Student Happenings: Seniors Honored at Awards Ceremony

Congratulations, seniors!

The Arts Management Program is pleased to announce the recipients of this year’s senior awards, presented at the School of the Arts Awards Ceremony on Thursday, May 11.

Julie Jett Arts Management Citizenship Award: Justine Hall

Dr. Norton M. Seltzer Prize Fund for Arts Management: C. Victoria Blunt

Dean’s Excellence Award: Jessica Spence

Outstanding Student Awards:
Annamarie Morris
Katie Jones
Aliana Holliday
Addison Brown
Veronica Grace Davis
Patrick McKiernan
Kyrstin McDonald
Perri Schwartzman
Rebekah Rast
Ashley De Peri
Constance Dewey
Carolyn McCalley

School of the Arts Scholars:
Rebekah Rast
Ashley De Peri
Constance Dewey
C. Victoria Blunt
Jessica Spence
Carolyn McCalley
Cortney Shea
Kayla Bray
Colleen McManus
Madeline Ryan
Delaney Hogan

Program News: Arts Management Launches Its First Endowment

Introducing the Scott Shanklin-Peterson Internship Endowment

With a lead gift in 2014, adjunct faculty member and seasoned arts administrator Judith Allen established the Scott Shanklin-Peterson Internship Endowment to commemorate the achievements of her friend and colleague, Scott Shanklin-Peterson. The endowment, which Allen is supplementing with a Legacy Gift, offers financial stipends for students who complete internships for course credit while attending the College of Charleston and working full- or part-time.

Shanklin-Peterson, former Executive Director of the South Carolina Arts Commission and Senior Deputy Chairman of the National Endowment for the Arts, served as director of the Arts Management Program from 2001-2014.  She currently serves as the program’s Senior Fellow and is the Board President of Engaging Creative Minds in Charleston. Among her many accomplishments are the phenomenal growth of the undergraduate program, the development of a Music Industry concentration with Hootie and the Blowfish’s Mark Bryan as Artist-in-Residence, and the strengthening and formation of a graduate certificate program and concentrations in arts management in the Master in Public Administration Program and the recently-established Master of Fine Arts in Creative Writing.

Allen is the former Managing Director of the Bushnell Center for the Performing Arts in Hartford, Connecticut, and President of the Blumenthal Performing Arts Center in Charlotte, NC. She successfully grew the Blumenthal into a $22 million annual operation, and established it as a national arts presenting venue. Allen teaches several courses in the Arts Management Program including ARTM 360 (Senior Seminar: Life and Career Planning) and ARTM 400 (Internships in Arts Management).

To make a gift to the Arts Management Program or to the Scott Shanklin-Peterson Internship Endowment, contact Kenton Youngblood at 843.953.5348 or

Welcome to the Very First Arts Management Program Newsletter!

Welcome! On behalf of our faculty and staff, we are pleased to introduce you to the inaugural issue of the Arts Management Program’s e-Newsletter.

We look forward to keeping you updated on the goings-on of our exciting 20+ year program. As prospective and current students, alumni, parents, donors, and colleagues at the College of Charleston and in the local and global arts communities, we are all bound by a lifelong passion for the arts. So, in the pages that follow and the e-newsletters to come, enjoy reading about the many ways our Arts Management Program contributes to a healthy teaching and learning environment in the arts.

I am honored to announce other inaugural milestones of our program. During Fall 2016, we welcomed the program’s first tenure-track faculty members, Dr. Kate Keeney and Dr. Jason White. This weekend, we’ll kick off our Annual Alumni Affair during the 2017 Spring Alumni Weekend, and the launch of our first endowment. The Scott Shanklin-Peterson Internship Endowment is named for our program’s esteemed former director and funds internship stipends for our students. Judith Allen, a beloved faculty member, funded the $100,000 endowment with a major gift that was matched by our donors including many of you…thank you for your gifts to our endowment. Both of these milestones will be celebrated on Sunday, May 7, 2017 from 11:00-1:00 pm in the Hill Gallery, Marion and Wayland H. Cato Jr. Center for the Arts on our campus. We hope you’ll join us for this historic occasion.

Thank you, each of you, for your support of the Arts Management Program over the years, and in the years to come. We’re making you proud!

Director and Associate Professor, Arts Management Program

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