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Convocation 2012

Ceremony of Lights

The Lloyd W. Chapin Award

The Lloyd W. Chapin Award for Excellence in Scholarship and Art

Kirk Ke WangThe Lloyd W. Chapin Award for Excellence in Scholarship and the Arts is named in honor of the College's long-serving, now-retired academic dean. Its purpose is to honor individual faculty members whose scholarship or creative art have made a significant contribution to the field in which they work. The recipient receives a citation and a check.

For your auspicious artistic emergence in China by winning the Bronze Medal in Painting in the Sixth National Competition organized by the Ministry of Culture in the People's Republic;

For over twenty solo exhibitions of your art, and for your participation in over sixty group exhibitions; 

For your service as curator for three international exhibitions hosted by galleries and arts festivals in Beijing and Nanjing, China;

For having works in numerous significant private and public collections of art, among them the prestigious collections of the National Museum of Art in Beijing, the Highlands Museum of Art, and the Museum of Contemporary Art at the University of South Florida;

For your leadership of the Learning Ground Foundation, overseeing production of multimedia educational software for children, and for your generosity in making such software available free of charge to hundreds of school systems across the United States;

For your commitment to general education at Eckerd College, and for your memorable demonstrations of traditional Chinese painting in Western Heritage in a Global Context;

For generously sharing your talents with the Eckerd community by giving us such a life-like portrait of the beloved Dean Emeritus for whom this award is named,

Eckerd College presents The Lloyd W. Chapin Award for Excellence in Scholarship and Art to Kirk Ke Wang, Professor of Visual Arts.

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Convocation 2012

Wednesday, September 5, 2012
1:30 p.m.

Fox Hall