Achievement Award in the Field of Art and Art History
John Macurdy John Macurdy – Career Achievement Award in the Field of Music
Ruben Santiago-Hudson Ruben Santiago Hudson – Career Achievement Award in the Field of Theatre
Linda Simmons Linda Cleveland Simmons  – Career Achievement Award in the Field of Dance
University Cultural Center Association University Cultural Center Association – CFPCA Arts Advocacy Award

2002:

 

Kathleen Gaffney Kathleen Gaffney – Career Achievement Award in the Field of Theatre
Harvey Goldstein Harvey Goldstein – Career Achievement Award in the Field of Art Education
Jennifer Noyer Jennifer Noyer – Career Achievement Award in the Field of Dance
Don Palmer Don Palmer – Career Achievement Award in the Field of Music
John Nick Pappas John Nick Pappas – Career Achievement Award in the Field of Art and Art History
Dr. Sidney A. Ribeau Dr. Sidney A. Ribeau – Career Achievement Award in the Field of Communication
Anca Viasopolos Anca Vlasopolos – Career Achievement Award in the Field of English
Peter Cummings Peter Cummings – CFPCA Arts Advocacy Award

2001:

Edward K. Christian Edward K. Christian – Career Achievement Award in the Field of Communication
Ira Hearshen Ira Hearshen – Career Achievement Award in the Field of Music
Victoria Holley-Foster Victoria Holley-Foster – Career Achievement Award in the Field of Dance
S. Epatha Merkerson S. Epatha Merkerson – Career Achievement Award in the Field of Theatre
David Small David Small – Career Achievement Award in the Field of Art and Art History
Aida (Cannarsa) Snow Aida Snow – Career Achievement Award in the Field of Art Education
George Tysh George Tysh – Career Achievement Award in the Field of English
David DiChiera Dr. David DiChiera – CFPCA Arts Advocacy Award

2000:

George Cantor George Cantor – Career Achievement Award in the Field of Communication
Dr. William P. Foster William P. Foster – Career Achievement Award in the Field of Music
Carol Halsted Carol Halsted – Career Achievement Award in the Field of Dance
Carol S. Pylant Carol S. Pylant – Career Achievement Award in the Field of Art and Art History
Tom Sizemore Tom Sizemore – Career Achievement Award in the Field of Theatre
Marian Kinney Stephens Marian Kinney Stephens – Career Achievement Award in the Field of Art Education
Maggie Allesee Maggie Allesee – CFPCA Arts Advocacy Award

1998-1999:

Charles Canon Charles Canon – Career Achievement Award in the Field of Art Education
Alan Danielson Alan Danielson – Career Achievement Award in the Field of Dance
Arthur C. Danto Arthur C. Danto – Career Achievement Award in the Field of Art and Art History
Chad Everett Chad Everett – Career Achievement Award in the Field of Communication
Yusef A. Lateef Yusef A. Lateef – Career Achievement Award in the Field of Music
Martin Pakledinaz Martin Pakledinaz – Career Achievement Award in the Field of Theatre
Bonnie Lee Moss Rattner Bonnie Lee Moss Rattner – Career Achievement Award in the Field of English
Frank D. Stella Frank D. Stella – CFPCA Arts Advocacy Award

1997:

Kim Carney Kim Carney – Career Achievement Award in the Field of Theatre
Lori Christmastree Lori Christmastree – Career Achievement Award in the Field of Art and Art History
Malcolm Johns Malcolm Johns – Career Achievement Award in the Field of Music
Marion K. Jones Marion K. Jones – Career Achievement Award in the Field of Dance
Dr. Victor H. Miesel Victor H. Miesel, Ph.D. – Career Achievement Award in the Field of Art Education
Frank Pahl Frank Pahl – Career Achievement Award in the Field of English
Erik Smith Erik Smith – Career Achievement Award in the Field of Communication
Emma Lazaroff Schaver Emma Lazaroff Schaver – CFPCA Arts Advocacy Award

1996:

Sergio De Giusti Sergio De Giusti – Career Achievement Award in the Field of Art and Art History
Rosemary Gould Rosemary Gould – Career Achievement Award in the Field of Art Education
Robert Lambert Robert Lambert – Career Achievement Award in the Field of Theatre
Joseph Loduca Joseph Loduca – Career Achievement Award in the Field of Music
Alvin Mayes Alvin Mayes – Career Achievement Award in the Field of Dance
Elizabeth Meese Ph.D. Elizabeth Meese, Ph.D. – Career Achievement Award in the Field of English
Thom Sharp Thom Sharp – Career Achievement Award in the Field of Communication
Louis Redstone Louis G. Redstone – CFPCA Arts Advocacy Award

1995:

Rose Marie Floyd Rose Marie Floyd – Career Achievement Award in the Field of Dance
Mark Fritz Mark Fritz – Career Achievement Award in the Field of Communication
John Glick John P. Glick – Career Achievement Award in the Field of Art and Art History
Dr. Polly Hughes Dr. Polly Hughes – Career Achievement Award in the Field of Art Education
Ollie McFarland Ollie McFarland – Career Achievement Award in the Field of Music
Deborah Tannen Dr. Deborah Tannen – Career Achievement Award in the Field of English
Barbara Tarbuck Barbara Tarbuck – Career Achievement Award in the Field of Theatre
Arthur Johnson Arthur L. Johnson – CFPCA Arts Advocacy Award

1994:

Robert Bates Robert Bates, Ph.D. – Career Achievement Award in the Field of Music
Dr. Beverly Barber Beverly Barber – Career Achievement Award in the Field of Dance
Sonny Eliot Sonny Eliot – Career Achievement Award in the Field of Communication
Woodie King Jr. Woodie King, Jr. – Career Achievement Award in the Field of Theatre
James Russel Mayes James Russell Mayes – Career Achievement Award in the Field of English
Louise J. Nobili Louise J. Nobili – Career Achievement Award in the Field of Art and Art History
Shirley Woodson Shirley Woodson-Reid – Career Achievement Award in the Field of Art Education
James Duffy James Duffy, Jr. – CFPCA Arts Advocacy Award

1993:

Dr. Roy E. Ernst Roy E. Ernst – Career Achievement Award in the Field of Music
Paula Gosling Hare Paula Gosling Hare – Career Achievement Award in the Field of English
Diane Kordich Diane D. Kordich – Career Achievement Award in the Field of Art Education
Stanley Lechtzin Stanley Lechtzin – Career Achievement Award in the Field of Art and Art History
Philip Spensley Philip Spensley – Career Achievement Award in the Field of Theatre
Helen Thomas Helen Thomas – Career Achievement Award in the Field of Communication
Charles A. Forbes Charles A. Forbes – CFPCA Arts Advocacy Award

1992:

Portia Fields-Anderson Portia Fields-Anderson – Career Achievement Award in the Field of Dance
Daniel Majeski Daniel Majeske – Career Achievement Award in the Field of Music
Dr. David McKay Dr. David McKay – Career Achievement Award in the Field of Art Education
Nancy Mitchnick Nancy Mitchnick – Career Achievement Award in the Field of Art and Art History
Don Pilette Don Pilette – Career Achievement Award in the Field of Communication
June Akers Seese June Akers Seese – Career Achievement Award in the Field of English
Russell E. Smith Russell E. Smith – Career Achievement Award in the Field of Theatre
Dr. Charles H. Wright Dr. Charles H. Wright – CFPCA Arts Advocacy Award

1991:

Lillian Wolock Elliott Lillian Wolock Elliott – Career Achievement Award in the Field of Art Education
Clarice Tinsley-Giles Clarice Tinsley-Giles – Career Achievement Award in the Field of Communication
Julie Jensen Julie Jensen – Career Achievement Award in the Field of English
Mark A. Leithauser Mark A. Leithauser – Career Achievement Award in the Field of Art and Art History
Gordon Mathie Gordon Mathie – Career Achievement Award in the Field of Music
Sharon McColl Sharon McColl – Career Achievement Award in the Field of Dance
Tom Spackman Tom Spackman – Career Achievement Award in the Field of Theatre
Leon S. Cohan Leon S. Cohan – CFPCA Arts Advocacy Award

1990:

Alice Galloway Alice Galloway – Career Achievement Award in the Field of Theatre
Karen Goodman Karen Goodman – Career Achievement Award in the Field of Dance
Susan Hauptman Susan Hauptman – Career Achievement Award in the Field of Art and Art History
Shirley Love Shirley Love – Career Achievement Award in the Field of Music
Paul Petrie Paul Petrie – Career Achievement Award in the Field of English
Cledie Taylor Cledie Taylor – Career Achievement Award in the Field of Art Education
Roger and Henrietta Fridholm Roger and Henrietta Fridholm – CFPCA Arts Advocacy Award

1989:

Gere Baskin Gere Baskin – Career Achievement Award in the Field of Art and Art History
Frederick Coffin Frederick Coffin – Career Achievement Award in the Field of Theatre
Bill Harris William Harris – Career Achievement Award in the Field of English
Alan T. Mette Allan T. Mette – Career Achievement Award in the Field of Art Education
Barbara Selinger Barbara Selinger – Career Achievement Award in the Field of Dance
David Wagner David Wagner – Career Achievement Award in the Field of Music
Paul & Sue Nine Paul L. and Susan D. Nine – CFPCA Arts Advocacy Award

1988:

Kenny Burrell Kenneth Burrell – Career Achievement Award in the Field of Music
Sharon Dilworth Sharon Dilworth – Career Achievement Award in the Field of English
Barbara Hallman Barbara Hallman – Career Achievement Award in the Field of Art Education
Ellen Phelan Ellen Phelan – Career Achievement Award in the Field of Art and Art History
Irma Pylyshenko Irma Pylyshenko – Career Achievement Award in the Field of Dance
Paul Stolarsky Paul Stolarsky – Career Achievement Award in the Field of Theatre
Michael Ilitch Michael Ilitch – CFPCA Arts Advocacy Award

1987:

Leo Ted Coneybeare Leo "Ted" Conebeare – Career Achievement Award in the Field of Art Education
Stephen Dobyns Stephen Dobyns – Career Achievement Award in the Field of English
Richard Kinney Richard R. Kinney, Jr. – Career Achievement Award in the Field of Art and Art History
Wil Love Wil Love – Career Achievement Award in the Field of Theatre
Joseph Striplin Joseph Striplin – Career Achievement Award in the Field of Music
Anne Warren Anne Warren – Career Achievement Award in the Field of Dance
Walter Buhl Ford II Walter Buhl Ford, II – CFPCA Arts Advocacy Award

1986:

Patricia Brooks Patricia Brooks – Career Achievement Award in the Field of Dance
Dr. Seymour Chatman Dr. Seymour Chatman – Career Achievement Award in the Field of English
Brazeal Dennard Brazeal Dennard – Career Achievement Award in the Field of Music
Walter Samuel Hamady Walter Samuel Hamady -  Career Achievement Award in the Field of Art and Art History
James Jennings James Jennings – Career Achievement Award in the Field of Art Education
David Regal David Regal – Career Achievement Award in the Field of Theatre
W. Hawkins Ferry W. Hawkins Ferry – CFPCA Arts Advocacy Award

1985:

Irving Berg Irving Berg – Career Achievement Award in the Field of Art Education
Garth Fagan Garth Fagan – Career Achievement Award in the Field of Dance
Shirley Harbin Shirley Harbin – Career Achievement Award in the Field of Theatre
Naomi Long Madgett Naomi Long Madgett – Career Achievement Award in the Field of English
William H. Peck William Peck – Career Achievement Award in the Field of Art and Art History
John Rea John Rea – Career Achievement Award in the Field of Music
Leonard Leone Leonard Leone – CFPCA Arts Advocacy Award

1984:

Dr. Harry Begian Dr. Harry Begian – Career Achievement Award in the Field of Music
Esther M. Broner Esther M. Broner – Career Achievement Award in the Field of English
Susanne Hilberry Susanne Hilberry – Career Achievement Award in the Field of Art and Art History
George Pentecost George Pentecost – Career Achievement Award in the Field of Theatre
Ann Zirulnik Ann Zirulnik – Career Achievement Award in the Field of Dance
Fern Zwickey Fern Zwickey – Career Achievement Award in the Field of Art Education
Paul Ganson Paul Ganson – CFPCA Arts Advocacy Award

1983:

Joy Hakanson Joy Hakanson Colby – Career Achievement Award in the Field of Art and Art History
Robert Harris Robert Harris – Career Achievement Award in the Field of Music
Faye Kicknosway Faye Kicknosway – Career Achievement Award in the Field of English
Paula Kramer Paula Kramer – Career Achievement Award in the Field of Dance
Hughie Lee-Smith Hughie Lee-Smith – Career Achievement Award in the Field of Art Education
Robert Luscombe Robert Luscombe – Career Achievement Award in the Field of Theatre

1982:

David Barr David Barr – Career Achievement Award in the Field of Art and Art History
Gay Delanghe Gay Delanghe – Career Achievement Award in the Field of Dance
Maurice K. Grossman Maurice Grossman – Career Achievement Award in the Field of Art Education
Barbara Meek Barbara Meek – Career Achievement Award in the Field of Theatre
Ann & Ken Mikolowski Ann and Ken Mikolowski – Career Achievement Award in the Field of English
Donald Sinta Donald Sinta – Career Achievement Award in the Field of Music

1981:

Raymond Blackwell Raymond Blackwell – Career Achievement Award in the Field of Art Education
Hoyt W. Fuller Hoyt W. Fuller – Career Achievement Award in the Field of English
Jacqueline Davis Jacqueline Davis – Career Achievement Award in the Field of Dance
Roger Sherman Roger Sherman – Career Achievement Award in the Field of Art and Art History
George Shirley George Shirley – Career Achievement Award in the Field of Music
Jeffrey Tambor Jeffrey Tambor – Career Achievement Award in the Field of Theatre

1980:

Harriet Berg Harriet Berg – Career Achievement Award in the Field of Dance
Mary Jane Bigler Mary Jane Bigler – Career Achievement Award in the Field of Art and Art History
Dr. Audley M. Grossman, Jr. Audley M. Grossman, Jr. – Career Achievement Award in the Field of Theatre
Robert Hayden Robert Hayden – Career Achievement Award in the Field of English
Fred Harrington Fred Harrington – Career Achievement Award in the Field of Art Education
Isador Saslov Isador Saslov – Career Achievement Award in the Field of Music

1978:

Jack Faxon State Senator Jack Faxon – CFPCA Arts Advocacy Award

1977:

Kathryn Ellis Kathryn Ellis – Career Achievement Award in the Field of Dance
Harlan Hoffa Harlan Hoffa – Career Achievement Award in the Field of Art Education
Addison Franklin Page Addison Franklin Page – Career Achievement Award in the Field of Art and Art History
Dudley Randall Dudley Randall – Career Achievement Award in the Field of English
James Tocco James Tocco – Career Achievement Award in the Field of Music
Max Wright Max Wright – Career Achievement Award in the Field of Theatre

1976:

Howard and Kathy Howard and Kathy Clark – Career Achievement Award in the Field of Art and Art History
Phillip Levine Phillip Levine – Career Achievement Award in the Field of English
Cyril Miles Cyril Miles – Career Achievement Award in the Field of Art Education
Ruth Lovell Murray Ruth Murray – Career Achievement Award in the Field of Dance
Felix Resnick Felix Resnick – Career Achievement Award in the Field of Music
Michael Tolan Michael Tolan – Career Achievement Award in the Field of Theatre

1975:

Murray Douglas Murray Douglas – Career Achievement Award in the Field of Art Education
G. Alden Smith G. Alden Smith – Career Achievement Award in the Field of Art and Art History