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Education
May 2009
Graceland University, Lamoni, IA
B.A., Art: Studio – Sculpture & Photography
Summa Cum Laude, GPA 3.99, President’s List Fall 2005 – Spring 2008

May 1980
Grand Valley Community School District, Kellerton, IA
High School Diploma
GPA 3.90, Valedictorian, Iowa Scholar, Who’s Who Among American High School Students

Relevant Experience
1995 – Present, Graceland University, Lamoni, Iowa
Promoted rapidly from Clerk III to Registrar Systems Specialist
Assisted the Registrar in developing, implementing, and maintaining student systems. Provided instruction and training of new systems. Published University Catalog and Schedule of Classes. Evaluated eligibility of athletes using NAIA regulations. Enrolled students eligible for education benefits under GI Bill Programs. Administered the National Student Clearinghouse processes. Maintained Registrar's web pages and the online catalog.

2011 - 2016, Graceland University, Lamoni, Iowa
Adjunct Faculty Division of Visual and Performing Arts
Courses taught included: Alternative Photography, Traditional Photography, Exploring the Visual Arts

1980 – 1995, Citizens Bank (currently Great Western Bank), Leon, Iowa
Branch Office Manager/Head Teller
Managed small town branch office and assisted customers with their banking needs.

Honors and Awards
July 2009, Novelty Outdoor Art, "Copper Leaf Deer," Decatur County Outdoorsmen, Leon, IA
July 2009, Best of Show, "Generations," Art of Farming Competition, Winterset Art Center, Winterset, IA
July 2009, Honorable Mention, "The True Harvest," Art of Farming Competition, Winterset Art Center, Winterset, IA
Spring 2009, Shannon Sculpture Award, “The True Harvest,” Graceland University, Lamoni, IA
Spring 2009, Gary Shannon Memorial Scholarship, Graceland University, Lamoni, IA
Spring 2007, Ettie H. Garwood Emerging Artist Award, Graceland University, Lamoni, IA

1995, A+ Customer Service Award, Graceland University
1994, Customer Service Skills Certificate, General Banking Diploma, America Institute of Banking

Exhibitions (Solo)
2016, Now Is The Time, mixed media sculptures, Constance Gallery, Graceland University, Lamoni, IA
2009, Of Wild Things and Cornstalk Dreams, mixed media sculptures and processed photography, The Helene Center Student Gallery, Graceland University, Lamoni, IA
2008, Wallflower, mixed media sculptures, The Helene Center Student Gallery, Graceland University, Lamoni, IA


Exhibitions (Group)
Winterset Art Center - Art of Farming Competition, Winterset, IA
2009, "The True Harvest", mixed media sculpture
2009, "Generations", color photograph
2009, "Country Things", mixed media sculpture
2009, "Rooted and Grounded", mixed media collage
2009, "Cornstalk Dreams", mixed media sculpture
Annual Juried Student Exhibition, Graceland University, Lamoni, IA
2009, “The True Harvest” mixed media sculpture, Nancy Briggs (Juror)
2009, “Take Joy” mixed media sculpture, Nancy Briggs (Juror)
2009, “Rooted and Grounded” mixed media collage, Nancy Briggs (Juror)
2009, “Peace” metal sculpture, Nancy Briggs (Juror)
2009, “Long Live the Weeds & Wildness” metal sculpture, Nancy Briggs (Juror)
2009, “Country Things" mixed media sculpture, Nancy Briggs (Juror)
2008, “Three Part Melody” acrylic painting, Michael Morain (Juror)
2007, “A Cowboy’s Gear” and “Old Schoolhouse - After the Storm” digital prints
2007, “Archway” and “Ode to Alexander Calder” mixed media sculptures
2006, “Natures Way” silver gelatin print
2005, “Self Portrait” intaglio print
2004, “Rustic” charcoal drawing, Kelly Kuhn (Juror)

Professional Service  
2007-2008, Elements of Art and Principles of Design, 5 sequential artist talks, Wranglers 4-H Club, Leon, IA
2012, Photography Day Camp, Decatur County 4-H Extension Service, Leon, Iowa
2013, Photography Skills Workshop, Decatur County 4-H Club, Leon, Iowa

Technical Skills
Web page programming including HTML
Cognos Database report writing
Publications design including InDesign
Microsoft Works Suite and Photoshop
Digital and Traditional Photography, composition, 35MM and Digital SLR cameras, darkroom processing of silver gelatin prints
Alternative Photo Processes, infrared, motion activated, cyanotypes, vandyke brown, emulsion lifts and transfers, Xerox/Laser/Inkjet transfers, light sensitive polymer plates
MIG Welding and Plasma Cutting techniques and processes used in sculpture

Strengths
Self motivated, hard working, detail oriented, problem solving
Excellent communication and organizational skills

Organizations
2006 – 2009, Art Student Society, Graceland University

Collections
Patricia A. Adams, Weatherford, OK
Loring and Phyllis Miller, Leon, IA
Sue Olson, Jameson, MO

References: available upon request